Mushrooms have an extraordinary ability to control the weather, scientists have learned.
By altering the moisture of the air around them, they whip up winds that blow away their spores and help them disperse.
Plants use a variety of methods to spread seeds, including gravity, forceful ejection, wind, water and animals. Mushrooms have long been thought of as passive seed spreaders, releasing their spores and then relying on air currents to carry them.
But new research has shown that mushrooms are able to disperse their spores over a wide area even when there is not a breath of wind - by creating their own weather.
Scientists in the US used high-speed filming techniques and mathematical modelling to show how oyster and Shitake mushrooms release water vapour that cools the air around them, creating convection currents. This in turn generates miniature winds that lift their spores into the air.
i for one welcome our fungal overlords
3:34 pm • 17 February 2014
VSPINK goes feminist
and a plus-size babe of color on the front page i can’t deal
This is AMAZING
LOOK AT THESE MODELS! This is amazing!! And it’s Victoria’s Secret!
Also notice the gender-neutral wording here: “PINK loves CONSENT is our newest collection of flirty, sexy and powerful statements that remind PINK panty-wearers and their partners to practice CONSENT.”
I’m not sure if that’s on purpose, but dang is it nice to think so.
IS NO ONE GOING TO MENTION THE FACT THAT THERE IS A M A L E MODEL?? You go VS, you go.
This isn’t official Victoria’s Secret merchandise. It’s a group that WANTS VS to have these undergarments. Doesn’t anyone investigate?? Doesn’t anyone remember this from months ago?? How did this even come back??
3:03 pm • 17 February 2014
A look at scenes of Thursday’s winter storm along the East Coast: http://nyr.kr/1bsTA5F
The Dupont Circle Metrorail station, Washington, D.C. Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty.
(Source: newyorker.com, via npr)
7:26 pm • 13 February 2014
Johnny Jinx at Broken Clover Tattoo in Tucson, Arizona.
4:32 am • 13 February 2014
Anonymous asked: Is there something you would prefer to talk about? Maybe you could tell a story.
There was an Artificial Intelligence.IRIS,ZDK-12,AKA Version 1.2.1, of 1.0-1.2.1, *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. IRIS says “Hello,” The Bear says “Hi,” and The horrible earthborn giant Typhoeus suddenly appeared one day, startling all the gods into taking on different forms to flee.
3:33 am • 13 February 2014