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dailybirdbeast:

Pheasant-tailed Jacana.
(Suggested by schazardous)
Went to weird-town tonight. Some of these creatures end up more bird “Inspired” beasts than straight up birdbeasts. Tried not to spend decades on this one.Four more days to submit your own birdbeasts to the guest birdbeast tag! :)

dailybirdbeast:

Pheasant-tailed Jacana.

(Suggested by schazardous)

Went to weird-town tonight. Some of these creatures end up more bird “Inspired” beasts than straight up birdbeasts. Tried not to spend decades on this one.

Four more days to submit your own birdbeasts to the guest birdbeast tag! :)

disasterscenario:

I told you guys I’m super into this crossover.
Stan and Rick were roommates for a brief stint in college. Neither of them lasted long…

disasterscenario:

I told you guys I’m super into this crossover.

Stan and Rick were roommates for a brief stint in college. Neither of them lasted long…

wildlifebiologymontana:

How adorable! A bat maternity colony!

Female bats, ready to give birth, will form maternity colonies. Often found in trees and tree cavities, they have also been found in buildings, or in this case, bridges. There have been signs of maternity colony preferences in different bat species, but as you can see here, these guys are pretty set with their man-made set up. 

Thanks to Ellen Whittle for the footage. 

nipplethief:

oh my god

coelasquid:

mythicarticulations:

Announcing the original “Chupacabra in a Can”! This poseable Chupacabra skeleton is finally completed and up for sale! You can find it in our Etsy store.

WHAT A COOL THING!

WHAT A COOL STORE!

shadowgoo:

Do you think there’s anyone out there who looks forward to ice levels in platformers. Theres gotta be at least one person who thinks “man i can’t wait to slide into enemies and instant death pits”

askrachelcollins:

thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue. 
Sign the petition, then spread the word.

//Signing the petition is great and you should totally do it, but you should also submit your comments to the FCC. The largest amount of comments the FCC has ever received was 1.5 million in the wake of Janet Jackson’s “nipplegate”—I don’t know about you guys, but net neutrality is far more important to me than some boob slippage. 
How to contact the FCC
Directly email your thoughts to openinternet@fcc.gov
OR…
Fill out the guided form at dearfcc.org
OR…
File your comment directly on fcc.gov: Proceeding 14-28: Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet
More info:https://www.sparkfun.com/openinternet(Full disclosure—I work for SparkFun. We’re an Internet retailer that sells exclusively online, and an open-source company, so this issue is not only important to our business, but also philosophically.) 

askrachelcollins:

thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.

You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.

This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.

Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.

Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.

Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.

It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.

If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.

Sign the petition, then spread the word.

//Signing the petition is great and you should totally do it, but you should also submit your comments to the FCC. The largest amount of comments the FCC has ever received was 1.5 million in the wake of Janet Jackson’s “nipplegate”—I don’t know about you guys, but net neutrality is far more important to me than some boob slippage. 

How to contact the FCC

Directly email your thoughts to openinternet@fcc.gov

OR…

Fill out the guided form at dearfcc.org

OR…

File your comment directly on fcc.gov: Proceeding 14-28: Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet

More info:
https://www.sparkfun.com/openinternet

(Full disclosure—I work for SparkFun. We’re an Internet retailer that sells exclusively online, and an open-source company, so this issue is not only important to our business, but also philosophically.) 

fossilera:

A killer specimen of a rare Lobopyge sp. trilobite from Morocco. It’s quite large for the species, being around 1.1” long it outstretched and the preparation is spectacular. The spines have been prepared so they are free standing as well as the head so the mouth plate can be seen.

For sale at: http://www.fossilera.com/fossils/rare-lobopyge-trilobite-killer-preparation

maxofs2d:

Police officer threatens to kill Ferguson live-streamers.

Please help.

lichgem:

I’ve lost my source of income, and I need some help until I can figure out something else. I’m disabled, mentally ill, and basically alone. My needs are few, but without income, I’m afraid I won’t be able to meet them.

Donate to nymphbeast@gmail.com on Paypal if you can afford to. Please make a note that it’s for lichgem, since it’s not my Paypal. 

If you can’t afford to help, please signal boost. Thank you.