Gregor Mendel is my Hero

Breck. Interstellar Egg.

I love my skin!

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libutron:

zooophagous:

libutron:

Glowing mushrooms - Mycena lux-coeli 
Like fireflies, luminescent squid, and other so-called bioluminescent organisms, glow-in-the-dark mushrooms contain an enzyme known as luciferin. When luciferin is oxidized (i.e. comes in contact with oxygen), it emits energy in the form of light, which causes organisms containing it to glow.
Numerous species of Mycena form luminescent mycelium and/or fruiting bodies. No fewer than 26 species of Mycena have been reported as bioluminescent. This one in the picture is Mycena lux-coeli, native to Japan where it is found almost solely on large shi-no-ki trees (Castanopsis sieboldii, or chinkapins in English), one of the dominant climax species in the native forests of the Kii Peninsula in Japan.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Masahisa Uemura | Locality: Nachikatsuura, Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan (2013)

Does a glow in the dark mushroom leave a glow in the dark spore print?

Well, first of all, one of the distinctive features of the fungi in the Mycena genus is that they are characterized by a white spore print. Secondly, of the several species of Mycena reported as bioluminescent in the literature, some have luminescent mycelium and also the fruiting bodies, some only the mycelium, other only the fruiting bodies, and a few (2) only the spores.
As far as I’ve read, Mycena lux-coeli is one of those species in which only the fruiting body glows, so I suppose that its spore print, white, does not glow in the dark.
Here you can find a paper that lists all species of glowing Mycena. 

libutron:

zooophagous:

libutron:

Glowing mushrooms - Mycena lux-coeli 

Like fireflies, luminescent squid, and other so-called bioluminescent organisms, glow-in-the-dark mushrooms contain an enzyme known as luciferin. When luciferin is oxidized (i.e. comes in contact with oxygen), it emits energy in the form of light, which causes organisms containing it to glow.

Numerous species of Mycena form luminescent mycelium and/or fruiting bodies. No fewer than 26 species of Mycena have been reported as bioluminescent. This one in the picture is Mycena lux-coeli, native to Japan where it is found almost solely on large shi-no-ki trees (Castanopsis sieboldii, or chinkapins in English), one of the dominant climax species in the native forests of the Kii Peninsula in Japan.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Masahisa Uemura | Locality: Nachikatsuura, Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan (2013)

Does a glow in the dark mushroom leave a glow in the dark spore print?

Well, first of all, one of the distinctive features of the fungi in the Mycena genus is that they are characterized by a white spore print. Secondly, of the several species of Mycena reported as bioluminescent in the literature, some have luminescent mycelium and also the fruiting bodies, some only the mycelium, other only the fruiting bodies, and a few (2) only the spores.

As far as I’ve read, Mycena lux-coeli is one of those species in which only the fruiting body glows, so I suppose that its spore print, white, does not glow in the dark.

Here you can find a paper that lists all species of glowing Mycena

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space-pics:

Reasonable first attempt at the moon with my new 200mm lens. More info in commentshttp://space-pics.tumblr.com/

space-pics:

Reasonable first attempt at the moon with my new 200mm lens. More info in comments
http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

life-of-a-latin-student:

Alternate title for Homer’s Iliad?

Of Mycenaean Men

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dontdiemaude:

my alien collection so far…

dontdiemaude:

my alien collection so far…

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horrorproportions:

nannaia:

Painted Eyebrow Trends in Tang Dynasty

This is a chart showing different eyebrow trends in the Tang Dynasty. It’s based on a chart in Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei and Gao Chunming (2004), on pg 37. I wanted to create a chart that had the eyebrows on faces.

Interesting notes

"Women of the Tang Dynasty paid particular attention to facial appearance, and the application of powder or even rouge was common practice. Some women’s foreheads were painted dark yellow and the dai (a kind of dark blue pigment) was used to paint their eyebrows into different shapes that were called dai mei(painted eyebrows) in general. There were literally a dozen ways to pait the eyebrows and between the brows there was a colourful decoration called hua dian, which was made of specks of gold, silver and emerald feather.” (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)

"…during the years of Yuanho in the reign of Xuanzong the system of costumes changed, and women no longer applied red powder to their faces; instead, they used only black ointment for their lips and made their eyebrows like like the Chinese character ‘’." (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77)

The black lipstick style “was called the ‘weeping makeup’ or ‘tears makeup’.” (Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei, 37)

This is incredible

lifeunderthewaves:

Cotylorhiza tuberculata by eloymunozreyes Cotylorhiza tuberculatahttps://www.facebook.com/eloymfotografia

lifeunderthewaves:

Cotylorhiza tuberculata by eloymunozreyes Cotylorhiza tuberculata
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idreamofaworldofcouture:

Details of Paintings by Daniel Martin 

“Hello Iowa, I’m baa-aack!”

spaceexp:

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemiev looks out of the descending capsule of Soyuz TMA-12M space craft that brought him back to Kazakhstan along with US astronaut Steven Swanson and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov after 5 and a half months aboard the ISS.

spaceexp:

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemiev looks out of the descending capsule of Soyuz TMA-12M space craft that brought him back to Kazakhstan along with US astronaut Steven Swanson and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov after 5 and a half months aboard the ISS.

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unexplained-events:

Velalla Velalla

Also known by sea raft or by-the-wind sailor, are small cnidarians. These small creatures have no form of locomotion other than the sail. The small rigid sail projects into the air and catches the wind, which is how they get around.

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thedemon-hauntedworld:

At the center of Messier 80, a globular star cluster in Scorpius Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Messier 80 (NGC 6093) is a globular star cluster with a diameter of approximately 95 light-years, about 32,600 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius. It contains hundreds of thousands of stars, all held together by their mutual gravitational attraction, and is one of the densest known globular star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy.

thedemon-hauntedworld:

At the center of Messier 80, a globular star cluster in Scorpius
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Messier 80 (NGC 6093) is a globular star cluster with a diameter of approximately 95 light-years, about 32,600 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius. It contains hundreds of thousands of stars, all held together by their mutual gravitational attraction, and is one of the densest known globular star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy.

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