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  2. pearl-nautilus:

    Amethyst

     
  3. (Source: fluvex, via seawitchgoddess)

     
  4. shvnyyy-e:

    zwamboobs:

    blazepress:

    Filming a rainbow when suddenly.

    Sick

    what the fuck

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  7. reptiglo:

    "Bearded dragon" by Schilling 2 on Flickr.

    Bearded Dragon Signs of Aggression

    Bearded dragons are generally not aggressive by nature (which is what makes them such good pets). Generally the worst thing you will see is they will show signs of aggressive behavior, and if you provoke them enough they may try and bite you.

    Below are some of the most common signs of aggression in both male and female bearded dragons:

    Fluffing Their Beard / Bearding – This where the bearded dragon got its name. A bearded dragon will fluff its beard as a threat sign. Obviously it makes the dragon seem bigger and more threatening so it can be seen as a sign of aggression. Sometimes a bearded dragon’s beard may turn to a darker or even black color when they are bearding.

    Hissing – Bearded dragons may also hiss if they feel threatened. Again this is another sign of being uncomfortable or a sign of aggression.

    Biting - It is fairly obvious that biting is a sign of aggression. If your bearded dragon tries to bite you when you handle it, you should simply put on a pair of gardening gloves because not handling your bearded dragon will not lower their aggressiveness…it will only prevent you from developing a closer bond with your beardie.

    Head Bobbing - Bearded dragons will bob their head up and down as a sign of territorial aggression towards one another. Occasionally, they will bob their heads at each other as a sign of communication. For example, one bearded dragon may bob his/her head four or five times fairly quickly, and another bearded dragon may bob his/her head twice more slowly in response as acknowledgement.

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  8. prostheticknowledge:

    Kepler’s Dream

    Project by Michael Burk is an analogue projection device to intimately view 3D printed objects  - video embedded below:

    Kepler’s Dream is an aesthetical investigation, exploring analog projection technology in the combination with computationally created content that is given a physical shape through 3D printing.

    Inspired by obsolete projection technologies like the overhead projector, and especially the episcope, an installation was designed that generates unique imagery and a fascinating experience.
    Mixing digital aesthetics - parametric and generative shapes - with the qualities of analog projection creates an otherworldly look that seems to be neither digital nor analog.
    Interacting with the installation creates a deeply immersive effect, as the instant reaction of the projection and the “infinite frame rate“ let this fantastical world come to life.

    More Here

    (via architecturewithbenefits)

     
  9. jtotheizzoe:

    The oldest living thing in the world: These actinobacteria, recovered from the subterranean brrrrr-osphere that is Siberian permafrost, are estimated to be 500,000 years old. While many ancient microbes have been revived from ancient dormant states, these bacterial cells have been continuously living for half a million years. It’s known that the bacteria aren’t mobile in the frozen Earth, so by radioactively dating the layers of soil around the microbes, scientists were able to estimate their age.

    Unable to divide and reproduce, these microbes were shown to be actively repairing their DNA despite the frigid temperatures, their enzymes uniquely adapted to an environment that would mean certain death for perhaps every other creature on Earth. While not growing, moving, or reproducing, this sort of cryostasis counts as living if you ask me (and the scientists who study them).

    What do you think this means for the possibility of life on other planets?

    (via Rachel Sussman and Brain Pickings. Check out the original 2007 research paper here)

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  10. rawpleasures:

    Durham Cathedral, across nave, 1912,Evans Frederick

    (via dendroica)

     
  11. geisterseher:

    Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, Baron Redesdale (1837-1916), The Attaché at Peking (1900)

    (Source: archive.org, via hordes-of-nebulah)

     
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