Of geeks and nerdy things

Oct 17

loreweaver:

loreweaver:

Do you ever look at a frog and just think

this is a predator

this is a creature that has evolved to hunt, kill, and devour other animals for its sustenance

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Oct 17

fastcompany:

Ka-Pow: Watch These Fish Cannons Shoot Salmon Safely Over Dams

Salmon have serious swimming skills—some travel thousands of miles to return to their original homes to breed. But even though they can jump as high as 12 feet in the air, they can’t manage to get over massive concrete dams that we have built to block their journeys back to their homes. Now one new idea could give them a boost. The plan involves whisking the fish through a long vacuum tube at speeds up to 22 miles per hour and then shooting them out the other end like a cannon.

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Oct 17
ghoulishghouls:



#that little bat has no clue that it is embodying halloween right now #because it does not understand what holidays are #it does however #understand what pumpkins are #as it can eat those #it cannot eat halloween #bats
I needed your tags I’m sorry.
Oct 17

kittenkhaleeesi:

It’s 2014 and a meme just made me laugh so hard I cried.

Oct 17

unconsumption:

In 19th-Century Italy, the brothers Calamai began collecting secondhand wool garments, shredding them into strips, and selling them to factories to be re-spun into yarn. But as the boys became men, they began amassing mechanical equipment that they could use to re-process the wool themselves, and eventually opened their own reprocessing factory. Decades before anyone even knew what environmentalism was, the Calamais were pioneering the art and science of reclaiming materials.

Here in 2014 the successful Figli di Michelangelo Calamai is now run by the fourth generation of Calamais, and while factory technology has advanced, they still stick to the old principles: They reclaim the wool from old garments and scraps mechanically, not chemically, and minimize the need to re-dye by carefully sorting colors.

More: Recycling Wool the Hard Way, Since the 19th Century - Core77

Oct 16

askaspookyskeleton:

nothingbutskeletons:

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greetings! if you see this, you are being recruited to the skeleton war. have a nice day!

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Oct 15
thread-of-a-biologist:

Blah!
Oct 15

montereybayaquarium:

Our common murre chicks are growing fast behind the scenes, and we’ve even started training sessions. The male chick is very social and likes to pull on the staff’s waders during cleaning! They hatched in late August and should be on exhibit soon.

Learn more 

#WildWed

Oct 15

planatomy:

thiS IS SO ImPORTANT

Oct 15

darlingeddiegluskin:

super-gay-natural:

esper-sparrow:

when people get angry at you for liking snakes

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THAT IS THE CUTEST FUCKING SNAKE

"I am my own blankie."