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October 22 2014, 08:04 AM

1,272 notes   •  VIA: thatssoscience   •   SOURCE: scientificvisuals
Filed Under:  spores  spores!  mold  fungi  biology  science  reproduction  

scientificvisuals:

Stemonitis fusca growing and releasing spores. Original here.

October 22 2014, 07:46 AM

pureplastic:

amarisea:

on his shell he holds the earth

And so the first Avatar was granted the gift of fire.

pureplastic:

amarisea:

on his shell he holds the earth

And so the first Avatar was granted the gift of fire.

October 22 2014, 12:20 AM

5 notes  Filed Under:  Denison  denison university  

overheard on my way back to East Quad: “Nothing get’s solved through a hashtag…”

October 21 2014, 11:13 PM

307 notes   •  VIA: importantbirds   •   SOURCE: importantbirds
Filed Under:  look at this birb  birds  
importantbirds:

iMportant brib is a LoStt?

Haft seen me bus station? Getta board ye buss for ragby class gonna tackle

importantbirds:

iMportant brib is a LoStt?

Haft seen me bus station? Getta board ye buss for ragby class gonna tackle

October 21 2014, 11:09 PM

Filed Under:  mellowthighedchick  

mellowthighedchick reblogged your post epistemologicalfallacy: one of the Wo… and added:

I need this. I need it bad.

I think she said that she got it at OSU, but when or through what capacity, I am not sure.

October 21 2014, 10:52 PM

epistemologicalfallacy:

one of the Women’s Studies professors is giving oral exams in her office today so she put out a patriarchy stress ball for the students taking them

epistemologicalfallacy:

one of the Women’s Studies professors is giving oral exams in her office today so she put out a patriarchy stress ball for the students taking them

October 21 2014, 10:28 PM

98,789 notes   •  VIA: budweiserselect55   •   SOURCE: al-grave
Filed Under:  yes f.lux is nice  physics  sleep  
budweiserselect55:

specterofcommunism:

bengalqueen:

al-grave:

The varying wavelengths of different colors

This is actually really cool because the small wavelength of blue light gives it more frequency, or energy, and blue light actually energizes us. That’s why, if you look at electronic screens more before bed, you have a hard time falling asleep (a good portion of screen light is blue), BUT, if you get a computer program such as f.lux, it tints your screen red. Red light energizes you less, so the screen doesn’t interfere as much with your ability to fall asleep at night. Also, red light is easier on the eyes.

this isn’t how physics works

nooo that second person cannot actually thing that. like they should stop eating and stare at the computer all day and see if that gives them energy??

yes it does have to do with the short wavelengths, but literally only because the wavelengths of blue light are closest to the peak sensitivity of melatonin suppression

budweiserselect55:

specterofcommunism:

bengalqueen:

al-grave:

The varying wavelengths of different colors

This is actually really cool because the small wavelength of blue light gives it more frequency, or energy, and blue light actually energizes us. That’s why, if you look at electronic screens more before bed, you have a hard time falling asleep (a good portion of screen light is blue), BUT, if you get a computer program such as f.lux, it tints your screen red. Red light energizes you less, so the screen doesn’t interfere as much with your ability to fall asleep at night. Also, red light is easier on the eyes.

this isn’t how physics works

nooo that second person cannot actually thing that. like they should stop eating and stare at the computer all day and see if that gives them energy??

yes it does have to do with the short wavelengths, but literally only because the wavelengths of blue light are closest to the peak sensitivity of melatonin suppression

October 21 2014, 10:22 PM

63 notes   •  VIA: kqedscience   •   SOURCE: kqedscience
Filed Under:  fish  marine life  evolution  biology  science  reproduction  sex  

kqedscience:

Scientists Trace Back the First Sexual Act Ever to Weird Ancient Fish

Scientists have discovered the origins of sex, and like anyone’s first time it sounds pretty awkward.

Now light some candles and let’s set the scene: The first act of copulation occurred in the nippy Scottish sea some 385 million years ago. The fornicators in question were a set of primitive jawed, bony fish aptly called Microbrachius dicki. The dirty details? Well,according to Australian paleontologist John Long, “With their arms interlocked, these fish looked more like they are square dancing the do-se-do rather than mating.”

Not only had scientists previously thought that the first sex act occurred on land at a later date, but Long says, “We didn’t expect these little suckers to have reproductive organs.”

But the M. Dicki were endowed, as is explained by Long and his colleagues in a paper that was published in Nature Monday. ”

Read more from timemagazine.

October 21 2014, 10:19 PM

lilpetrabbit:

a few days ago bf told me that a couple years ago when he played counterstrike he would respond to dudes getting angry and aggressive and hostile by saying “a kissaroo from me to you” in a slightly goofy friendly voice sort of like the voice you’d associate with a dog muppet.  he said they would absolutely lose their shit every time, insisting things like “i dont want a kissaroo from you!  only tall blonde girls!”.  they always said kissaroo.  i cant stop thinking about this