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Wow, it only took one and a half year to find beets with leaves and dirt in them. Thanks Scotland.

earthstory:

Fossil bees!

This pair of images shows, on top, a modern-day leafcutter bee from the species Megachile rotundata and a very cool fossil find from the LaBrea Tar Pits.

The bees come from a pair of full nests exhumed from a part of the tar pits; the same location has produced bones from animals 23,000 to 40,000 years old, and carbon-14 dating of the material in the nests gives the same age, so these bees are about that old. Many interesting specimens are preserved in the nests and have been found by scientists exhuming material from the tar pits, including the leafy walls of the nests themselves, adults, and pupae like this one.

The bees are from species that are widespread in the United States, but the presence of these bees at this site actually helps constrain how their distributions have changed during the big climate shifts that happened since the nests were made. The bees today have expanded ranges at higher elevations than is suggested by these fossil finds, indicating that as the climate of the area warmed, the bees moved uphill to follow similar temperature levels.

-JBB

Loz

Image credit:

Image credit: PLOS One (Open access journal):
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi/10.1371/journal.pone.0094724
earthstory:



Fossil bees!This pair of images shows, on top, a modern-day leafcutter bee from the species Megachile rotundata and a very cool fossil find from the LaBrea Tar Pits.The bees come from a pair of full nests exhumed from a part of the tar pits; the same location has produced bones from animals 23,000 to 40,000 years old, and carbon-14 dating of the material in the nests gives the same age, so these bees are about that old. Many interesting specimens are preserved in the nests and have been found by scientists exhuming material from the tar pits, including the leafy walls of the nests themselves, adults, and pupae like this one.The bees are from species that are widespread in the United States, but the presence of these bees at this site actually helps constrain how their distributions have changed during the big climate shifts that happened since the nests were made. The bees today have expanded ranges at higher elevations than is suggested by these fossil finds, indicating that as the climate of the area warmed, the bees moved uphill to follow similar temperature levels.-JBBLozImage credit:Image credit: PLOS One (Open access journal):http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi/10.1371/journal.pone.0094724
Oh look, another week has passed with minimal productivity

gradlifethrugifs:

house-under-a-rock:

Hazel Findlay on Adder Crack, her 5.13c R first ascent in Squamish, BC, Canada

photo: Paul Bride

house-under-a-rock:

Hazel Findlay on Adder Crack, her 5.13c R first ascent in Squamish, BC, Canada
photo: Paul Bride

23pairsofchromosomes:

Scanning electron micrograph of MRSA (green) being engulfed by white blood cell. This process is known as phagocytosis, and is a form of endocytosis. Receptors on the white blood cell bind to ligands on MRSA in a zip like fashion until they completely surround the target. The foreign body can then be internalised and degraded.

(Image source: Flikr)

23pairsofchromosomes:

Scanning electron micrograph of MRSA (green) being engulfed by white blood cell. This process is known as phagocytosis, and is a form of endocytosis. Receptors on the white blood cell bind to ligands on MRSA in a zip like fashion until they completely surround the target. The foreign body can then be internalised and degraded.
(Image source: Flikr)

spaceplasma:

July 16, 1969: The Earth photographed by the Apollo 11 crew on their first day in orbit.

Image credit: NASA

spaceplasma:
July 16, 1969: The Earth photographed by the Apollo 11 crew on their first day in orbit.
Image credit: NASA

(Source: hydrotoxicity)

motherboardtv:

Dinosaur Microbes Are About to Face Off Against the Liberty Bell Germs in Space

eigenbasis:

Own

Structures in R. canina phloem

eigenbasis:

Own
Structures in R. canina phloem

liyahetman:

Very rare - black orchid or Cymbidium Kiwi Midnight.

liyahetman:

Very rare - black orchid or Cymbidium Kiwi Midnight.
70kg now and so absolutely stoked! Means I gained 8kg in the last 3 months!

(Source: horrorgrafia)

reflectionsoflight:

#mayaorganics #diabloorganics #bvla #rosegold

Such beautiful friends.

reflectionsoflight:

#mayaorganics #diabloorganics #bvla #rosegold

Such beautiful friends.

Fellow phd buddy: ” hey dude thanks for lending me your old phone till I get a new one, I got you a gift”
Me: “steak!?”
Fellow phd buddy: “well I know you love steak and it’s not like I could get alcohol at 8am”

#personal#who am I#al Bundy?
Fellow phd buddy: ” hey dude thanks for lending me your old phone till I get a new one, I got you a gift”
Me: “steak!?”
Fellow phd buddy: “well I know you love steak and it’s not like I could get alcohol at 8am”