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June 15 2011 · 12·07 am · therecipe asked: Haha. You are rad.

No. I’m MAD

(not at you)

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(Source: rorschachx, via fyearth)

#lizard   #reptile   #animals   #butterfly  
It challenges our imagination to think of microscopic portions in that ancient crust slowly becoming living things, and indeed how the spark of life was first kindled remains of one science’s great mysteries. Bur there is no doubt that the electrochemical processes that are life are entirely consistent with an origin in Earth’s crust – our very chemistry tells us that we are, in al probability, of it. This concept of living Earthly crust challenges the dignity of some. It should not. We have long understood, from biblical teaching and practical experience, that we are naught but earth: ashes to ashes, dust to dust…

Tim Flannery (2010), Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

#quote   #book   #excerpt   #tim flannery   #here on earth  
anelephantblog:

Photo by: David W. Siu

Biiiiiiiiig stretch

anelephantblog:

Photo by: David W. Siu

Biiiiiiiiig stretch

#elephant   #animals  
How can you say you’re trying to spiritually evolve, without even a thought about what happens to the animals whose lives are sacrificed in the name of gluttony?
Oprah Winfrey (via pandacake)
#quote   #oprah winfrey  

nationalgeographicmagazine:

Ker Than
for National Geographic News
Published May 11, 2011

A parasitic fungus is turning ants in Thailand into “zombies,” and now scientists have a better idea how and when the infection does its gruesome work.

The fungus, a species of Ophiocordyceps, targets carpenter ants living high in…

(Source: National Geographic)

#insects   #animals   #zombie   #parasite   #fungus   #ants  
The elements that form us, the carbon, phosphorus, calcium and iron to name but a few, were created in the hearts of the stars. And not just in one generation of stars, for it takes the energy of three stellar generations combined to form some of the heavier elements, such as carbon, that life find indispensable. Stars age very slowly, and to complete three generations takes almost all of time – from the Big Bang to the formation of Earth.

Tim Flannery (2010), Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

#quote   #book   #excerpt   #tim flannery   #here on earth  
theworldwelivein:

Pedestrian Alpaca | General Sánchez Cerro, Moquegua, Perú©  Fil.ippo

Why did the Alpaca cross the road?
Because he can read.

theworldwelivein:

Pedestrian Alpaca | General Sánchez Cerro, Moquegua, Perú
©  Fil.ippo

Why did the Alpaca cross the road?

Because he can read.

(via theanimalblog)

#alpaca   #peru   #landscape   #animals   #south america  
jtotheizzoe:

Climate to wreak havoc on food supply, predicts report
This map represents the density of children in food crisis over the next 40 years should climate change continue on its present course.

jtotheizzoe:

Climate to wreak havoc on food supply, predicts report

This map represents the density of children in food crisis over the next 40 years should climate change continue on its present course.

(via caraobrien)

The ocean was almost certainly the cradle of life, and it remains life’s most expansive habitat. With a volume of 1.37 billion cubic kilometers it is eleven times greater in volume than all of the land above the sea.
Tim Flannery (2010), Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet
#quote   #book   #excerpt   #tim flannery   #here on earth  
animalworld:

Mating WASP MOTH pair (Euchromia polymena) ©H.Satish
This is a day flying moth which resides in India
The Arctiidae tend to be a  colorful, charismatic lineage. Over 11,000 species have been described.  Arctiids represent roughly 6% of lepidopteran species diversity  worldwide and are  an important component of Neotropical communities. Their  bright colors most likely function in predator defense, warning of the  moths’ unpalatability.
Many species are protected by compounds they  produce themselves (e.g. histamines) or by compounds they acquire from  their larval host plants (e.g., cardiac glycosides, pyrrolizidine  alkaloids). Some chemically protected arctiids participate in Müllerian  mimicry rings and may resemble other poisonous Lepidoptera or wasps.
Some species are nearly identical with their wasp models and even mimic wasp behaviors. 
Fact Source: http://www.eol.org/pages/770
Other photos you may like:
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth
Madagascan Sunset Moth
Periander Metalmark

animalworld:

Mating WASP MOTH pair (Euchromia polymena) ©H.Satish

This is a day flying moth which resides in India

The Arctiidae tend to be a colorful, charismatic lineage. Over 11,000 species have been described. Arctiids represent roughly 6% of lepidopteran species diversity worldwide and are an important component of Neotropical communities. Their bright colors most likely function in predator defense, warning of the moths’ unpalatability.

Many species are protected by compounds they produce themselves (e.g. histamines) or by compounds they acquire from their larval host plants (e.g., cardiac glycosides, pyrrolizidine alkaloids). Some chemically protected arctiids participate in Müllerian mimicry rings and may resemble other poisonous Lepidoptera or wasps.

Some species are nearly identical with their wasp models and even mimic wasp behaviors. 

Fact Source: http://www.eol.org/pages/770

Other photos you may like:

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

Madagascan Sunset Moth

Periander Metalmark

#insects   #animals   #wasp moth   #moth   #mating  
TONIGHT IS OUR NIGHT!
GO CANUCKS!

TONIGHT IS OUR NIGHT!

GO CANUCKS!

#canucks   #hockey   #stanley cup  
Merge

Merge

#astronomy   #cosmos   #science   #nasa   #omega centauri   #galaxy   #milky way   #cluster   #star  
lhommeabsurde:

I don’t know where Jenna found this but I want it!

lhommeabsurde:

I don’t know where Jenna found this but I want it!

(via oiseauxnoirs-deactivated2012050)

#tshirt   #clothing   #zombies   #cute  
This distant Earth history has profound implications for our modern industrial society. It accounts not only for the state of our atmosphere and oceans, and the good fortune for some countries in possessing valuable mineral deposits, but for our bodies’ often calamitous love of toxic metals as well. All of that matters because today we are digging up these elements at an unprecedented rate, and redistributing them through out air and waters, and that can have surprising consequences.

Tim Flannery (2010), Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

#quote   #book   #excerpt   #tim flannery   #here on earth  
pdxbound:

Quite possibly the cutest thing on the interwebs tonight

pdxbound:

Quite possibly the cutest thing on the interwebs tonight

#chimpanzees   #animals   #chimp   #primate   #ape   #kissing   #anthropomorphic  
It takes between ten million and one hundred million years for all the water to be recycled through the hydrothermal vents but as it circulates the chemical structure of the sea water is altered by the extreme heat, and the salt is removed. This recycling of the oceans through evaporation, rainfall and rivers every thirty to forty thousand years, and through the crust at the mid-ocean ridges every ten million years or so, keeps the saltiness of the sea constant. And none of this would be possible without continental drift.

Tim Flannery (2010), Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

#quote   #book   #tim flannery   #excerpt   #here on earth  
mothernaturenetwork:

Longest lunar eclipse occurs on June 15The eclipse will last for nearly six hours, but won’t be viewable from North America.

mothernaturenetwork:

Longest lunar eclipse occurs on June 15
The eclipse will last for nearly six hours, but won’t be viewable from North America.

(via fuckyeahtheuniverse)

#lunar eclipse   #eclipse   #astronomy   #moon  
allcreatures:

Western sandpipers rest at Hartney Bay during the annual Copper River shorebird migration at Prince William Sound, Alaska. In one of nature’s greatest spectacles, six and a half million transcontinental sandpiper birds fly 6,000 miles from Peru to the wilds of Alaska each year. Picture: Jon Cornforth

They stopped off in Vancouver during their migration! Got a couple shots of them :D

allcreatures:

Western sandpipers rest at Hartney Bay during the annual Copper River shorebird migration at Prince William Sound, Alaska. In one of nature’s greatest spectacles, six and a half million transcontinental sandpiper birds fly 6,000 miles from Peru to the wilds of Alaska each year. Picture: Jon Cornforth

They stopped off in Vancouver during their migration! Got a couple shots of them :D

becoming-bailey:

REBLOG IF YOU SUPPORT TRANS* PRIDE.

becoming-bailey:

REBLOG IF YOU SUPPORT TRANS* PRIDE.

(via sweetcalamity-deactivated201208)

#trans   #trans pride  
I could eat an entire box of these.
I love this company: Enjoy Life.
They make all their snacks (which include: cookies, cereals, granolas, bars, bagels, trail mixes, and baking goods) free of all common allergens. That means NO dairy and NO eggs, but also NO gluten and NO nuts, so both my mom and I can enjoy their products without worrying about contamination.
To top it off, their food is DELICIOUS. And healthy: they use natural sweeteners like dates rather than processed sugars.
(Only downside: the products can be a bit expensive so it’s best to buy them on sale. And it can be hard to resist eating an entire box in one sitting.)

I could eat an entire box of these.

I love this company: Enjoy Life.

They make all their snacks (which include: cookies, cereals, granolas, bars, bagels, trail mixes, and baking goods) free of all common allergens. That means NO dairy and NO eggs, but also NO gluten and NO nuts, so both my mom and I can enjoy their products without worrying about contamination.

To top it off, their food is DELICIOUS. And healthy: they use natural sweeteners like dates rather than processed sugars.

(Only downside: the products can be a bit expensive so it’s best to buy them on sale. And it can be hard to resist eating an entire box in one sitting.)

Without many of these creatures – our gut bacteria, for example – we could not exist. These fellow travelers make up 10 per cent of our weight, and are so pervasively distributed over our bodies that were we to take away all ‘human’ cells, a detailed body-shadow composed of them would remain.

Tim Flannery (2010), Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

#quote   #book   #excerpt   #tim flannery   #here on earth  
Unicorn

Unicorn

#monoceros   #astronomy   #science   #nasa   #cosmos   #constellation   #vista   #stars   #nebula   #orion  
Humans offer an interesting example of sexual selection. In many traditional societies men go to considerable lengths to control the sexual and therefore the reproductive potential of women, including enforcing celibacy until marriage, dire penalties for adultery, and even surgical procedures such as clitoridectomy. While such attempts can never have been entirely successful, there’s no doubt that historically they have limited the mate choices available to women. Within the last few decades in western societies, however, women have, by and large, gained control of their reproduction. Liberated and armed with contraceptives, they now represent a powerful evolutionary force that is busy shaping the men of tomorrow. That’s because, through the men they choose to father their children, women are manifesting in flesh the ideal mate (or as close as they can attain to it) that exists in their minds. Over evolutionary time this selection must and will change the nature of men.

Tim Flannery (2010), Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

#quote   #book   #excerpt   #tim flannery   #here on earth  

veganatalie:

Tula used to like sharing Enjoy Life cookies with me lol.

I wants da nummy noms

#hamster   #animals   #food   #gaaaaaah   #me wants a hammie  

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4 goals in 1 period - it’s been done before!

Edit: 3 will do and bring it on home in OT! (but I don’t think I can take that stress)

#hockey   #canucks   #vancouver   #I BELIEVE!  
burdr:

Bald Eagle

burdr:

Bald Eagle

#eagle   #animals   #bird   #majestic  

Arg but it so was!!!

Come on Boston, wasn’t 6 times enough? Or couldn’t you at least have taken it on home ice? Blerg.

I hope at least the Canucks fans in the city remain civil.

Excuse me, I’m going to go drink some wine now.

#canucks   #hockey   #vancouver   #stanley cup   #boo bruins  

Raging Canucks fans do damage downtown

seriously guys. it’s your own fucking city.

plus, it’s not the shopkeepers fault the Canucks lost.

plus, we’re Canadian. we’re should be setting a good example.

and in the end, it is just a hockey game.

#hockey   #canada   #for shame  
An astonishing example of coevolution developed in our African homeland. The greater African honeyguide, an undistinguished-looking bird of medium size, feeds solely on the larvae, wax and honey of beehives. It often attacks the hives in the evening, when a drop in temperature makes the bees lethargic, or after some larger creature such as a honey badger has damaged a hive, but when a honeyguide encounters a human, it sees an opportunity. Uttering a striking call, which it otherwise uses only in aggressive encounters with other honeyguides, it attracts the human’s attention, then moves off, stopping frequently to ensure that the person is following it, all the while fanning its tail to display white spots that we visually oriented humans find easy to see. When native Africans reach a hive with the help of honeyguide, they break it open thank the bird with a gift of honey.

Tim Flannery (2010), Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

#quote   #book   #excerpt   #tim flannery   #here on earth  
re-experienced:

D-Day: June 6, 1944
#d-day   #france   #usa   #history   #world war two   #wwII  
What we have done is combine cultural evolution with technology in a way that allows us to mimic key aspects of evolution by natural selection, and speed it up ten thousand times. Thus we make spears rather than evolve fangs, and weave clothes rather than grow furry coats; and it’s this ability, which has been with us from the very beginning, that makes humans so formidable.

Tim Flannery (2010), Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet

#quote   #book   #excerpt   #tim flannery   #here on earth  

I’m so disappointed in my fellow Vancouverites right now. They had the opportunity to be gracious second-placers; instead they’re looting business that in no way impeded the Canucks success.

I hope that all my friends in the city are safe. I also hope that all the innocent bystanders remain unharmed and that the looters will pay for their crimes.

This just isn’t what Canada stands for.

#vancouver   #riot   #hockey   #canucks   #stanley cup   #riot   #canada   #violence  
jimb0slyf3:

Moms are the best

jimb0slyf3:

Moms are the best

(via burdr)

#animals   #bird   #pigeon?  

Once the embarrassing rioting has ended in Vancouver let’s all show the world what Vancouver is really about by helping rebuild and clean up so it is better than it was before.

If any city can bounce back from an embarrassment like this it is Vancouver!

#vancouver   #riots   #canada