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  • Question: Question: As an artist I am fascinated by a pattern I see repeated throughout nature. Surely there must be a physic's law that is causing it? Tree branching/root systems, circulatory systems, nervous system, river branching, lightening patterns. The "branching" pattern is everywhere. What is that called and why does it show up everywhere? I am an artist obsessed with trees at the moment and if I can understand this concept my artwork will improve! Thanks Destin! - rachelwinner
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    edwardspoonhands:

    jtotheizzoe:

    smartereveryday:

    I want a word for this as well!

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    This NASA Earth Oservatory shot of Canyon de Chelly in Arizona illustrates this tree-like branching pattern quite well.

    While fractals are certainly at play in these sort of natural patterns, mathematicians have a more specific term for this specific branching/sub-branching behavior: “ramification”.

    Here’s a scientific study on the ramification of river networks, so you can see how they’re made. The magic number is 72˚.

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    Anastomosis is my favorite word describing a branching behavior. The verb is “to anastomose.” It’s not just when something branches, but when it comes back together after branching (as capillaries do.)

    This is an anastomosing river.

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eluciidate:

this is how I would doctor

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slytherinlock:

theworldsnotawishgrantingfactory:

radhomo:

my new favorite color

I want a cloak made out of this.

an invisibility cloak. gasp! 

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morghan-watson:

jeanmarcoing:

did that fucker just jump on water is this fucking cat jesus

do u have a minute to talk about my personal lord and saviour, cat jesus

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nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

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guardianofscrewingup:

consultingmoosecaptain:

heartsmadeoutofstrings:

Remember all the times that your heart was ripped from your chest?

Disney movies (and others like it) taught us how to love, how to cherish life and how powerful death can be. At a young age, these were very important lessons.

YOU MOTHERFUCKER TOY STORY THREE CAME OUT WHEN I WAS 18 AND I BALWED LIKE A BABY YOUNG AGE MY FOOT

True fact, when I saw Toy Story 3 the theater was packed with teens and young adults and not a child in sight.

Every one of them was bawling by the end of the movie.

The fuck thought it was a good idea to put every single emotionally traumatising childhood moment in the same gifset??!!!!

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necrophilofthefuture:

Meet Pickles, aka “Catosaurus.” He was rescued in Boston and he’s over 3 feet long.

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lumos5001:

mymomfoundmy:

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No, Because they are nobles in revolution-era France and will be guillotined. 

you must be fun at parties

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