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Meet Venus, A Cat With Two Faces

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Since we last wrote about her, Venus the Chimera Cat, a well-established internet cat celebrity, has been hard at work being cute and awesome. In an internet ruled over by cats, she stands among the greatest and most famous cats due to her mystifying two-faced features, which are probably due to a genetic trait called chimerism.

It’s easy to see why she’s famous, but she’s not all looks. Her owner says that she’s a sweety, and doesn’t even scratch her furniture. The owner invites anyone who doubts the veracity of her photos to view the videos on Venus’ Facebook page as well!

More info: Facebook | Instagram (h/t)

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Meet Venus, A Cat With Two Faces originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 30, 2014.

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Classical Interiors Carved Into Marble And Stone By Matthew Simmonds

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Matthew Simmonds, a highly acclaimed English sculptor, carves beautiful sculptures of the interiors of monumental historical buildings from marble and stone. His sculptures strike a stark contrast between his precise architectural forms and the raw and natural stone or marble pieces that they were carved out of.

To create a sculpture that catches the light and structure of a building and lets the eye wander, to feel that here my eye could live, here a part of me could stay, is a great achievement,“  – Matthew describes his work in his artist statement.

If you find yourself in Oxford any time soon, you can visit a collaborative exhibition with Matthew’s pieces called “On Form 14”, at Asthall Manor, Burford, Oxfordshire, until 6th July 2014.

More info: Matthewsimmonds.com (h/t: LustikYatzer)

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Classical Interiors Carved Into Marble And Stone By Matthew Simmonds originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 30, 2014.

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Science Friday Takes a Look at the Camouflaging Cuttlefish and Its Ability to Complete Incomplete Shapes

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As explained in “Where’s the Cuttlefish” by Science Friday, scientists have discovered that, aside from its amazing ability to camouflage into its surroundings, the cuttlefish also has the capacity to perceive incomplete shapes as complete, much in the way humans do.

Cuttlefish change the patterns on their body for courtship rituals, when they eat a snack, and most famously when they want to blend in. How they change their skin patterns may tell us something about how they see the world, says Duke biologist Sarah Zylinski. Her work suggests that when cuttlefish see incomplete shapes, they fill in the visual blanks — much like humans do.

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‘Duet’, A Hand-Drawn Short About Love By Former Disney Character Animator Glen Keane

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“Duet” is the latest hand-drawn animated short from Glen Keane, a legendary character animator who worked on such Disney films as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. Keane, who is also the son of Family Circus cartoonist Bil Keane, debuted the short at the Advanced Technology and Projects session at Google’s I/O developer conference in San Francisco. The piece is intended to demonstrate the future for animation on mobile devices, with a more interactive version set to arrive later this year for Android handsets. A video detailing the making of “Duet” has also been posted by the art blog Artes Paulo Eduardo.

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images via Cartoon Brew

via Cartoon Brew