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thebrainscoop:

michaelaranda:

The carbon animation from Starstuff and Nanodiamonds, wherein Emily holds the oldest, smallest diamonds known to humankind.

This is mesmerizing. 

WHEN MY FAMILY DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT I’M DOING IN GRAD SCHOOL

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

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credit: neshtofino

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#not science

scienceshenanigans:

adventuresinchemistry:

dumb-science-jokes:

landofgay:

Who IS the science side of tumblr. REVEAL YOURSELVES

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JOIN US 

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Hello yes we are here

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velartrill:

so I was writing an email to a friend and complaining about limited western social constructs and
struct relationship {
	struct person* p1, p2;
	enum r_type_t {
		/* platonic */
			acquaintance,
			friend,
			bff, /* added v1.9.2 */
			friend_with_benefits, /* added v2.0 */
		/* romantic */
			// wooing, (deprecated v1.2)
			// courting, (deprecated v1.2)
			crush, /* (added v1.2) */
			dating, /* (added v1.2) */
			partner, /* (added v1.5) */
			engaged,
			married,
			civil_union, /* (added v1.5) */
		/* ILLICIT AND IMPROPER ಠ_ಠ */
			// living_in_sin, (deprecated v1.5)
			// lovers,
			/*	(deprecated v1.5; existing cases should be
				migrated to `friends_with_benefits` or `affair`
				as marital status permits) */
			affair
	} type;
};

this may just be it

the dorkiest thing I’ve ever written

mucholderthen:

1,200 Million year old Algal Stromatolite
Photography and description by Mike Malaska

The gray “toothy looking things” are cone-shaped algal stromatolites that were [1.2 billion years ago] growing upwards in a marine environment.

If you look close, you can see the growth layers in the gray cones as the ancient blobby communities grew upwards.

Later, environmental conditions changed (water probably got shallower), and the blobs turned into a thick mat of parallel algal mats. These are the thick parallel brown lines up towards neck of the geological hammer.

So in this image you see evidence of changing environmental conditions, and changing algal communities. All happening 1.2 billion years ago … before the assembly of supercontinent Rodinia, in an area that would later be exposed near the California-Nevada border.

Posted February 15, 2014

mucholderthen:

2013 SMALL WORLD IN MOTION COMPETITION // 1ST PLACE
Via 
biovisual

Dr. Gabriel G. Martins //  University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia &
    CBA/Faculdade de Ciencias Universidad de Lisboa

Quail Embryo at 10 Day Incubation (3D reconstruction) (1x)
Optical tomography, illuminated with a blue LED light (green fluorescence)

This 3D reconstruction of a quail embryo – comprised of more than 1,000 separate images – shows in startling clarity and detail the anatomy of the specimen. The winning video shows a sequence of “virtual” slices through the whole embryo with 10 days of (in egg) gestation. With this technique, studying the whole anatomy of large specimens like this embryo (23mm long) is possible.

SOURCE:  Nikon Small World [announced 23 April 2014]

awkwardsituationist:

hibernation, by ingo arndt (similar)

(though not all bats hibernate, those that do usually live at high latitudes where insect prey becomes scarce during cold months. for six months they will last on a few grams of stored fat by dropping their body temperature and slowing their heart rates (and metabolism) to 10 beats a minute. by spring, most have lost half their body weight.)

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#not science

harperperennial:

unforgettabledetritus:

Let’s talk about libraries. Libraries! “Oh, hello, are you a person? Great, you’ve met our qualifications. Please enjoy unlimited borrowing of any number of any books. Do we not have the book you seek? Let us know and we will buy it so that you can read it. You will owe us nothing. Stay as long as you want.” Libraries are like pleasant, real-life morphine dreams.

Respect.

becausebirds:

Hand-feeding hummingbirds.

killdeercheer:

sizvideos:

This heron is using bread as bait to catch fish - Video

AWWWW yeah

sci-universe:

NGC 7293, better known as the Helix nebula, is the nearest example of a planetary nebula, which is the eventual fate of a star, like our own Sun, as it approaches the end of its life. As it runs out of fuel, the star expels its outer envelope of gas outward to form a nebula like the Helix.
Images: different views of NGC 7293. Credit: ESA, NASA, ESO.

pappubahry:

Saturn’s rings and Mimas, photographed by Cassini, 19-20 September 2012.

unassassinofischiettava:

Drosera Capensis - Reverse Lens
Piccica - Bellissima e letale. *-*

Drosera Capensis is a small carnovorous species of sundew, from Cape in South Africa.  It has strap-like leaves covered in coloured tentacles. On the top of this tentacles there is a little ball of sticky mucilage that traps little insects. First the insect are trapped, after the leaves roll lenghtwise towar the center. 
In the next to last photo you can see two ants, one recent and recognizable, the other skeletal without nutriment.

Quick, gorgeous, lethal.

All the photos except the last one are taken with Reverse Technique, Canon is optimal to do this also without ring adapter! 
THERE is a video that can show you how to make this kind of photos!

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You can find new photos there and there.

mucholderthen:

Evaporitic rock formations in the Realmonte salt mines
300 feet below sea level in Sicily

  1. 45 Miles Of Tunnels [Giuseppe Fallica (500px Art)]
  2. La miniera di sale (Realmonte-AG) (Texture- by Alberto [JuzaPhoto])
  3. Miniera di Salgemma Realmonte [photo by Emanuela de Leva Vacca]

These salt deposits were formed during the “Messinian Salinity Crisis”, a geological event during which the Mediterranean Sea was cut off from the Atlantic Ocean and dried up (or mostly dried up), creating massive deposits of previously dissolved salts. This occurred at the end of the Messinian age of the Miocene epoch, from 5.96 to 5.33 million years ago, ending when the Atlantic again flowed into the basin.

visualizingmath:

allofthemath:

This, ladies and gentlemen and genderqueer folks, is Pascal’s tetrahedron, a three dimensional analogue of Pascal’s triangle, and it’s pretty freaking great.

I’ve never heard of this before!