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I personally love this.
Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.
MY ENTIRE LIFE.
pretty much life with cats
The Trouble With Turtles: Paleontology at a Crossroads
Scientists debate whether modern turtles are more closely related to snakes and lizards or birds and crocodiles.
by Naomi Lubick
Traditional paleontological research has been upended over the past few decades, as less traditional fields, such as genomics and developmental biology, have weighed in on vertebrate evolution. Researchers have examined the lingering color elements in dinosaur feathers, the genetics of woolly mammoths, purported proteins and blood from dinosaurs, and other ancient fossil signatures using modern tools. But the question of turtle evolution has remained resistant to both traditional and novel methods.
More than 300 species of turtles exist today, but where they came from isn’t entirely clear. Turtles are the last big living vertebrate group to be placed firmly on the tree of life, and the arguments are getting messy. Three fields in particular — paleontology, developmental biology and microbiology/genomics — disagree about how, and from what, turtles may have evolved.
Traditional paleontologists have placed turtles, which are indisputably reptiles, in relation to a group of mostly extinct reptilian animals called anapsids, which don’t have holes in their skulls; however, analyses in the 1990s put turtles in the diapsid camp, which originally had two holes in their skulls, and closer to modern reptiles like snakes. Morphology places them near the group made up of lizards and birds and crocodiles…
(read more: EARTH Magazine)
images: T - Kathleen Cantner, AGI.; Bottom 3 - Tyler Lyson, NMNH
im doing my yarn braids again.
my natural hair needs a break.
this time though, they wont be as long.
avril lavignes hello kitty video was deleted from youtube and then billboard posted this
I’m willing to reblog this screenshot. There’s no way in fuck I was going to subject my followers (or anyone else) to that fucking video,…
iJust regret wasting the 35 seconds of my life iWasted watching this trash. smh.
John Scalzi gets it.
the doors of the church are now open
when i look in the mirror:
when i try to take a picture:
is it just me or does this person look exactly like fiona from shrek
A company called Bevshots has produced a series of shots of booze under the microscope at the Florida State University’s chemistry labs.
Molecules at 1000x Magnification
This looks like art
And you bitches wonder why I drink.
Drinking is an art form *holds up shot glass of vodka*