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Casting a fire ant colony with molten aluminum

Not saying that killing ants just because it’s cool. But hey.

I’ve seen this post and the original video before.

That ant colony belongs to an invasive species of fire ant (called Red Imported Fire Ants or RIFAs) which cause more harm to the local environment than good. Researchers are experimenting with extremely high temperatures as a means to dispose of invasive insect species and, just so you know, molten aluminum is VERY HOT.

Not saying this is the best way to do it, but these folks are doing a service for the local environment and they got a beautiful piece of art for their efforts.

It’s also good for Science because we get to see what the inside of a fire ant nest look like. That’s really cool.

Thats pretty metal.

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Flare Surfing by Bruce Irons

Professional surfer Bruce Irons straps flares to his board and catches some waves, leaving a blazing trail of inferno.

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Waterspout touchdown north of Tampa, Florida. A waterspout occurs when a tornado forms over oceans, lakes, or rivers. They form when high layers of cool air blow across a body of water while warm moist air sweeps up from below. They appear as thin columns with the funnels sucking up water over mushroom-shaped water sprays. Waterspouts can vary in size from a few feet to more than a mile in height, and from a few feet to hundreds of feet wide.
Photo credit: Joey Mole
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Waterspout touchdown north of Tampa, Florida. A waterspout occurs when a tornado forms over oceans, lakes, or rivers. They form when high layers of cool air blow across a body of water while warm moist air sweeps up from below. They appear as thin columns with the funnels sucking up water over mushroom-shaped water sprays. Waterspouts can vary in size from a few feet to more than a mile in height, and from a few feet to hundreds of feet wide.

Photo credit: Joey Mole

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“A friend took this pic in Arizona USA. The meteorologists don’t have a name for it. Seems to be high energy to be in a Rainbow and a tornado! ”
(source: Council of World Elders)
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“A friend took this pic in Arizona USA. The meteorologists don’t have a name for it. 
Seems to be high energy to be in a Rainbow and a tornado!
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(source: Council of World Elders)

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Black hole consumes a star

4gifs:

Black hole consumes a star

malformalady:

In late summer the area between Kluane Lake and Haines Junction, Yukon, commonly produces stacked lenticular clouds. Lenticular clouds, technically known as altocumulus standing lenticularis, are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned at right-angles to the wind direction.
Photo credit: David Cartier
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In late summer the area between Kluane Lake and Haines Junction, Yukon, commonly produces stacked lenticular clouds. Lenticular clouds, technically known as altocumulus standing lenticularis, are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned at right-angles to the wind direction.

Photo credit: David Cartier

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Frost Flowers are delicate, cotton-candy-like structures that need the perfect conditions to form. They occur when the temperature is right around freezing, and commonly appear on rotten, waterlogged plants.  It has to freeze very gently because the water contained in the vessels and tubes of woody plants needs to freeze slowly, from the top to the bottom. If temperatures get too cold, the plant will freeze too quickly. As water is wicked up, the ice gets pushed out the top by forces not totally understood. The result is extruded sheets or ribbons of ice that look like frozen blooms attached to the vegetation.
Photo credit: Katie Solari
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malformalady:

Frost Flowers are delicate, cotton-candy-like structures that need the perfect conditions to form. They occur when the temperature is right around freezing, and commonly appear on rotten, waterlogged plants.  It has to freeze very gently because the water contained in the vessels and tubes of woody plants needs to freeze slowly, from the top to the bottom. If temperatures get too cold, the plant will freeze too quickly. As water is wicked up, the ice gets pushed out the top by forces not totally understood. The result is extruded sheets or ribbons of ice that look like frozen blooms attached to the vegetation.

Photo credit: Katie Solari

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Tattooed human skin, part of a medical oddity collection held at The Medical Pathology Museum of Tokyo University in Japan. Dr. Masaichi Fukushi was a pathologist, interested in the art of Japanese tattooing. Fukushi would perform autopsies on donated cadavers and remove just the skin. He created methods of treatment to preserve the skin and kept them stretched in a glass frame, essentially like a leather. The Medical Pathology Museum at Tokyo University has 105 in its collection, many with full body suits.

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Tattooed human skin, part of a medical oddity collection held at The Medical Pathology Museum of Tokyo University in Japan. Dr. Masaichi Fukushi was a pathologist, interested in the art of Japanese tattooing. Fukushi would perform autopsies on donated cadavers and remove just the skin. He created methods of treatment to preserve the skin and kept them stretched in a glass frame, essentially like a leather. The Medical Pathology Museum at Tokyo University has 105 in its collection, many with full body suits.

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The Hercules Moth(Coscinocera hercules) larvae, pre-pupae stage
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The Hercules Moth(Coscinocera hercules) larvae, pre-pupae stage

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C-17 Globemaster leaving behind a “smoke angel” after releasing flares over the Atlantic Ocean.
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C-17 Globemaster leaving behind a “smoke angel” after releasing flares over the Atlantic Ocean.

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