Behind-the-Scenes of the Smithsonian’s National Museum’s Warehouse of Natural History

When you think you have seen all display in a museum, you probably don’t know behind a closed door, there is ever larger collection not visible to public. The Museum’s private storage is almost unfathomable in size and scope, containing curiosities that span from birds to bones to butterflies. The artifacts are scrupulously preserved, catalogued, and organized, so that authorized scientific experts can explore for new discoveries. Thanks to photographer Chip Clark and The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C, we have a chance to take a peek at those secluded shelves which are usually off-limits to the public. Get ready to be impressed.

Behind-the-Scenes of the Smithsonian's National Museum's Warehouse of Natural History
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True? Fake? Fake Truth?

There are some widespread common sense we thought they were truth, but maybe they aren’t. Imgur user OsoChingon created a set if illustrations to show us 36 Widespread “Truths” that are considered as fake. However, are they really fake or just OsoChingon thinks they are fake? There are many discussions around it. Now let’s take a look at these so called “fake-truth” and do your little research to find out whether they are real or fake.

True? Fake? Fake Truth?
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What 200 Calories Looks Like in Certain Foods

If you try to stay in shape but can’t really control your sweet teeth, the study conducted by website Wisegeek might help you to make decision. The study chose 71 common edibles to find out how their 200 calories worth looks like. They proportioned things like peanut butter, canned beans, fruits, veggies, and even soda into 200 calorie quantities and photographed the results. It is quite surprising to see it in plate, especially when you know 385 grams apple and 34 grams Peanut Butter has the same amount of calories. You can check the whole study result on Wisegeek’s page. It is definitely a visual way allows people to size up a food in a way they have never done it before.

What 200 Calories Looks Like in Certain Foods
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Evolution: Amazing Skeleton Photography by Patrick Gries

Titled “Evolution“, this amazing series of photography taken by Luxembourg-born photographer Patrick Gries successfully blurs the boundaries between art and scinece, offering an atypical approach to viewing the evolution of animals. By continuous shooting at the Museum of Natural History in Paris for six months,, Gries took over 250 photos and created this amazing collection. The monochromatic portraits elegantly displaying the construction of each animal’s skeletal makeup, drawing attention to their respective bone structures and the evolutionary similarities between them. Evolution is not only about photography! With the texts written by scientist and documentarian Dr. Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu, this book belongs both to the realm of art as well as science.

Evolution: Amazing Skeleton Photography by Patrick Gries
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