The Glasswinged Butterfly.
The pretty creature, who is a native of Mexico and South America, does not lack the tissues that make up a full wing, but rather the coloured scales that other butterflies have.
Most impressive lines from my fave animation movie.
On Dec. 4, 1998, the International Space Station (ISS) Node 1, known as Unity, was launched aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-88) and was connected to the Russian-built Functional Energy Block Zarya two days later on Dec. 6, 1998. Unity, a six-sided connector to which all future U.S. Station modules will attach, was manufactured by The Boeing Company at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. from 1994 to 1997 and was the first U.S. module for the ISS. This photograph shows the connected Zarya (top with solar wings) and the Unity Module after having been released from the Orbiter Endeavour’s cargo bay.
Image credit: NASA/MSFC
seeing things in the dark while trying to fall asleep
so tonight my philosophy professor had these nasty bruises all over her arms and she stopped mid-lecture to say “sorry you guys have to look at my bruised-up body, my friend brought a stripper pole over for thanksgiving and that shit is not easy. tip your strippers. tip your strippers well” and then immediately kept talking about philosophy
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
— Albert Einstein (via efidelity)
god i hate when my computer freezes
Recycled tumblr humor
pun repeated in italics
"did you just" added
I tried so hard…
HOW TO MAKE A CUTE DRESS OUT OF SHORTS
put shorts on
put legs in one leg hole
pull up and on to shoulder
And here we have glitterweave sporting a beautiful Sunset Yellow
NEVER forget to accessorize
well one of us is going to have to change
THIS JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!!!
I really think
I’m winning this.
(Yoga pants do the trick)
Men spritzed with oxytocin, a hormone from the pituitary gland, showed a renewed attraction for the faces of their romantic partners, but not for equally attractive strangers, according to [new study published] in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
“Monogamy is actually quite costly for humans, so there must be some form of benefit,” said Rene Hurlemann, a psychiatrist at the University of Bonn in Germany who led the study. “We’d expect humans, especially males, would disseminate their genes. That would be a very strong evolutionary force driving male behavior. But what drives males to stay in a monogamous relationship?”
The answer may lie in a steady diet of oxytocin that triggers dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with reward, motivation and addiction, according to the study.
In humans, overtures of social support, hugs, massages and sexual intercourse all release oxytocin. And oxytocin, in turn, has been shown to induce pro-social behavior –- we tend to trust each other and feel more attached to others in response to the chemical.
Scientists explore how the “cuddle hormone” oxytocin may help build lasting relationships. Also see Barbara Fredrickson on the neurobiology of love and biological anthropologist Helen Fisher on what love does to your brain.
"omg wHAt iS GOIng to hAPPEN on THE hUNGER gaMES 3?!1?!"
*SLAPS YOU WITH MOCKINGJAY HARDCOVER*