"The Macrofungi Collection Consortium, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a partnership of 35 institutions across the U.S that collectively will digitize about 1.5 million specimens that have been collected the past 150 years."
"We have thousands of specimen images, labels and ledgers from museum collections and the biologists who maintain those collections. These contain information about the where and when a species was found in the past. We need you to help us transcribe that data and make it available for further use in biodiversity and conservation research. Along the way, you will be possibly be finding species that have never been observed anywhere else!"
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dude it’s so weird how when you’re a kid, socks were like the worst thing you could get on christmas but now it’s like hell yeah please give me some socks i own like two and a half pairs my feet are so cold
The far side of the moon
The terrain is very different than the near side and recently UC Santa Cruz researchers published a study as to why that is. They theorize that there was a “giant splat" from an ancient smaller moon that caused this feature:
"The mountainous region on the far side of the moon, known as the lunar farside highlands, may be the solid remains of a collision with a smaller companion moon. The near side is relatively low and flat, while the topography of the far side is high and mountainous, with a much thicker crust. A Mars-sized object collided with Earth early in the history of the solar system and ejected debris that coalesced to form the moon. The study suggests that this giant impact also created another, smaller body, initially sharing an orbit with the moon, that eventually fell back onto the moon and coated one side with an extra layer of solid crust tens of kilometers thick."
Tommy Wiseau has a twitter.
That is all.
YOU’RE TEARING ME APART, TOMMY!
Dark Sky of Yunnan
"In an ideal dark night of Dashanbao wetland, Yunnan province of China, the milky way can be seen from Cygnus to Orion and Gemini, intersects the faint glow of Zodiacal light near a point marked by bright planet Jupiter. You can also notice the both green and red airglow along the horizon." - Jeff. Dai
He was a skater goat, he said see you later, goat.
recently i saw an opinion relating to college and some of the expenses for students and it made me remember about something; about how some college students bitch and moan about how they couldn’t afford going to school or paying for college. but can afford fancy personal items on themselves.
Here’s the deal; if you can easily splurge on expensive electronics like a 3DS or iPods, hell even on things you won’t even use for school like art supplies or cosplay material, then you don’t have any say not being able to afford school or college if you can easily pay for any of these expense. You can put that money to good use for education but instead you waste it on meaninglessness hobbies that probably wont benefit you in the real world.
No. Fuck that.
For a single semester of school, the average California State University shells out easily $5k a semester, not including room and board or transportation. That is simply tuition, school fees, and books. And most of the time, you are expected to pay that in a lump sum sometimes months before the semester starts.
I have a 3DS. I saved up for it, and traded in a lot of games and my old DSi, which ended with me paying about $80 for the system. Even if I had to pay the full price, it is a machine that makes me very happy and helps me relieve stress. With my 3DS, I can experience worlds and stories over and over for hours on end to help me cope with my 18 units and 30 hour a week job.
You can make the same argument about buying books. I might spend about $200 a year on books. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Again, they provide hours of enjoyment that help me relax and escape my normal obligations for a few hours. I NEED that break from reality. I need to know that I can relax and play Pokemon for a few hours, or buy stuff for my house on Animal Crossing, or journey to a magical land where a knight is fighting a dragon. I need my iPod, which I was given as a hand-me-down, to listen to music from my favorite bands to, again, HELP ME RELAX. Same with cosplays, any book or video game or movie or TV show.
I have a pretty damn stressful life, and I work fucking hard. So if you think that I am not allowed to spend my money AND go to school, then fuck off. I can buy what I want to buy. I’ve earned that right.
Lyane nailed it! OP’s “unpopular opinion” may have been relevant if tuition were still $500 and the purchase of an $80 DS actually put any kind of noticeable dent in the cost of tuition.
Dress: Forever 21+