exozoology:

rhamphotheca:

Sex? It all started 385 million years ago
It may not have been love as we know it, but around 385 million years ago, our very distant ancestors—armoured fish called placoderms—developed the art of intercourse.
So suggest a team of evolutionary scientists, who point to the fossil of a placoderm species blessed with the name of Microbrachius dicki.
Measuring about eight centimetres (four inches) in length, M. dicki lived in habitats in modern-day Scotland—where the first specimen was found in 1888—and in Estonia and China.
Placoderms have previously been found to be the most primitive jawed animal—the earliest known vertebrate forerunner of humans.But they now have an even more honoured…
(read more: PhysOrg)
illustration: Dr. Brian Choo/Flinders Univ.

So my Facebook newsfeed is filled with posts about this and people commenting that “Scots invented sex”! Which reminded me of this book called How the Scots Invented the Modern World! Fitting ;)

exozoology:

rhamphotheca:

Sex? It all started 385 million years ago

It may not have been love as we know it, but around 385 million years ago, our very distant ancestors—armoured fish called placoderms—developed the art of intercourse.

So suggest a team of evolutionary scientists, who point to the fossil of a placoderm species blessed with the name of Microbrachius dicki.

Measuring about eight centimetres (four inches) in length, M. dicki lived in habitats in modern-day Scotland—where the first specimen was found in 1888—and in Estonia and China.

Placoderms have previously been found to be the most primitive jawed animal—the earliest known vertebrate forerunner of humans.But they now have an even more honoured…

(read more: PhysOrg)

illustration: Dr. Brian Choo/Flinders Univ.

So my Facebook newsfeed is filled with posts about this and people commenting that “Scots invented sex”! Which reminded me of this book called How the Scots Invented the Modern World! Fitting ;)

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what weird looking buggers

saiyanhajime:

One of the few more typical illustration pieces I did whilst at uni.
Animal rights isn’t something I get that up in arms about, honestly. But something really irks me about the whole white tiger thing… I think it’s the deception.
For those unaware, white tigers are NOT a sub-species of tiger. They should not be being bred for conservation, or arguably at all. And the breeding of them has damaged the captive tiger population, both white and regular, bengal and siberian, beyond repair. They also often suffer ill effects of in breeding.
Note the DNA being washed out in my image.
Learn more about the White Tiger Fraud.

saiyanhajime:

One of the few more typical illustration pieces I did whilst at uni.

Animal rights isn’t something I get that up in arms about, honestly. But something really irks me about the whole white tiger thing… I think it’s the deception.

For those unaware, white tigers are NOT a sub-species of tiger. They should not be being bred for conservation, or arguably at all. And the breeding of them has damaged the captive tiger population, both white and regular, bengal and siberian, beyond repair. They also often suffer ill effects of in breeding.

Note the DNA being washed out in my image.

Learn more about the White Tiger Fraud.

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loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

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jumpingjaverts:

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you got designer shades just to hide your face and you wear them around like you’re cooler than me and you never say hey or remember my name and its probably cause you think you’re cooler than me

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ghastderp:

cracked:

Some weird jobs are surprising. And some are so surprising, you didn’t even know they exist.
5 Things I Learned Selling My Used Panties Online

#5. There is an eBay for Dirty Panties
Like most stories involving the exchange of used undergarments for cash, it started on the Internet. I was browsing Reddit one day and came across a subreddit called “/r/pantyselling.” I figured that as long as I could do it anonymously, what would it hurt to try? I took two or three photos and made a $75 sale in one hour. That’s more money than I’d make working an entire shift at my day job. I suddenly found myself at a crossroads, where my options were “eliminate what little remains of my free time and double the stress in my life” or “mail my panties to strangers on the Internet when I was done wearing them.”
It was not a difficult decision.

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dirty nasty shoes are a commodity, too. i have considered it because i can destroy the shit out of some motherfucking sneakers.

ghastderp:

cracked:

Some weird jobs are surprising. And some are so surprising, you didn’t even know they exist.

5 Things I Learned Selling My Used Panties Online

#5. There is an eBay for Dirty Panties

Like most stories involving the exchange of used undergarments for cash, it started on the Internet. I was browsing Reddit one day and came across a subreddit called “/r/pantyselling.” I figured that as long as I could do it anonymously, what would it hurt to try? I took two or three photos and made a $75 sale in one hour. That’s more money than I’d make working an entire shift at my day job. I suddenly found myself at a crossroads, where my options were “eliminate what little remains of my free time and double the stress in my life” or “mail my panties to strangers on the Internet when I was done wearing them.”

It was not a difficult decision.

Read More

dirty nasty shoes are a commodity, too. i have considered it because i can destroy the shit out of some motherfucking sneakers.

i am almost considering looking into this don't quite need money that bad though not yet anyway

notyourexrotic:


This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZPhoto credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

notyourexrotic:

This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. 

The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” 

In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.

This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” 

To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ

Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

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