nazerine:

stagbeetleloveit:

howtoskinatiger:

Don’t Cry For Me, Arthropoda: Studies Find Signs of Emotion in Spiders
Individual spiders have character and personality, according to a paper published by theProceedings of the Royal Society B. The paper, titled Individual personalities shape task differentiation in a social spider, gives details of a study into role allocation in spider societies.It was previously assumed that individuals in social spider communities contributed homogenously, with all tasks, such as prey capture and colony defence, being performed equally by members.The study focused on Stegodyphus sarasinorum, a permanently social spider occurring in India and some surrounding countries. Led by Lena Grinsted of Aarhus University in Denmark, over 600 spiders were marked and observed, with tests singling out boldness and aggression. Variances in response showed that individuals were suited to particular roles. 
Individuals in the test group were highly related and of approximately the same age: the only variable was apparently their personality. The study suggests that task allocation is the result of character traits in individual spiders; personality does not appear to be shaped by random selection of task perfomance, therefore.Character and personality are often attributed only to humans, higher order mammals, and birds. Now it appears that arthropods also have responses that could be considered emotional.
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Photo: Stegodyphus sarasinorum spiders, marked for identification

I thought those were cookies at first and thought “Wow those look delicious” but then 


not only do spiders have personalities, they are marxists. truly ahead of the game

nazerine:

stagbeetleloveit:

howtoskinatiger:

Don’t Cry For Me, Arthropoda: Studies Find Signs of Emotion in Spiders

Individual spiders have character and personality, according to a paper published by theProceedings of the Royal Society B. The paper, titled Individual personalities shape task differentiation in a social spider, gives details of a study into role allocation in spider societies.

It was previously assumed that individuals in social spider communities contributed homogenously, with all tasks, such as prey capture and colony defence, being performed equally by members.

The study focused on Stegodyphus sarasinorum, a permanently social spider occurring in India and some surrounding countries. Led by Lena Grinsted of Aarhus University in Denmark, over 600 spiders were marked and observed, with tests singling out boldness and aggression. Variances in response showed that individuals were suited to particular roles. 

Individuals in the test group were highly related and of approximately the same age: the only variable was apparently their personality. The study suggests that task allocation is the result of character traits in individual spiders; personality does not appear to be shaped by random selection of task perfomance, therefore.

Character and personality are often attributed only to humans, higher order mammals, and birds. Now it appears that arthropods also have responses that could be considered emotional.

(Source)

Photo: Stegodyphus sarasinorum spiders, marked for identification

I thought those were cookies at first and thought “Wow those look delicious” but then 

not only do spiders have personalities, they are marxists. truly ahead of the game

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irisnectar:

Testtube chandeliers on etsy

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cottognapple:

timelordinvictorious:

pandifreyan:

thatscienceguy:

What happens when you rotate Copper Sulfate while it is on fire!

I think Maleficent is about to appear. 

Diagonally

for a second i thought you meant that maleficient was about to appear sideways and i was confused. then i got it.

cottognapple:

timelordinvictorious:

pandifreyan:

thatscienceguy:

What happens when you rotate Copper Sulfate while it is on fire!

I think Maleficent is about to appear. 

Diagonally

for a second i thought you meant that maleficient was about to appear sideways and i was confused. then i got it.

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tinycartridge:

Carry a Klefki with you 

One of the weirdest creatures introduced in XY, Klefki, which is a dang set of keys, is something real world people — not just Pokemon people — can put in their pockets now.

Tony Sarkees (maker of the Ace Attorney and Tiny Cartridge 3DS XL cases) put up this Klefki keyring on Etsy earlier today. Unsurprisingly, someone’s already bought it — I mean, it’s got immunity to Poison and Dragon, come on. No way that was going to stay in stock for long.

BUY Pokemon X and Y, upcoming games

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thetokusatsunetwork:

Kamen Rider Fourze’s star, Souta Fukushi, will be starring in the upcoming tokusatsu movie In The Hero. 

In The Hero isn’t your ordinary tokusatsu movie. Instead of people transforming into heros and fighting monsters, it’s about the life of a suit actor. Toshiaki Karasawa (Kenji from 20th Century Boys) plays Wataru Honjou, president and suit actor from the fictional Shimoochiai Hero Action Club.

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thetokusatsunetwork:

Kamen Rider Fourze’s star, Souta Fukushi, will be starring in the upcoming tokusatsu movie In The Hero

In The Hero isn’t your ordinary tokusatsu movie. Instead of people transforming into heros and fighting monsters, it’s about the life of a suit actor. Toshiaki Karasawa (Kenji from 20th Century Boys) plays Wataru Honjou, president and suit actor from the fictional Shimoochiai Hero Action Club.

Read more…

(Source: mantan-web.jp, via retsuyachan)

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pwopermuse:

literallyrad:

today there was a snowboard race at the resort i’m staying at and i’m a pretty decent snowboarder so i thought why not try right. so i wear all black just because it’s the only color i own and i ended up winning and when the announcer came over to me he said “dude! that was pretty awesome bro, what’s your name?” and i took my helmet off like in the movies and let my hair fall out and was like “caitlin” and everyone was liKE OOOOOOH

can I LITERALLY BE YOU

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smart-and-trashy:

I just made a gif edit of this amazing Rekindle Candle by Benjamin Shine and thought I’d share the non-animated version as well. 

"The Rekindle Candle is a candlestick holder which collects the melting wax to form a new candle.  As the candle burns, melting wax drips from the candle and accumulates inside the transparent stem where a length of wick is centrally located.  Once full, the new molded candle can be removed from the central section to start the process again."

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mypatientvessel:

Dude.

My dad was telling me about these girls at his old college who invented a nail polish that paints on clear, and if you stir your drink with your finger with the nail polish on, it will react with the “Date Rape” drug and turn red.

Dude. It’s genius.

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art-of-swords:

Dagger Cane

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Measurements: overall length 36”. Blade length 13 1/4” 

There’s a watch integrated into the handle of the cane, while a pull of the handle reveals a dagger nearly a foot in length. 

Source: Copyright © 2013 M.S. Rau Antiques LLC.

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levynite:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"

No problem.

I don’t know why people think women can’t carry heavy stuff…oh wait, I do…but still…sigh

levynite:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"

No problem.

I don’t know why people think women can’t carry heavy stuff…oh wait, I do…but still…sigh

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