currentsinbiology:

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)

This is beyond cool!

currentsinbiology:

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)

This is beyond cool!

Saturday Sep 20 07:39am

tribecafilm:

John Curran on ‘Tracks,’ Mia Wasikowska and Solitude

Friday Sep 19 10:58pm
sesamestreet:

The problem with Wookie Cookies. [video]

sesamestreet:

The problem with Wookie Cookies. [video]

Friday Sep 19 10:47pm
kaitlinziesmer:

These ladies are hanging out in Pajama Baking Co for a while // hooray for teal colored walls! 💛 || #pajamabakingcompany #denverart #denver #pearlst  (at Pajama Baking Company)

kaitlinziesmer:

These ladies are hanging out in Pajama Baking Co for a while // hooray for teal colored walls! 💛 || #pajamabakingcompany #denverart #denver #pearlst (at Pajama Baking Company)

Thursday Sep 18 11:29pm
k3images:

View Down a Denver Street

k3images:

View Down a Denver Street

Thursday Sep 18 11:23pm
Thursday Sep 18 11:10pm
nyc-subway:

New York City Source: nyperson

nyc-subway:

New York City

Source: nyperson

Thursday Sep 18 06:56pm
al-grave:

The varying wavelengths of different colors

al-grave:

The varying wavelengths of different colors

Thursday Sep 18 06:42pm
otrops:

A step in the right direction
From Player Piano, this is quite possibly my favorite quotes of all time. It’s a reminder that progress is rarely relentlessly forward.

otrops:

A step in the right direction

From Player Piano, this is quite possibly my favorite quotes of all time. It’s a reminder that progress is rarely relentlessly forward.

Wednesday Sep 17 11:26pm
superseventies:

Jordache Jeans for men, 1970s

superseventies:

Jordache Jeans for men, 1970s

Wednesday Sep 17 11:17pm
Tuesday Sep 16 11:39pm
Tuesday Sep 16 08:19pm

itscolossal:

Florentijn Hofman’s Latest Work is a Gigantic Bunny Gazing Up at the Moon in Taiwan

Tuesday Sep 16 08:14pm
thisoldapt:

NEWS: Beastie Boy Mike D is designing another Brooklyn townhouse. You will never be able to afford it or one like it, obviously. We’re all about managing expectations here at TOA. Read more at CurbedNY.

thisoldapt:

NEWS: Beastie Boy Mike D is designing another Brooklyn townhouse. You will never be able to afford it or one like it, obviously. We’re all about managing expectations here at TOA. Read more at CurbedNY.

Tuesday Sep 16 03:52am
freersackler:

Evening: September, by Dwight William Tryon (American, 1849–1925), 1912.

freersackler:

Evening: September, by Dwight William Tryon (American, 1849–1925), 1912.

Monday Sep 15 10:48pm
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