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iamjapanese:

Marzio Tamer(Italian, b.1964)

Sheaf   2010  

Belvedere   2010  

North view   2010  

La chiusa   2012  

watercolour on paper

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Apr 19   208 notes

libutron:

Leratiomyces sp. | ©Steve Axford
Like three little light globes, these strange blue mushrooms have ben found by the photograph in Booyong Reserve, Booyong, NSW, Australia. It is believed they may belong to the genus Leratiomyces (Strophariaceae), but their precise identification is still unknown.

libutron:

Leratiomyces sp. | ©Steve Axford

Like three little light globes, these strange blue mushrooms have ben found by the photograph in Booyong Reserve, Booyong, NSW, Australia. It is believed they may belong to the genus Leratiomyces (Strophariaceae), but their precise identification is still unknown.

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Apr 19   236 notes   Hi-Res

zerostatereflex:

Fertilization

A beautifully done animation on how you became you.

See the full video here as I left out some really cool parts.

From 300 or so million down to ONE.

YOU. MADE. IT.

Edit:
Let’s think about this for a moment. The US population is roughly 330 million human beings. For the purposes of demonstration, take almost the ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE US and put them on the west coast, packed as tightly as possible. You’re just chillin, somewhere south of Pasadena let’s say, trying to get free, sweating and hungry with a desire you’ve never experienced before. You know you’re going to die though you think you’ll be the one to make it.

Then like the ULTIMATE hunger games of GENETIC WIN you traverse across the country desperately trying to get to the goal with absolute disregard for the other 299 million people. Your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, everyone you’ve ever known dies. You somehow get to the end. Where you bust through a gated base only to be sealed in and combined with another human to make a brand NEW human.

300,000,000 and you’re the only survivor. And your prize is to essentially die and reconstitute into a new being.

That’s awesome.

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Apr 18   6,117 notes

sagansense:

tedx:

Beware of The Blob! In this talk from TEDxToulouse, biologist Audrey Dussutour uncovers the mystery of myxomycota — a.k.a. le blob — the fascinating blob organism whose unicellular structure betrays a surprising personality.

Learn more about the blob here»

(Photos: Audrey Dussutour, annetanne, wild-eyes, nein09, Phlilcha, Stu Phillips)

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Apr 14   26,328 notes

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airplaneswithpaperwheels:

i-am-the-third-heat:

does anyone else see a clock face in the glass as it breaks?

omg yeah!

airplaneswithpaperwheels:

i-am-the-third-heat:

does anyone else see a clock face in the glass as it breaks?

omg yeah!

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Apr 08   459,108 notes

dewymossempire:

Ahh :D

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Apr 08   2,895 notes

sagansense:

Dirty thunderstorms

A dirty thunderstorm (also, Volcanic lightning) is a weather phenomenon that occurs when lightning is produced in a volcanic plume. A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms.

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Apr 08   111,495 notes

tokyo-fashion:

Cherry blossoms in full bloom on a rainy day at Yoyogi Park in the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan. [Tokyo cherry blossoms video here]

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Apr 06   3,112 notes

betaraybitch:

saunteredvaguelydownwards:

Crime Against Nature, by Gwenn Seemel, is a book and series of paintings about the natural behaviors of animals, some of which may contradict our assumptions of what are natural male and female behaviors. It will also remind you that there is a wide diversity of reproductive strategies out there, some which you may have never imagined.

I would have loved this book as a kid - animals, beautiful artwork, and biology lessons all in one.

You can read the entire book free online, or buy it in paper or ebook format.

The reasoning behind the Shenzi gif on my blog reveeealed.

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Apr 03   45,847 notes