Festooning is a behavior where bees hold onto each other to create a scaffold while they build honeycombs.

Photo credit: girlnextdoorhoney

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thinking cap

Sealed for freshness

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This sad looking pumpkin has a casserole inside of it.


5 Plots on Gender You Have to See (Weekly Plotly Roundup)

We’ve posted a new roundup of the latest and greatest Plotly plots! Check out our full post with the interactive plots embedded to find more awesome content.

The data for this area plot comes from a study in which researchers sent thousands of identical emails to professors across the country and signed them with names signalling different genders and ethnicities. Basically, in every department outside the Fine Arts, emails signed with a “white male” name received more attention than almost any of the others — even when the professors were themselves women or members of a minority group. Read more…

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I know I’m still 10 years old because I have to stop myself from giggling when I hear about a Professor who’s an “Endowed Chair.”

When I’m away from my desk at work, I leave things on my computer screen that make me look smarter and/or more productive than I really am.

Creepiest urinal ever

We scared each other this morning.

  • Question: how did you ablate the neurons?
  • Speaker: we aimed a laser at them and we blew them up!
The homeostatic process overshoots and then homeostatically restores itself.

This should come with a warning to not operate heavy machinery afterward.

(Reblogged from foodsmymiddlename)

I have coffee, a fresh pack of red pens, and an hour before class. Time to grad some papers.

Whatever you do shipwreck fans, don’t accidentally go to church (under the sea)

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