skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

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death-by-lulz:

deforest:

Joan Crawford in Possessed (1931)

82 years later and it’s still relevant

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daftpup:

i hate when people saying taking selfies is being “self-obsessed” and “conceited” shut the fuck up and let people like themselves

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Tags: self-love

candylandtimelord:

zeldaavianamerican:

John Barrowman at Phoenix Comicon 2013 {X}

I think he’s thought of this before

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thorxndor:

I was sitting on my friends bed with her when she came out as gay

and I was looking through a Chinese food pamphlet

so I put it down, looked at her and said “I was going to suggest ordering food but I see now you’d prefer to eat out”

and I don’t think she’s ever really forgave me  

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arcticdiscos:

 “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”
—Sylvia Plath

arcticdiscos:

 “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”

—Sylvia Plath

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epic-humor:

i accidentally messed up my life how do i start a new account

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