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8bitfuture:

30,000 year old flower revived.
Scientists have resurrected a flower from plant tissues found frozen in Siberian permafrost, thought to be 30,000-32,000 years old. The new Silene stenophylla is healthy and fertile, and producing viable seeds.
The experiment has excited many because it proves that material trapped in the permafrost is recoverable and usable - scientists have been working to recover other species of plant and animal life from the same area, such as the woolly mammoth.
ruinlion:

a solider in WW2 had a friend the entire war on his side   this needs to be rebloged
betomad:

wonder what is lurking in the shadow. photo by Harley Weir

tiny-librarian:

I thought some of the peeps might find this interesting. There’s sure to be all kinds of neat stuff in there.

(via bhickencig)

Dvořák: Slavonic Dance #7 by Rafael Kubelik: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
dichotomized:

Helga Goebbels with Adolf Hitler’s dog, Blondi.
tetrismusic:

German soldiers changing the name of a street in occupied Poland. 1939.
lostinancient:

St. Nicholas Church. Simbirsk, Russia 
ca. 1894
zolotoivek:

Walking on Tikhvin Square, Irkutsk, 1919.
herbstzeitlose:

Locket portrait of a Vermont soldier (Stowe Locket)

tilthat:

TIL A “butt” was a Medieval unit of measure for wine. Technically, a buttload of wine is about 475 liters, or 126 gallons.

via http://ift.tt/1oQoPKd

(via collowrath)

nournjeim:

 Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1919 (last year of his life).
reichsmarschall:

 A law imposing total ban on vivisection was enacted on August 16, 1933, by Hermann Göring as the prime minister of Prussia. He announced an end to the “unbearable torture and suffering in animal experiments” and said that those who “still think they can continue to treat animals as inanimate property” will be sent to concentration camps.
On August 28, 1933, Göring announced in a radio broadcast: An absolute and permanent ban on vivisection is not only a necessary law to protect animals and to show sympathy with their pain, but it is also a law for humanity itself…. I have therefore announced the immediate prohibition of vivisection and have made the practice a punishable offense in Prussia. Until such time as punishment is pronounced the culprit shall be lodged in a concentration camp. (Criminals against the state where sent there along with suspected communist members, to await trial) 
Göring also banned commercial animal trapping, imposed severe restrictions on hunting, and regulated the shoeing of horses. He imposed regulations even on the boiling of lobsters and crabs. In 24 November 1933, Nazi Germany enacted another law called Reichstierschutzgesetz (Reich Animal Protection Act), for protection of animals. This law listed many prohibitions against the use of animals, including their use for filmmaking and other public events causing pain or damage to health,feeding fowls forcefully and tearing out the thighs of living frogs. The two principals (Ministerialräte) of the German Ministry of the Interior, Clemens Giese and Waldemar Kahler, who were responsible for drafting the legislative text, wrote in their juridical comment from 1939, that by the law the animal was to be “protected for itself” (“um seiner selbst willen geschützt”), and made “an object of protection going far beyond the hitherto existing law” (“Objekt eines weit über die bisherigen Bestimmungen hinausgehenden Schutzes”). 
On February 23, 1934, a decree was enacted by the Prussian Ministry of Commerce and Employment which introduced education on animal protection laws at primary, secondary and college levels.On 3 July 1934, a law Das Reichsjagdgesetz (The Reich Hunting Law) was enacted which limited hunting. On 1 July 1935, another law Reichsnaturschutzgesetz (Reich Nature Conservation Act) was passed to protect nature. According to an article published in Kaltio, one of the main Finnish cultural magazines, Nazi Germany was the first in the world to place the wolf under protection. 
In 1934, Nazi Germany hosted an international conference on animal protection in Berlin. On March 27, 1936, an order on the slaughter of living fish and other poikilotherms was enacted. On March 18 the same year, an order was passed on afforestation and on protection of animals in the wild. On September 9, 1937, a decree was published by the Ministry of the Interior which specified guidelines for the transportation of animals. In 1938, animal protection was accepted as a subject to be taught in public schools and universities in Germany. 
The Nazis disbanded several unofficial organizations advocating environmentalism and animal protection, such as the Friends of Nature, which was a Marxist environmentalist organization with a membership of over 100,000. 
The current animal welfare laws in Germany are modified versions of the laws introduced by the Nazis.
degrelle88:

Liberation of Latvia, July 1941. Inhabitants of Riga welcome german soldiers.
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