Brain-Rain.

Science in action. And also, goofing off.

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Aug 16
griseus:

this is a baby redspotted catshark (Schroederichthys chilensis) still in its egg case. He’s not ready to hatch, is still in 4 stage of 6 stage of development.
by the way, the first layers were removed to show the embryo, this does not affect the development of the shark
video Camila rayen Barría Cárdenas

griseus:

this is a baby redspotted catshark (Schroederichthys chilensis) still in its egg case. He’s not ready to hatch, is still in 4 stage of 6 stage of development.

by the way, the first layers were removed to show the embryo, this does not affect the development of the shark


rocketman-inc:

Apollo 17 crew

rocketman-inc:

Apollo 17 crew

(via spacequakes)


Aug 15
thenomadundergrad:

I’m always mesmerised by the rotavap

thenomadundergrad:

I’m always mesmerised by the rotavap

(via centralscience)


dynamicoceans:

Whale sharks can live up to 70 years, are the largest fish, and only eat plankton!
And they give live birth!

dynamicoceans:

Whale sharks can live up to 70 years, are the largest fish, and only eat plankton!

And they give live birth!


lovableslut:

Scott Listfield at San Francisco’s Gauntlet Gallery

(via scientificsatellite)


Aug 14

scanzen:

Tungsram QSL card, 1975.

(via 70sscifiart)


marine-conservation:

This is probably the closest you will ever get from a Great White shark bite without being injured or losing a limb.

In 2013, a team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution took a specially equipped REMUS “SharkCam” underwater vehicle to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to film great white sharks in the wild. They captured more than they hoped for. This incredible footage is set to air on this year’s Shark Week. 

REMUS stands for Remote Environmental Monitoring Unit.The pre-programmed SharkCam is controlled by scientists, and features 6 GoPro video cameras, providing a spectacular 360 degrees view of the surroundings. These cameras were mounted on underwater probe REMUS-100. It can go as deep as 100 meters or 328 feet and can stay underwater for a maximum of eight hours.

REMUS doesn’t intrude with the routines or behavior of marine animals. However, it was getting noticed by a bunch of sharks, stalked, and sometimes bitten from underneath.  The SharkCam was fortunate enough to have survived the series of shark attacks and brought home recordings for scientific studies—along with the shark bite marks on it.


kinpunshou:

so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off
but instead i found this 

kinpunshou:

so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off

but instead i found this 


Aug 13