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This photo embodies my favorite part about the holidays: the food.
We asked Instagram users to show us their photos from the holiday season —  the indulgent meals, the family moments, the tree decorations, the  shopping sprees. Take a look at their fun, festive shots!
(see more — Instagram: Your Holiday Photos)

life:

This photo embodies my favorite part about the holidays: the food.

We asked Instagram users to show us their photos from the holiday season — the indulgent meals, the family moments, the tree decorations, the shopping sprees. Take a look at their fun, festive shots!

(see moreInstagram: Your Holiday Photos)

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ballofkitikiti:

Good morning babe!! this photo reminded me of your macro photos…especially the mighty bangaw! hehe! i told you you could submit those to science journals or shows!! your amazing babe!! :D :D :D
sciencecenter:

Spider’s hundreds of fine hairs are hundreds of ears

Hunting spiders can not only watch your every move, but they can feel those moves, and that of their prey, through the air.
How their tiny specialized hairs do it has puzzled researchers for decades, but one team of scientists may have found a break. Their physics-focused work suggests each hair acts like a single, independent ear — not a network of ear parts that, together, turn a spider’s exoskeleton into one giant ear, as was previously assumed.
“Nobody had looked at these hairs in just the right way. When you look at what they are mechanically optimized to do, you could design better ones,” said physicist Brice Bathellier of the Institute Of Molecular Pathology in Vienna, who co-authored a study of trichobothria hairs Dec. 14 in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
“But nature optimizes. Animals evolve under stringent conditions,” Bathellier said. “So it became a question of what [the hairs] actually do, what type of signals tell animals ‘I should leave’ or ‘that’s just wind blowing on me.’”

ballofkitikiti:

Good morning babe!! this photo reminded me of your macro photos…especially the mighty bangaw! hehe! i told you you could submit those to science journals or shows!! your amazing babe!! :D :D :D

sciencecenter:

Spider’s hundreds of fine hairs are hundreds of ears

Hunting spiders can not only watch your every move, but they can feel those moves, and that of their prey, through the air.

How their tiny specialized hairs do it has puzzled researchers for decades, but one team of scientists may have found a break. Their physics-focused work suggests each hair acts like a single, independent ear — not a network of ear parts that, together, turn a spider’s exoskeleton into one giant ear, as was previously assumed.

“Nobody had looked at these hairs in just the right way. When you look at what they are mechanically optimized to do, you could design better ones,” said physicist Brice Bathellier of the Institute Of Molecular Pathology in Vienna, who co-authored a study of trichobothria hairs Dec. 14 in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

“But nature optimizes. Animals evolve under stringent conditions,” Bathellier said. “So it became a question of what [the hairs] actually do, what type of signals tell animals ‘I should leave’ or ‘that’s just wind blowing on me.’”

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