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jtotheizzoe: Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of Camouflage If you were... 



jtotheizzoe:

Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of Camouflage

If you were to ask me “Hey Joe, what are pygmy seahorses masters of?" then of course my answer would be "CUTENESS!!!" I had no idea that they were also connoisseurs of camo.

But scientists had never asked how these diminutive deceivers were able to match their knobby host corals so closely. This video, the first in a new series called Deep Look from KQED, tells the story of how California Academy of Sciences researchers put their adorable little hiding ability to the test. 

The results are not only an awesome bit of science, the close-up shots of this micro-marine world are just beautiful to behold. 

Also, BABY PYGMY SEAHORSES.

This new YouTube series looks like it’s gonna be really cool! Check out Deep Look.

smaccan: hahamagartconnect: It’s like a scene from every... 









smaccan:

hahamagartconnect:

It’s like a scene from every ‘weird things happen to main characters on conveniently deserted suburban neighborhoods’ movie I’ve ever seen. Only this is not a movie set, it’s a diorama where miniature street lamps illuminate incredibly real looking, eerie streets that lead to nowhere other than the edge of the box they’re trapped in.

Glitched is a series of tiny worlds of imperfection, where everything is not as it seems. Artist, Mathieu Schmitt prints his models using 3D files that have been corrupted. 

Check out the scenes for yourself and see what you can uncover. More on HAHA MAG

Love diaramas!

Did a little experiment before getting on with the day’s... 



Did a little experiment before getting on with the day’s tasks. The ‘Bratz Doll” look on Disney’s girl characters is getting a tad old. Lots of articles out there about it, as well as a very interesting description on why they all look the same. A few people have posted examples of what they’d look like with smaller eyes, but I wanted to see if I could quickly make one of them just look more realistic, period. The structure of their faces, their eyes, their miniscule noses… all of it is just so weird. lol Anyway, here’s my before and after of Elsa. I did this in just a minute or two, and find it an interesting contrast. Gave her more normal width shoulders and arms, actually gave her a chin, etc. Not saying mine is totally *normal* looking, but she at least looks human!  ~Aimee Stewart~

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