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You gotta admit, regardless of what you think of Obama, President George W. Bush at least kept us safe.
Though, I do feel like there’s this very important date I’m forgetting.
I swear there was just this one thing I promised to *never forget* and I just can’t put my…
It’s here, guys. It’s been a MONTH in the making, and we’re finally here, ready to embark upon the very last match of the tournament: the motha-effin’ CHAMPIONSHIP. Are you ready to meet the last two standing? I THOUGHT SO.
(1) ELEANOR ROOSEVELT vs. (1) MICHELLE OBAMA
Oh hey! Does anyone…
Today’s Google Doodle is for a woman pioneer in science. Check it out!
Daisy Morris, 9, discovers new dinosaur and has it named after her
One little girl’s odd hobby has led to an extraordinary find for British paleontologists.
At the age of 9, Daisy Morris has discovered a new dinosaur species, which scientists have since named after her. The new creature has been dubbed Vectidraco daisymorrisae, the “Dragon from the Isle of Wight.”
Daisy was just 4 when she stumbled upon the fossilized remains of an unknown animal during a family walk on the beach in 2009. The family lives near the coast of England’s Isle of Wight — also known as the ”dinosaur capital of Great Britain.”
“She has a very good eye for tiny little fossils,” her mother Sian Morris told BBC. Daisy apparently first began fossil hunting at age 3. “She found these tiny little black bones sticking out of the mud and decided to dig a bit further and scoop them all out,” her mother said.
Realizing that Daisy had possibly uncovered an ancient specimen, her family took the findings to Southampton University’s fossil expert Martin Simpson.
“When Daisy and her family brought the fossilized remains to me in April 2009, I knew I was looking at something very special,” Simpson told the Daily Mail.
Over the past several years, the bones Daisy discovered have been thoroughly analyzed by paleontologists. The findings were finally published this Monday. The fossilized remains belong to a previously unknown genus and species of a small flying reptile called the pterosaur.
The remains date back to the Lower Cretaceous period and may be up to 115 million years old.
Simpson told the Daily Mail that if it weren’t for Daisy, the fossils would “without doubt have been washed away and destroyed.”
The family has donated the fossils to the Natural History Museum while Daisy’s personal collection continues to grow. Sian Morris told the Daily Mail, “She’s fascinated and we’re very proud of her.”
Having faith in a higher power has nothing to do with a belief in evolution. The two can totally exist in harmony. Yet here we are, thanks to a delightful anti-science campaign that has somehow managed to stoke fear of scientific thought, to our own detriment.
Hexagonal rocks-WUT: The columns form due to stress as the lava cools. The lava contracts as it cools, forming cracks. Once the crack develops it continues to grow. The growth is perpendicular to the surface of the flow. Entablature is probably the result of cooling caused by fresh lava being covered by water. The flood basalts probably damned rivers. When the rivers returned the water seeped down the cracks in the cooling lava and caused rapid cooling from the surface downward. The division of colonnade and entablature is the result of slow cooling from the base upward and rapid cooling from the top downward. (via Hexagonal rocks)
I’ve seen an odd rock formation or two in my day (I’m not a rock guy per say, but my dad’s a rock hound), but this is new to me and quite a site.
What Can Happen In An Internet Minute - 47,000 app downloads, 6 million Facebook views, 20 new victims of identity theft (wah-wah)
I actually find the very bottom line of info the most telling.
Oh god, thank you to whoever created this. It’s quite possibly the best animated gif of all time. Hell, regular gifs too.