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deformutilated:

This phenomenon is commonly known as watermelon snow, red snow or blood snow. The nickname “watermelon snow” comes not only from the pink color, but it is said to smell slightly sweet, a bit like watermelon. Walking on this pink snow can stain your boots. This algae in particular, named Chlamydomonas nivalis, is actually the most common of the snow algae

deformutilated:

This phenomenon is commonly known as watermelon snow, red snow or blood snow. The nickname “watermelon snow” comes not only from the pink color, but it is said to smell slightly sweet, a bit like watermelon. Walking on this pink snow can stain your boots. This algae in particular, named Chlamydomonas nivalis, is actually the most common of the snow algae

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rhamphotheca:

"The Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi)… one of 16 species of elephant shrew alive today in Africa…”

rhamphotheca:

"The Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi)… one of 16 species of elephant shrew alive today in Africa…”

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phoenixfloaz:

The Scully EffectOne of the most frustrating aspects of this scarcity is that we know just how significant an influence powerful female, scientist role models can have on young women.Perhaps the most prominent example of this power has come to be known as the “Scully Effect.” Named for Special Agent Dana Scully, the medical doctor and FBI agent who was one half of the investigative team on “The X-Files”, the Scully Effect accounts for the notable increase in women who pursued careers in science, medicine, and law enforcement as a result of living with Dana Scully over the nine years “The X-Files” ran on Fox.The show has been off the air for more than a decade. Yet the character of Dana Scully remains a powerful example of how a dynamic female character whose primary pursuit is science—not romantic relationships—can have a lasting impact on our culture.
— by Christopher Zumski Finke (x)

phoenixfloaz:

The Scully Effect

One of the most frustrating aspects of this scarcity is that we know just how significant an influence powerful female, scientist role models can have on young women.

Perhaps the most prominent example of this power has come to be known as the “Scully Effect.” Named for Special Agent Dana Scully, the medical doctor and FBI agent who was one half of the investigative team on “The X-Files”, the Scully Effect accounts for the notable increase in women who pursued careers in science, medicine, and law enforcement as a result of living with Dana Scully over the nine years “The X-Files” ran on Fox.

The show has been off the air for more than a decade. Yet the character of Dana Scully remains a powerful example of how a dynamic female character whose primary pursuit is science—not romantic relationships—can have a lasting impact on our culture.

— by Christopher Zumski Finke (x)

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109pm:

Flammulina velutipes
Upper Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, VictoriaLate Winter, August 2014Taken on 60mm Macro, Canon 600D

109pm:

Flammulina velutipes

Upper Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Victoria
Late Winter, August 2014
Taken on 60mm Macro, Canon 600D

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