Look at this tree, man.
The Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be in excess of 1500 years old, stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet (1,600 m2). From tip to tip Its longest branch distance is 187 ft.
The world’s most detailed 3D-model of HIV, and winner of 1st Place in Science's Visualization Challenge, 2010:
At first glance, it could pass for a piece of crochet, a fluffy gray and orange ball. But its real-world counterpart is far more destructive: It claims an estimated 2 million lives a year and has wreaked more global havoc than some wars.
Ivan Konstantinov’s winning illustration reduces HIV to unnerving simplicity. His team at the Visual Science Company in Moscow spent months compiling data from more than 100 papers and assembling the information into a coherent image of a 100-nm HIV particle. They depicted the proteins in just 2 basic colors: Gray equals host, orange equals virus.
HIV breaks into immune cells and hijacks their genes. The orange proteins on the outside bind to the immune cell, letting the viral core slip inside. Once in, it fuses with the cell membrane (gray shell), turns its viral RNA into DNA, and integrates into the cell nucleus. The host cell then starts making viral proteins, turning into a virus factory.
Credits: Ivan Konstantinov, Yury Stefanov, Aleksander Kovalevsky, and Yegor Voronin from the Visual Science Company.
The many ways to tie a scarf. I think NYC looks the most difficult but also the cutest. Which one’s your favorite?
I can’t stop laughing omfg.
This is basically what it’s like to be an adult.
YOU GUYS IT’S DECEMBER 10TH YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS HAS BEEN IN MY QUEUE SINCE FEBRUARY