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The video above shows a cricket committing suicide because the hair worm, which is inside the cricket, caused the cricket to be dehydrated so therefore the cricket jumped in the water for more water. This is the master plan of the hair worm because in order to complete the hair worm’s life cycle it needs to be in the water.

# science# biology# interesting# ecology
oceansoftheworld:

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The firefly squid (Watasenia scintillans) (also known as sparkling enope squid) is a small member of the squid family, growing to a length of only 3”. It is found at depths of 600-1200’ in the Western Pacific ocean. What makes this squid so beautiful and amazing is that it is bio-luminescent; equipped with special light-producing organs called photophores. These photophores are found on many parts of the squid’s body and emit a deep blue light. The lights can be flashed in unison or alternated in an endless number of patterns. These light shows are thought to serve several functions. They can be used to communicate with potential mates or rivals. They may also be used to disguise the squid’s shape and confuse predators, allowing it to escape. 
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oceansoftheworld:

(source of photo here)

The firefly squid (Watasenia scintillans) (also known as sparkling enope squid) is a small member of the squid family, growing to a length of only 3”. It is found at depths of 600-1200’ in the Western Pacific ocean. What makes this squid so beautiful and amazing is that it is bio-luminescent; equipped with special light-producing organs called photophores. These photophores are found on many parts of the squid’s body and emit a deep blue light. The lights can be flashed in unison or alternated in an endless number of patterns. These light shows are thought to serve several functions. They can be used to communicate with potential mates or rivals. They may also be used to disguise the squid’s shape and confuse predators, allowing it to escape. 

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underage-thinking:

In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or “Crooked Forest,” is a mystery.

underage-thinking:

In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or “Crooked Forest,” is a mystery.

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swirling thunderstorm in Montana

swirling thunderstorm in Montana

# science# weather# biology# chemistry
Social Psychology: Informative Social Influence
What is Informative Social Influence?
It is when people assume the action of others reflect the correct behaviour for a situation.
Here the GI joes action figures have been increasing in muscular size as years go by and therefore ultimately changes the perception of people of what a man should look like as of today.
Women especially are affected by the phenomenon of Informative Social Influence by media and is causing large amount of women to be dissatisfied with their body image and hence causing more and more women to have anorexia and bulimia.

Social Psychology: Informative Social Influence

What is Informative Social Influence?

It is when people assume the action of others reflect the correct behaviour for a situation.

Here the GI joes action figures have been increasing in muscular size as years go by and therefore ultimately changes the perception of people of what a man should look like as of today.

Women especially are affected by the phenomenon of Informative Social Influence by media and is causing large amount of women to be dissatisfied with their body image and hence causing more and more women to have anorexia and bulimia.

# science# psychology
mothernaturenetwork:

Torque, a 6-month-old greyhound, befriended a baby owl at an animal center when she was taken from her mother for her own protection after just three days. Keepers say the dog seems to have adopted Shrek the owl as his own daughter and is extremely protective of her. Torque keeps his eye on Shrek as the two roam the home of falconer John Picton, and they often spend their evenings curled up on the couch watching TV.
16 unlikely animal friendships

mothernaturenetwork:

Torque, a 6-month-old greyhound, befriended a baby owl at an animal center when she was taken from her mother for her own protection after just three days. Keepers say the dog seems to have adopted Shrek the owl as his own daughter and is extremely protective of her. Torque keeps his eye on Shrek as the two roam the home of falconer John Picton, and they often spend their evenings curled up on the couch watching TV.

16 unlikely animal friendships

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

These patient’s experience episodes of depression due to the changes in climate and amount of sunlight they are exposed to.

Recent study of an Inuit Community in Artic Canada found that 1 in 5 people were depressed and collectively 18% of the population had SAD. Another study that observed icelanders as a group found that they had low levels of SAD even when they don’t have light for many months in the winter. Scientist suggested that icelanders have lower rates of SAD because they are adapted genetically to reduced sunlight exposure.

NOTE: Reduced light causes decrease in activity of serotonin neurons of hypothalamus and these neurons are responsible in regulating behaviours such as sleep.

# science# psychology# biology# health

Abnormal Psychology: Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is one of the most mysterious psychological disorder due to the very rare amount of people having this disorder. The etiology of this disorder is still very cloudy to researchers and many questions have been raised.

In this video you will see this man who has DID and during therapy session, some of his personalities have been brought out.

# science# psychology
This monkey has been introduced a jellyfish gene that codes for a fluorescent protein that will glow green under a UV light.

This monkey has been introduced a jellyfish gene that codes for a fluorescent protein that will glow green under a UV light.

# science# biology# zoology
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