Kandinsky On A Plate: Art-Inspired Salad Just Tastes Better : The Salt : NPR

We eat first with our eyes. When strawberries are , they seem to taste sweeter. When , it’s disturbing. The understood that, and certainly today’s top chefs exploit it when they plate their food.

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If a cat could talk – David Wood – Aeon

Saturday was a small snake. Each morning for six days, Berzerker — half-Siamese, half-streetcat, with charcoal fur and a pure white undercoat — had deposited a new creature on the doormat. On this last day, the snake was as stiff as a twig; rigor mortis had already set in. I wondered if there was a mortuary under the porch, a cold slab on which the week’s offerings had been laid out. What were these ritualistic offerings all about? Gift, placation, or proof of lethal skill? Who knows. On the seventh day he rested.

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Interactive: 100 years of temperatures in Australia – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Interactive: 100 years of temperatures in AustraliaUse our interactive map to explore 100 years of annual average temperatures across Australia.

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Weekend Wanderings – Banyule Morning

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This morning I got up a little bit earlier to go out with a friend to see if we could photograph the sunrise over Banyule Flats.  Well, we got there and we saw a…

Oh Look! A Cuddlefish! Er- “Cuttlefish!”

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Wait ’til the very end where Mr. Floating Cuttlefish decides he’s had enough of this video. Gotta go!

Top-notch video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium: see more of their clips here.

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God and Australia

susanai:

I wish the same. Lucky you.

Originally posted on Ærchies Archive - Digital Detritus:

Seriously,Australia, it's decisions like electing Tony Abbott that make me glad I made your continent soi far away from everyone else.

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