(Reblogged from crocodileinwatertigeronland)


"My lionfish research is going viral…but my name has been intentionally left out of the stories, replaced by the name of the 12-year-old daughter of my former supervisor’s best friend. The little girl did a science fair project based on my PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED DISCOVERY of lionfish living in low-salinity estuarine habitats. Her story has been picked up nationally by CBS, NPR, and CORAL magazine, and has received almost 90,000 likes on Facebook, yet my years of groundbreaking work on estuarine lionfish are being completely and intentionally ignored. At this stage in my career, this type of national exposure would be invaluable…if only my name was included in the stories. I feel like my hands are tied. Anything I say will come off as an attempt to steal a little girl’s thunder, but it’s unethical for her and her father to continue to claim the discovery of lionfish in estuaries as her own.

I’m looking towards you - my valued friends and colleagues - for suggestions on how I might be able to remedy this intentional misrepresentation without doing anything to disparage the little girl. Most of you are aware of the massive amount of time I put into exposing kids to science, and I obviously don’t want to do anything to diminish this young lady’s curiosity or enthusiasm. I’m thrilled that she chose to look at lionfish for her science fair project, but encouraging an outright lie is poor parenting and a horrible way to introduce a youngster to a career in the sciences. 

This picture was taken in 2010, when I first discovered lionfish occupying estuarine habitats - 3 years before the little girl’s “discovery” “

-Dr. Zack Jud

I pulled this directly off his Facebook page. 

I will state again that I have nothing against the little girl being so involved and excited by marine biology etc. but it’s appalling that his name isn’t even being mentioned (WAY TO GO SCIENCE JOURNALISTS). 

I don’t think many people realize how valuable this kind of recognition would be for someone who just graduated. 

To look at more of his work that pre-dates the “breakthrough discovery” of the kid go HERE

Please spread. Get this guy the recognition he deserves. 

(Reblogged from eduardo-)


Cat’s REAL agenda.

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked. You should totally go there, like right now.

Hahaha! hiddensmaug: you’ll like this!
(Reblogged from confusedcatsagainstfeminism)

Waste from ENVIRONMENT FILMS on Vimeo.

Produced by Environment Films.
Director of Photography: Ben Todd
Director: James Appleton
Art Department: Pip Robinson
Post Production: Unit
Post Production Producer: Kabir Malik

This Land Is Mine - the terrible history of wars that have bathed the holy land in blood, beautifully animated by Nina Paley.

(Source: vimeo.com)

This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.

A brief history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant.
Who’s-killing-who viewer’s guide here: blog.ninapaley.com/2012/10/01/this-land-is-mine/


Ornithologists Unveil Hummingbird Family Tree


Nice, bejeweled tree!

(Reblogged from eduardo-)



Why don’t we eat bugs? Check out these amazing facts about insects and why they may be the future of food.
- asapscience

Many insects are actually quite nutritous, it’s mostly squirmishness which prevents many of us from fully appreciating these delicasies. I once saw a show in which a fantastic chef injected crickets with what I think was jelly or something with similar texture.
crunchy on the outside, yet soft and squishy on the inside" - Timone

The UN says bug farms would solve world hunger.

(Reblogged from eduardo-)
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Henry David Thoreau (via setbabiesonfire)

(Source: artistyrant)

(Reblogged from hiddensmaug)

Every Sperm Is Sacred. And is now also protected by the Supreme Court Of The United States.

(Source: youtube.com)