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When you look at the sunflowers you planted six weeks ago and they now dwarf you, it puts all the intellectual parts of your learning in a pretty real-world frame of reference — you can see growth visibly come to life, and it’s really satisfying.

- UCLA’s Anne McKnight talking about her class on urban agriculture. (via ucresearch)

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

mylittleblackhawk:

Tuukka Rask stopped cannon fire this summer. Pony Rask is having a harder time with it but he’s trying his hardest. 

livebythecosplay:

Arno Dorian by Rick Boer 
Edward Kenway by Leon Chiro

livebythecosplay:

Arno Dorian by Rick Boer

Edward Kenway by Leon Chiro

Is it racist that a white, 20 year old unarmed kid was shot by a black cop on Monday, Aug 18, 3 days ago and its no where in the news? Oh wait, it happens all the time, its just not newsworthy. Sucks to be white.

Anonymous

yoisthisracist:

Dear Racists: I know you’re going to to be trotting this out in the next few days claiming that this shows how white people are just as badly treated as black people in the US (though, of course, the idea that “it happens all the time” to white people is, of course, a ridiculous and disgusting lie).

But guess what, fuckheads, as usual, you’re wrong as fuck. The reason this tragedy isn’t national news is because, surprise surprise, a similar (ish) shooting of a white teenager by a black cop is being handled by the authorities completely differently! That’s right, you dumbfucks, this officer is being immediately and vigorously investigated, the officer’s name was released, the victim wasn’t denied medical care, nor was his body left on the street for hours. It’s almost like we treat black and white people differently in our justice system! And if you want to argue that the fucking Salt Lake City PD (oh shit, was I able to read about this case in the NATIONAL NEWS?!?!?! ) is racist against white people, you are fucking out of your mind.

So, nice try, you asshole, I know you were salivating over finding a case to compare this to Mike Brown, but, even with this timing, you’re not even fucking close to proving your racist “point.”

montereybayaquarium:

Our Stumpy Cuttlefish are Laying Eggs!

There’s a lot going on with the stumpy cuttlefish in our Tentacles exhibit. Males are putting on their formal wear, turning jet black and rippling their fins, trying to attract females. The courtship efforts have not been in vain—you can clearly see black clusters of eggs on exhibit, which “look like dark grapes,” according to Aquarist Bret Grasse. Scientists think that the eggs are black because the female wraps them in a bit of ink, making them less palatable to predators. 

“They’re laying them on exhibit every day,” says Bret. The “stumpies”—like most cuttlefish on exhibit—are cultivated right here at the Aquarium, reducing the need to collect in the wild. We also occasionally donate babies to other accredited institutions. 

Stumpy cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis) is a squat species that forages along the seafloor. It may be small, but it’s a mighty hunter. It hunkers down among rocks, coral, sand and algae, blending with its environment, then ambushes prey. Its native range is from Malaysia to the Philippines.

Learn more about our Tentacles exhibit

laurenschroer:

How cute is this little cuttlefish??

remember that naive period when the mlp obsession seemed weird but all-in-good-fun, before bronies swept the nation as the horrifying cultural phenomenon they now are

rincewitch:

"maybe the wider than expected demographic appeal of my little pony is a bellwether for the destigmatization of femininity" — me, in 2011, being the most wrong about anything i’ve ever been in my entire life

(Source: supercargautier)



Beauty and The Beast


A female freediver takes in the underwater scene, as a lemon shark slowly swims by
Beauty and The Beast
A female freediver takes in the underwater scene, as a lemon shark slowly swims by

(Source: lifeunderthewaves)

stupidlullabies:

scifantasy:

exploding-pens:

SCREAM

it got better worse better