The Original Broadway Cast of Disney’s The Lion King
Mufasa :: Sarabi :: Young Nala and Simba :: Simba :: Nala:: Rafiki :: Pumba and Timon :: Zazu :: Scar :: The Hyenas (Ed, Shenzi, and Banzai)
This was one of the most amazingly costumed Broadway shows I’ve ever seen.
The nematodes are traditionally regarded as the phylum Nematoida or Nemathelminthes. As such, they would be the most diverse phylum of pseudocoelomates, and one of the most diverse of all animal phyla, but discussion is in progress to determine whether the phylum is to be split or not.
Nematode species are very difficult to distinguish; over 28,000 have been described, of which over 16,000 are parasitic. The total number of nematode species has been estimated to be about 1 million. Unlike cnidarians and flatworms, nematodes have tubular digestive systems with openings at both ends.
Nematodes have successfully adapted to nearly every ecosystem from marine to fresh water, to soils, and from the polar regions to the tropics, as well as the highest to the lowest of elevations. They are ubiquitous in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial environments, where they often outnumber other animals in both individual and species counts, and are found in locations as diverse as mountains, deserts, oceanic trenches. They are found in every part of the earth’s lithosphere. They represent, for example, 90% of all life forms on the ocean floor. Their numerical dominance, often exceeding more than a million individuals per square meter and accounting for about 80% of all individual animals on earth, their diversity in lifestyles, and their presence at various trophic levels point at an important role in many ecosystems. Their many parasitic forms include pathogens in most plants and animals (including humans). Some nematodes can undergo cryptobiosis.
Stemonitis fusca is a rather marvelous species of slime mold that carries its jelly-like spore-forming fruiting bodies on curious stilts | photo by Nick Cantle | +
In what has to be most precise photography project ever, Harvard fellow Wim Noorduin used salt and silicon to create microscopic flowers on the surface of a penny.
Virtual supermarkets are popping up in subway stations in South Korea, where commuters can virtually shop for items while waiting for the train to come. Customers simply scan an item’s QR code using the free “Homeplus” app and can have it delivered to their doorstep before they even get home. Ranked as the 2nd most hard-working country in the world to Japan, South Korea is rewarding its workers with this timesaving gem.
Wow! I kinda love this idea.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 set, May 11
Diving Bell Spider (Argyroneta aquatica)
Also known as the water spider, the diving bell spider is a species of spider native to northern/central Europe and northern Asia. The diving bell spider is the only known spider to live its entire live underwater. To accomplish this task the air-breathing diving bell spider traps air bubbles with hairs on its legs/abdomen. The bubbles line its body giving it a silvery appearance and allow it to breath. Females (males build them too but they are smaller) will build special webs known as “diving bells” which are filled with air and are used for housing, molting, mating and various other tasks, these underwater oases have to be replenished with oxygen everyone and awhile. Diving bell spiders usually inhabit oxygen-rich ponds and feed on small aquatic invertebrates and insects that pass by the bell (males swim for prey as-well).
I found this gem online.
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This blog brought to you by someone from one of those grey states.
hello mandated and medically accurate states <3
Yeah, sex ed was “mandated” here, if by that they mean abstinence-only education book-ended by terrifying pictures of STDs.
;\ ahhh what state are you talking about they shouldn’t even call that shit sex ed then :(
Ohio, and I’m not even in the southern part. sadly, I’m sure that’s the reality for most of the “mandated” states in the south too.
O_o hmm I don’t know how I feel about this now.
In Georgia they had sex ed mandated, but, at least at my school, it was mostly up to the teachers actually doing it (In this case, the PE/Health teachers) what they actually taught.
When my science teacher found out about that he made it his mission to make sure we got accurate information and not just abstinence only bullshit.
Wow, this is just sad
like 95% of my daily vocabulary is ‘what’