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into-theuniverse:

IC 4603: Reflection Nebula in Ophiuchius
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thesubatomic:

Japanese scientists look Inside a fish’s brain using a probe sensitive to florescence - that wiggly line that you see is a fish’s thoughts.
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did-you-kno:

According to Switzerland’s law, social animals like guinea pigs must have a buddy with them.  Owning only one is considered animal abuse and is illegal.
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We humans are one among millions of separate species who live in a world burgeoning, overflowing with life. And yet most species that ever were are no more. After flourishing for one hundred fifty million years, the dinosaurs became extinct. Every last one. No species is guaranteed its tenure on this planet.

The hard truth seems to be this: We live in a vast and awesome universe in which, daily, suns are made and worlds are destroyed, where humanity clings to an obscure clod of rock. The significance of our lives and our fragile realm derives from our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life’s meaning. We would prefer it to be otherwise, of course, but there is no compelling evidence for a cosmic Parent who will care for us and save us from ourselves. It is up to us.

Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot (via whats-out-there) —

did-you-kno:

Helping a neighbor, volunteering, or donating goods and services results in a “helper’s high” and research shows that those who do this live longer and get more health benefits from this than exercising four times a week.
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nbcnews:

 They’re multiplying: Second ‘black hole’ found in Siberia
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It appears that gaping hole discovered deep in Siberia isn’t the only one: Locals have encountered a second crater, smaller but otherwise almost exactly like the first. 
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did-you-kno:

In 2009, a beluga whale saved a drowning diver by carrying her to the surface.
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