April182014
“Walking the stacks in a library, running your finger down the spines — it’s hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits.” Robin Sloan (Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore)

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April172014
allthingseurope:

Heidelberg, Germany (by Jim Hill)

allthingseurope:

Heidelberg, Germany (by Jim Hill)

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April162014
April152014
April142014
breakingnews:

Shockwave from Russian meteor circled globe twice
BBC News: The shock wave from an asteroid that burned up over Russia in February was so powerful that it traveled twice around the globe, scientists say.
They used a system of sensors set up to detect evidence of nuclear tests and said it was the most powerful event ever recorded by the network.
More than 1,000 people were injured when a 17m, 10,000-tonne space rock burned up above Chelyabinsk.
The study appears in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
Photo: Meteor over Russia (SPL)

breakingnews:

Shockwave from Russian meteor circled globe twice

BBC News: The shock wave from an asteroid that burned up over Russia in February was so powerful that it traveled twice around the globe, scientists say.

They used a system of sensors set up to detect evidence of nuclear tests and said it was the most powerful event ever recorded by the network.

More than 1,000 people were injured when a 17m, 10,000-tonne space rock burned up above Chelyabinsk.

The study appears in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Photo: Meteor over Russia (SPL)

April132014
allcreatures:

Texas Tornado
Photo: Associated Press (via SF Gate)

A fluffy cow Oo

allcreatures:

Texas Tornado

Photo: Associated Press (via SF Gate)

A fluffy cow Oo

April122014
April112014
rhamphotheca:

DNA Sheds Light on Rare Killer Whale Type
by Megan Gannon
Scientists have long suspected that the killer whale, Orcinus orca, may actually be four different species or subspecies based of subtle differences in appearance and variations in behavior. The rarest of them all is known as type D. These fat-headed orcas, marked by tiny white patches around their eyes, were only recently observed in the wild, some 50 years after they were first identified in photographs from a mass stranding in New Zealand.
The skeleton of one of the type D whales that washed ashore in 1955 ended up at a museum in Wellington. In a new study, scientists analyzed DNA from the bones, showing, yes, type D is likely a distinct subspecies or species. The research, detailed in the journal Polar Biology, also suggests type D diverged from other killer whales about 390,000 years ago, making it the second oldest orca type…
(read more: Live Science)                    (image: Shutterstock)

rhamphotheca:

DNA Sheds Light on Rare Killer Whale Type

by Megan Gannon

Scientists have long suspected that the killer whale, Orcinus orca, may actually be four different species or subspecies based of subtle differences in appearance and variations in behavior. The rarest of them all is known as type D. These fat-headed orcas, marked by tiny white patches around their eyes, were only recently observed in the wild, some 50 years after they were first identified in photographs from a mass stranding in New Zealand.

The skeleton of one of the type D whales that washed ashore in 1955 ended up at a museum in Wellington. In a new study, scientists analyzed DNA from the bones, showing, yes, type D is likely a distinct subspecies or species. The research, detailed in the journal Polar Biology, also suggests type D diverged from other killer whales about 390,000 years ago, making it the second oldest orca type…

(read more: Live Science)                    (image: Shutterstock)

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April102014

You just have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be, Clark. Whoever that man is, he’s going to change the world.

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April92014

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