18 julho 2015



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Updated Science: Dolphins Are More Intelligent Than Humans

Dolphins Are More Intelligent Than Humans

Genius often expresses itself in leopard print.

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So I’m taking a page from the Book of Ladyhistory and playing Oregon Trail with 2016 Presidential Candidates




First up, the Republicans. There are 16 of these fuckers, and so I’m having to do about 4 rounds with 4 each, plus me.

Since the Republicans want to be all “lol first!!!!1!”, I set a grueling pace. I don’t buy much food either, about 800 lbs, so that I can stock up on ammunition because ‘MURICA FUCK YEAH KILL ALL THE THINGS LEAVE NOTHING FOR NO ONE GUNS AND BULLETS BAM BANG. Filling rations because HUNTING FUCK YEAH HUNT EVERYTHING. Rest only when our collective health is “very poor”, because to do otherwise is to be a weak ass Democrat.

ROUND ONE: Donald Trump, Bobby Jindal, Ben Carson, and Jeb Bush (affectionately known as Jebbers). Early on, po’ widdle Dawnuld gets exhausted, but rebounds. However, at the Green or Snake River crossing, I learned that Donald, Bobby, and Jebbers cannot swim. Because they drowned. Then Ben died of exhaustion. I succumbed to a snake bite ONLY AFTER typhoid fever and a broken arm.


I also approve.

I third the motion.

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A colorized scanning electron microscope picture of a nerve...

A colorized scanning electron microscope picture of a nerve ending that has been broken open to reveal the synaptic vesicles (orange and blue) beneath the cell membrane.

Attribution: Tina Carvalh


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today: earth, photographed by terra, 18th july 2015.timor sea,...

today: earth, photographed by terra, 18th july 2015.

timor sea, western australia, 2:05 am utc
sumatra & malay peninsula, 3:40 am utc
upper nile, 8:30 am utc
off pacific northwest, 7:55 pm utc.

image credit: nasa/modis.

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scottpatrick: First Sketch of Wonder Woman


First Sketch of Wonder Woman

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*paints myself go-away green*
*robs a bank*
*detectives everywhere are baffled*

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Inhabited since prehistoric times, Butrint has been the site of...

The ancient Greek amphitheatre, now slightly submerged by the marsh

A medieval basilica's or bishopric's apse

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Butrint has been the site of a Greek colony, a Roman city and a bishopric. The settlement became an important stop along the merchant trade routes and reached the height of its glory in the 300s BCE as one of the major maritime and commercial centers of the ancient world. The sight of the fortifications alone, which date from the 500s BCE, evokes the military and economic potential of the city at the time. The amphitheater (pictured in the image gallery) dates from the 200s BCE, and held nearly 1,500 people. Under the rule of the Romans the city was allowed to slowly fall into decay. In the palaeo-Christian period, two basilicas and a baptistry were built. Butrint’s later medieval history was turbulent. The town was involved, first, in the power struggles between Byzantium and successive Norman, Angevin and Venetian states and then the town was dragged int0 the conflict between Venice and the Ottoman Turks. Under Ottoman administration, the marshes that had grown around the nearby lake poisoned the city’s underground water supply. Butrint was abandoned, and left for the forests and marsh to cover its ancient and medieval ruins. (Photography credit to Pete Heck and Ko Hon Chiu Vincent)

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movie: Attack on Titan Official Movie Trailer (x)

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hello! i find american voting processes and politics difficult to understand. there's a lot of talk of votes that don't really count in the end and i'm not sure i grasp the point of swing states (or what makes somewhere a swing state) - do you have any recommendations for reading material/break downs you can share? thank you!

Sorry this reply is so late! I’m not sure on recommendations I’m afraid, I can’t remember which textbooks I used when I studied the topic at school. Wikipedia is a good resource for this kind of thing and getting the hang of concepts like swing states, the Electoral College, and gerrymandering, for instance. Anyone have any more specific recommendations?

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July 18th 1969: Chappaquiddick incidentOn this day in 1969,...

Kennedy and his wife after the incident

Mary Jo Kopechne (1940-1969)

Searchers retrieve the car

July 18th 1969: Chappaquiddick incident

On this day in 1969, after a party on Chappaquiddick island, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) drove his car off a bridge, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne. Kennedy, brother of late President John F. Kennedy, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene and admitted he failed to report the incident to the authorities until fishermen found the car and Kopechne’s body. He denied that he was under the influence of alcohol, but while negligent driving was considered the cause of Kopechne’s death Kennedy was not prosecuted. Chappaquiddick continued to haunt Kennedy’s political career, and weakened his hopes of a run for the office of President of the United States. Some have taken the incident as another indication of a ‘Kennedy curse’ plaguing the family.

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The Life and Times of a Soldier during the Middle Kingdom

The life of the soldier Khusobek is known only from his funerary stela, a short autobiography which he wrote so he might be known for posterity. Though he probably couldn’t have imagined how interested modern archaeologists would be. The stela and its inscription was found at the site of Abydos in Upper Egypt. It would have stood either in his tomb, or in some form of cenotaph: Abydos was the supposed burial-place of the god Osiris, and Egyptians who could not afford to be buried near the resting-place of this god sometimes built small chapels by the processional way leading to his sanctuary.

Khusobek says he was born around 1880 BCE. The lack of details about his family has made archaeologists believe he was of humble birth, but Khusobek managed to attract the attention of the new king, Senwosret III, who made him a royal escort, perhaps a bodyguard. He was given command of a squad of 60 men, and took part in the campaigns into Nubia. Egyptian interest in Nubia at this period, for both war and trading, is well documented. But the stela’s description of a campaign into Palestine comes as a surprise, since it had been assumed that the Middle Kingdom left this area alone to focus on its southern border. The army, with the now-veteran Khusobek,bpenetrated as far as Sekemem, perhaps the modern Nablus on the West Bank. Khusobek had the dangerous task of protecting the rear of the Egyptian army. He again distinguished himself and was given rewards for his bravery from the king’s own hands (at least, according to his stela). Thanks to this one funerary inscription, we know of a “new” ancient war!

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From Cameroon - a personal journey to end polio

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"Dealing with climate change forces us to think about how law makes sense of the facts of a case,..."

“Dealing with climate change forces us to think about how law makes sense of the facts of a case, rules of evidence, concepts of causation, and about a reasonable basis for regulatory action. The precautionary principle has become a high profile legal principle because it is directly concerned with the factual basis of public decision-making.”

- Liz Fisher, Eloise Scotford, and Emily Barritt on tackling climate change through the laws, treaties, and regulation.
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Agosto o mês do cachorro louco vem aí!

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