nubbsgalore:

photos by jeff cremer of orange julia and sulfur yellow butterflies drinking the salty tears of a tracajá turtle in the peruvian amazon. sodium is a scarce resource in the western amazon, where there is little mineral content to rain water, so the butterflies have learned to get it where they can. luckily for the butterflies, the turtles don’t much mind, despite deriving no reciprocal benefit themselves. (see also: previous turtle posts)

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sugarbooty:

Ugh, taking photos of myself by myself is the worst. Here’s the finished dress though! It’s a bit tight in the shoulder/arm area so I will go up a bodice size next time but it’s still wearable (already ordered more fabric for the next go). I’m pretty happy with it and so far as I can tell, IT DOESNT RIDE UP AND OVER MY BUTT! That’s why I never wear fitted dressed like these- this booty and waist don’t like to compromise their share of fabric. Check out closetcasefiles for the pattern- I think I like her fitted knits better than the Colette brand and she gives lots of info on choosing the best knit fabric suitable for your project.

sugarbooty:

Ugh, taking photos of myself by myself is the worst. Here’s the finished dress though! It’s a bit tight in the shoulder/arm area so I will go up a bodice size next time but it’s still wearable (already ordered more fabric for the next go). I’m pretty happy with it and so far as I can tell, IT DOESNT RIDE UP AND OVER MY BUTT! That’s why I never wear fitted dressed like these- this booty and waist don’t like to compromise their share of fabric. Check out closetcasefiles for the pattern- I think I like her fitted knits better than the Colette brand and she gives lots of info on choosing the best knit fabric suitable for your project.

Malcolm X at a meeting in Paris, November 23, 1964

  • White interviewer: If it was our white ancestors who bought you and enslaved you, we are their children. We are the new generation. Why don't you call us your brothers?
  • Malcolm X: A man has to act like a brother before you can call him a brother. You made a very good point, really, that needs some clarification. If you are the son of the man who had a wealthy estate and you inherit your father's estate, you have to pay off the debts that your father incurred before he died. The only reason that the present generation of white Americans are in the position of economic strength that they are is because their fathers worked our fathers for over 400 years with no pay. For over 400 years we worked for nothing. We were sold from plantation to plantation like you sell a horse, or a cow, or a chicken, or a bushel of wheat. It was your fathers who did it to our fathers, and all of that money that piled up from the sale of my mother and my grandmother and my great-grandmother is what gives the present generation of American whites [the ability] to walk around the earth with their chest out; you know, like they have some kind of economic ingenuity. Your father isn't here to pay his debts. My father isn't here to collect. But I'm here to collect and you're here to pay.
kimberellasuglystepsister:

Ancient fossils sport modern brains

Marine predators from the Cambrian era had brains wired like some in living inverterbrates.

One could be forgiven for mistaking anomalocaridids for creatures from another world. The spade-shaped predators, which lived in the seas during the Cambrian — the geological era stretching from 541 million to 485 million years ago — had eyes that protruded from stalks and a pair of giant appendages on the sides of their mouths. But three stunningly well-preserved fossils found in China now show that the anomalocaridid brain was wired much like that of modern creatures called velvet worms, or onychophorans.

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kimberellasuglystepsister:

Ancient fossils sport modern brains

Marine predators from the Cambrian era had brains wired like some in living inverterbrates.

One could be forgiven for mistaking anomalocaridids for creatures from another world. The spade-shaped predators, which lived in the seas during the Cambrian — the geological era stretching from 541 million to 485 million years ago — had eyes that protruded from stalks and a pair of giant appendages on the sides of their mouths. But three stunningly well-preserved fossils found in China now show that the anomalocaridid brain was wired much like that of modern creatures called velvet worms, or onychophorans.

Read more…

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