Imagine seeing a Southern Right Whale while @scubadiving 💙🐋 in the frigid waters of New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands during wintertime. These enormous whales can reach lengths of 45 feet and weights of over 70 tons.
Photo by @BrianSkerry
Dr. Hunter Hines here @microbialecology taking over the account this week! Get ready for some wild microbes from the unseen world of our planet’s biodiversity. Let’s start off with a famously tough water bear. This Tardigrade is a microbial animal at half a millimeter in length. I magnified it 400x to show its awesome features: include claws and eyes. The small internal circles are storage cells. This animal has survived all the mass extinctions, and will likely survive the next- but will we? By understanding microbes and their importance in the ecosystems they support, I hope we can all have a better appreciation for the planet and the biodiversity it contains; big or small. They may be rough, but they are not immortal. Have you ever seen a live Tardigrade before? Comment below and follow @microbialecology#tardigrade#waterbear#algae#microbe#microbiology#ecology#biodiversity#animal#species#life#cute#science
Psychologically feeling an all time new low with these fires. 2 million hectares of forests lost, rainforest gondwana that has never been on fire and places that shouldn't burn are burning. Trapped inside. Having to wear a mask due to asthma that I though I grew out of has come back. Looking out the window to see the CBD covered in smoke. I'd be lying to myself if I already didn't know this level of destruction from inaction on climate change was going to happen, I've only been talking about it for the last 2 decades and advocating for people to take action along side other comrades. I truely thought people where going to start acting on the climate emergency, for our lives depend on it. I can believe I've had the unpleasant conversations with some people who claim this is normal?! WTAF 🤔🤬 . I just walk away. You can't change a turd once a turd.
To the deniers, the fakes, the pretenders and phonies and people who don't lift a effing finger but happily pollute the air with their oppion, get 🤬🖕. Thank the planet for alcohol, well for now at least 🍺. To you, you old poor burning girl and your other species that we have destroyed , sorry on behalf of the fucked up human race. A polluting, consuming parasite. Time for a drink.
Many researchers believe that physics will not be complete until it can explain not just the behaviour of space and time, but where these entities come from. “Imagine waking up one day and realizing that you actually live inside a computer game,” says Mark Van Raamsdonk, describing what sounds like a pitch for a science-fiction film. But for Van Raamsdonk, a physicist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, this scenario is a way to think about reality. If it is true, he says, “everything around us — the whole three-dimensional physical world — is an illusion born from information encoded elsewhere, on a two-dimensional chip”. That would make our Universe, with its three spatial dimensions, a kind of hologram, projected from a substrate that exists only in lower dimensions.
This 'holographic principle' is strange even by the usual standards of theoretical physics. But Van Raamsdonk is one of a small band of researchers who think that the usual ideas are not yet strange enough. If nothing else, they say, neither of the two great pillars of modern physics — general relativity, which describes gravity as a curvature of space and time, and quantum mechanics, which governs the atomic realm — gives any account for the existence of space and time. Neither does string theory, which describes elementary threads of energy. Van Raamsdonk and his colleagues are convinced that physics will not be complete until it can explain how space and time emerge from something more fundamental — a project that will require concepts at least as audacious as holography.
But, where is the evidence that there actually is anything more fundamental than space and time?
New & fun on my YouTube channel.
We headed to the County Fair in Owatonna, MN...but I was preparing for Paris Fashion Week & couldn’t eat any of the yummy fair food.
My #handsomedevil volunteered to eat one of everything for me!
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A mother gives birth while hanging by her feet; she must catch her baby with her wings as it drops! Most female bats have only one baby, called a pup, per year, although twins and quadruplets occur in a few species. Some tropical bats can have two pregnancies per year.
Middle name Neveah. 4 1/2 years old (the half year is very important). Favorite color is hot pink and wants to be a pop singer when she grows up. She’s an only child and IT SHOWS. Photo submission from @hannahbemis, bio by @plantpersonas.
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#golden#bat in bolivia classified as #new#species .
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The Greater Saldrakkøn (Open OTA) [BC]The Greater Saldrakkøn [CI]A large, predatory creature that roams the northern forests. Its aggression has earned the fear of many other creatures. They live within the tall mountains, using the peaks and crevices they offer as nesting grounds. [CI]They're not the largest dragon around, having a wingspan of eight meters unlike other monstrous beasts. However, they make up for it in raw aggression, using their only warning as a rising, bright-colored crest before attack. [CI]They live up to around twenty years, offspring leave the nest at two years old, after having taken care of younger nestlings during their first year.. They will devour them if they stay any longer. [CI]Their wings are also very silky when touch you them! Well, if you /can/ touch them. [CI] There territory resides hidden within the mountains of Finland [Bic] This adoptable is OTA ❗️I'm only accepting paypal offers ❗️ [Bic]NO Amino coin offers please!
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I have been in this community for a very long time. This account is only a recent comeback.
And I have never once seen a community as, well, ‘communal’ as ours.
At times, that causes some drama. It’s inevitable, but as long as we don’t take anything too far, and own up to our mistakes, we will continue to be strong.
This is something incredibly precious.
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• A bust drawing of my Transformers 'sona' Gigawave! 🎨
• I'm very happy to finally post it skhsjsjs
• It didn't took too much time, but I guess I'm proud of it?? Had alot of fun drawing them 💚
• And I guess I'm a little bit obesessed with drawing them, like, it really helps me with artblocks and it's alot of fun to draw them, as the anatomy isn't the same as a wolf's and it's a little bit away from the normal stuff I draw and I think it's kind of funny how I connected alot more with them as I thought :D
• Anyway, enjoy this little and quick artpiece I made 💫
• A more paintery fullbody of the final design is already in work! 📝
➠ Hope You Like It <3
➠ OC: #Vanilla_Gigawave 🚔
➠ I used a Samsung Tablet with an S-Pen and Ibis Paint X ☆
➠ Artwork By @Vanilla._.Prime 🚔
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65 years young. Wears pastels every day like it’s Easter. He’s head of HR at his pharmaceutical company and frequently jokes about his impending retirement, but actually really loves his job (can’t help that he’s a people person!). “See-sill”, not “Seh-sill”. Photo submission from @fran.westwood, bio by @plantpersonas.
12319 hours ago
Late 50s, former hairdresser and loves to vacation in Cabo. She’s on her church’s intercession team. Loves Jesus, but drinks a little.
955 December, 2019
17 years old. Exchange student from Spain. All the girls at school want to date him. He’s handsome, but oblivious; all he cares about is soccer.
515 December, 2019
Retired WWII veteran turned Midwest crop duster pilot. It is rumored that he nearly beat the Red Baron’s record for air combat victories. It is also rumored that he caught a 23 lb. bass lake fishing in the summer of ‘62. The jury is still out on that one.
525 December, 2019
Late 30s single mama. Used to work full time at a grocery store bakery, but now owns her own bakery specializing in mini custom-made cupcakes. Started at the bottom, now we here.
415 December, 2019
Hip guy in his early twenties. Only buys fair trade coffee and gets his many non-prescription glasses from Warby Parker. Was born with the name Kyle, but that clearly doesn’t suit him.
315 December, 2019
Former sorority sister in her late twenties. She’s exploring a career in local news. Strictly reports puff pieces for now, but really wants to be taken seriously as a journalist.