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He’s not totally done, but here’s Cedric, my little hufflepuff knight shiny awesome perfect pokemon!

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maareep:

That one episode where Jigglypuff tried to kill Team Rocket.

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sagansense:

A reminder to all who haven’t heard: THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS WILL RIDE AGAIN…FUELED BY NETFLIX…IN 2016.
You read that right. Through Netflix’s acquisition of Scholastic, a 26-episode series will kick off in 2016, called The Magic School Bus 360°.
From the announcement via Mashable:

Netflix and Scholastic Media announced in a press statement that the new series will use CGI animation to feature a “modernized Ms. Frizzle" and an "inventive high-tech bus” — so it looks like the companies are not afraid to take chances and make mistakes (and probably get messy in the process). The very 21st-century show will also focus on modern tech innovations, including robotics and wearables.
“The all-new episodes also leverage advancements in animation, science and technology in a way that will delight a new generation of young viewers, and like its predecessor, will help kids around the world discover the magic and value of exploration and innovation,” a press statement reads.

Listen to the original Magic School Bus theme music
The Magic School Bus is the longest-running kids’ science series in history, first airing on PBS in 1994 and continuing in syndication for 18 consecutive years. It has even earned an Emmy Award. (Undoubtedly for Liz the Lizard’s acting.)
“Magic School Bus, the old version, is remarkably popular on Netflix,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer told The New York Times. “It teaches science in a way that transcends generations.”
Scholastic Media has not yet announced if the original Ms. Frizzle, Lily Tomlin, will return to voice the character.


And from a similar announcement via CNN:

“To do an animated show that has actually encouraged young people to pursue careers in the sciences or teaching makes us very, very happy.”
— Forte, President, Scholastic Media


2016. The Magic School Bus. The original ship of the imagination.

sagansense:

A reminder to all who haven’t heard: THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS WILL RIDE AGAIN…FUELED BY NETFLIX…IN 2016.

You read that right. Through Netflix’s acquisition of Scholastic, a 26-episode series will kick off in 2016, called The Magic School Bus 360°.

From the announcement via Mashable:

Netflix and Scholastic Media announced in a press statement that the new series will use CGI animation to feature a “modernized Ms. Frizzle" and an "inventive high-tech bus — so it looks like the companies are not afraid to take chances and make mistakes (and probably get messy in the process). The very 21st-century show will also focus on modern tech innovations, including robotics and wearables.

The all-new episodes also leverage advancements in animation, science and technology in a way that will delight a new generation of young viewers, and like its predecessor, will help kids around the world discover the magic and value of exploration and innovation, a press statement reads.

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Listen to the original Magic School Bus theme music

The Magic School Bus is the longest-running kids’ science series in history, first airing on PBS in 1994 and continuing in syndication for 18 consecutive years. It has even earned an Emmy Award. (Undoubtedly for Liz the Lizard’s acting.)

Magic School Bus, the old version, is remarkably popular on Netflix, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer told The New York Times. It teaches science in a way that transcends generations.

Scholastic Media has not yet announced if the original Ms. Frizzle, Lily Tomlin, will return to voice the character.

And from a similar announcement via CNN:

To do an animated show that has actually encouraged young people to pursue careers in the sciences or teaching makes us very, very happy.

— Forte, President, Scholastic Media

2016. The Magic School Bus. The original ship of the imagination.

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I told you. All the men in my life die.
I’m not a man in your life, okay? You said so yourself. I’m a little shitpot.

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the-book-ferret:

the-keepers-of-the-keys:

this is the best gif EVER

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gingerhaze:

Stuff I never posted: this Maleficent comic

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artdumpling:

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pokemon-global-academy:

pokemon-global-academy:

As the GTS has reached 100 million Pokémon traded, the Vivillon pattern distribution has been announced. This pattern will run from tomorrow, July 8th, to July 31st 2014 over the Nintendo Network. This Vivillon is exclusive to this download and comes with the special move, Hold Hands, that no other Pokémon can have.

Source: Serebii 

Update: It is now live in all regions! 

  • How to redeem it? Go to Mystery Gift -> Receive Gift -> Receive via Internet

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"I find many adults are put off when young children pose scientific questions. Why is the Moon round? the children ask. Why is grass green? What is a dream? How deep can you dig a hole? When is the world’s birthday? Why do we have toes? Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else: ‘What did you expect the Moon to be, square?’ Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys the grown-ups. A few more experiences like it, and another child has been lost to science. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before 6-year-olds, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that we don’t know something? Is our self-esteem so fragile?"

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Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (via thedragoninmygarage)

What is so unbelievably sad about this is how amazing and wonderful it is when you and a child both don’t know something, so you seek out the answers together. Either finding books in a library or elsewhere or looking it up on the net and talking about the info.

The joy of discovery and learning is so much more intense when you can see someone who’s so new to the world experiencing it along with you. And so many adults are not only shut down to learning new things, forever trapped in stagnation and ignorance, they damage that joy in children, a horrid sin if there ever was one.

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when i asked my dad why the sky is blue, he got out an encyclopedia and showed me a diagram of atmospheric refraction, and we sat down together and talked about it for like an hour. THAT is how you do it.

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zwampert:

I’ll be giving away 5 Diancies. Click here for Diancie’s stats and information.
Rules:1. Must be following me.2. Only reblogs count.3. No giveaway blogs.4. Must respond to my message within 24 hours.5. Must have XY. I’m NOT going to wait till you get ORAS.I’ll end the giveaway around July 31st. I’ll edit this post once it’s over. If you have any questions, send me an ask. I will however, not respond to anonymous asks regarding giveaways. Please keep this in mind.

zwampert:

I’ll be giving away 5 Diancies. Click here for Diancie’s stats and information.

Rules:
1. Must be following me.
2. Only reblogs count.
3. No giveaway blogs.
4. Must respond to my message within 24 hours.
5. Must have XY. I’m NOT going to wait till you get ORAS.

I’ll end the giveaway around July 31st. I’ll edit this post once it’s over. If you have any questions, send me an ask. I will however, not respond to anonymous asks regarding giveaways. Please keep this in mind.

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The home of the great bewilderbeast. The alpha species. One of the very few that still exist. Every nest has its queen but this is the king of all dragons. With his icy breath, this graceful giant built our nest; a safe haven for dragons everywhere. We all live under his care and his command.”

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corvidblog:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

This will be the second time I’m correcting a NowYouKno “fact”.  This is not true and the source has a lot of inaccuracies.  I would really like to see NowYouKno getting these “facts” from legitimate sources, not random people on the internet.  Legitimate sources include primary literature, general academic resources, and actual experts in the field. 

Chamberlain documented calls from crows with an often cited study looking at 23 of them.  Crow vocal anatomy makes them capable of many unique sounds and combinations thereof (including human speech mimicry), and I’m sure they are capable of hundreds of unique sounds, but the 250 number seems to be pulled from absolutely nothing.  The best I can tell this “fact” may have spread from the "A Murder of Crows" documentary website on Nature.com (we worked with this film crew, actually, they are not crow experts or biologists, just interested in making a documentary).  Perhaps someone got excited an added a zero?  I don’t know.

Okay, now let’s correct some more incorrect information from the source that NowYouKno used.

They are commonly arboreal, but frequently jet-setters. They are opportunistic feeders, diligent scavengers, and feared succubi.

Arboreal means an animal lives in trees…I’m not sure why this is included?  Perhaps because crows nest in trees?  I have no idea what a “jet-setter” is, so I can’t comment on that.  …feared succubi?  What?

This is hardly a problem for them, as they can live to be nearly 15 years old.

Well, actually they can love longer than that.  Our oldest males were 19 before they disappeared, the oldest documented wild crow was 29, and the oldest documented crow in captivity was 59.

They got their breeding biology correct, hooray!  Crows are cooperative breeders (not “communal breeders”) that mate for life (though infidelity in the mating department is not uncommon).

This column will highlight the history and peculiarities of the Crow and its sister types (Ravens, Corbies, Jackdaws, Rooks, and Magpies to name a few).

This statement is confusing.  Crow is the general term for birds in the genus Corvus, which makes ravens (Corvus corax), jackdaws (Corvus monedula) and rooks (Corvus frugilegus) all different species of crows.  Corbies is not a type of crow, “corbie” is a Scottish word meaning raven, crow, or rook.  Magpies, assuming they mean those from genus PicaCyanopica, Cissa, and Urocissa, are indeed related to crows.

Okay, let’s break down the “facts” at the bottom of the source:

  • Crows are found on every continent except Antarctica.

False!  Crows (Corvus) are not found in South America either (other corvids are).

  • Crows have an exceptional ability to remember and pick a single human face out of a crowd.

True!

  • Crows are far more likely to be found living close to cities and suburbs than out in the country.

False!  Crows live in rural habitats just as easily as they do in suburbs and cities.  Crows live in more dense populations around human habitats, because a smaller territory in a human area can yield more food than a territory of the same size in a rural area.  However, they are only going to be observed more often because there are more humans to observe them.

  • Each generation of crows is capable of building on an earlier generation’s knowledge.

True!  This is what I study.

  • New Caledonian crows are one of only three species, besides human, in the world capable of making tools.

False!  While NC crows are amazing tool users that show cumulative tool evolution in the wild, they are certainly not one of only three non-human species that use tools.  Off the top of my head I can list chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, many species of macaque, capuchin monkeys, bottle-nosed dolphins and other cetaceans, woodpecker finches, sea otters, black cockatoos, and octopi, to name a few!  I’m sure as we continue to observe animals in the wild, more tool users will emerge.

  • Crows live with a mated pair, their kids, and offspring from previous years in an extended family.

True!  This is called cooperative breeding, and is not unique to crows (we are cooperative breeders).

  • Crows have different warning calls – one for cats, and one for hawks, and another for humans – 250 in all. 

False!  See above.

  • Crows are omnivores and eat fruits, vegetables and meat.

True-ish?  Crows are omnivores in that they will eat anything under the sun, but their diet consists mostly of invertebrates.  So if by “meat” they mean “animal protein” then yes.

I unfortunately clicked on their "10 Amazing Crows Facts" and, well, it would make this post significantly longer to correct all that’s wrong in there….even non-corvid related information such as calling a time period, the Miocene (a geological epoch), an ancestor of crows…  I have contacted this page in the hopes that they will be willing to make their page more accurate.  It’s clear they love crows, they just need to, um, read a bit more I think.

Moral of the story is please cite facts and information from legitimate sources.

Source: nowyoukno