Lazarus and the Tenured Librarian
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365 Days of Hand Lettering

-ryan:

Courtship of the peacock jumping spider in Australia.

Awwww!

I’m in love. And I hate spiders.

sosuperawesome:

Frozen Bubbles Suspended Below Abraham Lake

Abraham Lake has become world famous, especially amongst photographers. The artificial lake, which lies in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, is home to a rare phenomenon where bubbles get frozen right underneath its surface. They’re often referred to as ice bubbles or frozen bubbles.

What causes this to happen? As photographer Fikret Onal explains, “The plants on the lake bed release methane gas and methane gets frozen once coming close enough to much colder lake surface and they keep stacking up below once the weather gets colder and colder during [the] winter season.”

Though a gorgeous sight, this incredible destination isn’t for the weak or the weary. “Even though I’ve walked on a frozen lake before, Abraham Lake made me feel completely uneasy since the lake was not covered with snow,” says Onal. “Even though the icy surface was around 8-9 inches thick, it still scared the hell out of me, not only because of the fact that I could see all the cracks…and the darkness of the lake bottom through the glassy surface, but also [because of] the deep boomy, cracking sounds coming from underneath the lake’s surface.”

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staceythinx:

Flavorwire has apparently peered inside my brain for their gallery of Dream Homes Built for Books and the Nerds Who Love Them

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

The archer fish hunts by shooting a jet of water at insects in the leaves above and knocking them into the water. How the fish achieve this feat has been a matter of contention.  A study of high-speed video of the archer’s shot shows that fluid dynamics are key.  The fish releases a pulsed liquid jet, imparting greater velocity to the tail of the jet than the head.  As a result, the tail tends to catch up to the head and increase the jet’s mass on impact while decreasing the duration of impact.  Simultaneously, the jet tends to break down into droplets via the Rayleigh-Plateau instability caused by surface tension.  Surface tension’s power to hold the water in droplets combined with the inertial effects of the pulsed jet create a ball of fluid that strikes the archer’s prey with more than five times the power than vertebrate muscles alone can impart. For more on archer fish, check out this video and the original research paper by A. Vailati et a. (Photo credits: Scott Linstead and BBC; submitted by Stuart R)

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

The archer fish hunts by shooting a jet of water at insects in the leaves above and knocking them into the water. How the fish achieve this feat has been a matter of contention.  A study of high-speed video of the archer’s shot shows that fluid dynamics are key.  The fish releases a pulsed liquid jet, imparting greater velocity to the tail of the jet than the head.  As a result, the tail tends to catch up to the head and increase the jet’s mass on impact while decreasing the duration of impact.  Simultaneously, the jet tends to break down into droplets via the Rayleigh-Plateau instability caused by surface tension.  Surface tension’s power to hold the water in droplets combined with the inertial effects of the pulsed jet create a ball of fluid that strikes the archer’s prey with more than five times the power than vertebrate muscles alone can impart. For more on archer fish, check out this video and the original research paper by A. Vailati et a. (Photo credits: Scott Linstead and BBC; submitted by Stuart R)

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bliss41:

How to give proper credit to artists without knowing who they are

I appreciate reblogging the shit out of this if anybody wouldn’t mind.

Sick of art going around and artists not getting proper credit at all.

OH LOOK OOPS 

Good tip! As silly as it seems, a lot of people don’t know/forget that Google can do this. But now you all know, so you can stop saying that you don’t remember where you found and image, or that a friend sent it to you! Besides, adding credits makes the original artist happy. :)

This is super useful info! Heck, I like to be credited, but more than that, I sometimes have trouble finding sources for stuff I’m posting. Problem solved.

What’s Up With Diction Questions on the SAT?

theyuniversity:

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  • TIP: Even if you are confident that the answer is (E) No Error, look over the question one last time to check if any of the underlined answer choices can be replaced with a similar-sounding word (e.g., “council” for “counsel”). There is usually only one question of this type (diction) that shows up, but even the most prepared students often fail to spot the error.