White Northern Lights in Finland

I beg your pardon?!

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honduran white tent bats roosting under a heliconia leaf, which they sever down the length of its midrib to create a ‘tent’ that provides a waterproof shelter and protection from potential predators. 

photos by (click pic) konrad wothekenji nishida, jenny theobald and tobias gerlach, leyooutofsomewherewanja krahalex figueroamatt brady, and michael and patricia fogden

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Seascapes by Antti Viitala 

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The following is a white blood cell chasing a bacterium. It eventually ends up swallowing it. The following white blood cell is specifically a neutrophil. They end up ingesting the microbe a process known as phagocytosis. 


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Learning that caterpillars basically liquefy themselves before they turn into butterflies makes the whole process of metamorphosis so much more relatable.


SO I didn’t know this… but it’s really cool.


Discovery Of ‘Electric Bacteria’ Hints At The Potential For Alien Life

Microbiologists have learned that certain strains of bacteria are capable of using energy in its purest form by eating and breathing electrons. It’s a discovery that demonstrates an entirely new mode of life on Earth — and possibly beyond.”

Learn more from io9. 

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 Pebble Colour Circle by Richard Shilling


Messier Monday: A Cluster That Stands Out From The Galaxy, M23

"This cluster consists of some 150 stars that are definitely a part of Messier 23, and contain no O-class stars and only the dimmest and faintest of the B-class stars (B9), placing this cluster at around an age of 220-300 million years. This actually makes it one of the older open star clusters in our galaxy, as gravitation causes these clusters to dissociate on timescales of a few hundred million years (on average).

But how many more stars are there inside?”

When it’s cluster vs. plane, and you’re curious about which one a faint star belongs to, bet on the cluster!

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