nubbsgalore:

photos by jeff cremer of orange julia and sulfur yellow butterflies drinking the salty tears of a tracajá turtle in the peruvian amazon. sodium is a scarce resource in the western amazon, where there is little mineral content to rain water, so the butterflies have learned to get it where they can. luckily for the butterflies, the turtles don’t much mind, despite deriving no reciprocal benefit themselves. (see also: previous turtle posts)

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smithsonianlibraries:

In anticipation of Owl Awareness Day (August 4), we offer some slightly cartoony illustrations of these fascinating members of the genus Strix.

Images taken from Captain Thomas Brown’s “Illustrations of the American ornithology of Alexander Wilson and Charles Lucian Bonaparte" (1835).

Tags: owls

micdotcom:

The crisis in Gaza is so serious, it can be seen from space

International Space Station astronaut Alexander Gerst has posted his “saddest photo yet.” From all the way up in the thermosphere, ISS personnel orbiting 200 miles over the Middle East can see bombs and missiles exploding in Gaza and Israel as the two sides go to war.

Detailed explanation of the photo | Follow micdotcom 

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shapesofdreams:

I will miss those little houses

Nuuk, Greenland

Oct 2013

(Source: xxiaochenn, via bookoisseur)

Tags: someday

pocketpadfoot:

crowley-for-king:

pocketpadfoot:

James Potter accidentally shifting into Animagus shape when someone gives him a scare, and the first night Harry starts screaming in the middle of the night Lily isn’t sure if she’s still dreaming when she sees a distressed deer jumping against the bedroom door

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IS EVERYONE JUST GOING TO ADD THAT GIF TO ALL MY JAMES POTTER POSTS ARE YOU SERIOUS

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Tags: Harry Potter

sunflowerswithinme:

Claude Monet in his garden and home in France!

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zerostigma:

I just remembered how hilarious it was to watch this shit on national television.

(Source: thefilmfatale, via laughterkey)

"Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself."

— Daniell Koepke  (via stfumadison)

(Source: internal-acceptance-movement, via bookoisseur)

Tags: steve rogers

Tags: fashion

Tags: Sherlock

healthscireflib:

libraryadvocates:

liblinks:

LLTG: Librarians Love Tim Gunn

And so begins the movement to reclaim the word ‘schoolmarm.’

ALL OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

healthscireflib:

libraryadvocates:

liblinks:

LLTG: Librarians Love Tim Gunn

And so begins the movement to reclaim the word ‘schoolmarm.’

ALL OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

(via libraryjournal)

(Source: cavenetomi, via laughterkey)

Tags: perfection

fuckyeahmovieposters:

Ant-Man

Tags: ant-man