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scientificphilosopher:

Check out this caterpillar!…Or is it a group of birds??
They are indeed members of a family of birds known as Bee-eaters. It’s tough to say if the caterpillar-look is a specific adaptation or just a coincidence, but it’s super fancy lookin’ either way!

scientificphilosopher:

Check out this caterpillar!

…Or is it a group of birds??

They are indeed members of a family of birds known as Bee-eaters. It’s tough to say if the caterpillar-look is a specific adaptation or just a coincidence, but it’s super fancy lookin’ either way!

Tags: birderpillar

nubbsgalore:

photos by matt smith from the Illawarra coast in new south wales of bluebottles, violet snails and blue dragons. 

despite its resemblance to the jellyfish, the bluebottle is more closely related to coral. known as a zooid, the bluebottle (or portugese man of war) is a colonial animal composed of many highly specialized and physiologically integrated individual organisms incapable of independent survival. 

the blue dragon — a type of nudibranch, here no larger than a thumbnail, with its own potent sting — is able to eat the nematocysts (stinging cells) of the bluebottle without discharging them and internally relocate them to the tips of each one of the fingers you can see in the pictures.

for their part, the violet snails also feed on the bluebottles.

notes matt, “despite their potentially dangerous sting, the bluebottle is an amazingly beautiful creature. with strong winds, hundreds of these cnidaria are blown into the bays around my home town and trapped overnight.”

this allows him to capture the above shots, which he creates with use of a fluorescent tube in his strobe light and a homemade waterproof lens dome.

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Tags: bluebottle

cool-critters:

Horned guan (Oreophasis derbianus)

The horned guan is a large, approximately 85 cm long, turkey-like bird. is distributed in humid mountain forests of southeast Mexico-(Chiapas) and Guatemala of Central America. Its diet consists mainly of fruits, green leaves and invertebrates. This species is the only survivor of a very ancient lineage of cracids that has been evolving independently from all other living members of this family for at least 20, possibly as much as 40 million years. Due to ongoing habitat loss, small population size, limited range and hunting in some areas, the horned guan is evaluated as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

photo credits: revuemag, guppiecat, stlzoo

marbleflan:

So, in exciting news that I am slowly revealing to the world, I’m soon going to be moving to North Carolina! Can’t share the deets yet but it’s for work reasons and it is super delightful.

Anyway, I’m soon going to be searching for housing and though I could afford a place alone I would much…

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thediamondthatlived:

madman-in-a-blue-box-at-221b:

what do you call a snobbish criminal going down the stairs?

I don’t know. What?

a condescending con descending.

get out

That was beautiful

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archiemcphee:

Australian Whovian J.P. Fox transformed a room in his house into this awesomely detailed TARDIS console room. The bottom photo shows J.P. Fox cosplaying as the 11th Doctor, posing in his gloriously geeky space.

"I decorated the room, did all the lighting and electrical, built the whole console and painted the floor. All up it took a year to put together. I was incredibly blessed and lucky. I had the hexagonal shaped room already, owned all the timber and worked at a factory with a lot of spare parts to be dumped which I used for the controls. I wish you all had a chance to visit it in person."

We wish we could experience this home TARDIS too. For now we’ll have to make do with this video tour.

[via Neatorama]

drillheadonfire:

whats the difference between bi people and unicorns

i can see unicorns on movies and tv

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old-manrupee said: Umm how can I hack your Hamlet book to get to the story parts about soup and soup recipes? I've read it through a fairly large number of times now but no soup? (I'm kinda dreading that it might be because I hate shakespeare's misogynist choices and don't often go down that route)

ryannorth:

To get to a soup recipe, you need to play as Hamlet, stay close to Shakespeare’s options, and choose to kill Polonius the first chance you get (when Hamlet says to him “God, I could just stab you through a curtain”, choose that).  

You will find yourself in a locked-room puzzle with only a few moves to dispose of the body before being discovered.  Direct your choices towards making stew, and in one of the endings you will be rewarded with a really excellent recipe for stew.

ATTENTION EVERYONE ELSE: I am not making this up, this is a partial walkthrough for that book I wrote.

moviecode:

Under the Dome S02E08 : the guy who is running this code is trying to hack a computer from distance in order to steal data (around 17”30).
The code in itself doesn’t seem to have anything to do with that purpose. It looks like complete gibberish as there is HTML code and JavaScript code within the same file.
I tried to type some of the lines in Google but didn’t find anything, it has probably been written specially for that episode. The multiple errors in the code and in English words (“Interger”, “localfiile”) seem to confirm this theory.

moviecode:

Under the Dome S02E08 : the guy who is running this code is trying to hack a computer from distance in order to steal data (around 17”30).

The code in itself doesn’t seem to have anything to do with that purpose. It looks like complete gibberish as there is HTML code and JavaScript code within the same file.

I tried to type some of the lines in Google but didn’t find anything, it has probably been written specially for that episode. The multiple errors in the code and in English words (“Interger”, “localfiile”) seem to confirm this theory.

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This penguin has higher honors than me. Did you know he was actually Knighted!!!!



is that a badge on his arm OMG

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This penguin has higher honors than me. Did you know he was actually Knighted!!!!

is that a badge on his arm OMG

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archiemcphee:

Lightning is awesome and today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena presents a form of lightning we’d never heard of before: blue jet lightning. This is a form of upper-atmospheric lightning, believed to be electrically induced forms of luminous plasma. It’s also known as a transient luminous event (or TLE) because the various types of electrical-discharge phenomena in the upper atmosphere lack several characteristics of the more familiar tropospheric lightning.
This stunning photo of blue jet lightning was captured by pilot and photographer Thijs Bors while flying over the Northern Territory of Australia during a thunderstorm. Blue jet lightning typically occurs in a narrow cone, projecting from the top of cumulonimbus clouds above a thunderstorm to the lowest levels of the ionosphere 40 to 50 km (25 to 30 miles) above the earth.
[via The Telegraph and Wikipedia]

archiemcphee:

Lightning is awesome and today the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena presents a form of lightning we’d never heard of before: blue jet lightning. This is a form of upper-atmospheric lightning, believed to be electrically induced forms of luminous plasma. It’s also known as a transient luminous event (or TLE) because the various types of electrical-discharge phenomena in the upper atmosphere lack several characteristics of the more familiar tropospheric lightning.

This stunning photo of blue jet lightning was captured by pilot and photographer Thijs Bors while flying over the Northern Territory of Australia during a thunderstorm. Blue jet lightning typically occurs in a narrow cone, projecting from the top of cumulonimbus clouds above a thunderstorm to the lowest levels of the ionosphere 40 to 50 km (25 to 30 miles) above the earth.

[via The Telegraph and Wikipedia]

spaceplasma:

Jupiter’s Irregular Satellites

The planet Jupiter has 67 confirmed moons. This gives it the largest retinue of moons with “reasonably secure” orbits of any planet in the Solar System. In fact, Jupiter and its moons are like a miniature solar system with the inner moons orbiting faster than the others. Eight of Jupiter’s moons are regular satellites, with prograde and nearly circular orbits that are not greatly inclined with respect to Jupiter’s equatorial plane. The remainder of Jupiter’s moons are irregular satellites, whose prograde and retrograde orbits are much farther from Jupiter and have high inclinations and eccentricities. These moons were probably captured by Jupiter from solar orbits. There are 17 recently discovered irregular satellites that have not yet been named.

Image Credit: NASA/ESA/Lowell Observatory/J. Spencer/JHU-APL

spaceplasma:

Jupiter’s Irregular Satellites

The planet Jupiter has 67 confirmed moons. This gives it the largest retinue of moons with “reasonably secure” orbits of any planet in the Solar System. In fact, Jupiter and its moons are like a miniature solar system with the inner moons orbiting faster than the others. Eight of Jupiter’s moons are regular satellites, with prograde and nearly circular orbits that are not greatly inclined with respect to Jupiter’s equatorial plane. The remainder of Jupiter’s moons are irregular satellites, whose prograde and retrograde orbits are much farther from Jupiter and have high inclinations and eccentricities. These moons were probably captured by Jupiter from solar orbits. There are 17 recently discovered irregular satellites that have not yet been named.

Image Credit: NASA/ESA/Lowell Observatory/J. Spencer/JHU-APL

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