LEGO pictorial map of Europe.
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A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale contre l’homophobie, Free & Equal a édité une carte du monde des sexualités : Sexual orientation and gender identity throughout History que Slate a traduit en Français : L’orientation sexuelle et l’identité de genre à travers le monde et l’Histoire.
Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko shows us that snails are so much more than incredibly slow-moving mollusks who leave slimy trails and sometimes end up on people’s dinner plates. By looking at his photos we learn that snails appear to be curious, playful and even affectionate.
Shot in the woodland area near his home town in Berdichev, located in the Zhytomyr Oblast of northern Ukraine, Mishchenko’s beautiful photos are apparently unstaged. Instead he relies on an extraordinarily keen eye for spotting wildlife:
'As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures,' he said. 'As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.'
Illustration of the spinal column and surrounding circulation.
From the Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery, 2005.