Wait, how do Mushrooms fail

lady-top-hat:

sigmund-floyd:

Without lifting the pencil from the paper.

Holy shit

catholicnun:

omgtsn:

carl0sthedwarf:

slavicinferno:

The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypt’s Great Pyramid

8o

how the fuck could you do that without getting caught

They like his hours before the visiting thing closed and climbed up and they’re in jail now but they said it was worth it

akiracomplexsound:

UC Berkeley scientists have developed a system to capture visual activity in human brains and reconstruct it as digital video clips. Eventually, this process will allow you to record and reconstruct your own dreams on a computer screen.

more here

This is absolutely fascinating but JESUS CHRIST THE RESULTS SO FAR ARE TERRIFYING

av0idant:

pervocracy:

thatscienceguy:

I’m sure everyone has heard about the great Lake Baikal, and if you haven’t,boy, are you missing out.
This ancient lake, which is about 25 million years old, and thought to be the oldest in the world, contains 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water. That’s right, it contains just 1% less fresh water than all the Great Lakes combined,while it’s surface area is over 7 times smaller.
Why is that, you ask? It’s because Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world: It’s maximum depth is 1642 meters, which is deep enough for the Eiffel Tower to stand on itself 5 times and not reach the surface.
But it gets better: the Lake Baikal is among the clearest lakes of the world, so you can see the bottom to a depth of nearly 40 meters, and you can drink right from it, no purifying needed. Furthermore, Lake Baikal sustains 2630 different species of animals and plants, 80% of which are unique to it, and can’t be found anywhere else.
Oh, and by the way? Under both the lake and it’s underwater sediment some of Earth’s tallest mountains(plural!) are submerged, their height over 7000 meters.
Lake Baikal is perhaps one of the world’s most amazing, awe-inspiring, and unique locations, and I would seriously recommend everybody who has some free time on their hands to discover more on their own.
P.S. Have I mentioned that when it freezes (fully, whoa!) it’s ice looks like this? And you can listen to some beautiful sounds you can make with it here!

Lake Baikal has seals, even though it’s more than a thousand miles from any ocean.  No one’s really sure how they got there.

have we fucked this up yet? we’re going to fuck this up

av0idant:

pervocracy:

thatscienceguy:

I’m sure everyone has heard about the great Lake Baikal, and if you haven’t,boy, are you missing out.

This ancient lake, which is about 25 million years old, and thought to be the oldest in the world, contains 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water. That’s right, it contains just 1% less fresh water than all the Great Lakes combined,while it’s surface area is over 7 times smaller.

Why is that, you ask? It’s because Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world: It’s maximum depth is 1642 meters, which is deep enough for the Eiffel Tower to stand on itself 5 times and not reach the surface.

But it gets better: the Lake Baikal is among the clearest lakes of the world, so you can see the bottom to a depth of nearly 40 meters, and you can drink right from it, no purifying needed. Furthermore, Lake Baikal sustains 2630 different species of animals and plants, 80% of which are unique to it, and can’t be found anywhere else.

Oh, and by the way? Under both the lake and it’s underwater sediment some of Earth’s tallest mountains(plural!) are submerged, their height over 7000 meters.

Lake Baikal is perhaps one of the world’s most amazing, awe-inspiring, and unique locations, and I would seriously recommend everybody who has some free time on their hands to discover more on their own.

P.S. Have I mentioned that when it freezes (fully, whoa!) it’s ice looks like this? And you can listen to some beautiful sounds you can make with it here!

Lake Baikal has seals, even though it’s more than a thousand miles from any ocean.  No one’s really sure how they got there.

have we fucked this up yet? we’re going to fuck this up

thegreencorgi:

Majora Larvatum Papilio (The Majora Masked Butterfly)
This species of Butterfly is located exclusively in the land of Termina. Because of the striking eye pattern on its wings and close resemblance to the legendary Majora’s Mask it has very few predators in its adult form. Few people have been able to observe and document this species in the wild because the wing pattern is said to drive people mad.
It is said that when the hero Link defeated the evil entity Majora’s wrath, that the parasitic mask broke and dispersed into the surrounding area. Legend has it that the evil magic still contained within these lost pieces seeped into the land; effecting plant life and wild life alike. An explanation as to why this species of Butterfly holds a striking resemblance to the fabled mask.

thegreencorgi:

Majora Larvatum Papilio (The Majora Masked Butterfly)

This species of Butterfly is located exclusively in the land of Termina. Because of the striking eye pattern on its wings and close resemblance to the legendary Majora’s Mask it has very few predators in its adult form. Few people have been able to observe and document this species in the wild because the wing pattern is said to drive people mad.

It is said that when the hero Link defeated the evil entity Majora’s wrath, that the parasitic mask broke and dispersed into the surrounding area. Legend has it that the evil magic still contained within these lost pieces seeped into the land; effecting plant life and wild life alike. An explanation as to why this species of Butterfly holds a striking resemblance to the fabled mask.

planetvalium:

Stemonitis fusca- Slime mold

paleoillustration:

rcaauwe:

Speculative biology is a field of art where science and science fiction combine to come up with alternate ecologies and organisms. With the strangeness we continually discover about nature, how likely is a sexually dimorphic organism like this by scientific illustrator Rachel Caauwe, whose subjects include the weird, the unknown, the misunderstood? Speculative Dimorphism / Colossal Aquatic Female, Tiny Airborne Male by Rachel Caauwe
This species displays a high degree of sexual dimorphism. The male retains its larval form and develops an elastic, balloon-like airsac that is inflated with the gases that are the byproduct of the floating microbes in the atmosphere. Females grow to a colossal size and are much rarer, appearing in a ratio of one female to a million males. They spend most of their life as a deep sea predator, and when they become sexually mature, they rise to the surface to mate. They have a display of red and green feathery appendages which exhibit bioluminescent receptacles that attract males. The bioluminescence of the receptacles is produced through the same methane and hydrogen byproducts that keep the males afloat. The males mate with the receptacles and sperm is transported through the appendages to the female’s ovaries.

Another recommended blog.

paleoillustration:

rcaauwe:

Speculative biology is a field of art where science and science fiction combine to come up with alternate ecologies and organisms. With the strangeness we continually discover about nature, how likely is a sexually dimorphic organism like this by scientific illustrator Rachel Caauwe, whose subjects include the weird, the unknown, the misunderstood?

Speculative Dimorphism / Colossal Aquatic Female, Tiny Airborne Male by Rachel Caauwe



This species displays a high degree of sexual dimorphism. The male retains its larval form and develops an elastic, balloon-like airsac that is inflated with the gases that are the byproduct of the floating microbes in the atmosphere. Females grow to a colossal size and are much rarer, appearing in a ratio of one female to a million males. They spend most of their life as a deep sea predator, and when they become sexually mature, they rise to the surface to mate. They have a display of red and green feathery appendages which exhibit bioluminescent receptacles that attract males. The bioluminescence of the receptacles is produced through the same methane and hydrogen byproducts that keep the males afloat. The males mate with the receptacles and sperm is transported through the appendages to the female’s ovaries.

Another recommended blog.

justtomtom:

Mugiwara Crew!

Here is the complete set of these One Piece posters I’ve been working on, featuring the straw hat pirates and their dreams (except for Zoro who got a little lost).

If anyone’s interested in purchasing any of these posters then please let me know so we can sort out the details.

sciencesoup:

Argentavis magnificens: Magnificent Argentine Bird
With a wingspan of nearly 7 metres, Argentavis magnificens is the largest known bird to ever fly. It lived 6 million years ago in the open plains of Argentina and the Andes mountains, and it is related to modern-day vultures and storks—but with feathers the size of Samurai swords. It rivals some light aeroplanes in size, but it is believed to have flown on the wind more like a glider, soaring to speeds of 240 km/h. But with its massive flight muscles and enormous wings, the behemoth bird weighed 70 kilograms, so flapping its wings was not enough to achieve lift-off. “Birds are commonly compared with aircraft, but in reality helicopters are a better analogy,” says Sankar Chatterjee of Texas Tech University. Chatterjee and his team came to understand the bird’s flight by collaborating with a retired aeronautical engineer, inputting measurements from fossils into a computer program designed to study flight performance in helicopters. They determined that Argentavis must have run downhill into a headwind in order to become airborne, just like hang gliders, then gained elevation by circling inside columns of air known as “thermal elevators.” It would have easily hitched a ride a few kilometres up without even flapping its wings—then by just gliding to adjoining thermals, it would have been able to travel hundreds of kilometres per day.

sciencesoup:

Argentavis magnificens: Magnificent Argentine Bird

With a wingspan of nearly 7 metres, Argentavis magnificens is the largest known bird to ever fly. It lived 6 million years ago in the open plains of Argentina and the Andes mountains, and it is related to modern-day vultures and storks—but with feathers the size of Samurai swords. It rivals some light aeroplanes in size, but it is believed to have flown on the wind more like a glider, soaring to speeds of 240 km/h. But with its massive flight muscles and enormous wings, the behemoth bird weighed 70 kilograms, so flapping its wings was not enough to achieve lift-off. “Birds are commonly compared with aircraft, but in reality helicopters are a better analogy,” says Sankar Chatterjee of Texas Tech University. Chatterjee and his team came to understand the bird’s flight by collaborating with a retired aeronautical engineer, inputting measurements from fossils into a computer program designed to study flight performance in helicopters. They determined that Argentavis must have run downhill into a headwind in order to become airborne, just like hang gliders, then gained elevation by circling inside columns of air known as “thermal elevators.” It would have easily hitched a ride a few kilometres up without even flapping its wings—then by just gliding to adjoining thermals, it would have been able to travel hundreds of kilometres per day.

callmekitto:

raggedymind:

littledidxeknow:

todaylour:

andthroughthemosstheivycreeps:

impuretale:

beatrixspoke:

saaaaaasha:

hey guys
that is carved
 from MARBLE
THAT IS A ROCK

WAT

I have no idea how the artist manages to make it looks like not just cloth, but TRANSPARENT cloth. Amazing.

Hey Guys this is a sculpture of a Vestal Virgin, carved during the roman empire. its my favorite and is pretty fucking awesome. 

Blown away

I had the same reaction when I saw this motherfucker in the Louvre

I walked around that hunk of orgasm rock for a good ten minutes trying to figure out HOW.

b-but that’s not how rocks work???!!?

FUCKING BERNINI THO

FUCKING
BERNINI

callmekitto:

raggedymind:

littledidxeknow:

todaylour:

andthroughthemosstheivycreeps:

impuretale:

beatrixspoke:

saaaaaasha:

hey guys

that is carved

 from MARBLE

THAT IS A ROCK

WAT

I have no idea how the artist manages to make it looks like not just cloth, but TRANSPARENT cloth. Amazing.

Hey Guys this is a sculpture of a Vestal Virgin, carved during the roman empire. its my favorite and is pretty fucking awesome. 

Blown away

I had the same reaction when I saw this motherfucker in the Louvre

I walked around that hunk of orgasm rock for a good ten minutes trying to figure out HOW.

b-but that’s not how rocks work???!!?

FUCKING BERNINI THO

FUCKING

BERNINI