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mymodernmet:

Artist Jim Dingilian has an incredible and unconventional way of creating art. He fills glass bottles with fumes and coats their inside surfaces with soot. He then reaches in the vessel to selectively erase certain areas using brushes and cotton swabs. The results are ethereal, multi-layered landscapes made of smoke.

whaaaaat

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spongepopculture:

"It grew louder—louder—louder! And still the men chatted pleasantly, and smiled. Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God!—no, no! They heard!—they suspected!—they knew!—they were making a mockery of my horror!"

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

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libutron:

The feared and fascinating Jack Jumper Ant - the metazoan with the lowest possible number of chromosomes
The Australian Jack Jumper Ant, Myrmecia pilosula (Formicidae), with its 12 mm length, large eyes, and long mandibles with teeth, is an aggressive ant with a very potent sting. 
The sting is not severe (in terms of pain), but this ant is responsible for greater than 90% of Australian ant venom allergy. In Tasmania stings by M. pilosula (and possible the Inchman ant, M. forficate) caused 21–-25% of the 324 cases of anaphylaxis treated with adrenaline in the Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department between 1990 and 1998, compared with 13% caused by honeybee stings.
Moreover, what I personally find fascinating is the fact that ants of the Myrmecia pilosula species complex include some individuals with the lowest possible metazoan chromosome number of 2n = 2, although others in this cluster of sibling species have much higher numbers, the known maximum being 2n = 32.
If we also consider that males are haploid (they have a single set of chromosomes in the nucleus of their cells), as in other Hymenoptera, the somatic cells of males contain only a single chromosome.
Other common names: Jumper Ant, Hopper Ant, Jumping Jack, Bull Ant.
References: [1] - [2] - [3]
Photo: ©Arthur Chapman
Locality: Falcons Lookout Track, Werribee Gorge State Park, near Ballan, Victoria, Australia 

libutron:

The feared and fascinating Jack Jumper Ant - the metazoan with the lowest possible number of chromosomes

The Australian Jack Jumper Ant, Myrmecia pilosula (Formicidae), with its 12 mm length, large eyes, and long mandibles with teeth, is an aggressive ant with a very potent sting. 

The sting is not severe (in terms of pain), but this ant is responsible for greater than 90% of Australian ant venom allergy. In Tasmania stings by M. pilosula (and possible the Inchman ant, M. forficate) caused 21–-25% of the 324 cases of anaphylaxis treated with adrenaline in the Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department between 1990 and 1998, compared with 13% caused by honeybee stings.

Moreover, what I personally find fascinating is the fact that ants of the Myrmecia pilosula species complex include some individuals with the lowest possible metazoan chromosome number of 2n = 2, although others in this cluster of sibling species have much higher numbers, the known maximum being 2n = 32.

If we also consider that males are haploid (they have a single set of chromosomes in the nucleus of their cells), as in other Hymenoptera, the somatic cells of males contain only a single chromosome.

Other common names: Jumper Ant, Hopper Ant, Jumping Jack, Bull Ant.

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo: ©Arthur Chapman

Locality: Falcons Lookout Track, Werribee Gorge State Park, near Ballan, Victoria, Australia 

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libutron:

Slime mold on mushroom 
Tiny fruiting bodies (sporocarps) of the cosmopolitan slime mold Cribraria, maybe Cribraria intricata (Cribrariaceae), growing on the cap of an unidentified mushroom. There’s also Ceratiomyxa slime mold below the fungus.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo: ©Kim Fleming
Locality: unknown

libutron:

Slime mold on mushroom 

Tiny fruiting bodies (sporocarps) of the cosmopolitan slime mold Cribraria, maybe Cribraria intricata (Cribrariaceae), growing on the cap of an unidentified mushroom. There’s also Ceratiomyxa slime mold below the fungus.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo: ©Kim Fleming

Locality: unknown

— 1 week ago with 217 notes

theotakux:

This is why I love Team Fortress 2

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Entitled

Me:This older generation pisses me off so much
Therapist:Why?
Me:Because when I was growing up, we were forcefed the idea that if we didn't want to be 'flipping burgers at McDonalds,' then we'd better go to college.
Therapist:And?
Me:And now we've all gone to college, have degrees, can't get a damn job, and the same people that told us to go to college call us entitled assholes because we refuse to flip burgers
Therapist:Touche
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epicroll:

artissimo:

knife river by ryan gitterCFSL.NET CAFE SALE -ARTBOOK T1

This is awesome. Getting lots of ideas from this image.
- Mathew out!

epicroll:

artissimo:

knife river by ryan gitter

CFSL.NET CAFE SALE -ARTBOOK T1

This is awesome. Getting lots of ideas from this image.

- Mathew out!

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noobtheloser:

This took me 30 seconds. 

noobtheloser:

This took me 30 seconds. 

— 1 week ago with 1899 notes
shalmons:

ugh poliwrath is pretty much why i haven’t been doing pokemonathon in a million years
but then i found out that his design used to include a crown, so i figured that would be slightly more fun than drawing poliwhirl and angry poliwhirl right after  (i also kinda miss the little touch of red that poliwag’s color scheme has, so i decided to bring that back here too) 
i think the other two came out better, but oh well :|  just nice to finally have this one out of the way!

shalmons:

ugh poliwrath is pretty much why i haven’t been doing pokemonathon in a million years

but then i found out that his design used to include a crown, so i figured that would be slightly more fun than drawing poliwhirl and angry poliwhirl right after  (i also kinda miss the little touch of red that poliwag’s color scheme has, so i decided to bring that back here too) 

i think the other two came out better, but oh well :|  just nice to finally have this one out of the way!

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— 1 week ago with 88 notes
libutron:

The Extravagant Black Bat flower
The unusual Black Bat flower, Tacca chantrieri (Dioscoreales - Dioscoreaceae), is quite distinctive by the strange, unique, near black flowers. The flowers, which can grow up to 25 cm long, have four large, dark-purple bracts and long bracteoles, giving the inflorescence a striking appearance that superficially resemble a flying bat, a sinister face, or a mean tiger with whiskers.
Tacca chantrieri is an endangered species that occurs in tropical regions of SE Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, and southern China, particularly Yunnan Province.
The features of these flowers have been assumed to function as a ‘‘deceit syndrome’’ in which reproductive structures resemble decaying organic material attracting flies that facilitate cross-pollination (sapromyiophily). However, a study on pollination and mating in Tacca chantrieri populations from SW China, has shown that despite considerable investment in extravagant display, populations of this species are predominantly selfing and that flowers have several traits that promote autonomous self-pollination.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Stephanie Lichlyter 
Locality: Cultivated (Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, US)

libutron:

The Extravagant Black Bat flower

The unusual Black Bat flower, Tacca chantrieri (Dioscoreales - Dioscoreaceae), is quite distinctive by the strange, unique, near black flowers. The flowers, which can grow up to 25 cm long, have four large, dark-purple bracts and long bracteoles, giving the inflorescence a striking appearance that superficially resemble a flying bat, a sinister face, or a mean tiger with whiskers.

Tacca chantrieri is an endangered species that occurs in tropical regions of SE Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, and southern China, particularly Yunnan Province.

The features of these flowers have been assumed to function as a ‘‘deceit syndrome’’ in which reproductive structures resemble decaying organic material attracting flies that facilitate cross-pollination (sapromyiophily). However, a study on pollination and mating in Tacca chantrieri populations from SW China, has shown that despite considerable investment in extravagant display, populations of this species are predominantly selfing and that flowers have several traits that promote autonomous self-pollination.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Stephanie Lichlyter

Locality: Cultivated (Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, US)

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ramblingsofagirlgeek:

ninastestanin:

netwerking-engineer:

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When your party has a bard and there’s an enemy bard

I laughed way too hard at this

I can’t stop laughing

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