Australia post raised the postage rate by 10c. This is why emails were invented.

There were dolphins there too

There were dolphins there too

This is essay question is positioned so that I bitch out the government. I’ll probably lose marks for a lack of ‘critical evaluation’ if I don’t.

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I have to write an essay about how science informs government energy policies and the papers referenced by the gov. guidelines are so hard to find. It was in some archive of the NZ government …

Bichir
Bichirs are a primitive group of fish that are considered by some to be the evolutionary link between amphibians and fish. Their jaw structure more closely resembles that of the tetrapods compared to ray-finned fishes. Additionally, they possess a pair of lungs which allow them to breathe atmospheric air.
(Polypterus senegalus depicted)
Elma via Wikimedia Commons

Bichir

Bichirs are a primitive group of fish that are considered by some to be the evolutionary link between amphibians and fish. Their jaw structure more closely resembles that of the tetrapods compared to ray-finned fishes. Additionally, they possess a pair of lungs which allow them to breathe atmospheric air.

(Polypterus senegalus depicted)

Elma via Wikimedia Commons

facts-i-just-made-up:

darrynek:

These pics were taken one second apart
Lightning is REALLY BRIGHT

That’s the thing though, this isn’t lightning. The photos were both taken in daytime, the right photo being the normal condition. What you’re seeing in the left photo is a darkning strike.
Darkning is 50,000 times more rare than lightning, in fact most storms will never have a single instance of it. But when static charges between clouds become so energized that the electricity begins to form its own gravity, a black hole like the one created at CERN is briefly formed, sucking up all the light in the area and resulting in a brief “unflash” of darkning.
Less dangerous than lightning, Darkning lasts for a shorter time and you’d have to be within the event horizon to be harmed by it. Despite thousands a year dying of lightning strikes, only one man has ever been recorded as killed in a darkning strike, and that man was Lewis Caroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, which many historians believe he wrote based on that strange and fatal experience.

facts-i-just-made-up:

darrynek:

These pics were taken one second apart

Lightning is REALLY BRIGHT

That’s the thing though, this isn’t lightning. The photos were both taken in daytime, the right photo being the normal condition. What you’re seeing in the left photo is a darkning strike.

Darkning is 50,000 times more rare than lightning, in fact most storms will never have a single instance of it. But when static charges between clouds become so energized that the electricity begins to form its own gravity, a black hole like the one created at CERN is briefly formed, sucking up all the light in the area and resulting in a brief “unflash” of darkning.

Less dangerous than lightning, Darkning lasts for a shorter time and you’d have to be within the event horizon to be harmed by it. Despite thousands a year dying of lightning strikes, only one man has ever been recorded as killed in a darkning strike, and that man was Lewis Caroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, which many historians believe he wrote based on that strange and fatal experience.