Posted 42 minutes ago

libutron:

The Olm - Proteus anguinus 

This strange creature is commonly known as the Olm, a rare cave salamander belonging to the species Proteus anguinus (Caudata - Proteidae), which is only found in Europe. 

The Olm is perfectly adapted to live in caves. As it spends its entire life in darkness, Proteus anguinus has very poorly developed eyes and is blind. It also lacks pigment in the skin, giving its body a pasty white appearance, Its pink hue is due to blood capillaries near the skin, and as its translucency shows the contours of the internal organs. 

This salamander does not undergo a clear metamorphosis and retains many juvenile features, such as gills, throughout its life. It is long-lived, potentially reaching up to 58 years of age.

The Olm is restricted to subterranean aquatic habitats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Italy and Slovenia. The species is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. 

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: [Top: ©Darko Visek | Locality: Rokina, Croatia, 2008] - [Bottom: ©National Geographic | Locality: Divje Jezero, Idrija, Slovenia]

Posted 42 minutes ago

sixpenceee:

Lake View Cemetery: The Haserot Angel 

It’s called the Angel of Death Victorious. Due to an effect of weathering and erosion on the bronze, the statue appears to be weeping black tears at all times. 

Posted 44 minutes ago

salty-and-slightlyspicy:

lehanan-aida:

ass-ume:

onlylolgifs:

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

oh my god they did it!

This is probably the most impressive and beautiful thing I’ve seen in years.

This is amazing. As much as i joke about wanting new legs, I hope this gives amputees much wanted freedom.

Posted 48 minutes ago
bart-sweck:

 

teatray-inthesky:

comicsncoolshit:

a bubble freezing at -10º F degrees

THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I HAVE EVER VIRTUALLY WITNESSED

bart-sweck:

 

teatray-inthesky:

comicsncoolshit:

a bubble freezing at -10º F degrees

THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I HAVE EVER VIRTUALLY WITNESSED

Posted 49 minutes ago

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

When fluid dynamicists get into the ALS ice bucket challenge, they give it a good fluidsy twist. Here are some selections, including lots of high speed video and an infrared video. Check out all those liquid sheets breaking up. Links to the full videos are below. (Image credits: Ewoldt Research Group, source videoTAMU NAL, source video; BYU Splash Lab, source videos 1, 2, 3, 4)

Posted 50 minutes ago

knittingcountess:

Don’t all knitters deserve a crown?

(Source: harveyhandmaden)

Posted 7 hours ago
gameofthronesdaily:

"I love life and if there’s something that I’m playing that I love, I’ll research it." 
- Jason Momoa

gameofthronesdaily:

"I love life and if there’s something that I’m playing that I love, I’ll research it."

- Jason Momoa

Posted 10 hours ago

leviathanrose:

like 98% of my problems would be solved if i stopped overthinking things and calmed the fuck down and stopped being such a panicky, anxious little shit

Posted 10 hours ago

necessary:

eyyyyyy im italian

(Source: sizvideos)

Posted 10 hours ago
awesome-pics-blog:

When you have to go to the police station to get the blotter…

awesome-pics-blog:

When you have to go to the police station to get the blotter…