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Spectacular Fans of Feathers Define the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise Courtship Ritual

This short video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology documents the spectacular plumage and mating dance of the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise. In order to catch the attention of its female counterpart, the male Bird-of-Paradise flips its cape of black feathers into … Continue reading

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Candomblé & Reading Spiritual Signs Courtesy of Medeiros

I traveled to Brazil on my twenty-second birthday and Candomblé — admittedly, spirituality in general — was something I tended to dismiss as folkloric and time-wasting before then. I attended a primary Catholic school and have lasting memories of corrupting … Continue reading

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