Dogs are easy to like, but me not so much.
Dogs are easy to like, but me not so much.
National Park Closes Road to Deter Poachers
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.
The practice — known as burl poaching — has become so prevalent along the Northern California coast that Redwood National and State Parks have started closing the popular Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway at night in a desperate attempt to deter thieves.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/03/national-park-closes-road-deter-poachers
Fucking people gotta make a living. Even if its killing. This deeply saddens me.
Gut Microbes Spur Bowel Cancer
It is not only genetics that predispose to bowel cancer; microbes living in the gut help drive the development of intestinal tumors, according to new research in mice published in the March issue of the Rockefeller Univ. Press’s The Journal of Experimental Medicine.
Bowel cancer, also called colorectal cancer, results from a series of genetic changes — mutations — that cause healthy cells to become progressively cancerous, first forming early tumors called polyps that can eventually become malignant. Although mutations can occur anywhere in the human intestine, certain types of colorectal cancer tend to develop in particular locations, suggesting that additional, non-genetic factors contribute to tumor growth and dictate where polyps appear.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/03/gut-microbes-spur-bowel-cancer
I think I’m a perfect candidate for this.
Pharrell Wants to Turn Ocean Trash Into Jeans
“Now we know one of the big ideas that musician-entrepreneur Pharrell Williams had under his enormous hat: Taking plastic trash from the ocean and turning it into jeans.
Pharrell recently announced plans to launch a new jeans collection with the denim label G-Star RAW. The collection, called G-Star RAW for the Oceans, will be created using fabric from Bionic Yarn. We’ve been sterilizing and melting down plastic bottles to make synthetic threads for years now but Bionic Yarn’s new thread will apparently originate with plastic waste pulled from the ocean. The details aren’t available yet, though. Hat tip Grist.”
Thank you Pharrell. Keep mixing it up baby!
when i was little and my parents were driving id pretend there was a man/being/thing running alongside the car who had to follow certain rules like “he can only travel by jumping from streetlight to streetlight” or “he can only walk on fences”
i was so surprised to find out that other people did similar things
i wonder what the underlying psychology behind it is
like its a really specific thing to do but almost everyone did it without telling other kids about it because we all thought it was probably weird or unimportant
i really hope that a psychologist sees this and will post the physiological reason why 99.9% of kids do this
Whoa! I did this!!
That is pretty crazy, I traveled like this my entire childhood. I remember sitting in the passenger seat just jumping from lamp post to lamp post. It’s trippy how this ins’t a part of discussion ever.
I’m never throwing a cigarette butt on the ground again. Holy shit.
YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN THROWING YOUR CIGARETTES ON THE GROUND ANYWAYS
omfg poor baby
I’m so glad this post exists. I took ecology in high school and apparently a lot of animals are attracted to the smell of cigarettes and they eat them whenever they can find them. Sometimes they’ll even wander onto roads at night if they smell one and they’ll get hit by cars doing so. And they can’t digest them. The cigarettes just sit in their stomachs until they run out of space and then they starve because they always feel full. I don’t understand why people can’t just put their cigarettes out and then toss them in the trash bin or keep them in an ashtray in their cars until they get home. Is it really that hard?
this makes me so sad
this needs to be reblogged
People travelling in cars are destroying the environment with no care in the world. Piss on the ground and shit in the air. Throw that shit away and in this hell you stay.
(Photo: Josie Lim / AFP - Getty Images)
An Australian family went to the beach to collect sea shells, but instead stumbled across a gigantic jellyfish that has piqued the interest of scientists.
Awwww hell naw
Nope. Nope nope nope.
I’m more leaning towards; this is actually a Toronto, Ontario pot hole that has now become a mud puddle that’s frozen. Am I right?