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Almost time for irises to treat us again

Almost time for irises to treat us again

Love spring

Love spring

Years ago, a neighbors tree

Years ago, a neighbors tree

This link shows an interesting characteristic of the quill of the porcupine. The properties allow the quill to slide effortlessly into the flesh but provide significant resistance when being pulled out. This type of behaviour is also present in the tail spike of the Manta Ray. The link suggests that these properties could be useful in designing new types of needles or other medical tools.

Porcupine's prickly mystery solved

Porcupine quills easily penetrate flesh but prove hard to remove due to microscopic barbs, scientists say.

Another beauty in illustration by Nadilyn Beato

Greenbottle Blue Tarantula by Nadilyn Beato, via Behance

Eyes are watching you

Eyes are watching you

Photographic Print with Black Frame entitled Puffer Fish Bahamas

Photographic Print with Black Frame entitled Puffer Fish Bahamas

 BEAUTIFUL                 BUTTERFLY..

BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY..

White Lined Dirona Nudibranch

Too bad I'm terrified of scuba diving cuz I would love to be floating around with all these beautiful underwater creatures! Nudibranchs - Underwater photography of seahorses, sea dragons, clownfish, coral reefs, fish & invertebrates by David Hall

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British scientists exploring the ocean floor in the Caribbean have discovered an "astounding" set of hydrothermal vents, the deepest anywhere in the world.

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