July242014
buzzlightcyr:

Credit Thomas Worrell
The male version of giving a contortionist a lyra… Just damn

buzzlightcyr:

Credit Thomas Worrell

The male version of giving a contortionist a lyra… Just damn

(via circusshiz)

4PM
currentsinbiology:

Achnanthes longipes (a diatom, Bacillariophyta)  (1000x)
Dr. Victor Chepurnov
De Water Architect, Ghent, Belgium
Technique: Differential Interference Contrast

currentsinbiology:

Achnanthes longipes (a diatom, Bacillariophyta)  (1000x)

Dr. Victor Chepurnov

De Water Architect, Ghent, Belgium

Technique: Differential Interference Contrast

2PM
xysciences:

Coral branches retreating to protect themselves.
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xysciences:

Coral branches retreating to protect themselves.

[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

(via asapscience)

12PM
July232014
6PM
lecirquebrutale:

on the Silks

lecirquebrutale:

on the Silks

4PM
friolenta:

Gustav Klimt, Judith (I), 1901. Oil on canvas. The Vienna Secession. 

friolenta:

Gustav Klimt, Judith (I), 1901. Oil on canvas. The Vienna Secession. 

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2PM

onefitmodel:

wooo get a bike!!!!!

(Source: fiti-vation, via sagansense)

12PM

drsohm:

Eosin methylene blue (EMB) agar

EMB agar is used to identify coliforms and fecal coliforms (the bacteria they are looking for when testing water quality at the beach, for example).  Coliforms are gram negative lactose fermenting bacteria that can indicate the presence of fecal mater.  EMB agar is selective for gram negative bacteria (the methylene blue dye prevents the growth of gram positive bacteria) and differential for lactose fermentation (eosin dye turns black/purple when acids are produced during lactose fermentation).  The reason this is one of my favorite microbiological media is what happens when you grow a vigorous fermenter like E. coli on the plate (upper picture) - you get this beautiful green sheen to the colonies!  The lower picture on the left shows a regular lactose fermenter (K. pneumoniae), where the colonies have turned a dark purple color, and the lower right picture shows a gram negative, non-lactose fermenter (P. aeruginosa)

Sources: Images, EMB protocol, history and theory

(via betterknowamicrobe)

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