Suddenly I realized that I wanted everything to be as it was when I was younger. When you’re young enough, you don’t know that you live in a cheap lousy apartment. A cracked chair is nothing other than a chair. A dandelion growing out of a crack in the sidewalk outside your front door is a garden. You could believe that a song your parent was singing in the evening was the most tragic opera in the world. It never occurs to you when you are very young to need something other than what your parents have to offer you.
Heather O’Neill, Lullabies for Little Criminals (via quotethat)

sapphire1707:

Silent wave | by HidetoshiKikuchi

sapphire1707:

Silent wave | by HidetoshiKikuchi

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scienceyoucanlove:

That’s like being mind-controlled by bacteria…Further details: L#1: http://is.gd/pDCgLYL#2: http://is.gd/VMziKUImage via: http://is.gd/h2XQJh
through Hashem AL-ghaili (go follow him on facebook, if you haven’t ready)

scienceyoucanlove:

That’s like being mind-controlled by bacteria…

Further details: 

L#1: http://is.gd/pDCgLY
L#2: http://is.gd/VMziKU

Image via: http://is.gd/h2XQJh

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scienceyoucanlove:

Reforestation

What is reforestation?

Reforestation involves the replanting or regeneration of areas of forest which have previously been damaged or destroyed. Sometimes forests are able to regenerate naturally if sufficient trees remain nearby and seeds can be dispersed into the deforested areas via animals or wind. However, areas of forest which have been severely degraded are unlikely to be able to regenerate naturally and need to be replanted by hand using native tree species.

Why is reforestation needed?

Reforestation is needed because huge areas of forest are being damaged or destroyed around the world on a daily basis. Some estimates suggest that an area of forest equivalent in size to 36 football pitches is lost every minute. This deforestation has a number of causes, including fires, the clearing of land to make way for agriculture or human settlement, logging, mining and climate change.

Forests are very important for a number of reasons and deforestation is a serious problem which affects us all. As well as being home to a huge and diverse range of animal and plant species, forests provide livelihoods for a vast number of people around the world and are a source of paper, timber, food and the ingredients of many other products, such as medicines and cosmetics. Forests are also vital for the health of our planet, maintaining the water cycle, preventing soil erosion and absorbing and storing enormous amounts of carbon dioxide which helps to limit the effects of climate change.

In order to tackle deforestation there are a number of organisations around the world that aim to replant trees and help to regenerate and restore forest habitats.

Reforestation facts

  • Reforestation usually involves replanting areas of forest which have previously been damaged or destroyed, using native tree species.
  • Reforestation is of great importance, as estimates suggest that at the current rate of deforestation, there may be no rainforest left within 100 years.
  • Huge areas of forest have already been lost, for example, only around eight percent of the Atlantic forest in South America now remains.

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poodlepants:

I was all set to be snarky about this, but I think Neil did well enough on his own.

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s smash album, "Smooth Cosmos"
Track 1- Your Heavenly Body (My Telescope)

Track 2 — Carbon Dating 

Track 3 - It Was Written in the Stars

Track 4 - Red Shift (Of Your Hips)

Track 5 - Our Affection (It’s Natural Selection)

seanmonster:

tomato-greens:

slicknyc:

maryrobinette:

theargylegargoyle:

poodlepants:

I was all set to be snarky about this, but I think Neil did well enough on his own.

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s smash album, "Smooth Cosmos"

Track 1- Your Heavenly Body (My Telescope)

Track 2 — Carbon Dating 

Track 3 - It Was Written in the Stars

Track 4 - Red Shift (Of Your Hips)

Track 5 - Our Affection (It’s Natural Selection)

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id-rather-be-free:

Grizzly Bear Sow with Cub (by Phil Seu)

id-rather-be-free:

Grizzly Bear Sow with Cub (by Phil Seu)

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sixpenceee:

A mysterious snake disease causes pythons to tie themselves in a knot they can’t get out of. 

It’s called Inclusion Body Disease (IBD) and it affects captive pythons and boa constrictors . They causing strange behavior, such as ‘stargazing’ (staring upwards for long periods of time), appearing drunk and getting into quite a tangle.

When investigating DNA samples from affected snakes, scientists saw an unusual virus called arenavirus, a virus that usually affects mammals and not snakes. They believe an entire new lineage of that virus has been found.

SOURCE

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agameofwolves:

By j.a.kok on flickr

agameofwolves:

By j.a.kok on flickr

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amazign:

djprincessk:

stop-hammerkind:

srsfunny:

Glass Blower: Sculpting A Horse From Molten Glass

WHAT

#this bitch just said let there be horse and there was

i thought this was a gif of a man fighting a giant angry slug

amazign:

djprincessk:

stop-hammerkind:

srsfunny:

Glass Blower: Sculpting A Horse From Molten Glass

WHAT

#this bitch just said let there be horse and there was

i thought this was a gif of a man fighting a giant angry slug

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cocklespadabootie:

shadows-of-a-fallen-angel:

castiel-knight-of-hell:

nocsa:

castiel-knight-of-hell:

let’s settle the debate on demons eating salty food

Julia had to eat three handfuls of rock salt to expel her demon (5.06 I Believe the Children Are Our Future)

a pinch of salt in a pie crust isn’t going to hurt Dean

are we not going to mention the fact that dean is a knight of hell and exorcisms didn’t even effect abbadon. the demon possessing julia was probably a lesser demon. i don’t think he’ll even notice the salt in pie much less be unable to eat it

honestly, I don’t think he’ll be able to smoke out at all. He’s not possessing a meat suit. His soul never left his body. And it seems to me that a demon powered by the mark of Cain would be bound to the body that bares the mark. 

I’m sure some of the demon rules still apply. holy water probably hurts him and he wont be able to cross salt lines, but if you break a salt line a demon can pass over it. Salt in food is not an unbroken line. It’s a sprinkling on top or mixed in with other things. That’s why Ruby could eat fries and Crowley could eat pizza. Salt only works if it’s pure and unbroken

Supernatural: where we don’t mind demons but instead help them figure out they can eat pie

Fixing one demon’s appetite at a time.

image

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falloutnovelli:

vikingsrph:

I AM ALLOWED TO COMPLAIN

I AM ALLOWED TO CRY OVER SIMPLE THINGS

I AM FULLY AWARE THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS TOO AND THEY ARE PROBABLY WORSE OFF THAN I AM

DO NOT REMIND ME OF THAT WHEN I AM UPSET

MY FEELINGS ARE VALID

I AM ALLOWED TO COMPLAIN

WHAT IS SIMPLE TO YOU COULD BE STRESSFUL TO ME

STOP TELLING ME TO THINK ABOUT PEOPLE THAT HAVE IT WORSE

STOP STOP STOP

THIS IS IMPORTANT

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itsstuckyinmyhead:

I want the avengers to show up to my b-day party.

photo set#13

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