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August 18 2014

aren
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tendons and muscles of the hand in the air - YouTube
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August 08 2014

aren
09:56

Collegehumor: 8 Animal-Based Sex Positions Other Than Doggy Style

Not all of them are exactly how these animals mate though, but still funny nevertheless. (Source: Collegehumor)
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July 28 2014

aren
11:34

baby chimp

















The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

July 25 2014

aren
10:44
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July 23 2014

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carbon2:

bassfanimation:

comedownstairsandsayhello:

frecklesandink:

momamiaaa:

Jellyfish Lake in Palau. Apparently the jellies have lost their ability to sting because of lack of predators in the lake and you can swim with them!

BUCKET LIST.

WAIT BUT THAT’S NOT EVEN THE COOLEST PART: These jellyfish carry small populations of algae inside their bodies and derive much of their nutrition from the sugars that the algae produce. The jellyfish follow the sun across the lake each day and rotate continuously, so that the algae are always getting maximum sunlight exposure for photosynthesis. Then at night they dive to deeper parts of the lake so the algae can absorb nitrogen. It’s one of the best examples of endosymbiosis in action and it’s KICKASS.

FLOATY FRIEND CABBAGES

SCIENCE

CLARA!

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June 17 2014

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teamlunch:

I found this in an old sketchbook. I wanted to try and figure out how the skull of this anime person would look since her mouth is almost in line with where her eyes start.

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June 15 2014

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May 27 2014

aren
08:41
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▶ Flammable pollen

May 22 2014

aren
04:38
The eyes of an electrician after being zapped by 14,000 volts of electricity. 
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May 02 2014

aren
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Bruising from a lightning strike
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April 30 2014

aren
11:00
Cells undergoing mitosis
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March 14 2014

aren
20:18
MRI of watermelon

January 03 2014

16:26
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infinity-imagined:

Coccolithophores are single celled eukaryotic phytoplankton that synthesize intricate exoskeletons from crystals of calcium carbonate.  The functions of these coccoliths are unknown, and may include buoyancy, osmotic regulation, protection from UV light, predation, or mechanical shock.  When nutrient and light conditions are optimal, coccolithophores can form massive plankton blooms that are visible from space.  Large numbers of these organisms can accumulate on the ocean floor forming chalk deposits such as the White Cliffs of Dover

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December 14 2013

aren
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How did feathers evolve? - Carl Zimmer
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December 12 2013

aren
05:58
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November 16 2013

09:37
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November 01 2013

aren
00:17
MRI of a banana

October 24 2013

21:52
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aren
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