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evocativesynthesis:

South fork of the Payette

dashawnmahone:

staceythinx:

Some of the 14 Spectacular Basalt Formations assembled for a beautiful and informative gallery by The World Geography.

Oh gosh I love this!

cannedcream:

jade-homestuck-harley:

essayofthoughts:

indigoumbrella:

essayofthoughts:

indigoumbrella:

huffpostarts:

In The Not So Distant Future, Glow-In-The-Dark Trees Could Replace Street Lights

Is that… is that even healthy?

There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.

I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.

nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.

In which case

GLOWY

FORESTS

GLOWY

TREES

GLOWY

EVERYTHING

(I like glowy things)

All hail the mighty glow tree

Science is doing so much cool shit right now, why is this the only place I hear about it?! We have 24 hour news networks and still no one else is talking about this awesome shit!

vanillaa-sunshine:

❁❁ Calm and relaxing jungle blog ❁❁
eartheld:

mostly nature
emmaroulette:

Arachnids of Florida Poster
Species listed:

1. Southern House Spider, Kulkucania hibernalis2. Green Lynx Spider, Peucetia viridans3. Banana Spider, Heteropoda venatoria4. Brown Recluse, Loxosceles reclusa5. Brown Dog Tick, Rhipecephalus sanguineus6. Varroa Mite, Varroa destructor7. Southern Cattle Tick, Rhupecephalus microplus8. Carolina Wolf Spider, Hogna carolinensis9. Magnolia Green Jumper, Lyssomanes viridis10. Pantropical Jumping Spider, Plexippus paykulli11. Gray Wall Jumper, Menemerus bivittatus12. Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Argiope aurentia13. Golden Silk Spider, Nephila clavipes14. Tropical Orbweaver Spider, Eriophora ravila15. Spinybacked Orbweaver, Gasteracantha cancriformis16. Giant Vinegaroon, Mastigoproctus giganteus giganteus17. Red Widow, Latrodectus bishopi18. Brown Widow, Latrodectus geometricus19. Black Widow, Latrodectus mactans20. Florida Bark Scorpion, Centruroides gracilis

Emma Roulette
May 2014