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Ask away, hearties.    Submit   Marine Reptile Biologist in training, part-time researcher, full-time student, full-time adventurer, part-time roller derby girl, occasional receptionist. Artist of many trades, master of none. Mother of a tiny blonde human creature, three vaguely chubby cats, and a curious tortoise. Addicted to tea, tattoos, and being outside. Romantico sin Esparanza. Myself, even on the boring days.

sweetteascience:

Happy Earth Day!!

Celebrate by trying to catch this awesome documentary, “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, as it airs for the first time on TV! Angela Sun is an amazing filmmaker and travel companion. We traveled in Thailand together in 2009. 

April 22nd 5pm PT/8pm ET on Pivot TV!

To find out if you get Pivot: http://find.pivot.tv/

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It’s a real struggle. 

It’s a real struggle. 

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sagansense:

"Evolution happens like a movie, with frames moving by both quickly and gradually, and we often can’t see the change while it’s occurring. Every time we find a fossil, it’s a snapshot back in time, often with thousands of frames missing in between, and we’re forced to reconstruct the whole film. Life is what happens in between the snapshots."
Joe Hanson

Joe’s latest It’s Okay To Be Smart video explores our scaly evolutionary lineage, predating our grandest grandparents of all - modern humans (yes, we in fact do have a much more enriching and fantastic ancestral history beyond our third cousin’s mate on your father’s side who was a quarter Polynesian….or something).

One of the most basic questions we’re faced with as human beings, regardless of age, race, creed, color, or country of origin, is "who are we?" But we can go even deeper than that, asking "what" are we? Yet, that question even begs an even more enchanting query…"how" are we?

When exploring what starts out as such a seemingly simple question, we find that we’re at the end of a very long, nearly incomprehensible branch rung road which - never mind the fact that we’re still very much recent travelers - has some pretty intense twists and turns when using some of the vehicles called anthropology, paleontology, archaeology, paleobiology, geology and genetics to traverse this route of biodiversity from whence we came.

I encourage all of you to watch Joe’s recent video which briefly explores this intimate connection we have to the millions of years of biology and complex chemistry we share with everything and everyone around us. Plus, Joe apparently has been taking some flack from the religious fundies who have the time to patronize, slander, and sling their anti-intellectual dogma around the internet, but just can’t seem to figure out how to steer themselves onto the proper educational websites and online open resource material which is widely accessible to everyone…in the world.

Be sure to check out Joe’s follow up video on our fishy ancestry, ‘Do Fish Have Thumbs?, where he interviews Dr. Neil Shubin, paleontologist, geneticist, and author of the book 'Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body', to which a 3-part series has been developed under the same title by PBS.

In Joe’s interview with Shubin, the “anatomical mix between fish and a land-living animal" - known as Tiktaalik - is explored. What is Tiktaalik and why is it so special? Because it proves that the ‘Darwin fish’ (below) is well, a thing. And Christians/Creationists hate it :)

imageRead Slate’s article on the Tiktaalik fossil featuring Dr. Shubin, and why it’s a slap in the face to creationism.

Related: Stated Clearly’s videos on Natural Selection, Evolution (and how it works), Genes, DNA, and even, where we are in our understanding of the origin of life.

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jayrajsinh:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle;
it’s our Planet to share,
grow and nurture for our future.
Happy Earth Day!
Respect to Mother Nature and ALL beings.

jayrajsinh:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle;

it’s our Planet to share,

grow and nurture for our future.

Happy Earth Day!

Respect to Mother Nature and ALL beings.

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universalmonsterstribute:

Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)

universalmonsterstribute:

Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)

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Little skate sesh at little park. Sliiiiick stuff. Need stickier wheels. #derbygirlbranchingout #hatetheseskates #themtanlines #skating #quadsforlife #femaleskater

Little skate sesh at little park. Sliiiiick stuff. Need stickier wheels. #derbygirlbranchingout #hatetheseskates #themtanlines #skating #quadsforlife #femaleskater

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#skating  #femaleskater  #hatetheseskates  #quadsforlife  #themtanlines  #derbygirlbranchingout 

scientific-women:

kindaoffkilter:

Neil Degrasse Tyson fields an audience question asking if there is a genetic component to why significantly fewer women are in science by bringing his own experience as a black man attempting to succeed in a white male dominated field. 

He knocks it out of the park. 

Thank you Neil!

ETA: The bit of interest is at 1:01:30, but the whole forum is very good.

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dystrophy is proof of entropy. The Volterra principle is very much at home in my back yard. #spring #biologist #biology #thegoodgreenearth #fearnolivingcreature #wisteria #finallybloomed

dystrophy is proof of entropy. The Volterra principle is very much at home in my back yard. #spring #biologist #biology #thegoodgreenearth #fearnolivingcreature #wisteria #finallybloomed

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#biology  #thegoodgreenearth  #spring  #wisteria  #fearnolivingcreature  #finallybloomed  #biologist 
So we meet again… #biology #biologist #commongartersnake #gartersnake #snake #thamnophisirtalis

So we meet again… #biology #biologist #commongartersnake #gartersnake #snake #thamnophisirtalis

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#biology  #thamnophisirtalis  #snake  #biologist  #gartersnake  #commongartersnake 
Finally got my #VCRD patch made from a old shirt onto my vest today. #diyordie @vettecityrollerderby #DIY #rollerderby #patches next vest I’m going to embroider a bunch of patches by hand…

Finally got my #VCRD patch made from a old shirt onto my vest today. #diyordie @vettecityrollerderby #DIY #rollerderby #patches next vest I’m going to embroider a bunch of patches by hand…

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#rollerderby  #patches  #vcrd  #diyordie  #diy 
Catching garden snakes in my front yard while wearing a dress and barefoot. Hope the neighbors don’t mind. #biologist #biology #gartersnake #thamnophissirtalis #snake

Catching garden snakes in my front yard while wearing a dress and barefoot. Hope the neighbors don’t mind. #biologist #biology #gartersnake #thamnophissirtalis #snake

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#thamnophissirtalis  #biologist  #biology  #gartersnake  #snake