From the New York Times with photos by Richard Bailey
“They might be called the “rats of the sky,” but Charles Darwin certainly saw something in pigeons. It turns out the father of evolution saw in the bird an amazing variety of variation in color, shape and form. Richard Bailey, a photographer based in London, honored the 150th anniversary since the publication of “On the Origin of Species” and the 200th anniversary in 2009 of Charles Darwin’s birth by photographing some of the pigeon breeds that played such an important part in Darwin’s work.”
Aaaahhhhh so much variation from your lowly common pigeon. As much as people complain about them all the time, I will still love them regardless.
And I remember reading the article about the huge variation in them last week at work. I wish I remembered to save the link to that article, but the one they give you here the link is pretty good too. So enjoy folks.
I never even thought this was possible. Non-profits shouldn’t harass volunteers who have done nothing but good work and devote their time to the organization’s mission. Neither should non-profits mislead their volunteers. Nor should they cover up their “mistakes” instead of being forthright and truthful to their donors. You don’t just poo-poo it away and say, “Oh, we’ll just make more money” and then sue the person you told all of that to.
Heck, even if the volunteer is terrible at what he/she does, I don’t think harassment would be deserved. Let alone a freaking lawsuit, unless the volunteer somehow caused massive irreparable damage, like destroying parts of a health clinic and maiming all the patients as a result or some terrible stuff like that.
If anyone can, please sign it, pass it along, what have you. My friend actually has relations that know Mr. Young, so he is definitely real.
This is one of those stories that I see somewhere and think “wow, this would be great on the Tumblr!” and then I read it and I want to run home and hide and never eat anything but food I have grown myself ever again. Aspergillus flavus is a mold that thrives in hot, dry weather, just like last year’s epic drought in the U.S. It has rendered huge portions of corn crops unsaleable; just the equivalent of 100 kernels per truckload of corn turns the whole lot into garbage. This is a very real and very scary threat. Read at your own risk. ~AR
Haha. Scary indeed. I wonder what kind of solutions will arise from this. Surely, you can’t control the weather. Is this going to lead to breeding for lines that are resistant? Or special greenhouses or closed conditions for raising corn where you can adjust the temperature? And I worry about the repercussions of such developments for poorer corn farmers who can’t afford such adjustments.
And only partially true. Depends on cell potency. Unless imagination and risk taking is a quality dependent on cell potency for said stem cell in said comic. Okay. Shutting up. Not going to ruin the joke any further.
What an ingenious idea. Something that can be appreciated by those who love to cook, and those who…Well. Just can’t. At least this is easy. And It’s just too aesthetically pleasing for me to not reblog.
JuncoJunco: Greg's type of pranks: replacing laundry detergent with dish detergent, replacing the oreo cream with toothpaste, loosening the caps to salt and pepper shakers, waking people up on their days off and convincing them they have school/work.
TARO: SFLSKJFDF GREG WHY WHY DO YOU REPEATEDLY HUMILIATE YOURSELF WHY SLKFJKSLDFJSLDKF LMAOOO W/O REALLY HUMILIATING YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU THINK YOu'RE SO CLEVER I DON'T EVEN
JuncoJunco: Gary's type of pranks: stamping a giant dick in a cornfield and calling it a crop circle, rearranging other people's furniture or belongings (including classrooms) while everyone is gone, bringing water guns filled with red water to a ski lodge and having a shootout, mixing everyone's clothing while other's are in the shower rooms.
JuncoJunco: Greg does think he's clever. And Gary agrees.
JuncoJunco: ^bonus points for a Mean Girls reference