Ethan Hein

Music, technology, evolution, pop ephemera.

Posts tagged biology

Feb 2
Fractal musicContinuing my series of posts on the ways that science might explain why we like the music we like.…View Post

Fractal music

Continuing my series of posts on the ways that science might explain why we like the music we like.…

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Aug 22
Hereditary units in musicAnother thought-provoking Quora question: Are there any hereditary units in music? The question…View Post

Hereditary units in music

Another thought-provoking Quora question: Are there any hereditary units in music? The question…

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Sep 29
electricorchid:

The golden jelly (Mastigias papua etpisoni) lives in marine lakes in the southern Pacific, most famously Jellyfish Lake in Palau. In addition to obtaining nutrients from captured zooplankton, this jellyfish grows its own garden of photosynthetic microorganisms within its translucent tissues. | +

electricorchid:

The golden jelly (Mastigias papua etpisoni) lives in marine lakes in the southern Pacific, most famously Jellyfish Lake in Palau. In addition to obtaining nutrients from captured zooplankton, this jellyfish grows its own garden of photosynthetic microorganisms within its translucent tissues. | +


Sep 25

staceythinx:

Greg Dunn’s stunning gold leaf paintings of cells, neurons and other natural wonders are fit for any wall.

(via wblut)


Sep 24
hypereal:

From this diagram you can see the connection between the basic platonic solids and the formation of the most primary types of germs and microbiological forms.  I believe most of the items here are viruses, but their formation and shape that drives curiosity. 

hypereal:

From this diagram you can see the connection between the basic platonic solids and the formation of the most primary types of germs and microbiological forms.  I believe most of the items here are viruses, but their formation and shape that drives curiosity. 

(via freshphotons)


Sep 15
electricorchid:

spotted-necked otters (Hydrictis maculicollis) playing with a terrapin, Lake Tanganyika | +

electricorchid:

spotted-necked otters (Hydrictis maculicollis) playing with a terrapin, Lake Tanganyika | +


Sep 12
electrified-brain:

life - liver cell by tiny palpitation on Flickr.

electrified-brain:

life - liver cell by tiny palpitation on Flickr.

(via scientificillustration)


Sep 10

Aug 10
electricorchid:

Stemonitis fusca is a rather marvelous species of slime mold that carries its jelly-like spore-forming fruiting bodies on curious stilts | photo by Nick Cantle | +

electricorchid:

Stemonitis fusca is a rather marvelous species of slime mold that carries its jelly-like spore-forming fruiting bodies on curious stilts | photo by Nick Cantle | +