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April. 23. 2014. 03:20 pm 102,784 notes



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April. 23. 2014. 08:05 am 92,627 notes

A classic.

A classic.

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March. 07. 2014. 07:23 am 144 notes
The animals of the Burgess Shale are holy objects — in the unconventional sense that this word conveys in some cultures. We do not place them on pedestals and worship from afar. We climb mountains and dynamite hillsides to find them. We quarry them, split them, carve them, draw them, and dissect them, struggling to wrest their secrets. We vilify and curse them for their damnable intransigence. They are grubby little creatures of a sea floor 530 million years old, but we greet them with awe because they are the Old Ones, and they are trying to tell us something.
Stephen Jay Gould (Wonderful Life 1989)

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February. 24. 2014. 07:39 pm 136 notes


Bat Volute | ©Blogie

Cymbiola vespertilio, also known as Bat Volute, Variable Volute, and Cone Shell, is a gastropod mollusk in the Volutidae family. Its beautiful shell is variable in color and pattern. The inhabitant is much bigger than its shell. They feed on other mollusks, and grow to a length of about 16cm.

Specimen shown was photographed during a night dive at Isla Reta Beach Resort, Davao del Norte, Philippines.

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February. 21. 2014. 07:56 pm 46,212 notes


When I die, put this tweet on my tombstone.

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February. 21. 2014. 10:59 am 1,177 notes

vita-insectum: He’s just like “Hey that’s me!”


vita-insectum: He’s just like “Hey that’s me!”

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February. 13. 2014. 10:54 am 125,433 notes

pap pap
good creb


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good creb

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February. 04. 2014. 02:41 pm 11,825 notes

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January. 30. 2014. 03:33 pm 204,456 notes


how come when someone decides to eat only fruits and vegetables people commend them for their “willpower” and “diligence” but when i decide to eat a diet composed entirely of mozzarella sticks and vodka suddenly i’m “out of control” and “putting myself in danger”

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January. 28. 2014. 02:41 pm 34,201 notes
Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
Lao Tzu 

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January. 28. 2014. 02:11 pm 38,238 notes


I hate it when this happens.


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January. 26. 2014. 08:44 pm 2,361 notes

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January. 24. 2014. 08:09 am 401 notes


White Scarab Beetle (Cyphochilus insulanus, Melolonthinae)

Cyphochilus is a genus of beetle with an unusually bright white body, occurring in Southeast Asia. The whiteness of its body is caused by a thin layer of a highly reflective natural photonic solid in its scales and has nothing to do with pigment. The secret is in the size of the filaments of which the scales are made and the spacing between the filaments. This structure scatters light in an unusually efficient manner. Unlike colours, which can be created by using highly ordered structures to scatter light, white is created by a random, simultaneous scattering of light.

It is believed that the beetle’s whiteness has evolved to mimic local white fungi as a form of camouflage while it feeds on sugar cane but science’s recent interest in this genus of beetles centres around how the secret of its colour can benefit humans. In the future, the paper we write on, the colour of our teeth and even the efficiency of the rapidly emerging new generation of white light sources like LEDs will be significantly improved if technology can take and apply the design ideas we learn from these beetles.

This individual is also host to an entourage of orange immature mites. (Newly hatched larval stages of mites are six-legged. Later nymphal stages, and of course the adults, have eight legs.)

White Scarab Beetle (Cyphochilus insulanus, Melolonthinae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese beetles on my Flickr site HERE…..

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January. 08. 2014. 04:34 pm 160,861 notes


alcohol is not the answer

alcohol is the question, yes is the answer

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