archiemcphee:

The newest addition the Archie McPhee Library is an epic journey across the planet and back through time via a beautiful book entitled The Oldest Living Things in the World [Buy on Amazon] by Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Rachel Sussman. Nature is awesome and the Earth is very very old and Sussman spent the last 10 years researching, working with biologists and traveling in order to photograph the oldest continuously living organisms on the planet.

Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way.

These ancient individuals live on every continent and range from Greenlandic lichens that grow only one centimeter a century, to unique desert shrubs in Africa and South America, a predatory fungus in Oregon, Caribbean brain coral, to an 80,000-year-old colony of aspen in Utah. Sussman journeyed to Antarctica to photograph 5,500-year-old moss; Australia for stromatolites, primeval organisms tied to the oxygenation of the planet and the beginnings of life on Earth; and to Tasmania to capture a 43,600-year-old self-propagating shrub that’s the last individual of its kind.

To learn more about this awesome project, visit Rachel Sussman’s website and check out her  TED Talk from 2010.

[Images via Colossal and The New Yorker]

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manslator:

Submission: here’s a fun one from my dad: “before you get too far with your boyfriend, remember, he won’t buy the cow if the milk is free!” -________-

Oh boy, is this a fun one. With layers. Like an onion.

Manslation: Men want sex and only sex, and their sexual partners must manipulate them into commitments like marriage by leveraging sex as payment. Relationships are a business transaction, and no members of a couple ever have any real goal of interacting in healthy or constructive ways. Since wholesome straight people have to marry the person they’re fucking, I expect you to withhold sex until your boyfriend “buys” you by making a commitment to marriage, regardless of your or your boyfriend’s actual wishes or intentions for the relationship. Women are basically livestock.

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Ahaha.

…Wow.

Please no.

people who write this kind of shit and call it storytelling should be thrown off the tallest cliffs tbh lol

HAHA NOPE

Thank fuck I don’t visit the forums but once in a blue moon anymore

….Which realm forum was this in?

It’s on the Wyrmrest Accord realm forums. The thread is here if anyone is morbidly curious. But it’s been reported, so it probably won’t be around long.

"I have noticed that the Birth of Davore story no longer appears on the forums. I have reposted here in case anyone searches for it." I WONDER WHY THE ORIGINAL WAS DELETED

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!
It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

kayinnasaki:

Cyber harassment study reveals the unsurprising!

It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…

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sinobug:

Great Nawab Butterfly “Dragonhead” Caterpillar (Polyura eudamippus, Charaxinae, Nymphalidae)  The larvae of the butterflies of the Nymphalid subfamily Charaxinae are blessed with impressive head ornamentation appropriately earning them the title of dragonhead caterpillars.   They are also quite fearless, constructing a mattress of silk-woven leaves to sit out the daylight hours, often fully exposed to the elements and potential hazards.  by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr. Pu’er, Yunnan, China  See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..

sinobug:

Great Nawab Butterfly “Dragonhead” Caterpillar (Polyura eudamippus, Charaxinae, Nymphalidae)

The larvae of the butterflies of the Nymphalid subfamily Charaxinae are blessed with impressive head ornamentation appropriately earning them the title of dragonhead caterpillars.

Dragonhead Caterpillar

They are also quite fearless, constructing a mattress of silk-woven leaves to sit out the daylight hours, often fully exposed to the elements and potential hazards.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese caterpillars on my Flickr site HERE…..

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