The saplings were expected to bloom after 10 years of maturation. Instead, four of them sprouted flowers this year — a full six years ahead of schedule. The sudden and extremely early blossoming of the trees has scientists quite confused and desperately seeking answers. Kaori Tomita-Yokotani, from the University of Tsukuba, told AFP she was stumped. “There is the possibility that exposure to stronger cosmic rays accelerated the process of sprouting and overall growth,” she said, but also suggested that cross pollination could be the culprit.

theclearlydope:

When I grow up: You’ll know it when you see it. 
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When I grow up: You’ll know it when you see it. 

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heressomeawesome:

Rapping, Beatboxing, Turntablism and Fancy Dancing: Supaman Does it All

Recently selected as Artist of the Week by MTV, Supaman can apparently do everything but fly. Which, incidentally, is still hella fly.

fastcompany:

This is what happens when you take pictures of all the planes that take off from Los Angeles International Airport each day and smush them together into one image.

It was a spontaneous project. “I was down at the airport a week ago with a friend of mine watching planes take off and land, and thinking it would be really cool if I could get all of the planes into one picture,” Kelley says. “Then on Sunday I woke up and it was unbelievably clear. If you’ve ever been to LA, to be able to see as far as you can is a once-in-a-year kind of thing.”

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fastcompany:

This is what happens when you take pictures of all the planes that take off from Los Angeles International Airport each day and smush them together into one image.

It was a spontaneous project. “I was down at the airport a week ago with a friend of mine watching planes take off and land, and thinking it would be really cool if I could get all of the planes into one picture,” Kelley says. “Then on Sunday I woke up and it was unbelievably clear. If you’ve ever been to LA, to be able to see as far as you can is a once-in-a-year kind of thing.”

More> Co.Exist

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stuffmomnevertoldyou:

brenluke:

'Anna Lee Fisher'Ink on Paper18x19cmGiclee prints available here

Women, explore.

UCLA’s Anna Fisher, the first mother in space. 

ucresearch:

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

brenluke:

'Anna Lee Fisher'
Ink on Paper
18x19cm

Giclee prints available here

Women, explore.

UCLA’s Anna Fisher, the first mother in space.