Europe According to Vladimir Putin

Well, let’s see how horrible Europe really is…

Europe according to Putin

Europe according to Putin (Source: atlasofprejudice.com)

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Watch CHVRCHES Live At The Forum London, 14th March

For all of you who love CHVRCHES as much as we do – they have recorded their gig at the Forum in London and you can stream it now!

Check it out here:  CHVRCHES – Live At The Forum London, 14th March

Chvrches

Chvrches – Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry (Source: theguardian.com)

 

Squidipity – A Short Film About Bioluminescence

Squidipity – sorry, what now?!

Bioluminescence is a chemical process that brings certain substances to glow. Or more specific: “Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism.” (Thank you, Wikipedia)

Now, as you can imagine, we’re looking at a very beautiful thing here – the only challenge for all of you who aren’t equipped with the cameras and filters of a Hollywood director is…how to capture it on camera?

A young and highly talented artist set herself the challenge to record it all on her phone. Oh, and she has also grown glowing bacteria by turning her house into a fishmarket. I bet the smell was amazing. (She’s looking for a new house mate as well – anyone?)

Reflecting a word play on serendipity, this video is a creation of real footage. The outcome seems as perfect as it could possibly be.

Enjoy!

 

And if you’re ‘gagging’ for more, here’s her blog, mixing all the beautiful and…not so beautiful aspects of arts & science: http://leannecd.tumblr.com/ (not for the faint hearted)

 

Here are some examples of bioluminescence occurring in animals.

Glowing Fish

Glowing Fish (Source: lifescienceconferences.net)

Bioluminescent Squid

Bioluminescent Squid (Source: tufts.edu)

 

Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Bioluminescent Jellyfish (Source: 72andrising.org)

Meet spider-cat: Feline shows off spider skills climbing up glass door

Spider-pig, Spider-cat – what’s next?

Track of the Week – Jungle

This week’s Track of the Week goes to: Jungle!

Their upcoming tour starts off in Oxford on Wednesday – check out the dates and get your tickets. It’s worth going just to see the amazing moves they get out alongside the rattle…uhm, percussions, coconut shaker. Well, you know!

Check out their video, Busy Earnin’ – I’d say it’s new but it’s already been played a fair bit.

Enjoy!

 

Jungle – Busy Earnin’

Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision Song Contest 2014 for Austria

Conchita Wurst Eurovision

Conchita Wurst wins Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen (Source: AOL.com)

 

Conchita Wurst did not only win our hearts at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2014, she also set a much needed political statement of equality, love and respect.

All the petitions running against Austria’s candidate of choice could not change the European feeling of unity when the winner was announced. Not only Austria celebrated, but everyone who has the same ideals at heart: equality, love and respect for everyone.

 

Conchita Wurst representing Austria celebrates after winning the grand final of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen

Conchita Wurst representing Austria celebrates after winning the grand final of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen (Source: Reuters)

“The Danish organizers had declared tolerance a main theme for this year’s event, and the rainbow-coloured flag symbolising gay pride has been flying in many places in Copenhagen during the past week.” – Reuters

 

Conchita Wurst Gewinnt Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Conchita Wurst as a Symbol of the LGBT Community (Source: derstandard.at)

 

This was a big step for the LGBT community, so let’s go from there and show each other some love and respect.

Update – Eurovision Song Contest 2014 – Conchita Wurst

Conchita Wurst Austria

Conchita Wurst, Austria

 

Austria’s Conchita Wurst made it to the final. There’s no doubt that she has a great voice. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for the bearded lady!