1. alphynix:

Marine Reptile Month #25 — Vancleavea
Late Triassic period (228-203 mya)
Vancleavea was an unusual late-surviving “non-archosaurian archosauriform”, which basically means it was about as closely related to the archosauria as it’s possible to get without actually being one. 1.2m long (3ft 11in) and covered in overlapping armored scales, its short limbs, deep tail, and upwards-facing nostrils suggest it was a semi-aquatic swimming animal.
Uniquely among all known tetrapods, it also formed its vertical upper tail fin from a row of highly elongated ostederms.
Color palette used: “Shirley the Medium”

    alphynix:

    Marine Reptile Month #25 — Vancleavea

    Late Triassic period (228-203 mya)

    Vancleavea was an unusual late-surviving “non-archosaurian archosauriform”, which basically means it was about as closely related to the archosauria as it’s possible to get without actually being one. 1.2m long (3ft 11in) and covered in overlapping armored scales, its short limbs, deep tail, and upwards-facing nostrils suggest it was a semi-aquatic swimming animal.

    Uniquely among all known tetrapods, it also formed its vertical upper tail fin from a row of highly elongated ostederms.

    Color palette used: “Shirley the Medium

  2. scientific-women:

wefuckinglovescience:

The nail polish that changes color when exposed to date rape drugs.\
Learn about it here: http://bit.ly/1opqEev

I have been really torn about this.  At first I thought, “Huh, that’s a good idea!”  Then I saw the scientists were men.  Then I saw a bunch of good points floating around the internet.
This could result in more attempts to place the blame on the victim.  She wasn’t prepared, she didn’t defend herself, she didn’t plan ahead.  ”Why didn’t you test your drink first?” instead of telling the attacker, “Why did you think drugging and raping someone was a good idea?”
On that note, it’s erroneous to assume that potential targets of rape are girls who wear nail polish.
Stranger rape is far less common than acquaintance rape.  (That said, I had a friend who was once drugged by people she considered friends.)
These dudes get funding, but resources for victims (shelters, therapy, medical help, rape kits, prosecution) are VASTLY underfunded.
Bottom line, while I do believe these guys are doing good work from a good place, they fail to consider the wider context of rape culture.

    scientific-women:

    wefuckinglovescience:

    The nail polish that changes color when exposed to date rape drugs.\

    Learn about it here: http://bit.ly/1opqEev

    I have been really torn about this.  At first I thought, “Huh, that’s a good idea!”  Then I saw the scientists were men.  Then I saw a bunch of good points floating around the internet.

    • This could result in more attempts to place the blame on the victim.  She wasn’t prepared, she didn’t defend herself, she didn’t plan ahead.  ”Why didn’t you test your drink first?” instead of telling the attacker, “Why did you think drugging and raping someone was a good idea?”
    • On that note, it’s erroneous to assume that potential targets of rape are girls who wear nail polish.
    • Stranger rape is far less common than acquaintance rape.  (That said, I had a friend who was once drugged by people she considered friends.)
    • These dudes get funding, but resources for victims (shelters, therapy, medical help, rape kits, prosecution) are VASTLY underfunded.
    • Bottom line, while I do believe these guys are doing good work from a good place, they fail to consider the wider context of rape culture.
  3. aviculor:

    FXX’s Simpsons marathon meming everyone with a Youtube Poop

    I just saw this and was hoping it was on the internet already

  4. lowbrasschikah:

I thought this was so nice

    lowbrasschikah:

    I thought this was so nice

  5. mahimahi713:

    cannibals-insomnia:

    I’m putting my cat on a vegan diet.

    "how could you do that! that’s animal abuse"

    No it’s not. a vegan-only diet is actually very healthy for them.

    "cats are carnivores. they need to eat meat"

    I know. that’s why it’s a vegan-only diet. I feed them only the finest vegans I can find.

    I was about to go off on you

  6. batsjustbats:

army of snoots 

    batsjustbats:

    army of snoots 

  7. slimydad:

    aztec420:

    FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    how does something this small even exist? is this a pig molecule? i need to lay down a while

    (Source: eviljovan)

  8. theawkwardlifeofapsycho:

    Why is this not taught universally.

    (Source: sfgifs)

  9. scienceisbeauty:

Take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole The National Museum of Natural History (at Washington, D.C.). Definitely worth the walk.

    scienceisbeauty:

    Take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole The National Museum of Natural History (at Washington, D.C.). Definitely worth the walk.

  10. (Source: tibets)