abortion and procrastination don't mix well.
Wednesday, 18 September 2019

How do people learn to cook a toxic plant safely?

quote [ And humans ritualistically copy in a way that chimps do not. Psychologists call this over-imitation.

It may seem like the chimps are the smart ones here. But if you are processing cassava roots, over-imitation is exactly what you should be doing. ]

You'll eventually get there by not dying!
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@7:49pmGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 9 September 2019

The Ocean's Eerie Twilight Zone Is in Murky Legal Water

quote [ Scientists are trying to keep one of the world?s last great wildernesses intact. ]

Take you down to the Twilight Zone
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:27amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Land has no value unless transportation makes it quickly accessible

quote [ the Marchetti Constant -people have always been willing to commute for about a half-hour ?
The city of bicycles and streetcars: 1880s-1950s
streetcars and bicycles could cover about 4 miles in a half-hour ?It was the first great mass-market suburban boom
The city underground: 1900s-1950s
A person can navigate New York City almost perfectly with a fifty-year-old map. ]

History of urban development.

The article doesn't mention Utrecht, where they have a bicycle mindset.
Utrecht: Planning for People & Bikes, Not for Cars
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by yunnaf@3:49pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

New species of bloodsucking leech with three jaws and 59 teeth found outside Washington

quote [ Researchers with the Smithsonian found a new species of a leech in ponds in Southern Maryland. ]

Leech in my belly suck on me daddy-oh

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Hot Pr0n]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Why you won?t see much news about the devastating Amazon rainforest fires on Google News

quote [ The Amazon rainforest is burning?but Google News just wants to tell you about Amazon.com?s tablet. ]

The planet is on fucking fire

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3]
[by slaytanik@3:41pmGMT] [10 comments]

Monday, 19 August 2019

Heatwave: think it's hot in Europe? The human body is already close to thermal limits elsewhere

quote [ Once this wetbulb temperature threshold is crossed, the air is so full of water vapour that sweat no longer evaporates. Without the means to dissipate heat, our core temperature rises, irrespective of how much water we drink, how much shade we seek, or how much rest we take. ]

Some scary humidity! In hindsight, it seems logical that physics dictate a wet heat more dangerous than a dry one.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@7:51pmGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Vomiting Vultures Completely Take Over Couple?s Luxury Vacation Home

quote [ Dozens of the large black birds are reportedly defecating and vomiting all over a New York couple?s pricy Florida house. ]

Pay your respects to the vultures
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:58amGMT] [7 comments]

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

'Snowglow' Sounds Charming, But It's a Menace to Night Skies

quote [ Fresh powder can worsen light pollution, according to new research from Germany. ]

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 8 August 2019


quote [ Where your local trees tell you their story. ]

Explore London by vegetation using custom generated stroll maps.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:59pmGMT] [0 comments]

The Last of Its Kind

quote [ The biologist David Sischo has a tragic assignment: keeping vigil over a species? sole survivor, then marking its extinction in real time. ]

This is it, this is the countdown to extinction
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:41amGMT] [4 comments]

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