From this episode of Nature on PBS that gives numerous examples of how plants, contrary to popular belief, are a lot like animals.
Earth’s upper atmosphere—below freezing, nearly without oxygen, flooded by UV radiation—is no place to live. But last winter, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that billions of bacteria actually thrive up there.
Expecting only a smattering of microorganisms, the researchers flew six miles above Earth’s surface in a NASA jet plane. There, they pumped outside air through a filter to collect particles.
Back on the ground, they tallied the organisms, and the count was staggering: 20 percent of what they had assumed to be just dust or other particles was alive. Earth, it seems, is surrounded by a bubble of bacteria.
Now what? Read the whole story over at PopSci…
I’m not super great at gif-ing things, but here you guys go!
This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
”How we treat the least of us defines us.”
"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"
can somebody break this and give it to some real live kids who are actually starving right now
oh yes, let’s make a memorial to remember the lives that never had conscious thought
let’s make a memorial using real money to represent lives that made absolutely no impact on the earth whatsoever
let’s just waste all this money in a useless box and start shoving prolife down people’s throats
instead of actually taking a chance to listen to
- the teenagers that made a mistake
- the people who were violated, and had heavier consequences than the scars in their mind
- the people that didnt know better
- the people that couldnt afford it
- the people that didnt want it
- the people that chose not suffer their lives and the child’s life
lets build a giant reminder to why humans are not allowed to make their own choices based on biological factors they cannot control
lets also just waste a fuck ton of money for no reason.
It’s a cute little thing though.
Portrait I drew of the lovely Maggie Smith.
I am getting this framed and hung over my fireplace goddamn.