His hair here is perfect (and beard and shirt color also)

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A Filthy History
By Eric Holthaus and Chris Kirk

Which countries have emitted the most carbon since 1850?
To get a sense of how ridiculous carbon pollution has become, going back in time gives some perspective.

So, let’s time-travel 

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Since the Kyoto Protocol (1997), world emissions have increased 40%.. America signed, but then the Senate refused to ratify. Because we’re under the oil companies’ collective death grip. And, we’re not team players just a bunch of whiny, rich assholes.


The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.


Ask your questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson and paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall about evolution, primate studies and even the new “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” movie.

Deadline: 11:59 PM EDT Sunday, July 27

Use our ask box, and please put #CQApes so I know it’s for this!


“I would like to see us [X-Men] fight them [Avengers], though. I’d like us not to team up. I’d like to see us fight them and, you know, annihilate them, as we surely would.” -James McAvoy

OMGGGGG SOMEONE ACTUALLY MADE GIFS OF THIS PROMPT. McAvoy seriously just needs to get a tumblr already so he can be in the fandom as fully as he clearly desires.

Their intelligence. Elephants understand that ivory is the reason they’re being killed. There are very, very few big bulls with big ivory left in the world, and the two or three still in Tsavo have become nocturnal. I’ve seen a bull with big tusks by the road turn his back, trying to hide the ivory.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about elephants?

Daphne Sheldrick, interview in TIME Magazine, June 4, 2012

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Variety's review of 2014 film “Hercules”

Bisexuality is a “rough edge”?

Variety's review of 2014 film “Hercules”

Bisexuality is a “rough edge”?


"this world is under terrible threat, all of it caused by us. to me, every creature, human or nonhuman, has an equal right to live, and this feeling, this belief that every animal and i are equal, affects me every time i frame an animal in my camera.

"the photos are my elegy to these beautiful creatures, to this wrenchingly beautiful world that is steadily, tragically vanishing before our eyes. …i hope that [they] might have some emotional impact on people - that in a minor way, they come away more aware that there is a sentience to those creatures, that those animals are not so different from us."

"the rangers in the photos are part of the team [of 300] from big life foundation, the non profit organization i started in september 2010 in an effort to help try and halt the alarming and massive escalation of poaching in east africa.

"so far, working within the amboseli ecosystem of kenya and northern tanzania [an area covering 2 million acres], the big life teams have successfully dramatically reduced the level of poaching and other killings of animals in the region. the problem remains rampant elsewhere.”

"ivory has gone from a couple of hundred dollars a pound back in 2004 to as much as $2,000 a pound today. you’ve got an estimated 35,000 elephants a year being wiped out. with about 350,000 to 400,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, the elephants will be gone in the wild within ten years.”

photos (made on film without the aid of telephoto or zoom lenses) and text by nick brandt, whose latest book, “across this ravaged land”, will be out september 24

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This endangered Florida forest will be destroyed to make room for…Walmart and Chik-Fil-A.

“Over 225 types of native plants occur here and more than 20 percent of the plant species are found here and nowhere else in the world.”




Arturo lives in the blistering sun of Argentina. A naturally Arctic animal spends his days living in 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) of nothing but heat. 

If this upsets you as much as it upsets me, please consider signing the following petitions:

Please allow Arturo to have a better life in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada

Quickly issue a special import permit to Canada for Arturo the Polar bear.

Free Arturo, Argentina’s only polar bear, from living hell!!!

FREE ARTURO: The Polar Bear In Despair

If you know of any more petitions I can add, please let me know and I’ll add them right away. 

Let’s rescue this poor little guy together!

This breaks my heart!! Ugh poor guy!

The first photo is so heartbreaking. 

Poor baby :( 


Watch this. Very Important. Yes.

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