- 6 hours ago
Found at Bola Creek, Royal National Park, New South Wales, Australia.
Commonly known as Vermilion waxcap, Hygrocybe miniata is a colorful red, edible mushroom, belonging to the family Hygrophoraceae, that can be found worldwide.
Fungus in the brain lately.
- 10 hours ago
This lamp absorbs 150 times more CO2 than a tree
It’s still in the “so crazy it just might work” stage, but these microalgae-powered lamps, invented by French biochemist Pierre Calleja, could absorb a ton of carbon from the air every year. That’s as much as 150 to 200 trees. [x]
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. This is ingenious.
The design is a light bulb surrounded by a glass casing. The glass is filled with (water based) media and microalgae. The top is permeable to gasses so that gas exchange can occur. All of the wiring is linked to the grid underground.
Since the light source is inside, it gets scattered and “dimmed” by the water and algae. This makes it less glaringly bright and scatters the light wider, which is good for a street light. It is not longer white light as well, which helps make it easier on the eyes while still providing light.
At the same time, it provides the light for photosynthesis in the algae, so they are continuously exchanging CO2 for O2, not just in the day. It also provides a source of heat, which helps keep the algae from going dormant during cold weather (as in the snowy picture above).
And notice how I did not specify permeability - that’s because NOx’s (NO and NO2) are also permeable and can be used as nitrogen sources to microalgae. In fact, algae are relatively low maintenance. As autotrophs, they don’t require super complex media, not does it really need to be changed/added to. (I’m actually fairly certain that there would still be algae in these tanks a year later; it may need to be cleaned or something, but there would be some living algae.)
(via sunny-burn)Source: positive-press-daily
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- 11 hours ago
You’re literally going through a centrifuge of emotions with this series. T w T
It’s like, one episode you’re all….
And then the next one you’re like….
I can’t emphasize what an amazingly spell-binding series this continues to be, and how more people should get on board while they can.
Plus how can you say ‘no’ to a face like that~? :D
(via uchuubrodai)Source: baragaki
- 12 hours ago
as some people may have already noticed, google has added a link to their homepage advertising #banbossy, a movement to teach young girls how to be independent and assertive. from the website’s home page:
"When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader’. Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy’. Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys- a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead."
on the website, you can “pledge to ban bossy”, and that will automatically share the site on your facebook. you can share on other social media sites as well. the site has videos explaining their cause, lists of helpful tips for parents to help their daughters, and tons of other really cool stuff. if you’re not already sold on it, the movement is partially funded by the girl scouts (just one more reason to add to the list of why theyre becoming freaking awesome).
please spread around to let others know!!
Instead of banning a word, why not change the attitudes.
I got called bossy all the time. Still do. I was always like ‘pssht, yeah’ and just kept doing my thing. It just didn’t occur to me that it was bad.
Instead of attempting to ban a word, which only a portion of people are going to be on board with while the others continue to use it thus giving it more negative connotations and being more likely to make girls feel insecure, just fucking own it.
I dunno, not everyone is strong and confident enough to be their own advocate or own it when people are trying to put them in their place. I was also a “bossy” little girl and while I did need to have my behavior corrected and redirected in a lot of ways, “bossy” and “know-it-all” became pretty effective ways to shut me down and can still make me feel pretty shitty. Obviously I don’t think this campaign can change everyone, but it’s a step in the right direction to bring awareness to the ways our society socializes and controls girls.Source: teddyrooseveltvevo
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