The Pitcher Plant - Nepenthes hamata, endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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So you just made a fresh batch of almond milk and have all this leftover nut pulp lying around. What to do? Well you could always throw it away, or try out some of these ideas. You can freeze the pulp or use right away. It can be used in desserts, dips, crackers, granola, veggie burgers, smoothies and homemade beauty products. My favorite use for leftover pulp is to make a coconut oil and almond face mask. Almonds are great for the skin and I don’t have to go out and spend a bunch of money on a mask. Before you throw out your next batch of nut pulp, try to stretch your dollar out and use some of these ideas. 



Heirloom Tomato Pizza

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Spiny turtle (Heosemys spinosa)

The spiny turtle is known from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Sadly this species is highly endangered!

It inhabits lowland and hill rainforest, usually in the vicinity of small streams, mainly in hill areas up to 900 m above sea level.

Mating behaviour appears to be triggered by rain; in captivity, spraying males with water results in them chasing females and attempting to mount. Nothing is known of nesting behaviour in the wild.

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Meet The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Developed A Low-Cost Water Purification System | FastCompany

The next generation of scientists is already hard at work solving our biggest problems. Take Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old high school student from Nashua, New Hampshire. After seeing children in India drinking dirty water from a stagnant pool, she decided, in her words, “to find a solution to the global water crisis.” And then she actually made some progress towards that goal, developing a solar-powered water purification system.

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To save its lone customers from the awkward perils of solo dining, The Moomin House Cafe kindly seats diners with stuffed animal companions called Moomins, a family of white hippo-like characters created by Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson.

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The Sun Hive

They’re part of the world-wide movement towards ‘apicentric’ beekeeping – beekeeping that prioritizes honeybees firstly as pollinators, with honey production being a secondary goal.

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I thing I will hang a few of these once I am sure I have planted enough diverse flowering material to support colonies for the whole season: this means waiting for a few of the flowering trees to grow up.

#bees #pollinators

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Mandrake lino print I’ve been working on.


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In recognition of today’s successful landing of Curiosity rover on Mars. Watercolours/pencils on paper. 06-08-2012

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21 — Detailed illustrations of pollen


I would have never guessed what these beautifully illustrated objects represent. They remind me of molecules and atoms or the various forms in which snowflakes appear to us. But instead of adding a beautiful white layer to the world, these little creatures can cause some of us a lot of trouble during the summer. Ueber den Pollen was published in 1837 by St. Petersburg based German pharmacist and chemist Carl Julius Fritzsche. Here you can flip through the whole book.





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Conjoined Yellow-Bellied Sliders

Photo credit: Michael Barrera


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Is this a human rights violation?

They’re being forced to risk their lives, so yeah I would say this is a violation of their right to life.


Everytime I look around, the US Govt, or some part there-of on  State or National level; is finding a way to reintroduce slavery.

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Mantis shrimp have divided into two distinct groups based on weaponry. Smashers have developed hard clubs that they use to crack open hard-shelled prey, while Spearers have long and sharp spines at the tip of their claws for spearing their prey. Both use their weapons with lightning speed, showing that their nickname, “thumb splitters”, is well-earned.


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