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Book Review: Beware the Wild, Natalie C. Parker

Book Review: Beware the Wild, Natalie C. Parker

Despite being a Yankee (am I a Yankee? Quick, Southerners, help me out), I have a deep and abiding love for Southern Gothic, especially during the summertime. It’s that slow, languid fiction that makes me feel like I’m sitting at a chipping formica table under a lazily moving fan, looking out into a swamp hung heavy with Spanish moss — it’s the books that send me miles away, to a creaking porch…

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[Image: Dr. Marie Daly at work in her lab.]
classicethnichistoricalvibez:

In 1947, Dr. Marie Daly became the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry when she graduated from Columbia University. A trailblazer in the field of biochemistry, Dr. Daly researched the connection between high cholesterol and heart disease. #WomenInSTEM (Photo courtesy of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, D. Samuel Gottesman Library Archives)
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[Image: Dr. Marie Daly at work in her lab.]

classicethnichistoricalvibez:

In 1947, Dr. Marie Daly became the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry when she graduated from Columbia University. A trailblazer in the field of biochemistry, Dr. Daly researched the connection between high cholesterol and heart disease. #WomenInSTEM (Photo courtesy of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, D. Samuel Gottesman Library Archives)

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Deafness on Grey’s Anatomy (Again)

Deafness on Grey’s Anatomy (Again)

Over the years, Grey’s Anatomy has been a bit all over the place on disability. Sometimes the show really nails it, and other times…not so much. That’s why, when I saw parents Signing with their daughter on ‘Go It Alone’ (10×20), I braced for the worst, but I ended up being pleasantly surprised, because the way the show handled D/deaf issues was refreshing, and it made me think that someone had…

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Catholic Women's Group Lists The Reasons They Don't Use Birth Control, But Fail At Science And Logic

Big Organic, Bad Organic

Big Organic, Bad Organic

Stacy Mitchell at Grist recently described the ultimate ‘Trojan carrot,’ discussing WalMart’s plans to move into organic packaged foods since it’s done so well with organic produce. She looked at the issue in the context of WalMart’s attempt to dominate a growing percentage of the food supply, pointing to the fact that the company’s share of the food supply has risen substantially, and that this…

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[Image: A photo of four grazing sheep.]
modfarm:

Are Sheep Better Lawn Mowers Than Goats?
Solar farms in Texas are turning to a fluffier, friendlier lawn care specialist.

The goat backlash begins.

[Image: A photo of four grazing sheep.]

modfarm:

Are Sheep Better Lawn Mowers Than Goats?

Solar farms in Texas are turning to a fluffier, friendlier lawn care specialist.

The goat backlash begins.

[Image: An etching (drawing?) of an owl-headed and winged person on the back of a wolf, carrying a lance.]
Pretty much how I feel today, FYI. 

[Image: An etching (drawing?) of an owl-headed and winged person on the back of a wolf, carrying a lance.]

Pretty much how I feel today, FYI. 

(Source: arborescences)

How John Green became the false prophet of the Internet YA revolution

In which I ask why the women leaders of the YA renaissance get zero recognition.

annaham:

cactus-punk:

earth-song:


♀ Kirks Dik Dik by Marc MOL


i was like UGH I HATE EVERYTHING ON MY DASH and then this came up and made it all better

[Description: Photo of a Dik Dik.]

I’ve gotta elaborate on Annaham’s description here, because, like, it has this little rubbery nose that looks like a shortened elephant trunk, and this ridiculous shock of hair sticking straight out of its head. With this bold, upright ears, and a ‘WHAT?!’ expression. Like. Dude. 

annaham:

cactus-punk:

earth-song:

♀ Kirks Dik Dik by Marc MOL

i was like UGH I HATE EVERYTHING ON MY DASH and then this came up and made it all better

[Description: Photo of a Dik Dik.]

I’ve gotta elaborate on Annaham’s description here, because, like, it has this little rubbery nose that looks like a shortened elephant trunk, and this ridiculous shock of hair sticking straight out of its head. With this bold, upright ears, and a ‘WHAT?!’ expression. Like. Dude.