amnhnyc:

More than 20,000 species of plants and animals around the world are currently under threat of extinction, and hundreds vanish each year. We don’t always know the exact time of extinction, but for the Pinta Island giant tortoise, the date was June 24, 2012.

On that day, Lonesome George—the Galapagos Island tortoise now on display at the American Museum of Natural History, and the last known member of his species—died of natural causes. With him, his species, Chelonoidis abingdoni, vanished.

Over the last two years, Wildlife Preservations taxidermy experts have worked closely with Museum scientists to preserve Lonesome George as he appeared in life—down to a missing toenail on his left front foot.

Watch a video about the preservation process, and learn much more about Lonesome George

Yes.  Yes yes yes.

Yes. Yes yes yes.

professorthorgi:

 SECRET AVENGERS #8

(W) Ales Kot (A) Michael Walsh (CA) Tradd Moore

"M.O.D.O.K. SUPREME EXTRAVAGANZA"

• M.O.D.O.K.’S ORIGIN STORY. YOU HEARD RIGHT.

• How do you know what we tell you here is true? You don’t. But you’re into it. Why? Because we love you. And it shows.

• Disco? Yes. Abandonment issues? Definitely. Was that a pun? Maybe. Is that a romance brewing? Are we still lying to you? CLAP FOR M.O.D.O.K.!

THIS COMIC IS ON NOTICE!

That means it is at risk of cancellation. Preorder your copy today!

Another great series that deserves your money.

I read it… Not my favorite title on account of the art. It’s very much not my style. I do like the writing, in bits… And the trio of Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Spider-Woman. But on the whole… I can take it or leave it.

My biggest kudos? Exploding the “Hawkeye is Dum” myth. And yes, I misspelled it on purpose. Probably the best thing the title did, IMHO.

reactions to Kurt Wagner’s return
Amazing X-Men 3 & 4

Fuzzy Elf. Can’t wait ‘till Kitty sees him.

sesamestreet:

The problem with Wookie Cookies.

sesamestreet:

The problem with Wookie Cookies.

themarysue:

necro-mance:

Practical Magic // 1998

Witches, doin’ it for themselves.

The book was better.Much.Much, MUCH BETTER.

themarysue:

necro-mance:

Practical Magic // 1998

Witches, doin’ it for themselves.

The book was better.
Much.
Much, MUCH BETTER.

"A little of it was out of the ground and it was shining," Temeraire said. "Is that gold? I like the look of it."  
- Naomi Novik, HIS MAJESTY’S DRAGON

The description of Temeraire’s first treasure always piques my curiosity - “pyrite intergrown with quartz crystals.”  I’ve always wondered what the rock looked like; there are many pictures of really fine crystals, but all were sourced from South America… And anyway, I wanted to find one that looked like it could have been just poking out of the ground.  This photo is from http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/minerals/pyrite.htm

"A little of it was out of the ground and it was shining," Temeraire said. "Is that gold? I like the look of it." - Naomi Novik, HIS MAJESTY’S DRAGON

The description of Temeraire’s first treasure always piques my curiosity - “pyrite intergrown with quartz crystals.” I’ve always wondered what the rock looked like; there are many pictures of really fine crystals, but all were sourced from South America… And anyway, I wanted to find one that looked like it could have been just poking out of the ground. This photo is from http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/minerals/pyrite.htm

sixwordmemoirs:

Enter our new contest, write a #ComicBook in #SixWords!

Go, comic book lovers, GO!

sixwordmemoirs:

Enter our new contest, write a #ComicBook in #SixWords!

Go, comic book lovers, GO!

rosebadwolf-tyler:

dduane:

thyartisdisney:

LABRATHOR

"Worthy."

#pretty sure all dogs are worthy enough to carry the hammer#can you imagine thor going to a dog park and playing fetch with the hammer#’go mighty canine friend fetch me my hammer if thou art worthy!’#’who’s the worthiest? you aaarrree’ (via winchesterlicious)


Worthy, indeed.

calvinloveinternet:

THE SUPREME AVENGERS

Following the dissolution of the orignal Avengers team, Director of SHIELD, Nick Fury set off to find the next generation of heroes. He roamed across the country and located and recruited ten superheroes to help assist with peacekeeping of the world. With the newly appointed Captain America, Sam Wilson, and Pulsar, Monica Rambeau, the new team has banded together to help the good fight!

Hey look everyone! I finished my redesign of the Avengers! This was a lot of fun and I decided to redraw them for this group pose! Again, like with my Young Justice reboot, I made sure to include characters I thought deserved some spotlight! Especially minority characters and women! Because it’s about damn time we use these amazing characters!

The roster includes: 

Sam Wilson as Captain America

Monica Rambeau as Pulsar

Shang-Chi as Iron Fist

Luke Cage

Donna Blake as Thor

Agent Jimmy Wu

Wanda Maximoff as Sorceress Supreme Scarlet Witch

Jessica Drew as Spider-Woman

Jeni Takeda as Hazmat

and Miles Morales as Spider-Man!

You can read about each of the Avengers and their rebooted backstories here!

Thoughts?

Looks interesting!

kellysue:

lozateazer:

The pictures I snapped at tonight’s Art Mix / Crocker-Con! The one night a year comics take over the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA! It was a ton of fun and I got to meet some awesome people. If you’re one of the badass ladies pictured above, let me know so I can tag you!

You look fabulous! 

You go, gals!

"I am SO Hungry!" Head study of the massive dragon Kulingile as an undersized, stunted hatchling (TONGUES OF SEPENTS).  I picture him as having softer bristles, like a baby bird’s prickles, and masses of wrinkles like a Shar Pei.  The text only mentioned his baggy sides, but it seemed to me that he would be a combination of too-thin and too-loose all over, as though his skin developed in the shell, but his muscles couldn’t.

"I am SO Hungry!" Head study of the massive dragon Kulingile as an undersized, stunted hatchling (TONGUES OF SEPENTS). I picture him as having softer bristles, like a baby bird’s prickles, and masses of wrinkles like a Shar Pei. The text only mentioned his baggy sides, but it seemed to me that he would be a combination of too-thin and too-loose all over, as though his skin developed in the shell, but his muscles couldn’t.

ohhawkeye:

Marvel Comics Meme  |  8/9 Characters  |  Clint Barton/Hawkeye
professorthorgi:

davidnamisato:

Looking forward to the new Thor.

Oh god it just hit me, what is Loki going to say when he sees her?

Um… I’m thinking, “Good bye!”

professorthorgi:

davidnamisato:

Looking forward to the new Thor.

Oh god it just hit me, what is Loki going to say when he sees her?

Um… I’m thinking, “Good bye!”

americanlibraryassoc:

Happy International Literacy Day! :D


Awesome, Tumblr!

americanlibraryassoc:

Happy International Literacy Day! :D

Awesome, Tumblr!