The pictures BP doesn’t want you to see. « Climate Progress - Yesterday, AP photographer Charles Riedel filed these disturbing images of the effect the BP oil disaster is having on Gulf Coast birds (via Amanda Terkel at Think Progress). BP has been working to keep journalists away from the region, but the situation appears to be improving, according to yesterday’s Washington Post. Ultimately, the press gets the story and efforts to block coverage always backfire.
This is breaking my heart. via - anatomyofamuse
The plant is among the largest of all pitchers and is believed to be the largest meat-eating shrub, dissolving rats with acid-like enzymes. The team of botanists, led by British experts Stewart McPherson and Alastair Robinson, found the plant on Mount Victoria in the Philippines.
May ganito tayo?! :O It’d be a useful household plant. Haha. :P
A quote from Miguel de Unamuno (via thechosenwords) (via missinglingerie)
Philippine as a Menagerie
Illustration for magazine article. The article was about the major islands in the Philippines as animals /objects. The focus of the article though was Mindanao. :) Enjoy. (twistedfork)
Common name: The Glasswing
Immortal jellyfish (via Top 10 Badass Living Creatures)
After reaching sexual maturity, this jellyfish is able to reverse its aging process and become a polyp again. The ability to reverse the life cycle is probably unique in the animal kingdom, and allows the jellyfish to bypass death, rendering the Turritopsis nutricula biologically immortal. Lab tests showed that 100% of specimens reverted to the polyp stage.
I’m sure this poor thing will be turned into face cream to appease human vanity.