Thursday, July 31, 2014
wnycradiolab:

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This photo — taken by Bug Squad’s Kathy Keatley Garvey — captures the moment after a bee sting when the honeybee attempts to fly away (with the barbed stinger still lodged in the victim). See that trail of goo? It’s actually the bee’s abdominal tissue.


WHAT.

wnycradiolab:

ucresearch:

This photo — taken by Bug Squad’s Kathy Keatley Garvey — captures the moment after a bee sting when the honeybee attempts to fly away (with the barbed stinger still lodged in the victim). See that trail of goo? It’s actually the bee’s abdominal tissue.

WHAT.

wnycradiolab:

itscolossal:

Pacific Light [VIDEO]

Awwww yeah.  Happy weekend everyone.

It’s a night to catch up on Radiolab podcasts and that couldn’t be any more joyous

It’s been a cool summer. And why is tomorrow August? When did that happen?

I went to Parents’ Night yesterday at my old camp, mostly because two of the little girls I babysit for now were in the show. Sophie Bean had a solo… in Spanish! (And she doesn’t speak Spanish, she just memorized the line). It was actually beautiful because she’s a very introverted kid, sometimes to the point of being just completely oblivious to everything around her. She used to give me heart palpitations when she was my camper a couple years ago, because she hates group activities and she’ll just wander away at the blink of an eye. Like for instance all the girls would go get changed into their bathing suits and she would just wordlessly disappear off behind a random tree or something to play with some bugs. I actually love that about her, and I feel like I understand, because I’m also the kind of person who gets overwhelmed in big groups and would enjoy some time to unwind behind a random tree with some bugs. It’s been very pleasant being her babysitter because she’s so calm and content to just read her books or draw for hours on end. But it was still such a nice experience to see her on stage last night, because she was so nervous beforehand and kept telling me she felt sick and didn’t want to do it anymore, and then when she got up there she looked so surprisingly comfortable and totally stole the show with her Spanish solo. Stole the show, I tell you, and I felt so inexplicably proud.

I’m scared of time.

But at least I had pizza for breakfast this morning and it was so darn delicious.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
biomorphosis:

Mudskipper is a fish which spend more time on land than in water. In fact, a mudskipper will drown if it’s never able to reach the water’s surface! Like other fish, mudskippers breathe through gills, but in addition they absorb oxygen through their skin and the linings of their mouths and throats. They are able to move over land by using their pectoral fins to pull themselves forward, or they perform a series of skips or jumps. Pokemon “Mudkip” is based on this fish.

biomorphosis:

Mudskipper is a fish which spend more time on land than in water. In fact, a mudskipper will drown if it’s never able to reach the water’s surface! Like other fish, mudskippers breathe through gills, but in addition they absorb oxygen through their skin and the linings of their mouths and throats. They are able to move over land by using their pectoral fins to pull themselves forward, or they perform a series of skips or jumps. Pokemon “Mudkip” is based on this fish.

Friday, July 25, 2014

nubbsgalore:

circumhorizontal arcs photographed by (click pic) david england, andy cripe, del zane, todd sackmann and brandon rios. this atmospheric phenomenon, otherwise known as a fire rainbow, is created when light from a sun that is at least 58 degrees above the horizon passes through the hexagonal ice crystals that form cirrus clouds which, because of quick cloud formation, have become horizontally aligned. (see also: previous cloud posts)

I love the south. I really do. Southerners, in general, are significantly friendlier than Northeastern-ers, and especially New Yorkers. And plus, they have their cute drawly accents, and they say “y’all,” and people who say “y’all” are always just so darn adorable. And they have palm trees and warm weather.

I’m a joke of a human being. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to be less of a joke. And by sometimes, I mean all the time.

There’s just nothing like the way babies smell. It’s the best smell in the whole world.

I don’t understand anything.

And that brings me back to the point that I’m a joke of a human being.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014