Science, Art and Photography

endangereduglythings:

stuckinabucket:

The Caribbean roughshark (Oxynotus caribbaeus) lives in the Caribbean.  It’s less than two feet long, lives at depths of greater than 1,000 feet, and looks a bit like a pig from various angles.  It probably feeds on invertebrates, but we’re hard-pressed to say for sure because seriously, more than a thousand feet down.  These pictures were taken by fucking submarines, guys.

They’re also ovoviviparous, which is an end-run around not being able to grow a placenta.  They keep their eggs in their little stubby shark bodies until they’re ready to hatch, at which point the pups are birthed and sent off to roam.

A triangular shark? What?

Though I guess that might help for scooting along the bottom…

(via ichthyologist)

mapsontheweb:

Dampfschiffahrts-Verbindungen Des Weltverkehrs im Atlantischen Ocean - Steamship Connections of the World Traffic in the Atlantic Ocean, ca. 1895

mapsontheweb:

Dampfschiffahrts-Verbindungen Des Weltverkehrs im Atlantischen Ocean - Steamship Connections of the World Traffic in the Atlantic Ocean, ca. 1895

heresthatrainyday:

A few pictures from my Golden Guides to show what they’re about. I’ve been reading them since I was a kid and the illustrations always astounded me. They’re so colorful and captivating- and informative as well. The oldest of these date back to 1955!

In order of appearance: Oceanography, Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians, Birds, Insects, Cacti, Orchids, Flowers, Light & Color, Trees

(via scientificillustration)

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obelonave:

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balletomanegirl:

intiballet:

cygnets,Royal Ballet and Mariinsky Ballet

I think I’ve watched the Royal Ballet vid at least a thousand times :”)

balletomanegirl:

intiballet:

cygnets,Royal Ballet and Mariinsky Ballet

I think I’ve watched the Royal Ballet vid at least a thousand times :”)

amroyounes:

8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.

Scallions

You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.

Garlic

When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

Bok Choy

Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.

Carrots

Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill.  You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads. 

Basil

Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.

Celery

Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil. 

Romaine Lettuce

Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.

Cilantro

The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.

(via loveyourchaos)