Eyeballs.
You know, the American media, by and large, doesn’t cover Africa in terms of a place of economic activity. We think of Africa, typically, as a place of disaster and conflict and humanitarian interests. And so our own public is not conditioned to think, as the Chinese have come to think, of Africa as this place of huge demographic expansion where much of the growth of the future may occur. We’re sort of stuck in a old, outmoded view of Africa, and if you don’t have a vision of opportunity, you’re not likely to pursue these sorts of things.
- Howard French on Morning Edition (via maximumplanet)
our little #treeboat in the woods. #micheau #forest #pennsylvania

our little #treeboat in the woods. #micheau #forest #pennsylvania

#tea #cozy

#tea #cozy

skunkbear:

skunkbear:

The mighty Tremoctopus. Behold!

I saw some blanket octopus posts floating around tumblr today, but I noticed they left out one of my favorite characteristics of the Tremoctopus: their extreme sexual dimorphism. So I thought I’d reblog this old post.

currentsinbiology:

Haematococcus (algae), Euplotes (protozoa), and Cyclidium (ciliate)
Charles Krebs
Issaquah, Washington, USA
Technique: Differential Interference Contrast

currentsinbiology:

Haematococcus (algae), Euplotes (protozoa), and Cyclidium (ciliate)

Charles Krebs

Issaquah, Washington, USA

Technique: Differential Interference Contrast

Hansel and Gretel home for the weekend. #shenandoah #lambert #patc

Hansel and Gretel home for the weekend. #shenandoah #lambert #patc

Clockwise from top left: A blackberry is born. #shenandoah #lambert #patc

Clockwise from top left: A blackberry is born. #shenandoah #lambert #patc

thebrainscoop:

Egg of an elephant bird (left - family Aepyornithidae) next to that of an ostrich (Struthio sp.). The elephant birds populated Madagascar and went extinct sometime in the 17th- or 18th century, most likely due to human impact. The egg in the Field’s collection is one of very few intact specimens in the world. One could make an omelette out of an egg this size that would feed about 120 people, which may have also contributed to that extinction.

thebrainscoop:

Egg of an elephant bird (left - family Aepyornithidae) next to that of an ostrich (Struthio sp.). The elephant birds populated Madagascar and went extinct sometime in the 17th- or 18th century, most likely due to human impact. The egg in the Field’s collection is one of very few intact specimens in the world. One could make an omelette out of an egg this size that would feed about 120 people, which may have also contributed to that extinction.

milkweed bugs doin’ it in the park.

milkweed bugs doin’ it in the park.

my new 4x4 #urbangarden

my new 4x4 #urbangarden

#black on black #cat

#black on black #cat

Cedar Run 4 May 2014 #shenandoah #mountain #forest

Cedar Run 4 May 2014 #shenandoah #mountain #forest