1. kia-kaha-winchesters:

    shogunofyellow:

    nature is rad

    These are the most stunning nature photos I have ever seen

    Reblogged from: absurditea
  2. sephyerite:

    almanzapedia:

    At Stanford there was this Professor who was a total bitch and she taught British Literature, which was cool. Except she taught only her opinions of the books and it didn’t help me as a writer. I went to school to learn new things to improve my craft, not have someone else’s opinions carved onto my forehead.

    So anyway, for our final project, she asked us to write a ten page paper on why the color symbolism in Othello was so significant. I did some research and it turned out that she did her entire graduate thesis on this very subject. I was mad. This wasn’t teaching, this was boosting her ego. SO I wrote a ten page essay on why color symbolism in Othello wasn’t significant, satirizing it to the point of no return, saying that her opinion was an opinion and shouldn’t be taken seriously.

    SHe failed me, needless to say. So in retaliation, I responded by baking a batch of brownies laced with weed and laxatives and delivered them myself to the professor hours before her big graduation speech. I told her that it was a peace offering, my way of apologizing and asking if I could do anything to fix my grade.

    She refused to fix my grade.

    In the end, she shit herself on stage.

    I didn’t regret it.

    No mercy.

    Reblogged from: frederdickchilton
  3. thefrogman:

    [video] [h/t: lawebloca]

    Reblogged from: thefrogman
  4. There. You have it. That one canon ship from Gintama.
    Reblogged from: nebulousmaddy
    • Me: *heals self*
    • Enemy: *heals self*
    • Me: Whoa. Whoa.
    • Me: What do you think you're doing?
    • Me: I just took off half your health bar, and then you go and do that?
    • Me: Yeah, I KNOW I just healed myself.
    • Me:
    • Me:
    • Me: It's different when I do it.
    Reblogged from: siriusdraws
  5. skychasingdreamer:

 

adayto4get:

adayto4get:

IM CRYING BC THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL

last time i looked (yesterday btw) this thing had 9k notes wtf

    skychasingdreamer:

     

    adayto4get:

    adayto4get:

    IM CRYING BC THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL

    last time i looked (yesterday btw) this thing had 9k notes wtf

    Reblogged from: nebulousmaddy
  6. humansofnewyork:

"He’s only five years old, but he acts like an old man. Just now, he was just telling us that he was tired of our immature jokes. He doesn’t even like to play. After school, he usually comes straight home and reads."
(Nairobi, Kenya)

    humansofnewyork:

    "He’s only five years old, but he acts like an old man. Just now, he was just telling us that he was tired of our immature jokes. He doesn’t even like to play. After school, he usually comes straight home and reads."

    (Nairobi, Kenya)

    Reblogged from: natzor
  7. 99percentinvisible:

    Newspaper wood

    Reblogged from: thisisnotharmless
  8. official-sciencesideoftumbler:

    thatmlc:

    queenofcorgis:

    opal-porn:

    Ethiopian opal geode

    egg

    egg

    Egg

    Reblogged from: sorasan00
  9. "Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."

    I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”

    I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.

    My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.
    Reblogged from: natzor
  10. feredir:

    WILL NO

    Reblogged from: tattle-crime
  11. f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

    Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane

    One of the most eye-catching artworks at this year’s Burning Man festival was a 55-feet tall sculpture of a woman in a beautifully elegant pose. Truth is Beauty is the second of three sculptures in a series called The Bliss Project by artist Marco Cochrane. Constructed of welded steel rods and balls and covered in stainless steel mesh skin, the massive sculpture had interactive lighting effects that made it constantly change.

    Reblogged from: viria
  12. thejunglenook:


Personality predicts social learning in wild monkeys: Bold or anxious baboons learn to solve tasks from other baboons

Baboons learn from other baboons about new food sources — but only if they are bold or anxious — according to a new study published in the journal PeerJ). The results suggest that personality plays a key role in social learning in animals, something previously ignored in animal cognition studies.

Studying animals at the Zoological Society of London’s Institute of Zoology Tsaobis Baboon Project in Namibia, the researchers examined how personality influenced whether baboons solved foraging tasks and whether they then demonstrated to others how to solve the tasks. They found bolder baboons did both.
Over three years, the researchers performed two types of experiment in which the baboons could learn about a novel food source by watching another baboon with it.
According to lead author Dr Alecia Carter of the University of Cambridge: “Though bolder baboons learnt, the shy ones watched the baboon with the novel tasks just as long as the bold ones did, but did not learn the task. In effect, despite being made aware of what to do with the tasks they were still too shy to do anything with it afterwards.”

This means there was a mismatch between collecting social information and using social information.
The authors found a similar mismatch for anxiety: calm baboons watched a demonstrator for longer than anxious individuals, but it was the anxious individuals which learnt the task.

"These results are significant, because they suggest that in cognitive tasks animals may perform poorly not because they aren’t clever enough to solve the task, they may just be too shy or nervous to interact with it. Individual differences in social learning that are related to personality may thus have to be taken into account systematically when studying animal cognition," she said.

The results also suggest that the baboons’ social networks may prevent them from learning from others. “I couldn’t test some individuals no matter how hard I tried,” explained Dr Carter, “because although they were given the opportunity to watch a knowledgeable individual who knew how to solve the task some baboons simply never went near a knowledgeable individual and thus never had the opportunity to learn from others.” (full article)


Journal Reference:Alecia J. Carter, Harry H. Marshall, Robert Heinsohn, Guy Cowlishaw. Personality predicts the propensity for social learning in a wild primate. PeerJ, 2014; 2: e283 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.283
Photo Source:Tim Davies / ZSL Tsaobis Baboon Project (x)

    thejunglenook:

    Personality predicts social learning in wild monkeys: Bold or anxious baboons learn to solve tasks from other baboons

    Baboons learn from other baboons about new food sources — but only if they are bold or anxious — according to a new study published in the journal PeerJ). The results suggest that personality plays a key role in social learning in animals, something previously ignored in animal cognition studies.

    Studying animals at the Zoological Society of London’s Institute of Zoology Tsaobis Baboon Project in Namibia, the researchers examined how personality influenced whether baboons solved foraging tasks and whether they then demonstrated to others how to solve the tasks. They found bolder baboons did both.

    Over three years, the researchers performed two types of experiment in which the baboons could learn about a novel food source by watching another baboon with it.

    According to lead author Dr Alecia Carter of the University of Cambridge: “Though bolder baboons learnt, the shy ones watched the baboon with the novel tasks just as long as the bold ones did, but did not learn the task. In effect, despite being made aware of what to do with the tasks they were still too shy to do anything with it afterwards.”

    This means there was a mismatch between collecting social information and using social information.

    The authors found a similar mismatch for anxiety: calm baboons watched a demonstrator for longer than anxious individuals, but it was the anxious individuals which learnt the task.

    "These results are significant, because they suggest that in cognitive tasks animals may perform poorly not because they aren’t clever enough to solve the task, they may just be too shy or nervous to interact with it. Individual differences in social learning that are related to personality may thus have to be taken into account systematically when studying animal cognition," she said.

    The results also suggest that the baboons’ social networks may prevent them from learning from others. “I couldn’t test some individuals no matter how hard I tried,” explained Dr Carter, “because although they were given the opportunity to watch a knowledgeable individual who knew how to solve the task some baboons simply never went near a knowledgeable individual and thus never had the opportunity to learn from others.” (full article)


    Journal Reference:
    Alecia J. Carter, Harry H. Marshall, Robert Heinsohn, Guy Cowlishaw.
    Personality predicts the propensity for social learning in a wild primate. PeerJ, 2014; 2: e283 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.283


    Photo Source:
    Tim Davies / ZSL Tsaobis Baboon Project (x)

    Reblogged from: anthrocentric
  13. asylum-art:

     Photo Manipulations and Digital Art by Marc Da Cunha LopesVertebrata

     Large skeleton species within modern environmentsVertebrata (Zool.) One of the grand divisions of the animal kingdom, comprising all animals that have a backbone composed of bony or cartilaginous vertebræ.

    Reblogged from: anthrocentric
    • Plot Twist: Everything in DMMd didn't actually happen. Instead of reading about actual events, we read Aoba's terrible self-insert fanfiction of him and random hot guys that he met on the street. He probably doesn't even have blue hair.
    Reblogged from: reveriesky
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