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tsamthepoet:

The world stands with Palestine.

You guys know I rarely reblog things. But this? This is powerful.

What terrifies me is that the very state borne out of one of the most disgusting atrocities in modern history is itself capable of reproducing the very same.

I’m sure the people of Palestine feel very much alone. And in their suffering they very much are. But in their spirit, they are not.

My prayers are with Palestine. Always have been, always will be.

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end0skeletal:

Happy Owls!

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Pirates fans on the way to the game. Pittsburgh, June 27, 2014.This photo was from a walk around downtown Pittsburgh organized by Doug Harper and the IVSA host committee. I’ll say this: Pittsburgh has done a nice job making usable space downtown. There were a lot of people on the streets, especially near the ballpark, of course. But there are many restaurants and cafes with outdoor seating and the lots of events happening to keep people downtown after 5PM.(Another great IVSA conference, too!)

Pirates fans on the way to the game. Pittsburgh, June 27, 2014.

This photo was from a walk around downtown Pittsburgh organized by Doug Harper and the IVSA host committee. I’ll say this: Pittsburgh has done a nice job making usable space downtown. There were a lot of people on the streets, especially near the ballpark, of course. But there are many restaurants and cafes with outdoor seating and the lots of events happening to keep people downtown after 5PM.

(Another great IVSA conference, too!)

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wilwheaton:

(via Ian Curtis’ original handwritten lyrics for ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ | Dangerous Minds)
Unknown Pleasures came out 35 years ago today.
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archiemcphee:

Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders would like to welcome some very special froglets who just hatched at Seattle’s wonderful Woodland Park Zoo. These are Solomon Island leaf frogs (Ceratobatrachus guentheri), commonly known as triangle frogs. One of the things that makes them so special is that they’re one of a small number of frog species who undergo direct development, which means form them there’s no tadpole stage. Instead these froglets hatch from their eggs as fully-formed (if incredibly wee) frogs. They can fend for themselves as soon as they hatch, which probably explains the delightfully determined expressions on their faces.

Photos by Woodland Park Zoo keeper Alyssa Borek

Visit io9 to learn more about these remarkable (and outrageously cute) amphibians.

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awkwardsituationist:

photos of african elephants by klaus tiedge (previously featured)

elephants can recognize over 200 individual elephant voices, which helps them to maintain the largest social networks of any non human species yet studied. they can also recognize different human languages and determine the ethnicity, gender, and age of a human solely from the sound of his or her voice. 

as humans pose the greatest threat to elephants, these animals have learned to discern who might potentially cause them harm. elephants, for example, are much more wary around masai men, who have hunted them in the past, than they are around a masai women or kamba men, who have no history of hunting them.

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awkwardsituationist:

yet another lazy day for bear. photos by olav thokle in alaska’s lake clark national park. 

I think the bear is overacting in this death scene. The key to Shakespeare is subtlety.

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