October 15, 2014
bogleech:

dynamicoceans:

Moray Eels
To breath they open and close their mouths to force water over their gills.

And, as you can see, they can be fairly sociable. They can be fairly territorial too, but it’s easy for them to get used to other eels, or even entirely different animals; they can be tamed and love to be petted. Some divers “befriend” wild ones who come to greet them and get cuddles even for years.
The bigger ones can easily bite your fingers off, sure, but the same goes for some dogs. They just don’t know their strength :(

bogleech:

dynamicoceans:

Moray Eels

To breath they open and close their mouths to force water over their gills.

And, as you can see, they can be fairly sociable. They can be fairly territorial too, but it’s easy for them to get used to other eels, or even entirely different animals; they can be tamed and love to be petted. Some divers “befriend” wild ones who come to greet them and get cuddles even for years.

The bigger ones can easily bite your fingers off, sure, but the same goes for some dogs. They just don’t know their strength :(

(via realmonstrosities)

October 11, 2014
annamenou:

bro mint bronislaw
come on malinowski, you look like fucking tintin

annamenou:

bro mint bronislaw

come on malinowski, you look like fucking tintin

October 11, 2014
WHEN I FINALLY BECOME A DOCTORAL CANDIDATE

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

credit: redheadextinction

October 11, 2014
WHEN MY UNDERGRADS DON’T KNOW WHAT DNA AND RNA ARE

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

credit: Marah

Throwback » biosemiotics lectures 3 years ago

October 1, 2014

new-aesthetic:

Images created in an ongoing conversation between @pixelsorter and @a_quilt_bot, two automated image-generating twitter bots. 

The creator of @pixelsorter wrote a blog post about an earlier image loop with @badpng.

September 19, 2014
annamenou:

ez a probléma foglalkoztat most a legjobban a világon
mi az isten van veled, lengyelország

annamenou:

ez a probléma foglalkoztat most a legjobban a világon

mi az isten van veled, lengyelország

September 9, 2014

tkvila:

 

From Sophie de Oliveira Brata’s Alternative Limb Project

Oh my gosh so beautiful.

(Source: lukewadethompson)

August 25, 2014

realmonstrosities:

This is surely the weirdest sea cucumber in the world!

Pelagothuria natatrix is, as far as anyone knows, the world’s only fully pelagic echinoderm. That means they spend their entire lives swimming through the sea and need never descend to the sea floor.

They live in the deep sea and get around by pulsing their umbrella, much like a jellyfish.

In the middle of the umbrella is their mouth, facing straight upward, and surrounded by oral tentacles that capture food from the water.

The body meanwhile simply dangles beneath.

The entire internet has almost ZERO photos of this thing! Someone needs to start a petition…

August 25, 2014

brucesterling:

artnouveaustyle:

missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

Plz bring back art nouveau design in everything *_*

*I like it when people just make up entire cultural sensibilities

August 23, 2014

annamenou:

moornin:

me too, moomin

!!!!!!!!!!