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July. 17. 2014. 02:55 pm 395 notes


‘Forest Man’, A Short Documentary About an Indian Man Who Planted a Forest Larger Than Central Park

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July. 13. 2014. 04:44 pm 7,221 notes

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July. 12. 2014. 09:54 am 323 notes


Just once I want a TV character to ask the token science person to run a spectral analysis to identify something and then for the science person to give the sample back and tell them they can’t because they’re not an analytical chemist.

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July. 11. 2014. 04:00 pm 866 notes

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July. 11. 2014. 02:13 pm 1,222 notes


#1 Milk frog / Trachycephalus resinifictrix (row 1, top)

#2 Strawberry dart frog / Oophaga pumilio “escudo” (row 2, left)

#3 Harlequin flying frog / Rhacophorus pardalis (row 2, right)

#4 Spotted dart frog / Ranitomeya variablis (row 3, left)

#5 Oophaga pumilio “Colon Bocas del Drago” (row 3, right)

#6 Madagascar red-eyed frog / Boophis luteus (row 4, left)

#7 Clown treefrog / Dendropsophus leucophyllatus (row 4, right)

#8 Amazon dart frog / Ranitomeya ventrimaculata (row 5, bottom)

by Matthijs Kuijpers { website }

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July. 08. 2014. 04:55 pm

I did not... I didn't have a key in the jungle, most of the species there are unknown to science, and we found so many amazing creatures so often it would have been too impossible to ID anything much more than family! There were only a few select spiders/insects that I was able to get down to that level. via buggirl

That’s understandable. It’s such a shame some wonderful species like that have to go undescribed due to time/funding constraints. Good luck with your research!

July. 06. 2014. 09:58 am 1,794 notes


Titicaca Water Frog (Telmatobius culeus)

Also known as the Andean frog or Crawford’s water frog, the Titicaca water frog is a large species of frog found only in Lake Titicaca and its rivers in South America. Like other frogs the titicaca water frog feeds mostly on small fish, insects and other small invertebrates. The Titicaca water frog has excessive skin which is an adaptation for high altitude living as the excess skin helps it breathe, as more oxygen can diffuse in. It also possesses reduced lungs, a high red blood cell count and smaller red blood cells to help it breathe in its low oxygen environment. 



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June. 17. 2014. 09:23 pm 66,233 notes





Brazilian police clash with indigenous groups protesting World Cup.

This is important.

The only kind of thing I’ll be posting about the World Cup

We will not see this on the main stream news.

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June. 12. 2014. 06:41 pm 115 notes


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June. 09. 2014. 08:49 am 14,652 notes

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May. 22. 2014. 11:56 am 700 notes


Franklin Lodge - Woodruff, WI

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April. 23. 2014. 03:20 pm 185,855 notes



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April. 23. 2014. 08:05 am 119,504 notes

A classic.

A classic.

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March. 07. 2014. 07:23 am 147 notes
The animals of the Burgess Shale are holy objects — in the unconventional sense that this word conveys in some cultures. We do not place them on pedestals and worship from afar. We climb mountains and dynamite hillsides to find them. We quarry them, split them, carve them, draw them, and dissect them, struggling to wrest their secrets. We vilify and curse them for their damnable intransigence. They are grubby little creatures of a sea floor 530 million years old, but we greet them with awe because they are the Old Ones, and they are trying to tell us something.
Stephen Jay Gould (Wonderful Life 1989)

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February. 24. 2014. 07:39 pm 136 notes


Bat Volute | ©Blogie

Cymbiola vespertilio, also known as Bat Volute, Variable Volute, and Cone Shell, is a gastropod mollusk in the Volutidae family. Its beautiful shell is variable in color and pattern. The inhabitant is much bigger than its shell. They feed on other mollusks, and grow to a length of about 16cm.

Specimen shown was photographed during a night dive at Isla Reta Beach Resort, Davao del Norte, Philippines.

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