markerslinger · 1 day
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ofpine · 2 days
there are FERNS?? that grow like TREES???? no fucking way
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so what sent me down this rabbit hole is earlier on a walk with my husband we saw some glorious "palms" in a garden that were about 6 feet high, once i inspected the fern-like leaf pattern and saw the new leaves were curled i was blown away because it was so similar to a fern but had a trunk and i didnt know ferns could grow like that. (see the last two images, i took them so i could identify it later using an app + research, it might be sphaeropteris brunoniana) look how hairy that frond is! i love plants 🤎ferns my beloved🤎
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peacephotography · 9 hours
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Bacterial biofilm on a human tongue cell Photograph: Dr. Tagide deCarvalho
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mossfroot · 1 day
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Oakmoss lichen Evernia prunastri & Physcia leptalea
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scienceisbeauty · 12 hours
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Cellular landscape cross-section through a eukaryotic cell, by Evan Ingersoll & Gael McGill - Digizyme’s Molecular Maya custom software, Autodesk Maya, and Foundry Modo used to import, model, rig, populate, and render all structural datasets.
Source: Cellular landscape (Gael McGill site)
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cassettefuturism87 · 20 hours
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Octopus juveniles inhabit many corners of the cosmos. A high level of machine-organism fusion can be observed on them.
These agile and intelligent creatures are often kept as pets by spaceship crew members.
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platypu · 18 hours
you think you know suffering? can you look me in the eyes and tell me you have experienced a pain worse than trying to learn how to identify grass? do you know what an awn is? have you heard of a lemna? you want me to get my little microscope out and be able to know what the achene is supposed to be? what the fuck. what the fuck are these words. You want me to pull apart this miniscule piece of shit with my hungry hungry hands? what am I? a fucking surgeon? no, no don't point out what the glumes are. I don't want to know anymore. get me out. get me out. get me out of here-
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I love it when reports say “scientists think that [whatever]” like ah yes. All scientists think this. Yup. All of em. The scientist hivemind.
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fishyfishyfishtimes · 9 hours
Daily fish fact #309
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Some anchovy species can grow as long as 40 cm (15 and a half inches) while some can be as small as only 2 cm (1 inch)! Anchovies are typically greenish in colour but appear blue or grey due to a reflective stripe running along their sides.
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siberiantrap · 1 day
Garden of Forking Paths
III: Confuciusornithidae
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Taking the adjoining branch to the Sapeornis family, we arrive at Pygostylia. Pygostylia represents another important step towards the modern bird bodyplan, the development of a pygostyle: the fusion and reduction of the tail vertebrae into a single stumpy bone, to which the tail feathers attach. Gone are the days of long, bony tails. The first family of Pygostylia we will look at is Confuciusornithidae, which lived from 130-120 Ma. Pictured is Confuciusornis sanctus.
Confuciusornithids appear to be the earliest bird lineage to independently lose their teeth, possessing a toothless beak. They possessed an hooked claw on their first digit, implying some capability for climbing. The flight capabilities of these birds is controversial, though, as they possess an odd combination of traits in their wings. The most notable feature of confuciusornithids is their paired, ribbon-like tail feathers, believed to be either for sexual display or to be dropped if caught by a predator.
(Art by Stephanie Abramowicz)
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cypherdecypher · 2 days
Animal of the Day!
Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana)
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(Photo from NPS)
Conservation Status- Least Concern
Habitat- Western and Central United States
Size (Weight/Length)- 63 kg; 149 cm
Diet- Grasses; Shrubs
Cool Facts- Living in a world without trees, it pays to be fast. The pronghorn is the second fastest land animal, capable of hitting speeds up to 90 kilometers per hour over short distances and 50 kilometers per hour for up to 30 kilometers. However, they rarely reach top speed outside of winter when the dirt is packed hard enough from the cold. Females live in small groups while solitary males create mass territories. The females that visit male territories are often looking for love, giving birth to one or two fawns once a year. The mothers give birth in a synchronized wave of babies, resulting in fawns creating nursery groups in the herd. 
Rating- 12/10 (Icon of the American west.)
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dougdimmadodo · 2 days
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Orca (Orcinus orca)
Family: Marine Dolphin Family (Delphinidae)
IUCN Conservation Status: Data Deficient 
Found in open oceans worldwide from the tropics to the poles, the Orca (also known as the Killer Whale, a mistranslation of an early Spanish name for this species, “asesina de ballenas”, meaning “whale killer”) is the largest living species of dolphin, and one of the most extensively studied of all cetaceans. Like most cetaceans Orcas live in complex social groups known as pods, but the makeup of these pods is unlike that of any other mammal in that individuals of both sexes typically remain with their mothers for their entire lives: each pod is led by a dominant female (known as a matriarch) who guides the pod in finding food, and upon her death a matriarch will be succeeded by one of her daughters. All of the males in a pod (which can be distinguished from females due to their longer dorsal fin) will be a son of one of the females within it, and while they may temporarily separate from their birth pod to mate with females from other pods they will almost always return afterwards. Different populations of Orcas differ greatly in the strategies they use to hunt and the vocalizations they use to communicate with one another, with some researchers having likened these differences to the variety of languages and cultures seen in humans. Owing to their intelligence, large size and cooperative hunting strategies, Orcas are tertiary consumers (apex predators) in every ecosystem they appear in and have been known to prey on animals as large as Blue Whales and other tertiary consumers such as Great White Sharks (although smaller prey such as sea turtles, smaller dolphins, seabirds, pinnipeds and a range of fish species are more typical prey.) 
Animal Advent Calendar - Day 2
Image Source: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/41521-Orcinus-orca
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jeonyeogstudies · 15 hours
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My new apartment is right upstairs this beautiful café where they have the best cake ever - blondie (left) and white chocolate berry (right) 🍰☕️
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eyesaremosaics · 2 days
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Glass frog portrait on Etsy
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mila14-16 · 2 hours
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girlmossing · 6 hours
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Visiting every green space in London part 1 - Epping Forest
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