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lauren-the-bravest-warrior:


cheezbenis:

THIS

THIS NEEDS MORE NOTES

lauren-the-bravest-warrior:

cheezbenis:

THIS

THIS NEEDS MORE NOTES

susiron:

themanfromnantucket:

biologizeable:

ktsaurusr3x:

gardenawayideas:

Help save the honey bees! Please reblog and share :)

I’m very skeptical about this. Last I’ve heard, CCD is caused by a combination of factors, and to blindly point a finger at one source without references just ticks my bullshit meter. Anyone got science to back this up?

I checked out this page on the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association website, and found a couple of recent papers on the subject (though, granted, they are against the use of neonicotinoid, so it might be a one-sided story). The general consensus seems to be (bee?) that sublethal doses of neonicotinoids cause changes in behavior and physiology which leads to colony collapse - immune suppression to make them more susceptible to disease, negative change in foraging behavior, abandonment of poisoned hives, etc - so, yes, it seems that it is a combination of factors, which are aggravated by pesticide poisoning.
Richard J Gill, Nigel E. Raine. Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behavious induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, British Ecological Society July 7, 2014 
Chensheng Lu, Kenneth M. Warchol, Richard A. Callahan Sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Bulletin of Insectology 2014
Dave Goulson An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid pesticides. Journal of Applied Ecology 2013
Jeroen P VanderSluijs, Noa Simon-Delso, Dave Goulson, Laura Maxim, Jean-MarcBonmatin, Luc P. Belzunes Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services Current Opinion Environmental Sustainability 2013
Rosemary Mason, Henk Tennekes, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo Immune Suppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines. Journal of Environmental Immunology. 2013

I’ve seen a bunch of “save the bees” post floating around tumblr, but this is the first one anyone bothered to put sources on.
Thank you. (However I’m not going to look at the sources now, but hopefully I will remember to do so later.)

Not to mention that stopping the use of these pesticides is one of the easiest things we could control— if people were willing. It’s hard to control parasites and internal issues that the bee faces, but it is not hard to stop spraying crops with harmful pesticides.

susiron:

themanfromnantucket:

biologizeable:

ktsaurusr3x:

gardenawayideas:

Help save the honey bees! Please reblog and share :)

I’m very skeptical about this. Last I’ve heard, CCD is caused by a combination of factors, and to blindly point a finger at one source without references just ticks my bullshit meter. Anyone got science to back this up?

I checked out this page on the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association website, and found a couple of recent papers on the subject (though, granted, they are against the use of neonicotinoid, so it might be a one-sided story). The general consensus seems to be (bee?) that sublethal doses of neonicotinoids cause changes in behavior and physiology which leads to colony collapse - immune suppression to make them more susceptible to disease, negative change in foraging behavior, abandonment of poisoned hives, etc - so, yes, it seems that it is a combination of factors, which are aggravated by pesticide poisoning.

Richard J Gill, Nigel E. Raine. Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behavious induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, British Ecological Society July 7, 2014 

Chensheng Lu, Kenneth M. Warchol, Richard A. Callahan Sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Bulletin of Insectology 2014

Dave Goulson An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid pesticides. Journal of Applied Ecology 2013

Jeroen P VanderSluijs, Noa Simon-Delso, Dave Goulson, Laura Maxim, Jean-MarcBonmatin, Luc P. Belzunes Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services Current Opinion Environmental Sustainability 2013

Rosemary Mason, Henk Tennekes, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo Immune Suppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines. Journal of Environmental Immunology. 2013

I’ve seen a bunch of “save the bees” post floating around tumblr, but this is the first one anyone bothered to put sources on.
Thank you. (However I’m not going to look at the sources now, but hopefully I will remember to do so later.)

Not to mention that stopping the use of these pesticides is one of the easiest things we could control— if people were willing. It’s hard to control parasites and internal issues that the bee faces, but it is not hard to stop spraying crops with harmful pesticides.

So many students have said, trans students have said; now I can have a point of reference when I talk about who I am. My friends are like, ‘Oh, like Sophia from ‘Orange is the New Black?’’ and they’re like, ‘yeah,’ and then they just move on and it’s not an issue,” she said. “I got a letter from a young, from a trans youth’s mother who said that he transitioned because of me and because of seeing me on the show it gave him the courage to talk to his parents about who he was and they’re supportive and loving and now he’s started his transition. It’s insane. It’s really beautiful.
davestridersironicgirlfriend:

mayra-quijotesca:

thats-not-victorian:

Hey, guys!  So, we’re all familiar with Cyberpunk and Steampunk, but there are so many more alternate histories/speculative science fiction genres out there!  I came across this handy-dandy infographic and figured I could share a bit of these punk genres for anyone interested.
Steampunk Roughly covers the Western world during the mid- to late-19th century (ie:  Victorian era, US wild west, etc.), and sometimes up to the Edwardian era.
Dieselpunk1920s up through WWII, ending at just about the Cold War.
DecopunkA cleaner, artistic, more “optimistic” version of Dieselpunk (same time period)
ClockpunkCovers the time of the Renaissance (think da Vinci)
AtompunkCold War era, ie: the Space Race
TeslapunkDerivative of Steampunk, but focuses on electricity rather than steam.
SplatterpunkExplicit horror and gore
BiopunkBiotechnology, genetics (part science fiction, part real life)
NanopunkNanotechnology, sometimes overlaps with Biopunk
CyberpunkThe granddaddy of them all:  computer technology, the internet, hackers, etc. 
Others not included in the infographic
ElfpunkFantasy-based, features creatures like elves and fairies.
MythpunkMythology and folklore, includes urban fantasy.
Seapunk?
Stonepunk, Bronzepunk, Plaguepunk

Okay, uh, TW for graphic descriptions of rape in the Splatterpunk explanation link (specifically as examples of ~look how edgy and without boundaries this subgenre is~), but I think all the other links should be safe.

Also, Arcanepunk is a theme with combinations of magic and science/technology, or with technology so complex it appears to be magic.

reblog for reference

davestridersironicgirlfriend:

mayra-quijotesca:

thats-not-victorian:

Hey, guys!  So, we’re all familiar with Cyberpunk and Steampunk, but there are so many more alternate histories/speculative science fiction genres out there!  I came across this handy-dandy infographic and figured I could share a bit of these punk genres for anyone interested.

  • Steampunk
    Roughly covers the Western world during the mid- to late-19th century (ie:  Victorian era, US wild west, etc.), and sometimes up to the Edwardian era.
  • Dieselpunk
    1920s up through WWII, ending at just about the Cold War.
  • Decopunk
    A cleaner, artistic, more “optimistic” version of Dieselpunk (same time period)
  • Clockpunk
    Covers the time of the Renaissance (think da Vinci)
  • Atompunk
    Cold War era, ie: the Space Race
  • Teslapunk
    Derivative of Steampunk, but focuses on electricity rather than steam.
  • Splatterpunk
    Explicit horror and gore
  • Biopunk
    Biotechnology, genetics (part science fiction, part real life)
  • Nanopunk
    Nanotechnology, sometimes overlaps with Biopunk
  • Cyberpunk
    The granddaddy of them all:  computer technology, the internet, hackers, etc. 

Others not included in the infographic

Okay, uh, TW for graphic descriptions of rape in the Splatterpunk explanation link (specifically as examples of ~look how edgy and without boundaries this subgenre is~), but I think all the other links should be safe.

Also, Arcanepunk is a theme with combinations of magic and science/technology, or with technology so complex it appears to be magic.

reblog for reference

bunnywith:

jadedgalvanizer:

timelordsatan:

ambular-d:

pumpkinlessidjit:

i want there to be an angel that descends from the heavens only when someone is being stupid

and the angel just gently places their hand over the person’s mouth

and whispers in a voice filled with heavenly beauty and love

“no”

ANABIEL

LOOK IT UP

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NEW FAVORITE ANGEL

You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all.
Junot Díaz on race and representation in media (via medievalpoc)
This isn’t a problem.
some person that doesn’t have to deal with this problem (via krudman)
protagonist: with this.. it's my win!
antagonist: how?? i have like triple your fighting experience and i'm easily four times as powerful and twice as smart? I've literally been targeting nothing but your vital points and you just cut me once? it's actually pretty shallow i'm pretty sure you should've died the fourteen times I impaled you?

thetrolliestcritic:

Interrupting your dashboard to remind everyone

  • do NOT click on these 4chan accounts popping up in the tags
  • do NOT engage with 4chan spammers by tagging any of your posts about what’s going on AT ALL as you could become a potential target
  • do NOT try to cleanup the…

cubedqueer:

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Yo, this is more than just disgusting, it’s illegal. It’s against the law to alter and distribute personal pictures without their permission; and it’s especially against the fucking law to create false porn with it. That’s slander, defamation, libel; whatever you want to…