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astronomy-to-zoology:

Pallas’s Cat (Octocolobus manul)

Also known as the Manul, Pallas’s cat is a small species of wild cat that is native to the grasslands and steppes of Central Asia. Like other wild cats Pallas’s cat is solitary and active in the late afternoon. During the day they rest in caves or in burrows and will emerge later to hunt. Pallas’s cats are ambush hunters and will feed on small mammals and ground birds, using rocky terrain and vegetation for cover.

Pallas’s cat is currently listed as near threatened and face threats from hunting for their pelts and internal organs, introduced predators, habitat destruction and prey base decline.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Carnivoria-Feliformia-Felidae-Felinae-Octocolobus-O.manul

Images: Scottmliddell and Jar0d


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‘Sharknado’ reborn: SyFy announces NYC-based sequel, lets fans choose the name on Twitter
Fear not, Sharknado fans — perhaps the most inevitable sequel of all time has been confirmed. The SyFy network has confirmed that Sharknado will be getting a sequel, and this time the sharks are headed to New York City. There aren’t really any other “plot” details at this time, though SyFy executive VP Thomas Vitale hinted in a statement that a prequel could be a possibility; the network did confirm that the movie will premiere in 2014. 
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thisistheverge:

‘Sharknado’ reborn: SyFy announces NYC-based sequel, lets fans choose the name on Twitter

Fear not, Sharknado fans — perhaps the most inevitable sequel of all time has been confirmed. The SyFy network has confirmed that Sharknado will be getting a sequel, and this time the sharks are headed to New York City. There aren’t really any other “plot” details at this time, though SyFy executive VP Thomas Vitale hinted in a statement that a prequel could be a possibility; the network did confirm that the movie will premiere in 2014. 


thenewenlightenmentage:

The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom’s Orbital Structure
What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an atom’s electron orbital — an atom’s actual wave function! To capture the image, researchers utilized a new quantum microscope — an incredible new device that literally allows scientists to gaze into the quantum realm.
An orbital structure is the space in an atom that’s occupied by an electron. But when describing these super-microscopic properties of matter, scientists have had to rely on wave functions — a mathematical way of describing the fuzzy quantum states of particles, namely how they behave in both space and time. Typically, quantum physicists use formulas like the Schrödinger equation to describe these states, often coming up with complex numbers and fancy graphs.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom’s Orbital Structure

What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an atom’s electron orbitalan atom’s actual wave function! To capture the image, researchers utilized a new quantum microscope — an incredible new device that literally allows scientists to gaze into the quantum realm.

An orbital structure is the space in an atom that’s occupied by an electron. But when describing these super-microscopic properties of matter, scientists have had to rely on wave functions — a mathematical way of describing the fuzzy quantum states of particles, namely how they behave in both space and time. Typically, quantum physicists use formulas like the Schrödinger equation to describe these states, often coming up with complex numbers and fancy graphs.

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not-that-bold:

So I was filling out a job application for a pizza place in my city and

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and then it just kept getting better and better??????

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jUST THE FACT THAT THEY USED THE WORD BELLIGERENT

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WHY ARE A LL OF THESE IN ALL CAPS???

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ABSOLUTELY

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I DO THIS EVERY DAY

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It’s like this place knows me

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Hire me

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