currentsinbiology:

Octopus supermom sets egg-brooding record
A female deep-sea octopus has broke the record for egg brooding. The mom, a Graneledone boreopacifica, held her eggs in her arms for 4.5 years, until they hatched—and she apparently died. Scientists first spotted her and her eggs in 2007 during one of their regular visits, via a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), to the deep-sea habitat of Monterey Submarine Canyon off the coast of California. She was perched on a rocky outcrop 1397 meters below the ocean’s surface, with her arms curled around her clutch (see video above). Over the next 53 months, the scientists returned to the outcrop 18 times—and each time, there was the female, still patiently guarding her eggs, they report today in PLOS ONE. During their visits, they noticed that she never ate; rather than hunting crabs and shrimp, she pushed them away anytime they got too close to her eggs. She even ignored a tempting bit of crabmeat the scientists extended to her by means of one of the ROV’s arms. They suspect that she may have ingested damaged or unfertilized eggs to stay alive, but the marathon egg brooding took its toll. When the scientists first saw her, she was a pale purple, but over time she turned a ghostly white, her mantle shrank, her skin slackened, and her eyes grew cloudy. The researchers last saw her in September 2011. On their next visit the following month, she was gone; female octopuses invariably die after brooding. Only the tattered remnants of her empty egg capsules remained, indicating a successful hatch.
This female octopus grew frail during the years she spent brooding her eggs.

currentsinbiology:

Octopus supermom sets egg-brooding record

A female deep-sea octopus has broke the record for egg brooding. The mom, a Graneledone boreopacifica, held her eggs in her arms for 4.5 years, until they hatched—and she apparently died. Scientists first spotted her and her eggs in 2007 during one of their regular visits, via a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), to the deep-sea habitat of Monterey Submarine Canyon off the coast of California. She was perched on a rocky outcrop 1397 meters below the ocean’s surface, with her arms curled around her clutch (see video above). Over the next 53 months, the scientists returned to the outcrop 18 times—and each time, there was the female, still patiently guarding her eggs, they report today in PLOS ONE. During their visits, they noticed that she never ate; rather than hunting crabs and shrimp, she pushed them away anytime they got too close to her eggs. She even ignored a tempting bit of crabmeat the scientists extended to her by means of one of the ROV’s arms. They suspect that she may have ingested damaged or unfertilized eggs to stay alive, but the marathon egg brooding took its toll. When the scientists first saw her, she was a pale purple, but over time she turned a ghostly white, her mantle shrank, her skin slackened, and her eyes grew cloudy. The researchers last saw her in September 2011. On their next visit the following month, she was gone; female octopuses invariably die after brooding. Only the tattered remnants of her empty egg capsules remained, indicating a successful hatch.

This female octopus grew frail during the years she spent brooding her eggs.

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vinebox:

How to deal with a burglar

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thetygre:

perlockholmes:

mean-old-levee:

what even was this film about

Shrubberies, curtains, French knights, and swallows.

Defining everything you would ever say during Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, or while playing Dungeons and Dragons.

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colchrishadfield:

Today there are 6 astronauts living and working in space and 4 under the sea, training: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/NEEMO/index.html

colchrishadfield:

Today there are 6 astronauts living and working in space and 4 under the sea, training: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/NEEMO/index.html


mindblowingscience:

Practicing life on Mars, on a Hawaiian volcano

A team of researchers have been living in a simulated Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano for the past four months, practicing what it would be like to live on Mars. They’re “returning to earth" today.

The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation, or HI-SEAS, is a long duration Mars exploration analog study run by the University of Hawaii.

Snip from a Reuters profile:

For the most part, expedition leader Casey Stedman and his five crewmates have stayed inside their 1,000-square foot (93-square meter) solar-powered dome, venturing out only for simulated spacewalks and doing so only when fully attired in mock spacesuits.

"I haven’t seen a tree, smelled the rain, heard a bird, or felt wind on my skin in four months,” Stedman wrote in a blog on Instagram. Stedman is a U.S. Air Force Reserve officer, graduate student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide. “We are simulating a long-duration mission on Mars, with a focus on crew psychology in isolation,” the crew said during an online interview with Reddit on Sunday.

Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

You can read that Reddit AMA here.

Ross Lockwood has been documenting the mission in photos, and you can browse his images here.


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sufliso:

this documentary 

Holy shit. This is extremely awesome and terrifying at the same time. I know it’s lengthy, but you should seriously take the time to watch it. How fucked up is North Korea? Watch and find out.

It would be cool to see one now, with the new leader. Highly doubt that’s happening any time soon.




unshaped:

THE FOOT IS KILLING ME

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elrics:





FLAPJACK MASTERPOST(Contains Links to Animated Show)





Season 1: Episode 1 ⋅ Episode 2 ⋅ Episode 3 ⋅ Episode 4 ⋅ Episode 5 ⋅ Episode 6 ⋅ Episode 7 ⋅ Episode 8 ⋅ Episode 9 ⋅ Episode 10 ⋅ Episode 11 ⋅ Episode 12 ⋅ Episode 13 ⋅ Episode 14 ⋅ Episode 15 ⋅ Episode 16 ⋅ Episode 17 ⋅ Episode 18 ⋅ Episode 19 ⋅ Episode 20
Season 2: Episode 1 ⋅ Episode 2 ⋅ Episode 3 ⋅ Episode 4 ⋅ Episode 5 ⋅ Episode 6 ⋅ Episode 7 ⋅ Episode 8 ⋅ Episode 9 ⋅ Episode 10 ⋅ Episode 11 ⋅ Episode 12 ⋅ Episode 13 ⋅ Episode 14 ⋅ Episode 15 ⋅ Episode 16 ⋅ Episode 17 ⋅ Episode 18 ⋅ Episode 19 ⋅ Episode 20Season 3: Episode 1 ⋅ Episode 2 ⋅ Episode 3 ⋅ Episode 4 ⋅ Episode 5 ⋅ Episode 6 

All of the episodes were downloaded from iTunes, so that means this is the best quality you’re going to get. Enjoy!

elrics:

FLAPJACK MASTERPOST
(Contains Links to Animated Show)

All of the episodes were downloaded from iTunes, so that means this is the best quality you’re going to get. Enjoy!

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sluttiest-virgin:

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 


FUCK

sluttiest-virgin:

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”

Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.

The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:

During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with

Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

FUCK

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