1. 👶💁👸 #drama #dramalove #teatro #serunding

     

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  3. asapscience:

    A rabble of Blue Morpho butterflies in the Amazon rain forest, Brazil.

    Photo by Kelvin Hudson via Reddit

     

  4. asapscience:

    A bathtub made from a single piece of quartz.

    Really cool/fun, but imagine trying to install it? Not cool/fun.

    via Reddit

     

  5. s-c-i-guy:

    Perihelion and Aphelion

    The closest point to the Sun in a planet’s orbit is called perihelion. The furthest point is called aphelion. Notice how the planet moves fastest at perihelion and slowest at aphelion.

    The time during the year that aphelion and perihelion (when we are closet to the sun) changes over a roughly 100,000 year cycle, known as the Milankovitch Cycle.  Our orbit around the sun is not a circle, it is an ellipse with an eccentricity of about 0.0167.  This orbit both changes shape and rotates around the sun much like a spirogram tracing out a flower-like shape.

    It is summer in the northern hemisphere, a time when people often say things like, “We are closer to the sun than we are in winter.”  This is not really true.  Summer is a product of the angle at which Earth is tilted, right now Earth is tilted so that the northern regions lean toward the sun.  In terms of orbit we are actually at the furthest point Earth gets from the sun.

    This has interesting implications in terms of the global climate.  This means that right now winters tend to be warm (the planet is closer to the sun) and summers cool (the planet further from the sun).  In the big picture this places us in the midst of a global cool cycle, the type of situation that tends to lead to ice ages, like the one we are emerging from.

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  6. asapscience:

    In a study of both males and females, researchers found that when presented with images that instigated loving feelings, participants gazed most prominently at the subject’s face, where with sexually suggestive images, participants looked primarily at the subject’s body. **fixates on date’s eyes to see if they really love me**

    More/source: http://bit.ly/1n1DxPi

     

  7. todiwan:

    A Russian tank manufacturer has unveiled a new tram design that it plans to start mass-producing in 2015. These beautiful pieces of engineering will hold 190 to 270 passengers and will be able to traverse on even the older, worn out Russian tram tracks.

    Read more about the so-called “Batmobile” trams…

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  8. asapscience:

    Can you figure out what’s on this list?

    via SciencePorn 

     

  9. asapscience:

    It is Monday so … HERE IS DRAKE! #nonewfriends

     

  10. smithsonianlibraries:

    Oh, hello there!

    Friendly skeleton from Natural History for the use of schools and families (1864)

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  11. asapscience:

    Looks strikingly similar to a galaxy spiral?

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    cloudcuckoolander527:

    talisguy:

    Signal boosting in case anyone needed to know this. 

    This is informative as heck. Show this to everyone!

    This is actually some great info! Why can’t they teach this kind of thing in school??

    Wow, I’ve taken health and sex ed three times during my educational process and never learned any of this. Thanks.

    Definitely some important information here!

    this is supa awesome.  i do think it should be noted that side effects of EC *really* vary.  when I took EC I didn’t have any symptoms whatsoever.  

    The more you know~

    *High five.* This is amazing. We also did a video about EC if you’re interested, although, TBH, the above pretty much covers it. 

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  15. skunkbear:

    The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

    Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

    Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

    First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

     …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

    She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

    You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

    (via asapscience)