though usually hidden to the human eye, naturally occurring marine biofluorescence can be seen under certain wavelengths of light (like ultraviolet), which causes the cells of the organisms seen here to absorb the light — and some of the photon’s energy — and then emit back a now less energetic light with a longer wavelength and thus a different colour.
biofluorescence is not be confused with bioluminescence (see posts), which is a chemical reaction endemic to an organisms that causes them to glow.
comfortably numb // pink floyd
there is no pain, you are receding
a distant ship smoke on the horizon
you are only coming through in waves
your lips move but i can’t hear what you’re saying
White people destroyed 3/4s of the world for spices and have the nerve not to season their food.
this post wont die
ROLL CALL! Who else is getting pumped up for the first 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville Waterfront Wednesday of the year?!? Tonight’s inaugural WFPK Waterfront Wednesday of 2014 features free and all-ages performances by MOON TAXI, The Apache Relay, and Louisville’s very own — House Ghost! Gates for this community wide event open at 5PM, and the music begins promptly at 6PM. Festivities should wrap up right around 10:30PM. Bring some snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, chairs, blankets, and a jacket — it’s supposed to be a pleasant evening in the low-to-mid 60s. Get more info and the full schedule of tonight’s events at the link in LMC’s bio.
Photo by: Louisville MUSICulture by louisvillemusiculture http://ift.tt/1ifjlCI
Josh’s hair looks like cotton candy and it’s adorable.
BASIC FACT CHECKING SOMETHING i MYSELF FAIL TO DO ON OCCASION AND ALWAYS HATE MYSELF FOR IT AFTER
The Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus) is truly a wonder of the animal kingdom, and an amazing work of millions of years of evolution.
Despite its name it is in no way closely related to eels, it is a member of the Knifefish family and is the only member of its genus. The electric eel lives in fresh water in the Amazon, as well as other river basins in south america. They can grow to about 2m in length (6 and a half feet) weighing 20 kg. It can produce an electric shock of up to 600 Volts!
It produces this shock using 3 organs, the Main organ, the Hunters organ, and the Sachs organ. The total size of these 3 organs make up an amazing four fifths of the eels body! The organs are made of electrocytes, and are lined up so that a current can be passed from one organ to the next. When the eel wants to produce a shock it opens up glands in and between the organs allowing sodium ions to flow between them, creating a sudden change in potential difference (voltage.)
The shock only lasts approximately 0.2 milliseconds meaning it is not very likely to be lethal to an adult human despite it being 600 volts. That being said, it has been known to kill if the shock is, for example, directed towards the heart.
NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY
This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.
Some photos from today <3
If you’re interested in hearing details about my birthday and the trip, read under the cut!
ironic you’d suggest such a dumbass offer considering my paper is on the vilification of female sexuality
Me reblogging this is my contribution to earth day