fuckyeahfluiddynamics:


In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)

Laci Green is so, so, so, so, so important

…But what the word “feminist” does do is acknowledge the very long history of the women’s rights movement. I agree with what [Joss Whedon is] saying: It should just be assumed men and women are equally important and equally capable—but it’s not, and it hasn’t been for thousands of years. So, “feminism” and being a “feminist” is an acknowledgement of that history and the culture we’ve lived in for a long time. It’s a reaction to that, but for me, that’s an important acknowledgement to make.

  This is the first time I have felt warmly about Joseph Gordon Levitt

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acrosstheyumiverse:

YOUR ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO BECOMING ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE is out in bookstores October 3 and available for pre-order online where most books are sold. 

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | INDIEBOUND | POWELL BOOKS | SKYLIGHT BOOKS 

I am passing through Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Brooklyn, Seattle, Olympia, Portland, Berkeley, Redlands and other cities for the next three months for signings and readings. Would love to see you there. 

Thanks to the universe always for being so magical. 

I love, I love, I love Yumi’s work and I could not order this fast enough.

acrosstheyumiverse:

YOUR ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO BECOMING ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE is out in bookstores October 3 and available for pre-order online where most books are sold. 

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | INDIEBOUND | POWELL BOOKS | SKYLIGHT BOOKS 

I am passing through Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Brooklyn, Seattle, Olympia, Portland, Berkeley, Redlands and other cities for the next three months for signings and readings. Would love to see you there. 

Thanks to the universe always for being so magical. 

I love, I love, I love Yumi’s work and I could not order this fast enough.

foxadhd:

Free Dog! Neat! 

This gif is just really beautiful.

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

  Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope

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equalityandthecity:

(via Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class in first collective carry)

I saw the photo, immediately knew what I was looking at, and teared up.

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Every human being alive has a right to say what they can and cannot do. Do you want to keep working, just to serve your shiny picture, without knowing what it all adds up to? Because I want to tell you something. You are a force to be reckoned with. You are laser sharp and you are on fire. That anxiety you feel isn’t about laziness; that’s the white-hot flame of a heart in chains. You were big and bright and raw and sensitive and sweet and you used to admit what you didn’t know, easily, without fear, and you know what happened? The world beat that shit out of you.