A well-preserved specimen of a trilobite, an anthropod that roamed the oceans around 4 million years ago.
Take it to cinnabar
(though not all bats hibernate, those that do usually live at high latitudes where insect prey becomes scarce during cold months. for six months they will last on a few grams of stored fat by dropping their body temperature and slowing their heart rates (and metabolism) to 10 beats a minute. by spring, most have lost half their body weight.)
Kryptodrakon progenitor: Earliest Pterodactyloid Pterosaur Discovered in China
Mary Bowser, former slave of the Van Lew family, infiltrated the Confederacy by working as a servant in the household of Jefferson Davis. Bowser was assumed to be illiterate, and as a black woman was below suspicion. Practically invisible, she was able to listen to conversations between Confederate officials and read sensitive documents, gathering information that she handed over to the Union.
This needs to be a movie. Like, now.
I’d watch this movie.
How is this not a movie?
*throws money at Hollywood*
Kawah Putih • West Java, Indonesia
Kawah Putih is a striking crater lake and a popular tourist spot in a volcanic crater residing at about 50 km south of Bandung in West Java, Indonesia. It is highly acidic (pH 0.5 - 1.3) and changes color depending on the concentration of sulfur and also the temperature of the lake. Putih varies in appearance, its colors ranging from bluish to whitish green, to brown.
Photo by George Barker.
MRI Scans. Passion Fruit, Banana, Star Fruit, and Pomegranate.
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Apparently this is what cassowary eggs look like.
Wow. I didn’t know they laid bright green eggs.
Shaggy Mane Self Destruction
These things are insane. Beautiful and white one day and dissolving into black inky mess the next!
(San Francisco, California - 4/2014)
"waves are not measured in feet and inches, but in increments of fear." — buzzy trent, big wave surfing pioneer
pe’ahi, known colloquially as jaws, is home to one of the largest surf breaks in the world, with waves reaching heights of sixty feet (some even twice that). before laird hamilton (third photo) came up with tow in surfing, this reef break, located on maui’s north shore, was inaccessible to surfers.
when wiping out at places like jaws, where the water is deep, a breaking wave can push fallen surfers twenty to fifty feet below the surface, causing their eardrums to burst from the water pressure. they also risk drowning from oncoming waves crashing down on them before they can reorient themselves from the violent underwater spinning and swim to the surface for air.
you can watch garrett mcnamara (second and seventh photos), who in january of 2013 surfed a record setting 98 foot wave at nazare, talk about how scared he was to first surf jaws, and how he caught his most memorable wave there. (he also explains how the toilet helps him surf better.)
photos by (click pic) the sixth element, ron dahlquist, diego velasco, andrew chisholm, sean hower, an eagle in your mind, david pu’u, sofie louca, mark healey waterman and fred pompermayer. (previous surfing posts)