Been digging the heck out of this for the past week. Their EP is fantastic too.

becausebirds:

This GIF shows how the toucan releases heat using its beak to cool itself off.
The toucan beak isn’t just beautiful, it’s also an adjustable thermal radiator that the bird uses to warm and cool itself. When the bird is hot, the blood vessels in their beak open up to allow more circulation to enable heat to escape. Birds can’t sweat so they have to come up with some life hacks to get the job done. [video]

becausebirds:

This GIF shows how the toucan releases heat using its beak to cool itself off.

The toucan beak isn’t just beautiful, it’s also an adjustable thermal radiator that the bird uses to warm and cool itself. When the bird is hot, the blood vessels in their beak open up to allow more circulation to enable heat to escape. Birds can’t sweat so they have to come up with some life hacks to get the job done. [video]

ri-science:

A demonstration of the VeinViewer - a device which allows you to see through the skin. The VeinViewer uses near-infrared light to detect vessels and blood up to 10mm beneath the surface, and projects a picture onto the skin to reveal vessel structure and blood flow in real time.

Clip taken from the 2013 Royal Institution CHRISTMAS LECTURES: Life Fantastic Lecture 1 - Where do I come from?

dan-spiegel:

jekoh:

girlwithalessonplan:

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

womp womp

Touts…as “Netflix For Books!”

…you mean…A LIBRARY?

This makes me sick.

Signal boosting this in the hopes that someone decides to join their local library instead of supporting selfish, money-grubbing companies with no regard for a community. Please join me, this is important for our future.

Imagine if we had no libraries, and this $150 a month was your only choice.

That’s where we’re headed. Support your local library, not greedy corporate monsters.

inverted-typo:

This is actually a test showing how sponges pump water through themselves for filter feeding!
They simply colored the water around them so you could easily see the process :D

(Source: sizvideos)

breakthecitysky replied to your post: Dear rain:I like getting out and about…

MPR’s meteorologist says thanks to climate change this is our new normal for spring/early summer. Aren’t you glad you moved here again? ;)

Oh this is a brilliant strategic decision. The bulk of the east coast will be under water by then anyway, so this was definitely an ace move for the long-term.

Although, we did reach consensus today that all the lakes here may overflow, merge, and turn the state into the next Great Lake. So maybe the same issue in the long run.

Dear rain:

I like getting out and about on the weekends too, but sometimes without you, y’know? Nothing personal, I juat like some me time with the sun and warm.

How bout we get together during a weekday next time instead? Maybe when I’m stuck indoors anyway? It’ll be great.

policymic:

It’s time we got statutory maternity and paternity leave

This Father’s Day, let’s forget the beer and golf balls and give dads what they really need: paid paternity leave.
Given that the U.S. is the only high-income country in the world without statutory paid maternity leave,* paid paternity leave might feel like wishful thinking. It shouldn’t. Parental leave is not simply a luxury, for mothers or for fathers; it’s a necessity. And while enshrining statutory maternity pay may be a more popular topic for debate on the cable news networks, paternity leave musn’t be ignored, either. At its heart, this is a feminist issue, too.
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policymic:

It’s time we got statutory maternity and paternity leave

This Father’s Day, let’s forget the beer and golf balls and give dads what they really need: paid paternity leave.
Given that the U.S. is the only high-income country in the world without statutory paid maternity leave,* paid paternity leave might feel like wishful thinking. It shouldn’t. Parental leave is not simply a luxury, for mothers or for fathers; it’s a necessity. And while enshrining statutory maternity pay may be a more popular topic for debate on the cable news networks, paternity leave musn’t be ignored, either. At its heart, this is a feminist issue, too.
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policymic:

It’s time we got statutory maternity and paternity leave

This Father’s Day, let’s forget the beer and golf balls and give dads what they really need: paid paternity leave.
Given that the U.S. is the only high-income country in the world without statutory paid maternity leave,* paid paternity leave might feel like wishful thinking. It shouldn’t. Parental leave is not simply a luxury, for mothers or for fathers; it’s a necessity. And while enshrining statutory maternity pay may be a more popular topic for debate on the cable news networks, paternity leave musn’t be ignored, either. At its heart, this is a feminist issue, too.
Read more | Follow policymic

policymic:

It’s time we got statutory maternity and paternity leave

This Father’s Day, let’s forget the beer and golf balls and give dads what they really need: paid paternity leave.

Given that the U.S. is the only high-income country in the world without statutory paid maternity leave,* paid paternity leave might feel like wishful thinking. It shouldn’t. Parental leave is not simply a luxury, for mothers or for fathers; it’s a necessity. And while enshrining statutory maternity pay may be a more popular topic for debate on the cable news networks, paternity leave musn’t be ignored, either. At its heart, this is a feminist issue, too.

Read more | Follow policymic

(Source: micdotcom)

colchrishadfield:

Look closely - that’s a spaceship burning up in the atmosphere. (an unmanned cargo ship, photo by Alexander Gerst)

colchrishadfield:

Look closely - that’s a spaceship burning up in the atmosphere. (an unmanned cargo ship, photo by Alexander Gerst)

acosmist - One who believes that nothing exists
paralian - A person who lives near the sea
aureate - Pertaining to the fancy or flowery words used by poets 
dwale - To wander about deliriously
sabaism - The worship of stars
dysphoria - An unwell feeling
aubade - A love song which is sung at dawn
eumoirous - Happiness due to being honest and wholesome
mimp - To speak in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips

(Source: milkthistles)