earthlynation:

(via 500px / Circle doggie by Ondřej Uhlíř)
favorite-season:

yellow leaf road by Tilman Paulin
Love. 

Two juvenile Mute Swans 9.20.14

Love. 

Two juvenile Mute Swans 9.20.14

Mute Swan landing 9.20.14

covenling:

literarynerd:

Well this is the best thing ever.

covenling:

literarynerd:

Well this is the best thing ever.

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tastefullyoffensive:

"Accidentally turned my son into a zombie." -kneaders

tastefullyoffensive:

"Accidentally turned my son into a zombie." -kneaders

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naturalsceneries:

Breathtaking photo of a mountain range with flowers blooming. Somewhere in Russia. Photo by Alex Klekovkin. ..

naturalsceneries:

Breathtaking photo of a mountain range with flowers blooming. Somewhere in Russia. Photo by Alex Klekovkin. ..

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northgang:

Lily Myers Shrinking Women (X)

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colorguardenthusiast:

trav-tv:

Game postponed due to puppies.

Some of them look so pissed and then you have a few that are like ‘PUPPIES’

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itriedthatonceitwasabadmove:

basileus-omniworks:

misha-bawlins:

This drink I like it. Another!

I love how quickly he readjusts to the culture so foreign to him. Like, he does not even protest or try to explain this is how it’s done in Asgard so it’s how it SHOULD be done because he’s a mighty god and stuff. He’s just like “but I… oh I see smashing mugs is not a custom here. I’m sorry I won’t do it again :( “

A lot of people could learn from this.

^ How to be a traveler and not a tourist

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scienceshenanigans:

spoopyscience:

thisiswhyredismyfavoritecolor:

spoopyscience:

[[[withholds urge to scientifically correct this post]]]

You’re more than welcome to scientifically correct this post. If any of you see me post scientifically incorrect statements, I’d prefer if you called me out on it so I can learn from it, remove the post and do better next time.

Right. Let’s get a thing straight first. Chemical refers to any substance. While it especially refers to ones which are artificially prepared/purified/distilled etc. it is not exclusive to these. If you point at any substance both in the chemistry lab and in the real world it’s going to be a chemical (or numerous chemicals). 
The mantra to get out of that is; Everything is chemicals. 
Therefore oxygen is a chemical, urea is a chemical, vitamin A is a chemical, you’re made of chemicals, everything’s a bloody chemical. So using ‘chemical’ as a scare word is wrong from the get-go. 
here’s a text post that came up on my dash yesterday about the ‘no chemicals’ trope 
Now, using ‘chemical’ as a scare word is nothing new. Anti-vaxxers, new-age hippies, health-food-store-frequenting-pseudo-scientific-vegans have been using it as a scare word for like forever. And it’s worth considering that it’s a) largely an advertising  thing and b) scientifically false. 
I’m going to quickly talk about chemical names as a scare word; Sodium Chloride sounds scary. Like If you saw ‘sodium chloride’ on the back of a packet of oatcakes or can of soup you’d probably feel uneasy because it sounds like something synthesised in a lab which you shouldn’t be eating. However, sodium chloride is just table salt. That’s all it is. So it’s worth thinking to yourself when you see a chemical name on the back of packet ‘what could this be really?’ Ascorbic acid is a pretty common one which usually makes people uneasy, but in all actuality is (one form of) vitamin C. (A- meaning without, scorbic meaning scurvy) 
While i’m here i should also say that counting calories is a pretty shit way of dieting, but that’s another story. 
Something about the delivery of this post makes me uneasy. Almost as if the creator of the image was shaming dieters to forward their anti-chemical agenda. 
[Aside; Chemical can be used as a warning in itself. Like, if i go into a lab and I see a box labeled ‘Danger; Chemicals’ I know the sort of properties I can expect from this chemical, (corrosive, probably an acid, do not handle with bare hands, stuff like that) bc that warning is used (mainly in shipping, i think, that’s what i’ve seen in the UK) to denote dangerous chemicals.  but these sort of warnings are usually only used outside chemistry; a label which says ‘chemicals’ in a chemistry lab is pretty redundant, considering everything is chemicals.]
ther was a cool post going around last month that treated  fruit and vegetables as if they were edible products that needed all their chemicals in them listed, and it really blew out of the water the whole ‘chemicals are scary’ trope
lemme have a search for it

right i’ve only found one
note how there’s also E numbers in the strawberry break down, 
E numbers are merely a shorthand to different chemicals, as ‘E161g’ is shorter and easier to fit on the back of a package than ‘Canthaxanthin’ (which is a chemical used to colour things found in edible mushrooms and fish and some other things too i think

right, that’s all i got

TL;DR ‘Chemicals’ is wrong to use as a scare word, counting chemicals is a useless endeavor, counting calories is also mostly useless, you are made of chemicals, everything is made of chemicals, please stop saying that you want ‘chemical free’ or ‘low in chemicals’ food, 

i think that about covers it, if there’s anything you want further explained then you’re 100% free to ask

scienceshenanigans:

spoopyscience:

thisiswhyredismyfavoritecolor:

spoopyscience:

[[[withholds urge to scientifically correct this post]]]

You’re more than welcome to scientifically correct this post. If any of you see me post scientifically incorrect statements, I’d prefer if you called me out on it so I can learn from it, remove the post and do better next time.

Right. Let’s get a thing straight first. Chemical refers to any substance. While it especially refers to ones which are artificially prepared/purified/distilled etc. it is not exclusive to these. If you point at any substance both in the chemistry lab and in the real world it’s going to be a chemical (or numerous chemicals). 

The mantra to get out of that is; Everything is chemicals. 

Therefore oxygen is a chemical, urea is a chemical, vitamin A is a chemical, you’re made of chemicals, everything’s a bloody chemical. So using ‘chemical’ as a scare word is wrong from the get-go. 

here’s a text post that came up on my dash yesterday about the ‘no chemicals’ trope 

Now, using ‘chemical’ as a scare word is nothing new. Anti-vaxxers, new-age hippies, health-food-store-frequenting-pseudo-scientific-vegans have been using it as a scare word for like forever. And it’s worth considering that it’s a) largely an advertising  thing and b) scientifically false. 

I’m going to quickly talk about chemical names as a scare word; Sodium Chloride sounds scary. Like If you saw ‘sodium chloride’ on the back of a packet of oatcakes or can of soup you’d probably feel uneasy because it sounds like something synthesised in a lab which you shouldn’t be eating. However, sodium chloride is just table salt. That’s all it is. So it’s worth thinking to yourself when you see a chemical name on the back of packet ‘what could this be really?’ Ascorbic acid is a pretty common one which usually makes people uneasy, but in all actuality is (one form of) vitamin C. (A- meaning without, scorbic meaning scurvy) 

While i’m here i should also say that counting calories is a pretty shit way of dieting, but that’s another story. 

Something about the delivery of this post makes me uneasy. Almost as if the creator of the image was shaming dieters to forward their anti-chemical agenda. 

[Aside; Chemical can be used as a warning in itself. Like, if i go into a lab and I see a box labeled ‘Danger; Chemicals’ I know the sort of properties I can expect from this chemical, (corrosive, probably an acid, do not handle with bare hands, stuff like that) bc that warning is used (mainly in shipping, i think, that’s what i’ve seen in the UK) to denote dangerous chemicals.  but these sort of warnings are usually only used outside chemistry; a label which says ‘chemicals’ in a chemistry lab is pretty redundant, considering everything is chemicals.]

ther was a cool post going around last month that treated  fruit and vegetables as if they were edible products that needed all their chemicals in them listed, and it really blew out of the water the whole ‘chemicals are scary’ trope

lemme have a search for it

image

right i’ve only found one

note how there’s also E numbers in the strawberry break down, 

E numbers are merely a shorthand to different chemicals, as ‘E161g’ is shorter and easier to fit on the back of a package than ‘Canthaxanthin’ (which is a chemical used to colour things found in edible mushrooms and fish and some other things too i think
right, that’s all i got
TL;DR ‘Chemicals’ is wrong to use as a scare word, counting chemicals is a useless endeavor, counting calories is also mostly useless, you are made of chemicals, everything is made of chemicals, please stop saying that you want ‘chemical free’ or ‘low in chemicals’ food, 
i think that about covers it, if there’s anything you want further explained then you’re 100% free to ask

image

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taylorswift:

I was proud of the simple fact that I somehow avoided a major embarrassment in this moment.

taylorswift:

I was proud of the simple fact that I somehow avoided a major embarrassment in this moment.

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dogweeds:

this video changed my life and is 100% proven to stop mean people so please watch  daily, it is very important.

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