April 18, 2014

Players

April 16, 2014
Word of the Day

bulwark |ˈbo͝olˌwərk|

noun

a defensive wall.

• a person, institution, or principle that acts as a defense: the security forces are a bulwark against the breakdown of society.

(usu. bulwarks) an extension of a ship’s sides above the level of the deck.

April 15, 2014
Word of the Day

opprobrium |əˈprōbrēəm|

noun

harsh criticism or censure: his films and the critical opprobrium they have generated.

• the public disgrace arising from someone’s shameful conduct: the opprobrium of being closely associated with thugs and gangsters.

archaic an occasion or cause of reproach or disgrace.

April 14, 2014

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April 14, 2014

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April 14, 2014

astronomy-to-zoology:

Holacanthella paucispinosa

…a uniquely large species of Neanurid springtail that is endemic to New Zealand. H. paucispinosa is fairly large as far as springtails go with individuals capable of growing to several millimeters long! Like other (smaller) springtails Holacanthella paucispinosa is a scavenger and forages for organic material in leaf litter and under logs.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Collembola-Poduromorpha-Neanuroidea-Neanuridae-Uchidanurinae-Holacanthella-H. paucispinosa

Images: © D’Haese, C  and Dwinter

April 14, 2014
Word of the Day

insouciance |inˈso͞osēəns, ˌaNso͞oˈsyäNs|

noun

casual lack of concern; indifference: an impression of boyish insouciance.

April 10, 2014
"One should as a rule, respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways."

— Bertrand Russell (via opulentjoy)

April 10, 2014
bofransson:

Isaac Grünewald, Southern Landscape

bofransson:

Isaac Grünewald, Southern Landscape

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April 10, 2014
"You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart."

— Kafka

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