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Diphylleia grayi also known as the skeleton flower. The petals turn transparent with the rain.

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animals with albinism -

and its opposite - melanism

all these fucking shinies but i still cant get one

i think the peacock is actually a white african peacock they’re actually naturally white we have some running around our neighborhood

You have peacocks running around in your neighbourhood??

Most of these animals are actually leucistic, not albinistic.  Albinism is a reduction in melanin production/existence: leucism is a reduction in all skin pigmentation.  So, albinistic animals usually present a yellowish colour, as some pigmentation is still present, whereas leucistic animals have no pigmentation whatsoever and so are completely white.


Also, doesn’t albinism effect the eyes, while leucism doesn’t?

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My brother works in a syrups/confectionary lab and sent me a picture of the latest accident last night. Pressurized berry concentrate never looked so murderous
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My brother works in a syrups/confectionary lab and sent me a picture of the latest accident last night. Pressurized berry concentrate never looked so murderous

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"what did u do all day?"


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The Royal Observatory, Greenwich recently announced the winners of the 2014 international astronomy photography competition. These stunning pictures all received prizes, and the rest can be seen at the observatory’s annual free exhibition in England.

Want more gorgeous shots of the stars? Watch this beautiful talk on untamed nature»

Photos via The Guardian.

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A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)

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A version for tumblr that can be read without opening a new tab, since plenty of people would scroll past this story otherwise.

The bravest woman on Earth.

I love her. Forever reblog.

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False color SEM’s of various pathogens | ZEISS Microscopy

  • (1) Bubonic plague bacteria (yellow) are shown in the digestive system of a rat flea (purple).
  • (2) Q-fever bacteria (yellow).
  • (3) Human T cell (blue) under attack by HIV (yellow).
  • (4) Chlamydia trachomatis (green).
  • (5) String-like viral Ebola particles emerging from a lysed cell.

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There’s nothing quite like leaving the lab at 2am, coming back at 7am to prepare for a presentation, only to find out that your transcriptome assembly decided to not run, leaving you without data to use for your presentation.

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Words of Emotion
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