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mrcaptaincook:

kinesin (a motor protein) pulling a some kind of vesicle along some kind of cytoskeletal filament
via John Liebler at Art of the Cell

mrcaptaincook:

kinesin (a motor protein) pulling a some kind of vesicle along some kind of cytoskeletal filament

via John Liebler at Art of the Cell

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skunkbear:

The blooming of an Amorphophallus titanum (AKA corpse flower AKA titan arum) at The Huntington Library last week inspired me!

If you think humans jump through a lot of hoops just to reproduce, check out this plant. It waits 7-10 years, storing up starch in a giant tuber, just so it can bloom for a single day. Then it pretends to be a hunk of rotting meat to attract insect pollinators. Then, months later, it switches tactics to a produce a sweet fruit so birds will disperse it’s seeds.

If you have never smelled a titan arum but for some odd reason you would like to … you are in … luck? Scientists have identified the exact malodorous chemicals that come off these strange flowers to attract pollinators - so you can create the scent at home!*

*please, for your own sake, don’t try this at home.

(via koryos)

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strikeblr:

walkinganatomy:

My man.

This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen

Source: thatnerdygamergirl
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tony-the-intelligent-goon:

ashiibaka:

Science.

I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either
scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
the idea to put ants on stilts
there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
confused ants

tony-the-intelligent-goon:

ashiibaka:

Science.

I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either

  • scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
  • the idea to put ants on stilts
  • there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
  • confused ants

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guyrim:

dezeen:

The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonise space»

if you aren’t hyped about synthetic life and colonizing space then get out of my face

They need to make shirts out of this stuff!

(via zohbugg)

Source: dezeen.com
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hyperactivetardis:

kia-kaha-winchesters:

cheefkief:

sicut-es-unda:

Grass cells under a microscope.

THEY LOOK SO HAPPY

"the sun is our mommy and she is big and very beautiful!"

that was the cutest thing I have ever read

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wapiti3:

Journal of entomology Netherlands,-1875-1996. on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
BHL Collections:
Ernst Mayr Library of the MCZ, Harvard University
Smithsonian Libraries

(via scientificillustration)

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bat-vomit:

afriet:

dandelion to seed head

I have wondered about this for so long.

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