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August 28, 2014 11:42 pm

science-junkie:

Cats’ pupils

It’s always challenging to establish with precision the reason for an evolutionary adaptation. I can answer this question with a well-supported theory, but the exceptions are not lacking.

Generally, the eyes of nocturnal animals —like small cats— have multifocal lenses that allows them to increase contrast and depth of field in low light conditions. A circular pupil, contracting to protect the eye against bright light, would interfere with this type of structure (the iris shades the peripheral zones of the lens) leading to the loss of well-focused images. The slit pupils, therefore, may have developed in association with multifocal optical systems because more effective. 

Vice versa, big cats are generally diurnal predators and they have monofocal eyes like us. So, their pupils tend to be circular because they are an adequate adaptation to monofocal optical systems.

Asked by lorin-irena
Images credit: Felipe Santana - fPat Murray

11:42 pm
happilymourning:

well shit there goes my entire parenting plan

happilymourning:

well shit there goes my entire parenting plan

(Source: anch0rs-drop, via neverceasingtides)

11:40 pm
tu-ki:

i dont know his name or who he is, all i know is that he says some deep true shit

tu-ki:

i dont know his name or who he is, all i know is that he says some deep true shit

(via n4yru)

11:39 pm
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  • Down In A Hole
  • By: Alice In Chains
  • MTV Unplugged
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warevetumorro:

Down in a Hole (Unplugged)  - Alice in Chains

I’d like to fly, but my wings have been so denied

11:35 pm 11:33 pm
"What’s gone and what’s past help
Should be past grief."

Paulina (The Winter’s Tale, Act III scene ii)

(via dailyshakespeare)

11:32 pm

thegirl-inred:

toned-tanned-fit-andready:

v0nlaust:

caliiforniadreaming-xo:

gothicstan:

localised:

do you ever get the urge to get up in the middle of the night while everyone else is fast asleep and just walk places and to be completely alone and entirely dedicated to your thoughts

yes but the problem is i dont want to get murdered u feel me

i feel you 

we all feel you 

why are so many people touching me

This is why you don’t walk around in the middle of the night

(via displacementofpower)

11:31 pm 11:27 pm 11:25 pm 11:18 pm
"Normality is a paved road. It’s comfortable to walk along, but no flowers grow on it."

Vincent van Gogh (via psych-facts)

(via briansaho)

11:13 pm

aviculor:

savvymavvy:

legitknits:

mcguirkthejerk:

kristinethequeen:

jimmysnowvakk:

This is what pisses me off about Tumblr. You all say you’re so accepting and you don’t want to offend anyone, but then thousands of people reblog something like this because Christians aren’t the minority. You wouldn’t want to offend a Muslim, and if this were offensive to them or another minority, there’d be so many comments about it. But everyone is completely fine with offending a non minority. “You’re not oppressed, you can’t talk!” You know what? I’m a Christian and this offends me and my faith, but nobody’s going to care about that because I’m not oppressed. Tumblr is hypocritical and that needs to stop.

Amen to the comment

Oh my precious lambs:

Examine why you are being offended. Because this is literally how a sunset works. There is not room for debate on this question. There is less room for debate on this than there is on just about any other thing. We are not reblogging because Christians aren’t the minority, dear ones. We are reblogging because after the debate a few days ago, creationists were given the opportunity to pose a question for non-creationists. One of these questions was:

"How can you explain a sunset if their is no god?" (sp.)

Questions, we assume, are posed so that someone might answer them. And yes, there is an answer of how exactly one can explain a sunset given the absence of a divine force. Now, you can certainly posit that God is the creator of all things and so all things came from him including the sun and light refraction and anthrax and kittens and famine and all that jazz.

But you don’t get to deny that THIS IS HOW A SUNSET WORKS, and of the necessary elements of this equation (Sun + Atmosphere + Angle = Sunset), God is not one of them. That’s because everything else is an observable phenomenon, and God is not. You can explain a sunset without God. You can go ahead and believe that God’s part of it all. That’s cool. Lots of people believe stuff like that, and I encourage you to delve into the ways that people make science and their faith jive. But if you are offended by being shown the basic scientific principals behind a sunset, you must be offended by damn near everything. And that seems exhausting. 

In short:

People getting butthurt over science, fucking love it.

"Stop teaching science, it offends me" 

(via neverceasingtides)

11:10 pm

catsbeaversandducks:

First to blink loses!

Photos via Flickr (please click each photo for credits) 

(via en-deshabille)

11:07 pm

theweekmagazine:

The week’s best editorial cartoons

Artists take on the militarization of America’s police, Obama’s vacation, and more

(via political-cartoons)

11:06 pm
thebicker:

mediamattersforamerica:

A Fox News panel discussing the ‘war on women’ features four men and no women.

This, in one image, is the essence of the problem with the war on women. Four straight white guys “debating” how women aren’t oppressed. Fox News isn’t even trying.

thebicker:

mediamattersforamerica:

A Fox News panel discussing the ‘war on women’ features four men and no women.

This, in one image, is the essence of the problem with the war on women. Four straight white guys “debating” how women aren’t oppressed. Fox News isn’t even trying.

(via neverceasingtides)