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April 17, 2014

faboomama:

Why do baby stingrays look like kitten-frogs in sacks?

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April 17, 2014

blackfashion:

Maria Borges photographed by by Rui Aguiar for the cover of  Vogue Portugal May 2014

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April 17, 2014
"If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.
- Gabriel García Márquez"

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April 17, 2014
myidealhome:

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myidealhome:

April 17, 2014

biomedicalephemera:

One of these things is not like the other…

First row: Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) skeleton
Second row: Hooded seal (Cystopkora cristata) skeleton
Third row: Dugong (Dugong dugon) skeleton, Brazilian sea lion (Otaria flavescens) skeleton.

*Skulls depicted are of species in the same genus as the skeleton.

Sirenia (manatees, dugongs, and sea cows) and Pinnipedia (the seals, walruses, and sea lions) are often seen as very similar, but they came from very different lineages.

While both came from land mammals (just like all sea mammals), the pinnipeds evolved from a bear-like ancestor, who returned to the sea around 28 MYA. They’re Caniformidae, or dog-like Carnivora.

The sirens evolved from the same ancestor as the hyraxes and elephants, and returned to the sea around 50 MYA. They’re only distantly related to Cetaceans and Pinnipeds.

Vergleicheende Osteologie. Edward D’alton, 1821.

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April 16, 2014

chronicleofhighered:

Check out these photos taken by Bryan Thomas for The Chronicle from a wonderful shoot on Nell Irvin Painter. Dr. Painter is a former star historian and retired professor from Princeton University who has put down her pen and taken up a paintbrush.  

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April 16, 2014
misterand:

André 3000

misterand:

André 3000

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April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014

assume:

you’re as irrelevant as “ueue” in the word “queue”

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April 15, 2014

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