Around the World in 80 Seconds

(Source: wittywallflower)

getoutoftherecat:

cat, you are not McNuggets and fries.

lol McKitty!!

getoutoftherecat:

cat, you are not McNuggets and fries.

lol McKitty!!

4quarius:

2,200 ° by Mark Metternich

4quarius:

2,200 ° by Mark Metternich

South Africa 2013. Dung beetles are very determined creatures.

fyeahvolcanoes:

The long lava snake by Bachir Badaoui on Flickr.

for-science-sake:

The Pompeii Worm (Alvinella pompejana) the most thermal tolerant animal on earth living in temperatures of 80 degrees celsius!approximately four inches long complete with tentacle like gills on its head coloured red by haemoglobin This species lives by clinging around the ‘smokers’ of the hydrothermal vents of the Pacific Oceans mountain ranges.

To survive in this harsh condition the worm grows a centimetre thick thermal blanket across its back that is composed of colonies of filamentous bacteria. Existing in a symbiotic relationship the bacteria is kept alive by the worm feeding it sugar mucus that is rich in eurythermal enzymes and secreted from tiny glands in its back.This bacterium is kept alive by the Pompeii worm by feeding it sugar mucus that is rich in eurythermal enzymes and secreted from tiny glands in its back.

30,000-year-old giant virus ‘comes back to life’


An ancient virus has “come back to life” after lying dormant for at least 30,000 years, scientists say.
It was found frozen in a deep layer of the Siberian permafrost, but after it thawed it became infectious once again.

The French scientists say the contagion poses no danger to humans or animals, but other viruses could be unleashed as the ground becomes exposed.

30,000-year-old giant virus ‘comes back to life’

An ancient virus has “come back to life” after lying dormant for at least 30,000 years, scientists say.

It was found frozen in a deep layer of the Siberian permafrost, but after it thawed it became infectious once again.

The French scientists say the contagion poses no danger to humans or animals, but other viruses could be unleashed as the ground becomes exposed.

(Source: bbc.com)

Thanks Sheryl for sharing -Textile Towns in the Shadows of Pollution

marine-science:

Ocean acidification 

marine-science:

Ocean acidification