You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. —
He said it first, I borrowed it yesterday when toasting my bride.
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El arbol magico / The magical tree (via *atrium09)
The past comes to us in tantalizing fragments — a bone here, a footprint there. But of all the fragments yet discovered, perhaps none is so tantalizing as the one published in the journal Science last week: the Neanderthal genome. Neanderthals have perplexed and intrigued us ever since the first bones were discovered in a cave in what is now Germany, in 1856. Who were they? Why did they vanish? Neanderthal and human skeletonsJames Estrin/The New York Times A reproduction of a Neanderthal skeleton, left, and a modern Homo sapiens skeleton, right. Over the past century and a half, our picture of them has become less blurry, more distinct. From their bones we know that Neanderthals were bigger and stronger than us “anatomically modern humans,” and they had larger skulls that boasted prominent eyebrow ridges. They appear to be the descendants of a lineage that separated from ours around 400,000 years ago, wandered out of Africa, and lived across Europe and central Asia. The last of the Neanderthals lived on the Iberian peninsula, dying out sometime between 37,000 and 28,000 years ago. (via Kissing Cousins - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
Read on, its fascinating.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” The Lorax, Dr. Seuss
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Sporting a reproductive “skyline,” a new species of jellyfish is like nothing else known under the sea, a new study says. Shaped like flying saucers, both males and females of the new jellyfish have gonads on the outsides of their bodies, unlike any of the approximately 3,000 other jellyfish species known to science. Gonads are the reproductive glands that produce sperm in males and eggs in females. Arranged in a “crater” at the center of the jellyfish’s top side, the gonads, upon close inspection, resemble “skyscrapers in a downtown business district,” said Lisa-Ann Gershwin, curator of zoology at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Australia. (via FOXNews.com - Strange New Jellyfish Like Nothing Else in Sea
It has been argued by mythologists and historians of religion that the first great deity to be revered by ancient peoples was likely equated with the planet beneath our feet. To the Greeks she was Gaea, without parents, forming directly out of Chaos. Although given various names by different people, she is the Mother-Goddess, a common denominator in traditions throughout time and around the world. Many Native Americans simply refer to her as Mother Earth. For every one of us, our mother is, without doubt, the person we most identify with out mortal existence. Our fathers are essential too, but it was our mothers who issued us into the world, nourished and sustained us onto our individual pathways of life. Inside our human mothers, each of us came into form, cell by cell, organ by organ, organized into breathing, thinking individuals capable of functioning by ourselves. Similarly, the atoms and molecules that make up our individual DNA and the material that flows through us as air, water and food, to keep us alive is the substance of Mother Earth. (via Ditto – A Mother’s Day Tribute to Mother Earth | The EcoSpheric Blog