babies are naturally able to swim hello they just spent nine moths in amiotic fluid this is instinctive so no, parent is not shitty, parent is re-enforcing baby’s natural instinctive behaviour.
parent is good for doing this because parent is basically saying “yes the behaviours you were born with are great!”
Yup, if babies are ‘taught’ (allowed) to swim before they are six weeks old, they never lose the instincts they were born with that lets them hold their head above water and hold their breath when they need to. SCIENCE, man.
What’s really cool is, humans are the only primates known to have this instinct at birth. Other ape babies would just freak out and drown. So I don’t think it comes from being in amniotic fluid for 9 months (since it’s not like they have room to actually swim in there). It’s been speculated that humans evolved in the ocean at some point, which is a really cool theory that I recommend checking out.
Also, SWIMMING BABY IS ADORABLE.
For those who wish to know more, it’s called the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis. I personally think it’s an awesome idea and could possibly explain a lot of the peculiar differences between human anatomy and the anatomy of other primates. Many mainstream biologists have been sceptical about it, but that’s how science works… Personally I think it could become mainstream someday.
Magnets are effin’ awesome!
If you’ve never seen Villafane Studio's Pumpkin carvings before, here you go.
YOU PUT SO MUCH TIME AND ENERGY INTO SOMETHING THAT WILL BE DESTROYED IN LIKE A FEW WEEKS.
Wow… these are amazing!
"Exocoetidae, commonly called Flying Fish, is a family of fishes aptly named for their ability to emerge out of the water and glide for long distances with their outstretched pectoral fins. Their streamlined torpedo shape helps them gather enough underwater speed to break the surface, and their large, wing-like fins get them airborne. Once in the air, these fishes can glide over considerable distances. Their flights are typically around 50 meters, but some fishes have been recorded to fly up to 200 meters or more. Some species of flying fish have enlarged pelvic fins as well as enlarged pectoral fins, which allows them to fly further than two winged gliders (up to 400 meters), and have far greater maneuverability. These fishes are known as four-winged flying fish."
Read more directly from the source.
James Flynn’s awesome talk about intelligence.
Box by Bot & Dolly.
This awesome video mixes real and digital space into a seamless augmented reality experience. And it’s a live performance!
Learn about the roundest object ever made, and why it is awesome!
As life has evolved, its complexity has increased exponentially, just like Moore’s law which states that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. Geneticists, Alexei Sharov at the National Institute on Ageing in Baltimore and Richard Gordon at the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory in Florida, have extrapolated this trend backwards and found that by the measure of Moore’s Law, life is older than the Earth itself.The team takes Moore’s Law back to zero complexity and the origin of life, by measuring the complexity of life and the rate at which it has increased from prokaryotes to eukaryotes to more complex creatures such as worms, fish, amphibians and eventually mammals. The result is an exponential increase identical to that behind Moore’s Law with the doubling time, however, expanding to 376 million years rather than every two years.
The application of Linear regression of genetic complexity on a log scale extrapolated back to just one base pair suggests the time of the origin of life 9.7 billion years ago. This cosmic time scale for the evolution of life has important consequences: life took ca. 5 billion years to reach the complexity of bacteria; the environments in which life originated and evolved to the prokaryote stage may have been quite different from those envisaged on Earth. Therefore they suggest that if life takes 10 billion years to evolve to the level of complexity associated with homo sapiens, then we may be among the first, if not the first, intelligent civilisation in the Milky Way, negating Drakes Equation.
On the semilog plot above , the complexity of organisms, as measured by the length of functional non-redundant DNA per genome counted by nucleotide base pairs (bp), increases linearly with time (Sharov, 2012). Time is counted backwards in billions of years before the present (time 0). Credit: arXiv:1304.3381 [physics.gen-ph]
This could lend some credibility to the Panspermia Hypothesis, although evolution might not always follow Moore’s Law.
The FLoating Instrument Platform (FLIP) is a naval research station designed in 1962. It is towed horizontally to open water then flips vertically to provide a stable platform mostly immune to wave action.
The tilting is actioned by directing water into ballast tanks. The position is reversed by sending compressed air in the tanks. Because the bulkhead becomes the deck, the FLIP has rooms with doors mounted on the floor, portholes in the ceiling, and sinks and toilets mounted for both configurations.
Developed during the cold war, it continues to provide a uniquely stable platform for research missions that include ocean acoustics, marine mammal studies, geophysics, meteorology, physical oceanography, and laser propagation experiments.
A ship that stands on its tail to turn into a marine research tower… now that’s pretty awesome!
The age of green is upon us. We have reached a point in our human evolution where science, math, and creative genius have discovered a way to suspend a living forest in mid air. The answer to city pollution is now Stefano Boeri’s Bosco Verticale, the world’s first 27-story microclimate apartment towers currently under construction in Milan, Italy. Built to function as city air purifiers, these lush apartments will include over 900 trees, 5,000 bushes, and 11,000 plants throughout the tower balconies. Each perch of life will aid in reducing city noise, moderating atmospheric temperatures, absorbing CO2 emissions, and acting as an energy sustainer for seasonal weather shifts.
Read more: http://genyhub.com/page/the-vertical-forest#ixzz2Qg4ONZSa
This is how every city should look. Actually, this is how every city will HAVE TO look if we want to avoid turning our planet into a global gas chamber. The sooner, the better.
The widely used centre pivot irrigation systems create fallow corners marking the difference between the economic logic of irrigation technology and the grid structure imposed on the landscape.
On a typical “quarter section” in the American mid- and southwest, tessellating pivot circles will leave up 15 percent of each field thirsty.
Additional corner swing systems can be installed but are expensive and are generally used only for valuable crops. The result is a delicate equation that balances land value, potential yield without irrigation, water availability, and crop prices.
These corners are sometimes leased from neighbours to grow less thirsty crops or graze cattle, or are advocated by ecologists to restore complexity by providing biodiversity and movement corridors in a simplified landscape of monoculture crop circles.
From Edible Geography
I wonder why they are not using the densest possible arrangement of circles? Reblog and maybe these farmers will see how they could improve their design… because, you know, 705 000 000 honey bees can’t be wrong.