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The GIFt of Life: Biology in 12 Endless Loops

Bio-GIFs are the animated gifts biology has gifted to the Internets. And here's 10 of the best of them, presented in one particular order. Which is the order that the deterministic biology of my brain dictates as I type this post (we are all biological...

Bio-GIFs are the animated gifts biology has gifted to the Internets. And here’s 10 of the best of them, presented in one particular order. Which is the order that the deterministic biology of my brain dictates as I type this post (we are all biological robots). They range from sad clips of disease-in-process to jumping lizards to Cephalopods being awesome to babby forming. Enjoy.

Let’s start with conception. Here is an actual moment of artificial insemination:

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This is what what you look like when you gulp liquid. Cheers:

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And talk. (Wow, tongues are huge.)

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The slow deliberate beating of an individual heart cell:

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A collage of MRI cross-sections of the human brain. I don’t why but this makes me wanna eat brains:

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An actual video of a mammalian cell getting invaded by Plasmodium falciparum, aka Malaria, aka humanity’s biggest killer. Heavy:

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We love vintage TV science-ed videos.

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Enough humans. Cephalopods fucking rule.

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Panellus stipticus is an incredible bioluminescent fungi. (Contrary to what you’re experiencing right now, it does not get you high.)

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Fucking nature.

And, finally, the biophysics of lizard jumping:

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Bonus, presented without comment:

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