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wilwheaton:

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pantslessprogressive:

The Clear Winner: Martha Raddatz
She had control. She was masterful. She asked for specifics. She asked about abortion rights. Bravo. [photo: CNN/AFP/Getty Images]

By far the best moderation of a US presidential or vice-presidential debate that I’ve seen.

pantslessprogressive:

The Clear Winner: Martha Raddatz

She had control. She was masterful. She asked for specifics. She asked about abortion rights. Bravo. [photo: CNN/AFP/Getty Images]

By far the best moderation of a US presidential or vice-presidential debate that I’ve seen.

archiemcphee:

From the Department of Awesome Discoveries comes a truly remarkable sight:
“Scientists have made what they believe to be the first sighting of an adult white orca, or killer whale. The adult male, which they have nicknamed Iceberg, was spotted off the coast of Kamchatka in eastern Russia. It appears to be healthy and leading a normal life in its pod.
White whales of various species are occasionally seen; but the only known white orcas have been young, including one with a rare genetic condition that died in a Canadian aquarium in 1972. The sightings were made during a research cruise off Kamchatka by a group of Russian scientists and students, co-led by Erich Hoyt, the long-time orca scientist, conservationist and author who is now a senior research fellow with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS).


Iceberg appears to be a fully accepted and functioning member of his family clan and pod. 
“We’ve seen another two white orcas in Russia but they’ve been young, whereas this is the first time we’ve seen a mature adult,” he told BBC News. ”It has the full two-metre-high dorsal fin of a mature male, which means it’s at least 16 years old - in fact the fin is somewhat ragged, so it might be a bit older.”
Orcas mature around the age of 15, and males can live to 50 or 60 years old, though 30 is more commonplace.
“Iceberg seems to be fully socialised; we know that these fish-eating orcas stay with their mothers for life, and as far as we can see he’s right behind his mother with presumably his brothers next to him,” said Dr Hoyt.”
Visit BBC News to read more about Iceberg the white Orca!

archiemcphee:

From the Department of Awesome Discoveries comes a truly remarkable sight:

“Scientists have made what they believe to be the first sighting of an adult white orca, or killer whale. The adult male, which they have nicknamed Iceberg, was spotted off the coast of Kamchatka in eastern Russia. It appears to be healthy and leading a normal life in its pod.

White whales of various species are occasionally seen; but the only known white orcas have been young, including one with a rare genetic condition that died in a Canadian aquarium in 1972. The sightings were made during a research cruise off Kamchatka by a group of Russian scientists and students, co-led by Erich Hoyt, the long-time orca scientist, conservationist and author who is now a senior research fellow with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS).

Iceberg in his pod

Iceberg appears to be a fully accepted and functioning member of his family clan and pod. 

“We’ve seen another two white orcas in Russia but they’ve been young, whereas this is the first time we’ve seen a mature adult,” he told BBC News. ”It has the full two-metre-high dorsal fin of a mature male, which means it’s at least 16 years old - in fact the fin is somewhat ragged, so it might be a bit older.”

Orcas mature around the age of 15, and males can live to 50 or 60 years old, though 30 is more commonplace.

“Iceberg seems to be fully socialised; we know that these fish-eating orcas stay with their mothers for life, and as far as we can see he’s right behind his mother with presumably his brothers next to him,” said Dr Hoyt.”

Visit BBC News to read more about Iceberg the white Orca!

motherjones:

For several days this month virtually the entire surface of Greenland melted—an area larger than ever seen in 30 years of satellite observations.

motherjones:

For several days this month virtually the entire surface of Greenland melted—an area larger than ever seen in 30 years of satellite observations.

motherjones:

How not to design a newspaper headline, presented by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
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motherjones:

How not to design a newspaper headline, presented by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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govtoversight:

That bar at the top is outrageously long and it represents the most expensive weapons program in all of human history. The Joint Strike Fighter is 38 percent of the cost of all DoD weapons procurement.

govtoversight:

That bar at the top is outrageously long and it represents the most expensive weapons program in all of human history. The Joint Strike Fighter is 38 percent of the cost of all DoD weapons procurement.

galifreybwb:

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escimon:

I love this. I can’t wait for Thursday’s episode!

DOOO WAAAANT

It’s gonna be LE-GEN-DA-RY!!!

Oooh, when fandoms collide.

galifreybwb:

paradigms-of-a-time-lord-memory:

escimon:

I love this. I can’t wait for Thursday’s episode!

DOOO WAAAANT

It’s gonna be LE-GEN-DA-RY!!!

Oooh, when fandoms collide.

tvhangover:

Texts From Last Night is going to be a television show because the world hates you. TV Hangover got an exclusive look at the pilot — and every subsequent episode.

nooooooooooooooooooooo

tvhangover:

Texts From Last Night is going to be a television show because the world hates you. TV Hangover got an exclusive look at the pilot — and every subsequent episode.

nooooooooooooooooooooo