chibliscrossing:

A visual guide to standing on top of stuff~

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1 day ago
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thuglifepanda:

age-of-awakening:

if u dont appreciate the hard work that goes into a full anime, then ur lack of appreciating art is VERYYY low

I was doing the sound effects in my head while watching this

thuglifepanda:

age-of-awakening:

if u dont appreciate the hard work that goes into a full anime, then ur lack of appreciating art is VERYYY low

I was doing the sound effects in my head while watching this

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2 days ago
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neurosciencestuff:

(Image caption: Newly discovered neuron type (yellow) helps zebrafish to coordinate its eye and swimming movements. The image shows the blue-stained brain of a fish larva with the suggested position of the eyes. Credit: © Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology/Kubo) 
How vision makes sure that little fish do not get carried away
Our eyes not only enable us to recognise objects; they also provide us with a continuous stream of information about our own movements. Whether we run, turn around, fall or sit still in a car – the world glides by us and leaves a characteristic motion trace on our retinas. Seemingly without effort, our brain calculates self-motion from this “optic flow”. This way, we can maintain a stable position and a steady gaze during our own movements. Together with biologists from the University of Freiburg, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried near Munich have now discovered an array of new types of neurons, which help the brain of zebrafish to perceive, and compensate for, self-motion.
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It is a zebra fish!

neurosciencestuff:

(Image caption: Newly discovered neuron type (yellow) helps zebrafish to coordinate its eye and swimming movements. The image shows the blue-stained brain of a fish larva with the suggested position of the eyes. Credit: © Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology/Kubo)

How vision makes sure that little fish do not get carried away

Our eyes not only enable us to recognise objects; they also provide us with a continuous stream of information about our own movements. Whether we run, turn around, fall or sit still in a car – the world glides by us and leaves a characteristic motion trace on our retinas. Seemingly without effort, our brain calculates self-motion from this “optic flow”. This way, we can maintain a stable position and a steady gaze during our own movements. Together with biologists from the University of Freiburg, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried near Munich have now discovered an array of new types of neurons, which help the brain of zebrafish to perceive, and compensate for, self-motion.

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It is a zebra fish!

5 days ago
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skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

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5 days ago
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Lions pretend to be hurt by the bites of their young to encourage them.

Lions pretend to be hurt by the bites of their young to encourage them.

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1 day ago
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Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have.

poisonnoak:

bombing:

strwberry97:

bombing:

for someone who’s 70% water you don’t look very refreshing

BURNNNN

water cannot be burned

EVAPORATEEE

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5 days ago
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legendary:

gojira-senpai:

Love that the Kraken is the largest movie monster, not Slattern like everyone says.

Do you know your movie monsters’ sizes?

legendary:

gojira-senpai:

Love that the Kraken is the largest movie monster, not Slattern like everyone says.

Do you know your movie monsters’ sizes?

5 days ago
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newsweek:

Artificial blood ‘will be manufactured in factories’
Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood.
Artificial blood ‘will be manufactured in factories’ - Telegraph

newsweek:

Artificial blood ‘will be manufactured in factories’

Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood.

Artificial blood ‘will be manufactured in factories’ - Telegraph

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5 days ago
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