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Sarracenia (by Nicolas Gent)

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Sarracenia (by Nicolas Gent)

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skeleton war sign up sheets

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skeleton war sign up sheets

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mymodernmet:

Serving both as a bride and an artist, Sheika Lateefa gave the company Designlab Events complete freedom to create this spectacular cloud installation for her wedding. The installation, titled Lucid Dream, consists of 15,000 light sticks, 65,000 Swarovski crystals, 4,000 paper cranes, and other materials that swirl overhead in an amazing sky.

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unexplained-events:

Autoimmune Disease Acts Like Demonic Possession
Susannah Cahalan started feeling a bit off. Numbness on one side of the body, losing sleep, crying hysterically one minute and laughing the next. She went to get MRIs but they showed nothing. Things were getting a bit more strange.
Her boyfriend told her how at one point while they were watching a show together she started grinding her teeth, moaning, and biting her tongue until she finally passed out. He took her to the hospital and they found out it was a seizure. Her first of many. Things got worse.
She stopped eating, became paranoid and delusional, had more seizures in which blood would spurt out of her mouth. She was hospitalized (one nurse recalls that in the middle of the night while she was getting blood, Susannah sat up straigh and slapped her). Numerous tests were done and the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong.
That is until Dr. Souhel Najjar came into the picture. He asked her to draw a clock. When she showed him what she had drawn he knew exactly what was wrong with her. All the numbers were written on the right side of the clock face, and no numbers were on the left side.
She had anti-NMDAR encephalitis. The receptors in the frontal lobe, responsible for cognitive reasoning, and the limbic system, or the emotional center of the brain, are under assault by the immune system. In other words, her body was attacking her brain. Nearly 90% of people that suffer from this go undiagnosed and it is more common in women.
SOURCE
SOURCE

Oh, and she wrote a book about it called 
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Ho-ly shit

Oh look, another example of religious phenomenon with a scientific explanation.

constantlogic:

tattoosbyanya:

unexplained-events:

unexplained-events:

Autoimmune Disease Acts Like Demonic Possession

Susannah Cahalan started feeling a bit off. Numbness on one side of the body, losing sleep, crying hysterically one minute and laughing the next. She went to get MRIs but they showed nothing. Things were getting a bit more strange.

Her boyfriend told her how at one point while they were watching a show together she started grinding her teeth, moaning, and biting her tongue until she finally passed out. He took her to the hospital and they found out it was a seizure. Her first of many. Things got worse.

She stopped eating, became paranoid and delusional, had more seizures in which blood would spurt out of her mouth. She was hospitalized (one nurse recalls that in the middle of the night while she was getting blood, Susannah sat up straigh and slapped her). Numerous tests were done and the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong.

That is until Dr. Souhel Najjar came into the picture. He asked her to draw a clock. When she showed him what she had drawn he knew exactly what was wrong with her. All the numbers were written on the right side of the clock face, and no numbers were on the left side.

She had anti-NMDAR encephalitis. The receptors in the frontal lobe, responsible for cognitive reasoning, and the limbic system, or the emotional center of the brain, are under assault by the immune system. In other words, her body was attacking her brain. Nearly 90% of people that suffer from this go undiagnosed and it is more common in women.

SOURCE

SOURCE

Oh, and she wrote a book about it called 

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Ho-ly shit

Oh look, another example of religious phenomenon with a scientific explanation.

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libutron:

Condoto Stubfoot Toad - Atelopus spurrelli
This beautiful patterned amphibian is a toad scientifically named Atelopus spurrelli (Bufonidae), a Vulnerable species endemic to the Colombian pacific lowlands in Valle de Cauca, Risaralda and Choco Departments.
This toad is normally having a green or yellow color with black spots on a black base on the back. It seems like the color can vary within the same population between green and more yellow. Ventrally is normally yellow with black spots. The palms and soles are orange.
This is another of several amphibian species whose populations are being affected by Chytridiomycosis.
References: [1] - [2] - [3]
Photo credit: ©Juan Carlos Gutiérrez Mejía | Locality: Bahía Solano, Choco, Colombia (2013)

libutron:

Condoto Stubfoot Toad - Atelopus spurrelli

This beautiful patterned amphibian is a toad scientifically named Atelopus spurrelli (Bufonidae), a Vulnerable species endemic to the Colombian pacific lowlands in Valle de Cauca, Risaralda and Choco Departments.

This toad is normally having a green or yellow color with black spots on a black base on the back. It seems like the color can vary within the same population between green and more yellow. Ventrally is normally yellow with black spots. The palms and soles are orange.

This is another of several amphibian species whose populations are being affected by Chytridiomycosis.

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo credit: ©Juan Carlos Gutiérrez Mejía | Locality: Bahía Solano, Choco, Colombia (2013)

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libutron:

Emerald Dove - Chalcophaps indica

Also commonly known as Grey-capped Emerald Dove, and  Common Emerald Dove, Chalcophaps indica (Columbiformes - Columbidae) is a very secretive and shy species found in Australasia. Thus, although they are quite common, they are rarely seen.

Unlike other doves, Emerald Doves forage alone, or in pairs. When several are drawn to a food-rich areas, each maintains a small feeding territory.

References: [1]

Photo credit: [Top: ©Steve Hitchcock | Locality: Maleny, Queensland, Australia, 2012] - [Bottom: ©Roy Wong | Locality: Hong Kong, China, 2010]

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libutron:

Malay Red Harlequin - Paralaxita damajanti
The Malay Red Harlequin, species Paralaxita damajanti (Lepidoptera - Riodinidae), is a striking butterfly native to peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
These colorful butterflies are very difficult to locate, and invariably encountered singly. In semi darkness into the dense forests where this species inhabits, the butterfly is almost invisible to mammalian, reptilian or avian eyes, but the distinctive pattern and contrasting colors may reflect a strong ultra-violet trademark that could be essential to enable potential mates to locate each other.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Antonio Giudici | Locality: Klung Ching, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (2013)

libutron:

Malay Red Harlequin - Paralaxita damajanti

The Malay Red Harlequin, species Paralaxita damajanti (Lepidoptera - Riodinidae), is a striking butterfly native to peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

These colorful butterflies are very difficult to locate, and invariably encountered singly. In semi darkness into the dense forests where this species inhabits, the butterfly is almost invisible to mammalian, reptilian or avian eyes, but the distinctive pattern and contrasting colors may reflect a strong ultra-violet trademark that could be essential to enable potential mates to locate each other.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Antonio Giudici | Locality: Klung Ching, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (2013)

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konora:

gifsboom:

Man Saves a Shark

look at that man. When the shark starts thrashing around he just lets go and calmly takes a step back and waits for it to be done. Then it’s back to work. What a badass.

OH MY GOD

SO MUCH LOVE

SAVE ALL THE THINGS

EVEN THE POINTY BITEY ONES

That is really badass. Awesome.

im so happy right now that just made my day

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jaclcfrost:

you could put every character i like in a room and yell “hey asshole” and probably 99% of them would look up

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vorstaag:

Edua the Green Peafowl (by Frankyboy5)

vorstaag:

Edua the Green Peafowl (by Frankyboy5)

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