Why the platypus will never have a stomach
Researchers have found that the animals without stomachs have completely lost the complex genes required for gastric digestion.
This is a way to listen to changes to wikipedia. You are literally listening to knowledge being added to the world.
Bell sounds are an addition, plucked strings are subtractions, and the pitch says how how big the edit is. My heart shudders at this I love it so much.
I love the sound of random knowledge. It’s actually relaxing
this is FUCKING AWESOME
also it plays soothing bass in the background when a new user joins wikipedia
this is wonderful
A Jupiter-size planet around a distant star has given astronomers a rare glimpse into the effects of space weather beyond our solar system: a view of an alien world unleashing an intense plume of gas triggered by an eruption from its parent star.
HD 189733b is a gas giant planet similar to Jupiter, but orbits extremely close to its star, just one-thirtieth of the distance between Earth and the sun. While the parent star, named HD 189733A, is slightly smaller and cooler than the sun, the climate of the alien world is still exceptionally hot, with temperatures above 1,830 degrees Fahrenheit (1,000 degrees Celsius).
The exoplanet’s close proximity to its star also means its upper atmosphere is constantly battered by energetic extreme-ultraviolet and X-ray radiation. According to the researchers, this makes HD 189733b a fascinating place to study how stellar activity affects an alien planet’s atmosphere.
Despite HD 189733b’s extreme climate, the atmosphere alone is not hot enough to evaporate at such a staggering rate. Rather, the evaporation is thought to be caused by powerful doses of X-ray and extreme-ultraviolet radiation from the parent star. Based on their calculations, the star’s eruptions are 20 times more powerful than those on the sun, and HD 189733b likely receives 3 million times more X-ray radiation than Earth.
Credit: L. Calçada/NASA, ESA
whenever i need to cheer up i remember all of the ways leonardo dicaprio attempts to hide from the paparazzi
Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era.
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Rape, By The Numbers.
everyone needs to see this graphic
I linked this to my guy friends who always use the excuse of “What about the false reports? It’s not fair that innocent men are accused of a crime they didn’t commit”
2 out of 1000. 0.02% Of all rapes are false.