sjorsdottir:

mygoodrabbit:

rukafais:

demonic-lionfish:

astrodidact:

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once
This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?
It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.
Image: Sam Van Aken
http://io9.com/this-tree-is-growing-40-different-kinds-of-fruit-at-onc-1608917128

Wahhhhhh GMOs are bad wahhhhhhh

this tree is an overachiever

If you take a moment to go to the original article linked within the link provided above like a set of informational nesting dolls, you will note that this tree has absolutely nothing to do with GMOs.  The artist responsible for these trees (multiple!) achieved this, as is stated above, via chip grafting, which basically involves securing the a piece of one plant to a holes in a bigger piece of another plant and waiting for them to grow together naturally.  I’ll note that the varieties of fruits the artist is trying to preserve in this effort are all rare types that were likely to die out otherwise because they’re not commercially desirable on a large scale.  One could even probably interpret this tree existence as a form of protest against the homogenization caused by GMOs and the standardization and mechanization of farming in the US.

Wow, does this even work? I know we had chip grafted cherry trees (bearing pink and white cherry blossoms at the respective branches) on our school grounds and I remember my biology teacher mentioning that this procedure is very difficult and not always successful. I also seem to remember, that the type of plants had to be similar. Like trying it with an apple and a pear try might work, but might not? Either way, the idea sounds intriguing.

My grandpa did some courses on it so for details you should consult him. But basically: timing is important, I think it should be done in spring. You basically snip a young branch and carve a little hold in it, nsert the fresh twig from the next tree you want on there and secure it. Then you hope it heals right and binds one to the other.

sjorsdottir:

mygoodrabbit:

rukafais:

demonic-lionfish:

astrodidact:

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once

This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?

It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.

Image: Sam Van Aken

http://io9.com/this-tree-is-growing-40-different-kinds-of-fruit-at-onc-1608917128

Wahhhhhh GMOs are bad wahhhhhhh

this tree is an overachiever

If you take a moment to go to the original article linked within the link provided above like a set of informational nesting dolls, you will note that this tree has absolutely nothing to do with GMOs.  The artist responsible for these trees (multiple!) achieved this, as is stated above, via chip grafting, which basically involves securing the a piece of one plant to a holes in a bigger piece of another plant and waiting for them to grow together naturally.  I’ll note that the varieties of fruits the artist is trying to preserve in this effort are all rare types that were likely to die out otherwise because they’re not commercially desirable on a large scale.  One could even probably interpret this tree existence as a form of protest against the homogenization caused by GMOs and the standardization and mechanization of farming in the US.

Wow, does this even work? I know we had chip grafted cherry trees (bearing pink and white cherry blossoms at the respective branches) on our school grounds and I remember my biology teacher mentioning that this procedure is very difficult and not always successful. I also seem to remember, that the type of plants had to be similar. Like trying it with an apple and a pear try might work, but might not?
Either way, the idea sounds intriguing.

My grandpa did some courses on it so for details you should consult him. But basically: timing is important, I think it should be done in spring. You basically snip a young branch and carve a little hold in it, nsert the fresh twig from the next tree you want on there and secure it. Then you hope it heals right and binds one to the other.

Everyone who send in picture meme (btw you can still send more!):

Today was a busy day and I’m finally back. Normally I would do it now but the sun is down so please bear with me a bit more. I’m relatively free and will do it tomorrow

lesbiansilk:

Dita Von Teese & Scarlett Johansson - Flaunt (USA) October, 2006 (by James White)

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mygoodrabbit:

rukafais:

demonic-lionfish:

astrodidact:

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once
This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?
It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.
Image: Sam Van Aken
http://io9.com/this-tree-is-growing-40-different-kinds-of-fruit-at-onc-1608917128

Wahhhhhh GMOs are bad wahhhhhhh

this tree is an overachiever

If you take a moment to go to the original article linked within the link provided above like a set of informational nesting dolls, you will note that this tree has absolutely nothing to do with GMOs.  The artist responsible for these trees (multiple!) achieved this, as is stated above, via chip grafting, which basically involves securing the a piece of one plant to a holes in a bigger piece of another plant and waiting for them to grow together naturally.  I’ll note that the varieties of fruits the artist is trying to preserve in this effort are all rare types that were likely to die out otherwise because they’re not commercially desirable on a large scale.  One could even probably interpret this tree existence as a form of protest against the homogenization caused by GMOs and the standardization and mechanization of farming in the US.

mygoodrabbit:

rukafais:

demonic-lionfish:

astrodidact:

This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once

This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?

It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.

Image: Sam Van Aken

http://io9.com/this-tree-is-growing-40-different-kinds-of-fruit-at-onc-1608917128

Wahhhhhh GMOs are bad wahhhhhhh

this tree is an overachiever

If you take a moment to go to the original article linked within the link provided above like a set of informational nesting dolls, you will note that this tree has absolutely nothing to do with GMOs.  The artist responsible for these trees (multiple!) achieved this, as is stated above, via chip grafting, which basically involves securing the a piece of one plant to a holes in a bigger piece of another plant and waiting for them to grow together naturally.  I’ll note that the varieties of fruits the artist is trying to preserve in this effort are all rare types that were likely to die out otherwise because they’re not commercially desirable on a large scale.  One could even probably interpret this tree existence as a form of protest against the homogenization caused by GMOs and the standardization and mechanization of farming in the US.

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In the post-World War II era, the Klan experienced a huge resurgence. Its membership was skyrocketing, and its political influence was increasing, so Kennedy went undercover to infiltrate the group. By regularly attending meetings, he became privy to the organization’s secrets. But when he took the information to local authorities, they had little interest in using it. The Klan had become so powerful and intimidating that police were hesitant to build a case against them.

Struggling to make use of his findings, Kennedy approached the writers of the Superman radio serial. It was perfect timing. With the war over and the Nazis no longer a threat, the producers were looking for a new villain for Superman to fight. The KKK was a great fit for the role.

In a 16-episode series titled “Clan of the Fiery Cross,” the writers pitted the Man of Steel against the men in white hoods. As the storyline progressed, the shows exposed many of the KKK’s most guarded secrets. By revealing everything from code words to rituals, the program completely stripped the Klan of its mystique. Within two weeks of the broadcast, KKK recruitment was down to zero. And by 1948, people were showing up to Klan rallies just to mock them.

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fuckyeahsexeducation:

fckdiamondsigotspinach:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Porn Actress Exposes Industry: Trafficking in the Porn Industry - The Pink Cross

Elements of Sex Trafficking

Act: Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons;

Means: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim;

Purpose: Prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, or slavery.

- From the 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, ratified by 154 countries. (x)

[Highlighted elements of sex trafficking in the porn industry connect with the examples Lubben gives in this specific gifset, other elements do occur in the porn industry as well].

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"The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines the crime of human trafficking as:

A. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age, or

B. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” - (x)

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… [P]ersons are trafficked into the international sex trade, often by force, fraud, or coercion. The sex industry has rapidly expanded over the past several decades. It involves sexual exploitation of persons, predominantly women and girls, involving activities related to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and other commercial sexual services. The low status of women in many parts of the world has contributed to a burgeoning of the trafficking industry. -
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA). TVPA combats trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude. It has been reauthorized three times since its initial passage: (x)

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THAT IS RAPE

We need to be talking about this and we need to be making sex work safe. No one should be made to feel like this treatment is okay.

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70,000 year-old African settlement unearthed

archaeologicalnews:

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During ongoing excavations in northern Sudan, Polish archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Poznań, have discovered the remains of a settlement estimated to 70,000 years old. This find, according to the researchers, seems to contradict the previously held belief that the construction of permanent structures was associated with the so-called Great Exodus from Africa and occupation of the colder regions of Europe and Asia.

The site known as Affad 23, is currently the only one recorded in the Nile Valley which shows that early Homo sapiens built sizeable permanent structures, and had adapted well to the wetland environment.

This new evidence points to a much more advanced level of human development and adaptation in Africa during the Middle Palaeolithic. Read more.

brentseabrookshair:

Meanwhile, Antti Raanta…

brentseabrookshair:

Meanwhile, Antti Raanta…

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sea-my-brook:

automaticreblog:

puckling:

penguinsgifactory:

Creepy Toews meets awkward Sid. 

THIS WILL HAUNT MY NIGHTMARES.

Oh god oh god oh fUCK

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icing-on-the-rink:

Teaser from ‘Les Stars’ - a documentary featuring the CWHL’s Montreal Stars

Source: x

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darthtulip:

7/24/14: [X]
ETA: Edited the text a bit because I’m terrible. Thanks to crawfrds for the correction! ♥

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tamorapierce:

uwaaaah:

So, a little story.
At the company where I’m doing my internship, I’ve taken to drawing superheroes every day on the whiteboard of my cubicle. My co-intern, who sits right across from me, thought it was a fun idea, but never seemed to particularly care about the characters themselves.
Until I drew Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel. Suddenly she started asking me all about who she was, what her powers were, what her story was… I told her I’d bring in some comics about her so she could check it out. This photo is of her reading Ms. Marvel #4 (the only issue I had on me at the time), which she told me was the very first comic book she’d ever held in her hands before. And she really enjoyed it!
She asked me about other heroes, so I told her about Miles Morales/Spider-Man and she sounded really interested in him too. She explicitly told me, “I really like seeing a lot of more diverse, ethnic characters.”
In the weeks since, she’s asked me for more heroes and more comics. I’ve given her all the Ms. Marvel and Ultimate Spider-Man and Blue Beetle comics I could gather, and now she’s always asking me for more details on the characters I draw every morning. Sometimes I turn around and see her googling superheroes at her desk to read more about them.
Let me remind you: this is someone who had zero interest in superheroes, and zero desire to learn more about them—and now she is eagerly reading and seeking out new material. All because of characters like Kamala Khan and Miles Morales.
I’ve got about five weeks left of work here. Let’s see how many more comics I can get her interested in during that time!

Hurray!

tamorapierce:

uwaaaah:

So, a little story.

At the company where I’m doing my internship, I’ve taken to drawing superheroes every day on the whiteboard of my cubicle. My co-intern, who sits right across from me, thought it was a fun idea, but never seemed to particularly care about the characters themselves.

Until I drew Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel. Suddenly she started asking me all about who she was, what her powers were, what her story was… I told her I’d bring in some comics about her so she could check it out. This photo is of her reading Ms. Marvel #4 (the only issue I had on me at the time), which she told me was the very first comic book she’d ever held in her hands before. And she really enjoyed it!

She asked me about other heroes, so I told her about Miles Morales/Spider-Man and she sounded really interested in him too. She explicitly told me, “I really like seeing a lot of more diverse, ethnic characters.”

In the weeks since, she’s asked me for more heroes and more comics. I’ve given her all the Ms. Marvel and Ultimate Spider-Man and Blue Beetle comics I could gather, and now she’s always asking me for more details on the characters I draw every morning. Sometimes I turn around and see her googling superheroes at her desk to read more about them.

Let me remind you: this is someone who had zero interest in superheroes, and zero desire to learn more about them—and now she is eagerly reading and seeking out new material. All because of characters like Kamala Khan and Miles Morales.

I’ve got about five weeks left of work here. Let’s see how many more comics I can get her interested in during that time!

Hurray!

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99percentinvisible:

One morning, Brazilian filmmaker and composer Jarbas Agnelli was inspired to create music in an unexpected way. “Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires,” recalled Agnelli. “I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit).”

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Best factoid I learned this week: Chrysanthemum was a symbol for anus and anal intercourse in japan