zestydoesthings

zestydoesthings:

Im holding a giveaway for these “Otherworldly Entomology” prints! Both prints are up for grabs, so there will be 2 winners. Only ‘reblogs' count as an entry but a 'like' is still appreciated.

Closing date- 10th October

Alternatively, you can buy yourself a print here

hella getting in on this

my dad did horticulture and agriculture programs when I was a weean and one of the things he made as part of one of these programs was a set of window boxes to house his bug collection

he built the boxes himself and they now hang in the stairwell of my parents’ house so they’re basically the first thing you see when you walk in the door

just three-inch-long water boatmen pinned to styrofoam on the wall

ironcladfolly
ironcladfolly:

Pretty much the only kind of guy I’ve seen smoking these things anywhere. #mikedraws

what drek are you sucking on there, chummer
this is the future, get with it
your anarchoprimitivist cancer sticks ain’t cutting it anymore
AzTech’s proprietary vapo-nanites interface directly with your lungs and your cardiopulmonary recycling circuitry to give you the cool, refreshing high hardworking ‘runners deserve

ironcladfolly:

Pretty much the only kind of guy I’ve seen smoking these things anywhere. #mikedraws

what drek are you sucking on there, chummer

this is the future, get with it

your anarchoprimitivist cancer sticks ain’t cutting it anymore

AzTech’s proprietary vapo-nanites interface directly with your lungs and your cardiopulmonary recycling circuitry to give you the cool, refreshing high hardworking ‘runners deserve

melissagraf

tarysande:

NEVER
OVER
NYREEN

for real tho

and I get that there are additional challenges inherent in transporting a DLC character out of the hermetic bubble of DLC content and it’s cool that she was included in the first place, but even if it were impractical to include Nyreen as a full cast member/playable squadmate, I can’t imagine that it would be significantly more work to let her survive and send the odd email from Omega

especially given that Omega is inaccessible after you finish the DLC

stop making female characters into sacrifices

(aside, I played Omega with FemShep and thus had an all-women squad when Aria and Nyreen were around but I reckon the tenor and dynamics of those scenes would feel different with MaleShep in the mix)

kylogram

the-dragons-thoughts:

Imagine finding a dragon egg one day, and it hatches in your house and thinks you’re its mom. Then the next morning you wake up and find this mini dragon has gathered all the lose change and shiny objects in your house in a pile, and is gnawing on a nickel. And then when you take it out for walks, it picks up every coin it sees cause its a hoarder. And your house is eventually full of coins. And you are rich. And have a dragon.

I felt the need to draw a thing

ohnoproblems
audscratprophetlilith:

science-sexual:

kqedscience:







Success! India’s First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working
“India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished: putting a satellite into orbit around another planet — and it did so a lot cheaper than the competition.
The $70 million Mangalyaan, or “Mars craft” in Hindi, began circling Mars after a 24-minute engine burn to slow it down enough to be captured by the Red Planet’s gravity.”
Read more from NPR.


YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES SPACE

It’s not just that the satellite is cheaper, but that they focused on finding answers to questions that hadn’t been answered AND which could be answered cheaply AND which compliments other nations’ scientific research into Mars.This was, in short, a very well-realized space expedition. India deserves all the attention.

audscratprophetlilith:

science-sexual:

kqedscience:

Success! India’s First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished: putting a satellite into orbit around another planet — and it did so a lot cheaper than the competition.

The $70 million Mangalyaan, or “Mars craft” in Hindi, began circling Mars after a 24-minute engine burn to slow it down enough to be captured by the Red Planet’s gravity.”

Read more from NPR.

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES SPACE

It’s not just that the satellite is cheaper, but that they focused on finding answers to questions that hadn’t been answered AND which could be answered cheaply AND which compliments other nations’ scientific research into Mars.

This was, in short, a very well-realized space expedition. India deserves all the attention.

likethunderwhenitrains
obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.

it’s an incredible display of indigenous African knowledge and ingenuity, let’s not mince words here

obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.

They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.

it’s an incredible display of indigenous African knowledge and ingenuity, let’s not mince words here