Never Stop Asking

An aspiring (astro)biologist. Lover of both the telescope and microscope. I eat. I tweet. I science. I climb. I sleep.

the-leader-in-red:

johncougar:

weirdvvolf:

papauera:

lofticri3s:

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This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability.

favorite things about this

  • literally all the brass starts to get the hang of it and then the crescendos happen and everyone is like FUCK FUCK FUCK??? FUCK. JUST. BLOW RLY HARD.
  • the strings are lazy but also the same. like u can tell a lot of the ppl w/ the stringed instruments may already basically know how to play stringed instruments. like there’s definitely a section at the beginning where you hear a good portion going “oh yeah this is like. a smaller/bigger version of what i do.”
  • all you hear of any woodwinds is just “pffffttt??? pFFFTTTT???? PFFFFFTTTT I SAID PFFFFTTTT!!!!!” bc woodwinds are fucking HARD and you hear after like the first crescendo half of them just give up. they give up. they’re done. fuck this it tastes weird and my lips hurt.
  • that trumpet. that person is fucking TRYING man they fucking GOT this. they may not have figured out notes but they figured out LOUD and they GOT this.

I JUST DIED

I SEARCHED THIS POST FOR AGES OH MY GOD

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house-under-a-rock:

Christian Core on Amma Gamma 8B / V13, Australia
photo: Stella Marchisio

house-under-a-rock:

Christian Core on Amma Gamma 8B / V13, Australia

photo: Stella Marchisio

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marcommarco:

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marcommarco:

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— 1 week ago with 175 notes
house-under-a-rock:

Beat Kammerlander on The Principle of Hope (E9/10+ / 5.14) Burs, Austria
Photo: Peter Mathis

house-under-a-rock:

Beat Kammerlander on The Principle of Hope (E9/10+ / 5.14) Burs, Austria

Photo: Peter Mathis

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— 1 week ago with 127 notes
marcommarco:

Mirthe van Liere, Monk Amsterdam

marcommarco:

Mirthe van Liere, Monk Amsterdam

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— 1 week ago with 87 notes
smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Skeptical Swan
Photo by Erin Tucker (Apopka, FL, USA); Orlando, FL, USA

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Skeptical Swan

Photo by Erin Tucker (Apopka, FL, USA); Orlando, FL, USA

— 1 week ago with 671 notes
uniofnottingham:

Scientists are very strong - FACT.
Here’s Neil Barnes from our Faculty of Science (and Periodic Videos team) leading a tug of war during the recent Chemistry Summer Party. They are wearing viking helmets for important science reasons. 

uniofnottingham:

Scientists are very strong - FACT.

Here’s Neil Barnes from our Faculty of Science (and Periodic Videos team) leading a tug of war during the recent Chemistry Summer Party. They are wearing viking helmets for important science reasons. 

— 1 week ago with 6 notes

stuntlad:

year in review!

could i have asked to meet better people and have better times during that year

short answer: n o

Maaaaaaaax

— 1 month ago with 5 notes
#uni life  #fresher  #no longer  #friends 
eumorpha-dream:

Dryocampa rubicunda - The Rosy Maple Moth Taken in Moultonborough, NH on Saturday, June 7th.
These moths are beautiful! And have so much variation. Tomorrow when the first set of photos post, I will include some more of these guys! They are so beautiful, and in my opinion are prettier than the Luna. These moths are in the family Saturnidae, so they are related to Luna’s.
The caterpillars are gregarious (feed together) on maple, box elder, and oak. They occasionally become prolific on maple and defoliate trees. The adults don’t feed as they have no functioning mouthparts.

eumorpha-dream:

Dryocampa rubicunda - The Rosy Maple Moth
Taken in Moultonborough, NH on Saturday, June 7th.

These moths are beautiful! And have so much variation. Tomorrow when the first set of photos post, I will include some more of these guys! They are so beautiful, and in my opinion are prettier than the Luna. These moths are in the family Saturnidae, so they are related to Luna’s.

The caterpillars are gregarious (feed together) on maple, box elder, and oak. They occasionally become prolific on maple and defoliate trees. The adults don’t feed as they have no functioning mouthparts.

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staglove:

bookishbutcorruptible:

thisiskaylaerin:

Sunday Cosplay is the best

HOLY MOTHERFUCK SHIT GOD BLESS YOU

Eeee!

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uniofnottingham:

Lake or puddle? This swan chose puddle… 

uniofnottingham:

Lake or puddle? This swan chose puddle… 

— 5 months ago with 52 notes

deluxesherlock:

iamthedukeofurl:

knightsgambit:

fyeahflutes:

swagarolli:

flutes players need to breathe

flute players need to breathe 

flute players need to breathe

fluTe PLAYeRS NEED TO BREAHTE

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no

the soften part is where the flute players begin to die off one by one

Those that make it to the end of the song go on to reproduce, ensuring the next generation of flute players is stronger. This is known as Survival of the Flutist. 

SURVIVAL OF THE FLUTIST

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— 5 months ago with 186793 notes

In a far away land you start your journey and travel through out the region in order to become a Pokemon Master. After collecting 8 badges, you head of the Victory Road and reach the Elite Four. There you battle the top 4 trainers in the land who are also Pop Stars. Battle after battle you fight to become the Champion, but what you don’t expect is two people waiting for you after your fourth battle…

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jtotheizzoe:

Sticking plungers to chickens’ butts… you know, for science!
Chickens and other birds are modern relatives of non-avian theropods, a large order of dinosaurs that contains Tyrannosaurus rex, raptors (like Deinonychus), and other primarily bipedal reptilian beasts. They stood mostly on their two rear legs and used massive muscular tails for balance:

They weren’t all big monsters, though. There were also cute little theropods like these guys:

If you need help keeping your dino-groups straight, contrast theropods with sauropods, which include these large, long-necked, four-on-the-floor herbivores:

There’s many more sub-orders of dinosaurs, find out where more of your favorites fall on this Wikipedia page. 
Seeing as chickens and their relative are the closest living thing to theropod dinosaurs, a group of biologists thought they’d be a great model to study how T. rex and friends walked. The only problem is that chickens don’t have the long tails that their dino ancestors carried around.
Solution? Stick one on and film ‘em!
The addition of a plunger-butt tail affected the bird’s center of mass and its gait, as well as where it held its bones during standing and walking. You can read more about the research at io9, or check out the original paper (open access) at PLOS One. 
Previously: Check out a great TED-Ed video about the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs, narrated by Carl Zimmer.

jtotheizzoe:

Sticking plungers to chickens’ butts… you know, for science!

Chickens and other birds are modern relatives of non-avian theropods, a large order of dinosaurs that contains Tyrannosaurus rex, raptors (like Deinonychus), and other primarily bipedal reptilian beasts. They stood mostly on their two rear legs and used massive muscular tails for balance:

They weren’t all big monsters, though. There were also cute little theropods like these guys:

If you need help keeping your dino-groups straight, contrast theropods with sauropods, which include these large, long-necked, four-on-the-floor herbivores:

There’s many more sub-orders of dinosaurs, find out where more of your favorites fall on this Wikipedia page

Seeing as chickens and their relative are the closest living thing to theropod dinosaurs, a group of biologists thought they’d be a great model to study how T. rex and friends walked. The only problem is that chickens don’t have the long tails that their dino ancestors carried around.

Solution? Stick one on and film ‘em!

The addition of a plunger-butt tail affected the bird’s center of mass and its gait, as well as where it held its bones during standing and walking. You can read more about the research at io9, or check out the original paper (open access) at PLOS One

Previously: Check out a great TED-Ed video about the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs, narrated by Carl Zimmer.

— 5 months ago with 1373 notes