Oh, on Monday Jake mentioned at one point that there was someone who would be needing a good amount of help collecting/identifying toads this summer! I can’t remember who he said it was though. I guess a grad student that I didn’t get to meet that day or… Something!
Test Number Two. Stay tuned. Next week she uses the sword.
For those of you who missed it: Test Number One.
He designed this special shoes, shared between him and his paralyzed daughter just to make her feel the sensation of walking.
WEEP DAFEELS PENETRATE ME
Oh my goodness
This is probably so good for her body, too! Imagine her muscles getting moved in ways they don’t normally and she is upright and hopefully not having any pressure spots! This is lovely in so many ways!
he didn’t design this. Debby Elnatan, an Israeli mother of a child with cerebral palsy, did. He’s just a tester.
but really why am i surprised that when i googled to find her all i could find is bullshit about this guy inventing it
Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy"
“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.
It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”
Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.
I will always reblog this quote. Hits way too close to home for me.
The most salient part of this, to me, is the underscoring of the fact that there is no “right” college major where you’re guaranteed a job forever. Conservatives love to pretend college graduates working minimum-wage or freelance jobs just didn’t “pick the right major” - those foolish fools studied the arts or literature or something else frivolous, so they deserve crushing debt and no job security! No. There is no magical college major that will let you sidestep the jobless recovery.
i am kind of sad ok
this cat’s name is Princess Monster Truck
Blue-and-Gold Macaw velociraptor!
Mark Witton’s blog post, The Mysterious Mysteries of Feather Resistance. I love the Velociraptor depiction.
Plumage isn’t just limited to our wonderful theropod friends. It looks like psittacosaurus (a ceratopsid) may have had some pretty little tail bristles. These are not to be confused with feathers, however, it’s rather interesting that dinosaurs likely had all kinds of plumage-like structures - from combs on their heads to tail-feathers. It’s not like skeletal and muscle tissue are the be all and end all of any animal, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that many dinosaurs had soft-tissue structures that served purposes from attracting a mate to temperature regulation that we just haven’t found yet.
Tell me now that feathered dinosaurs aren’t freaking terrifying!
And this one is just a little one, maximum three metres. Oh, and Heterodontosaurs are also herbivores. So… not very dangerous at all. Honestly, though, this little guy is nightmare fuel compared to the cute images I grew up with in my dinosaur books.
Art by Luis V Rey
give em the ol razzle dazzle
This is my favourite part of being a bird momma :’)