The land of the Wandjina is a vast area of about , square kilometres of lands, waters, sea and islands in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia with continuous culture dating back at least 60, years but probably much older. Here, traditional Aboriginal law and culture are still active and alive. The Worora, Ngarinyin and Wunumbul people are the three Wandjina tribes — these tribal groups are the custodians of the oldest known figurative art which is scattered throughout the Kimberley. Perhaps what is most interesting about their figurative art painted on rocks and in caves is the way in which they have represented the Wandjinas – white faces, devoid of a mouth, large black eyes, and a head surrounded by a halo or some type of helmet. The ancient paintings have received all manner of interpretations from stylized representations of people or even owls, to ancient astronaut theories which suggest that extraterrestrial beings visited Earth tens of thousands of years ago and had direct contact with the inhabitants. Some believe that the extraterrestrials even played a direct role in creation, which is reflected not only in the Dreamtime stories of the Aboriginals but also the myths and legends of many ancient civilizations around the world. One could be forgiven for thinking that there is indeed a remarkable similarity between the Wandjinas and the stereotypical image of an extraterrestrial which we see time and again in art, movies and witness accounts. And many raise logical questions such as, why were the Wandjinas painted with white skin if it was representing another Aboriginal, all of whom had black skin? Why were the eyes always painted so disproportionate to the face and nose? And why were they all painted without a mouth?
January 22, iStock Dogs aren’t known for their picky taste in food, but some pups go beyond the normal trash hunting and start rooting around in poop, whether it be their own or a friend’s. Just why dogs exhibit this behavior is a scientific mystery. Only some dogs do it, and researchers aren’t quite sure where the impulse comes from.
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But it is the night owl that lasts the distance, research shows. It found that late risers tire less quickly than those who make a point of getting up at the crack of dawn. The study is likely to be embraced by anyone tired of being branded lazy for their love of a lie-in. Not so guilty pleasure: A study has found that people who sleep-in tend to be cleverer and richer than morning larks And it adds to growing evidence that it is night owls that rule the roost.
Previous studies have found that those who rise later tend to be both cleverer and richer than early birds. For the latest study, scientists pitted morning larks against night owls in a task designed to measure their reaction and attention times. During the experiment, the volunteers got up and went to bed at their usual times, with the larks tending to turn in four hours earlier than the owls. Both did similarly well at the task shortly after getting up.
But ten hours into their day, it was the night owls that shone, being both quicker and more alert at the task, the journal Science reports. Despite being awake for the same length of time, the larks felt sleepier, with scans showing that the parts of their brains linked to attention were less active. Other studies have debunked the popular saying ‘early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’.
Red horse head, below and to the left of the yellow horse heads. These horse heads and signs are in a small alcove, above a flat floor. Just a few lines have been used to outline more clearly the shape of a small mammoth, about 20 cm wide, taken up by the flowstone or stalagmite cascade at the entrance to the Brunel Chamber. I have highlighted the shape in the right hand photograph.
The zone is heavily covered with calcite. It is not possible to determine whether the front of this animal existed at one time.
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Walker Valley High School Updated: Tyrus Ward bringing pride back to Brainerd Updated: Tyrus Ward had all the excuses in the book to not take the Brainerd football head coaching job, but Ward wanted nothing to do with excuses and everything to do with Brainerd football. Central Pounders see “growth” from Updated: Central continues to grow as Cortney Braswell pushes to flip the script on the winless team he inherited last year.
Braswell said, “last year we found ways to lose games. When things didn’t go our way our level of competition went down. I tell them all the time, they don’t shut the scoreboard off until the game is over. We’re gonna keep playing until then. I think we’ll see it in how we play for the entirety of the game.
Burrowing owl Athene cunicularia Captive short-eared owl chick at about 18 days old Owls possess large, forward-facing eyes and ear-holes, a hawk -like beak , a flat face, and usually a conspicuous circle of feathers, a facial disc , around each eye. The feathers making up this disc can be adjusted to sharply focus sounds from varying distances onto the owls’ asymmetrically placed ear cavities.
Most birds of prey have eyes on the sides of their heads, but the stereoscopic nature of the owl’s forward-facing eyes permits the greater sense of depth perception necessary for low-light hunting. Although owls have binocular vision , their large eyes are fixed in their sockets—as are those of most other birds—so they must turn their entire heads to change views.
As owls are farsighted, they are unable to clearly see anything within a few centimeters of their eyes.
Lakes. Denbury Farm has three Fishing Lakes that are within 50m of the Cottages. The lakes are only for the use of our fishing guests. We do not allow day tickets so you are able to fish without the worry of finding a peg or leaving your equipment if you need to return to your cottage.
We spend about a third of our lives in a state of slumber. Increasingly documented as a key component of human well-being, sleep enables us to recover and regenerate physically and mentally. For example, the coaches and medical staff at Hintsa Performance emphasize sleep as one of the 6 key components of success for high-level athletes and business people, in what is described as the Circle of Better Life.
Some of us are more aware of the importance of sleep. Severe sleep disorders afflict as much as There are a number of challenges in researching sleep disorders; however, new technologies are paving the way for improved means of gaining valuable insights into sleep. Three innovative areas that ETH Zurich currently investigates could hold the answers to optimizing sleep.
Tracking Brain Activity The SleepLoop project is developing a device in the form of a headband that measures and analyzes brain waves, subsequently playing a matching sound to stimulate deeper sleep. One of the major impediments to traditional sleep studies is the bulky equipment required to measure the subject, often requiring them to sleep in the lab.
Antonis Achilleos Gnomes Carve 2 small holes in butternut squash for eyes and push in dried black beans for pupils. Hot-glue a kidney bean horizontally for a nose and carve mouth. For feet, cut off ends of mini cucumbers at an angle and secure with toothpicks. For ears, slice skin off bottom of squash and cut into 2 half-circles; secure with toothpicks.
Cut burlap belt and hot-glue around base of squash. Cut buckle from cereal box; glue in place.
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Burrowing owl Athene cunicularia Captive short-eared owl chick at about 18 days old Owls possess large, forward-facing eyes and ear-holes, a hawk -like beak , a flat face, and usually a conspicuous circle of feathers, a facial disc , around each eye. The feathers making up this disc can be adjusted to sharply focus sounds from varying distances onto the owls’ asymmetrically placed ear cavities. Most birds of prey have eyes on the sides of their heads, but the stereoscopic nature of the owl’s forward-facing eyes permits the greater sense of depth perception necessary for low-light hunting.
Although owls have binocular vision , their large eyes are fixed in their sockets—as are those of most other birds—so they must turn their entire heads to change views. As owls are farsighted, they are unable to clearly see anything within a few centimeters of their eyes. Caught prey can be felt by owls with the use of filoplumes —hairlike feathers on the beak and feet that act as “feelers”.
Their far vision, particularly in low light, is exceptionally good.
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April 10, Looking for love? Yet another study has come along to finally, hopefully, with fingers crossed, explain to you and all the other singles out there why you’re just that: This time researchers took a look at sleep patterns, night owls specifically, and declared a resounding, “Voila! The Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago studied a group of night owls to see how that way of living affects their life. Not only was it found that those who keep such odd hours have higher energy, but their arousability, at least in comparison to those to who go to bed at a regular hour, was also really high.
According to personal matchmaker, Julie Ferman , these finding that night owls are more likely to be single, or in and out of short-term relationships , should really not come as any surprise:
He became the third Robin at a young age, succeeding Jason Todd as Batman ‘s sidekick. Eventually, he would be forced to give up the identity of Robin and begin wearing the costume of Red Robin when he was replaced by Damian Wayne. As a small boy, Tim was taken to Haly’s Circus , where he met Dick Grayson and the Flying Graysons , the same day of their deaths, which he witnessed and could never forget. Some years later, he saw footage of Batman and Robin apprehending the Penguin and he noticed Robin’s acrobatics, which reminded him of Dick Grayson.
Owls possess large, forward-facing eyes and ear-holes, a hawk-like beak, a flat face, and usually a conspicuous circle of feathers, a facial disc, around each feathers making up this disc can be adjusted to sharply focus sounds from varying distances onto the owls.
Nothing says “Come on in! For flowers, soak corn husks in room-temperature water for two minutes; remove and blot excess water. Hot-glue on petals, working big to small, back to front. Hot-glue flowers to wreath. Fill the painted cans with water and freeze them, then reach for a nail and a hammer. Draw pumpkin design on metal can with permanent marker.
Fill can with water and freeze. Poke a hole on either side at the top for a handle. Once water has melted and can is dry, apply orange spray paint; let dry. Stretch out and hook into holes on sides. Fabric, buttons, and mason jar lids bring burlap sacks to life. Fold burlap sack in half so it’s doubled over.
Sure, we may not be able to participate regularly in a pre-dawn fitness boot camp or arrive first at the office every single day. But when 8 p. If you are a night person like me, not only are you energized for more than the standard workday, you have career-related flexibility that lasts well past 5 p. Plus, because you probably recognize your inability to function coherently in the early hours of the morning, you are more likely to embrace the value of collaboration with morning people as well as your nighttime cohorts.
Source. Think of PS Cafe, and the first thing that comes to mind is their humongous servings of truffle fries. With its colonial-inspired black and white colour interior, their Palais Renaissance branch is a popular choice for diners looking for a more regal experience.
You will only catch Pristine Fish, the like you have rarely seen before when on a Fishing Holiday at Denbury Farm in the company of the Kingfisher, the nesting Geese and Swans. Badgers and Fox make their homes. The Dawn Corus of our wonderful variety of Song Birds waking you in the mornings. Footpaths and Bridle paths are in abundance for those wishing to use them.
Bishops Lydeard is very close by with its shops for all your needs, its Inns offer good Food and Drink. Taunton the County Town of Somerset is within five miles of the Farm, it offers a wide range of shops, facilities and through the summer months first class Cricket can be watched at the County Ground.
The Lorna Doon Valley and pretty picturesque villages are within a very short distance.
When he took a picture with the camera, the system would automatically dial up his Web server and upload the picture to it at baud. The server would send email alerts to a list of friends and family, who could then log on and view the photo. The system would send email notifications to everyone at that list, directing them to visit the host Web page to view the picture.
S8 E9 Fire and Reign Lamenting the state of society, Mutt and Jeff set their sights on a “brighter” future. An emboldened Michael plummets the Coven into their darkest hour, forcing them to.
By Tabitha Shiflett Being a night owl is pretty tough. We receive unfair criticism and have to deal with the unrelenting praise society gives to the early risers. Sometimes we can be pretty amazing, if you take these thing into account, that is. Now, with that being said, we can wake up at a certain time if need be — but there better be a good reason as to why. So, keep this in mind when you think about waking us up to accompany you on a nice morning run.
But, physiologically we peak in performance during the night hours. Take that however you like. Our brains work better during the evening hours. Though it might look like we’re half asleep during the day, we have our biggest breakthroughs at night.