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npr:

ICYMI:  The humorists at Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me! attempted to make a pepperoni pizza cake (h/t Buzzfeed). The key word here is “attempted.”

Sandwich Monday: The Pizza Cake

Photos: Buzzfeed and NPR (guess which is which)

- Kate

cool-critters:

Pom-pom crab (Lybia tessellata)

Lybia tessellata is a species of small crab in the family Xanthidae. It is found in shallow parts of the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean. Like other members of the genus Lybia, it is commonly known as the pom-pom crab or boxer crab because of its habit of carrying a sea anemone around in each of its claws, these resembling pom-poms or boxing gloves. If attacked by a potential predator, it will threaten the aggressor with an anemone, the tentacles of which are well armed with cnidocytes (stinging cells). It is unable to feed itself with its chelae and uses the tentacles of the anemones to collect food particles which it then removes with its mobile maxillipeds. It is found on sandy and gravelly seabeds, where it is well camouflaged, and on live corals where it clings with its long, thin legs. 

photo credits: acquaportal, Marchione Giacomo

(via scienceyoucanlove)

humanoidhistory:

The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off on March 11, 2008. (NASA)

humanoidhistory:

The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off on March 11, 2008. (NASA)

(via astronomiae)

buzzfeed:

AAAAHHHHHHHH IT’S FRIDAY

buzzfeed:

AAAAHHHHHHHH IT’S FRIDAY

shmurdapunk:

sixpenceee:

A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)

contaminatedbreastcheese

(via scienceyoucanlove)

guardian:

Really miss your typewriter? There’s an app for that. 
Photo: USBtyperwriter.com

guardian:

Really miss your typewriter? There’s an app for that

Photo: USBtyperwriter.com

(Source: theguardian.com)

staceythinx:

Some of the winners of Princeton’s 2014 Art of Science contest. Click on images for descriptions.

(Source: nbcnews.com)

polymath4ever:

seancrowe:

Swimming robot octopus!

Ah!

tangledwing:

A macro of the arms of a baby octopus, the arms occur in pairs of two for a total of eight. Photo via Todd Anderson

tangledwing:

A macro of the arms of a baby octopus, the arms occur in pairs of two for a total of eight. Photo via Todd Anderson

(via cosmo-nautic)