December 2, 2013

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November 29, 2013
newsflick:

A green grasshopper rests aboard a red mushroom boat in a sea of moss. [NG]

newsflick:

A green grasshopper rests aboard a red mushroom boat in a sea of moss. [NG]

November 27, 2013

stuckwithpins:

Midweek Muse - Mia Jane-Harris

Mia Jane-Harris creates absolutely stunning close-up photographs of medical specimens of human cadavers in her series “Your Corpse is Beautiful” and shows us just how beautiful death can be.

(See more at blog.stuckwithpins.com)

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November 26, 2013
freshphotons:

A drop of seawater under a microscope, Via.

freshphotons:

A drop of seawater under a microscope, Via.

(via freshphotons)

November 25, 2013

sci-universe:

Galactic Moon eclipse captured by Babak Tafreshi. Take time to look at this image, and you’ll notice several large emission nebulae with vivid red color, details of the Milky Way and lots of stars.

(via catphistopheles)

November 25, 2013
nybg:

biocanvas:

High-magnification cross section of an aloe plant
Aloe has been used for thousands of years—tracing all the way back to Egypt 6,000 years ago—to heal wounds and burns. This particular micrograph shows cells from Aloe erinacea, an aloe plant native to Namibia that is endangered due to habitat loss. Large, blue cells in the center are called xylem: they conduct water from the roots to the leaves. The small, circular clusters of cells are called phloem: they transport food made by the leaves to the rest of the plant.
Image by Anatoly Mikhaltsov.

Botany is beauty. ~AR

nybg:

biocanvas:

High-magnification cross section of an aloe plant

Aloe has been used for thousands of years—tracing all the way back to Egypt 6,000 years ago—to heal wounds and burns. This particular micrograph shows cells from Aloe erinacea, an aloe plant native to Namibia that is endangered due to habitat loss. Large, blue cells in the center are called xylem: they conduct water from the roots to the leaves. The small, circular clusters of cells are called phloem: they transport food made by the leaves to the rest of the plant.

Image by Anatoly Mikhaltsov.

Botany is beauty. ~AR

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November 24, 2013
Springfield? Photos & Gif By David Hanjani
www.photographyofdavidhanjani.tumblr.com

Springfield? Photos & Gif By David Hanjani

www.photographyofdavidhanjani.tumblr.com

November 23, 2013
Color Jag. Photo By David Hanjani
www.photographyofdavidhanjani.tumblr.com

Color Jag. Photo By David Hanjani

www.photographyofdavidhanjani.tumblr.com

November 22, 2013
Bread in decomposition for almost a month. Various fungus growing. Ph: Mine, NATALIA ROCA (flavors.me/nroca)

Bread in decomposition for almost a month. Various fungus growing. Ph: Mine, NATALIA ROCA (flavors.me/nroca)

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Filed under: science biology submission 
November 22, 2013

latimes:

pbsdigitalstudios:

It’s that time of year again! Check out these incredible images of snowflakes under a microscope by Alexey Kljatov.

A happy Friday to our follows - each of them a unique snowflake!

November 21, 2013
libutron:

Lichen  - Possibly Xanthoria parietinar.
Whisby Nature Park, England, UK
photo by Eco Heathen on Flickr.

libutron:

Lichen  - Possibly Xanthoria parietinar.

Whisby Nature Park, England, UK

photo by Eco Heathen on Flickr.

(via rhamphotheca)

November 19, 2013
Stars, like bees, swarm around the center of bright globular cluster M15. This ball of over 100,000 stars is a relic from the early years of our Galaxy, and continues to orbit the Milky Way’s center. M15, one of about 170 globular clusters remaining, is noted for being easily visible with only binoculars, having at its center one of the densest concentrations of stars known, and containing a high abundance of variable stars and pulsars. Released only recently, this sharp image taken by the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope spans about 120 light years. It shows the dramatic increase in density of stars toward the cluster’s center. M15 lies about 35,000 light years away toward the constellation of the Winged Horse (Pegasus). (via Astronomy Picture of the Day)

Stars, like bees, swarm around the center of bright globular cluster M15. This ball of over 100,000 stars is a relic from the early years of our Galaxy, and continues to orbit the Milky Way’s center. M15, one of about 170 globular clusters remaining, is noted for being easily visible with only binoculars, having at its center one of the densest concentrations of stars known, and containing a high abundance of variable stars and pulsars. Released only recently, this sharp image taken by the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope spans about 120 light years. It shows the dramatic increase in density of stars toward the cluster’s center. M15 lies about 35,000 light years away toward the constellation of the Winged Horse (Pegasus). (via Astronomy Picture of the Day)

November 19, 2013

odd-toddlers asked: Hey, what's your personal blog? Cause you posted some off topic stuff (by accident?) and it seems cool, so do you have a personal blog where you post other things on a basis?

lol oops SORRY EVERYONE I DON’T KNOW HOW TO iPHONETUMBLRAPP

yes my personal blog is enormouspockets follow at yr own risk i’m annoying and not if yr related to me bc that’s weird!!

November 18, 2013
allcreatures:


A bizarre new bug resembling the major 90s toy craze Troll Dolls has baffled scientists. Teams from the University of Harvard and museums around the world trekked for three weeks to explore the untouched rainforest of southeast Suriname. They managed to catalogue 60 new animal species - but one little critter has proved too tricky to record. The 7mm wide, six-legged bug has been whittled down to possibly fitting into four nymph families: Dictyopharidae, Nogodinidae, Lophopidae, and Tropiduchidae.

Picture: Caters (via Pictures of the day: 18 November 2013 - Telegraph)

allcreatures:

A bizarre new bug resembling the major 90s toy craze Troll Dolls has baffled scientists. Teams from the University of Harvard and museums around the world trekked for three weeks to explore the untouched rainforest of southeast Suriname. They managed to catalogue 60 new animal species - but one little critter has proved too tricky to record. The 7mm wide, six-legged bug has been whittled down to possibly fitting into four nymph families: Dictyopharidae, Nogodinidae, Lophopidae, and Tropiduchidae.

Picture: Caters (via Pictures of the day: 18 November 2013 - Telegraph)

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Filed under: wait really? 
November 12, 2013

just realized that I accidentally reblogged a couple non-science things here the other day—oops! sorry!
also, a TEASER: I will be giving y’all a SUPER SPECIAL AWESOME NON-DENOMINATIONAL HOLIDAY PRESENT! (also in celebration of 100k followers!) look for it in mid-December! :)

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Filed under: announcements