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thisisradioactive:

When you make a reference and someone actually gets it

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Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

setbabiesonfire:

stunningpicture:

A Bismuth Geode. Looks like a cyborgenetic egg

I’m fairly certain this is lab-created bismuth (as most bismuth crystals are), which doesn’t make it any less awesome. It’s hard finding pure bismuth naturally and it normally doesn’t form like this (which is like the most famous form of bismuth). It is ‘relatively nontoxic’ and has a low melting point just above 271 °C, so crystals may be grown using a household stove, although the resulting crystals will tend to be lower quality than lab-grown crystals. Bismuth was discovered to be radioactive, but has a half-life billions of times older than that of the universe. Among different practical uses of Bismuth, you’ll find it in your Pepto-Bismol.

setbabiesonfire:

stunningpicture:

A Bismuth Geode. Looks like a cyborgenetic egg

I’m fairly certain this is lab-created bismuth (as most bismuth crystals are), which doesn’t make it any less awesome. It’s hard finding pure bismuth naturally and it normally doesn’t form like this (which is like the most famous form of bismuth). It is ‘relatively nontoxic’ and has a low melting point just above 271 °C, so crystals may be grown using a household stove, although the resulting crystals will tend to be lower quality than lab-grown crystals. Bismuth was discovered to be radioactive, but has a half-life billions of times older than that of the universe. Among different practical uses of Bismuth, you’ll find it in your Pepto-Bismol.

theroguefeminist:

i literally find every iteration of this meme HILARIOUS no matter what fandom it involves

toby-moon:

eternal-nova:

sonoanthony:

LMFAOOOO SHE TRANSFORMED 

holy shit!

This is your girlfriend maverikdr

toby-moon:

eternal-nova:

sonoanthony:

LMFAOOOO SHE TRANSFORMED 

holy shit!

This is your girlfriend maverikdr

archiemcphee:

Today we join the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders in astonishment at the golden mesh marvel that is the cocoon of the Urodidae moth. Also known as “false burnet moths,” these small to medium sized moths spend their pupal stage in unusual and incredibly beautiful open-mesh cocoons, which are sometimes suspended on a very long thread below a leaf.

"This type of cocoon is known as a "open-network cocoon" and is unlike other cocoons in that it doesn’t completely enclose the pupa in silk. Instead, it only partially surrounds it, likely enabling better airflow to control for humidity and may help prevent fungi from growing on, and eventually killing, the pupa. This cocoon very likely belongs to a moth in the family Urodidae, which is known for making this type of lattice-structured cocoon surrounding its pupa."

Click here to watch a video about these amazing structures.

Photos by Jeff Cremer, click here to view more.

[via Reddit, formakers and Smarter Every Day]

treesandfangs:

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turecepcja:

Tree roots winning their battle against concrete

treesandfangs hey kan

we will tear up this estABLISHMENT BOARD BY BOARD