17 4 / 2014

magicalnaturetour:

A herd of majestic wild horses appear to race against each other as they gallop freely through the shallow waters of the Crystal Coast. Photo by Brad Styron/Solent News & Photo Agency

magicalnaturetour:

A herd of majestic wild horses appear to race against each other as they gallop freely through the shallow waters of the Crystal Coast. Photo by Brad Styron/Solent News & Photo Agency

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17 4 / 2014

octoswan:

I made these as a way to compile all the geographical vocabulary that I thought was useful and interesting for writers. Some descriptors share categories, and some are simplified, but for the most part everything is in its proper place. Not all the words are as useable as others, and some might take tricky wording to pull off, but I hope these prove useful to all you writers out there!

(save the images to zoom in on the pics)

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16 4 / 2014

nageki:

"A good horse is of no particular color" (x)

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16 4 / 2014

prehistoric-birds:

openfigs:

Figure 1.   Microraptor gui from [2], a dromaeosaur from the Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of Liaoning, China; physical models, and sign conventions.
Citation: Evangelista D, Cardona G, Guenther-Gleason E, Huynh T, Kwong A, et al. (2014) Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Feathered Dinosaur Measured Using Physical Models. Effects of Form on Static Stability and Control Effectiveness. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85203. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085203

Reminder for paleoartists that while gliding this dino probably held its legs beneath its body instead of sprawling them waaay out (as it’s often depicted doing).

prehistoric-birds:

openfigs:

Figure 1.   Microraptor gui from [2], a dromaeosaur from the Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of Liaoning, China; physical models, and sign conventions.

Citation: Evangelista D, Cardona G, Guenther-Gleason E, Huynh T, Kwong A, et al. (2014) Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Feathered Dinosaur Measured Using Physical Models. Effects of Form on Static Stability and Control Effectiveness. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85203. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085203

Reminder for paleoartists that while gliding this dino probably held its legs beneath its body instead of sprawling them waaay out (as it’s often depicted doing).

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15 4 / 2014

cassherns-wrath:

So I’m not sure what to call this

But I figured I’d at least try to impart my knowledge of (hank hill voice) weapons and weapon accessories.

If you like this, tell me, and I might do another tutorial some time!

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15 4 / 2014

diacetyl:

dilaudid-diva:

tripproject:

Drugs & SSRIs/SNRIs, NDRIs, MAOIs: If anyone knows any others, please post w. a source!

this is such a helpful chart, holy shit

Critical info. SSRI camp is good to go tho.

diacetyl:

dilaudid-diva:

tripproject:

Drugs & SSRIs/SNRIs, NDRIs, MAOIs: If anyone knows any others, please post w. a source!

this is such a helpful chart, holy shit

Critical info.
SSRI camp is good to go tho.

(via into-the-weeds)

14 4 / 2014

2headedsnake:

Fong Qi Wei

'Time is a Dimension' series, 2013

(Source: fqwimages.com, via jumpingjacktrash)

14 4 / 2014

13 4 / 2014

rhamphotheca:

Atopodentatus Will Blow Your Mind

by Brian Switek

The fossil record is replete with wonders. Humungous fungus, dazzling dinosaurs, intricate ammonites, and perplexing protomammals just scratch the surface of such a wide array of fantastic organisms that sometimes it’s easy to become acclimated to the enigmatic and weird. Yet, even then, there are fossils so strange that they make me jolt upright in my seat and think “Wait, what the hell is that?” The latest prehistoric creature to leave me gobsmacked is Atopodentatus unicus.

The roughly 245 million year old marine reptile is beautifully preserved. Uncovered in southwest China and described by Wuhan Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources paleontologist Long Chen and colleagues, the reptile’s nearly complete, nine-foot-long skeleton is laid out as charcoal-colored bones against gray rock. And while not as wholly adapted to an aquatic lifestyle like the eel-like ichthyosaurs found in the same deposits, the stout limbs, hips, and geological context of Atopodentatus hint that this reptile divided its time between land and sea. Then there’s the skull.

Preserved in profile, the cranium of Atopodentatus looks like a bony version of a Scotch tape dispenser.  In front of a rounded orbit, the creature’s snout is a downturned hook that creates an arc of tiny, needle-like teeth that are fused to the sides of the jaw rather than sitting in sockets. Stranger still, most of the teeth in the upper jaw faced each other in a split running between the two halves of the upper jaw. Head-on, Atopodentatus had a zipper smile of little teeth…

(read more: Laelaps blog - National Geo)

illustration by Julius Csotonyi.; photo: Cheng et al.

(via scientificillustration)

13 4 / 2014

fuckyeahforensics:

Gunshot wounds infographic
From Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery and University of Utah Health Sciences Library

fuckyeahforensics:

Gunshot wounds infographic

From Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery and University of Utah Health Sciences Library

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