nubbsgalore:

honduran white tent bats roosting under a heliconia leaf, which they sever down the length of its midrib to create a ‘tent’ that provides a waterproof shelter and protection from potential predators. 

photos by (click pic) konrad wothekenji nishida, jenny theobald and tobias gerlach, leyooutofsomewherewanja krahalex figueroamatt brady, and michael and patricia fogden

yknowforkids:

Happy 86th birthday to Vera Rubin (b. July 23, 1928), a pioneering astronomer who uncovered the galaxy rotation problem. While attempting to explain the galaxy rotation problem, she encountered some of the most firm evidence up to that time of dark matter.

Via American Museum of Natural History.

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did-you-kno:

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," "the Alphabet Song" and "Baa Baa Black Sheep" are all sung to the melody of "Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman," a French 1761 song most famously arranged by Mozart.
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did-you-kno:

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," "the Alphabet Song" and "Baa Baa Black Sheep" are all sung to the melody of "Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman," a French 1761 song most famously arranged by Mozart.

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missedinhistory:

In the 1600s, France had a problem. Both it and England were trying to build colonies in the Americas, and from population standpoint, England was way ahead, with its number of colonists in the low six figures. France, on the other hand, had only about 3,000 settlers in New France, thanks to a rather utilitarian view of women and children as inessential to a fur trapper’s bottom line. Louis XIV’s solution to this problem: shipping eligible ladies across the Atlantic to find husbands and start having babies.

We’re not blind to the many other issues that came about as a consequence of European colonization of the Americas (you’ll hear me mesh “colonization” and “colonialism” into one novel non-word) but today’s story is really about who these women were, how they got to New France and what happened to them after they arrived.

Here’s a link to our notes and research.

mothernaturenetwork:

With Lifelines, photographer shines a light on homeless folks and their pets
In this heartwarming photo series, Austin-based photographer Norah Levine documents the chronically misunderstood relationship between homeless people and the pets they love.

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kqedscience:

How Colors Smell"When someone asks me what flavor slushie I want, I don’t say “cherry,” I say “red.” That flavor is called “red.” “Blue” is another flavor a slushie might have. Similarly, a cherry smell—especially the chemically cherry smell of a red slushie—is a red smell.That one’s easy, since cherries are red. It doesn’t take a wild leap to make that association. But what color is the smell of, say, soap?A new study published in PLOS One finds that some people say white, some say yellow, some say blue. A group of international researchers had people from different cultures smell 14 scents and choose from 36 colors the one that they associated most with the odor.”
Find out more from theatlantic.

kqedscience:

How Colors Smell

"When someone asks me what flavor slushie I want, I don’t say “cherry,” I say “red.” That flavor is called “red.” “Blue” is another flavor a slushie might have. Similarly, a cherry smell—especially the chemically cherry smell of a red slushie—is a red smell.

That one’s easy, since cherries are red. It doesn’t take a wild leap to make that association. But what color is the smell of, say, soap?

A new study published in PLOS One finds that some people say white, some say yellow, some say blue. A group of international researchers had people from different cultures smell 14 scents and choose from 36 colors the one that they associated most with the odor.”

Find out more from theatlantic.

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isolated-animals:

mairelon:

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insanityisallihavegoingforme:

meanwhileinpurgatory:

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aidanturnerconfessions:

If you can show me a man that looks better than Richard Armitage in military uniform I will give you my first born

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I see your Tennant and raise you Hiddleston and Cumberbatch

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i see your hiddleston and cumberbatch and raise you ackles

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I acknowledge your Ackles and raise you Rogers

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BAM GERARD WAY

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Have a Sebastian Stan

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This might be the most Tumblr thread ever.

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williamshatner:

So I’m new to this but old to Social Media. My purpose for being here is to blog about my experiences online and get out of the 140 character limit.

I have tried turning on the /ask feature but it’s just fills my inbox with random posts and questions that I see everywhere else.

I’m going to try…

William Shatner is on Tumblr! Are you here to bring balance to George Takei's Tumblr “force”? (Pardon the cross-serial pun.)

stufftoblowyourmind:

What is consciousness? Can we test for it? And how to we rectify the seemingly disparate realities of physical brain and immaterial mind? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie consider the hard problem of human consciousness and the philosophic warnings of the New Mysterians.

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This is Your Brain on Meditation (podcast)

Change Your Mind the Hard Way (podcast)

fastcompany:

"I literally see these robots skirting around the lab, and it was almost as if I had this huge flashback to Star Wars. If we are ever going to see robots like that, it’s going to start in a lab just like this, right now, right here.”
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fastcompany:

"I literally see these robots skirting around the lab, and it was almost as if I had this huge flashback to Star Wars. If we are ever going to see robots like that, it’s going to start in a lab just like this, right now, right here.”

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