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The way your coffee stairs stares back at you each morning ..
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Fomapan Foma 200 “creative” exposed at 100, then developed in Rodinal 1+100 (404ml) stand, for ~55minutes.
Taken with a Yashica Electro35 GS.

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“I guess,” he says, voice soft. He bites his lip; he’s known Stiles for three years now but Stiles still makes him nervous. “Are you doing what you like, if I may be so bold as to ask?”

Stiles stops, laying a hand on his shoulder. It’s warm and burns even through Derek’s multiple layers. He’s not sure if he’s imagining the callouses of Stiles’ hand or if they’re real.

“My Prince,” Stiles says, voice stern. Derek snaps his eyes up to meet Stiles; he can count the number of times Stiles has addressed him by his title on one hand. “There’s nothing you could ask me that I wouldn’t give.”

I call this: Isaac is a loser and is a sucker for medieval AU and nerd!Derek

israel21c.org
World’s oldest oceanic crust found in Mediterranean Sea
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researcher says oceanic crust dates back 300 million years.

The eastern Mediterranean Sea contains the world’s oldest oceanic crust still in place at the bottom of the sea, according to a paper published today online in Nature Geoscience by a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researcher.

Geologists have found that most oceanic crust is less than 200 million years old but Dr. Roi Granot, a member of the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at BGU, says the crust in the Herodotus Basin, the deepest part of the SE Mediterranean Sea, could be as much as 340 million years old.

    The image shows plate reconstruction maps at 360, 340 and 320 million years ago (bottom left to upper right), at around the time when the Pangaea Supercontinent completed its formation and a new ocean was formed in the now eastern Mediterranean. Reconstruction by Roi Granot  

Granot used magnetic data to analyze the structure of the crust in the Herodotus Basin, and writes in his research paper that the rocks are characterized by magnetic stripes — the hallmark of oceanic crust formed at a mid-ocean ridge.

As magma at a mid-ocean ridge axis cools, magnetic minerals in the newly forming rocks align with the direction of Earth’s magnetic field. Changes in the magnetic field’s orientation over time are recorded in the ocean floors, creating a unique barcode that provides a time stamp for crust formation.

Granot used this principle to identify skewed patterns in the magnetic stripes and thus date the oceanic crust in the Herodotus Basin.

He suggests that the crust might be a remnant of the ancient Tethys Ocean, which existed long before the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. If correct, this implies the ocean formed much earlier than previously thought.

maya felt like she’d waited in the longest line of her life just to board the ride entitled ‘ring of fire.’ given the heat she’d endured in the queue, the name certainly seemed appropriate. as she strapped herself into the seat, maya turned to the person next to her and said, “god, i’m so excited. i’ve never ridden this one before.”