Cool: Secret sea turtle feeding grounds discovered!
Uncool: Right smack in the middle of the oily, overfished, hypoxic waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Dowager Countess of Fandom and Stick Figures: I just had the sweetest, tiniest women come into the store. They were... -
I just had the sweetest, tiniest women come into the store. They were both easily in their eighties, hair done up in curls, matching outfits, an entire barrel of perfume each. I thought, okay, they think the old toy store is still in this building…
AND THEN THEY SCHOOLED ME. I did not know Hawkgirl ever had her own miniseries. Not only did they inform me of that, but also who wrote and drew it, when it came out, and how many issues there were. They then proceeded to buy up all of our Hawkgirl, some silver age Flash, a bunch of our Batman merch, and then some.
One in particular told me that when she broke her shoulder, she had her physo-therapist put a picture of Hawkgirl up on the high wall so she could reach for it every day, to help her healing. Because, she told me, if Hawkgirl can swing a mace, she can too.
A single company owns the exclusive patent on the BRCA 1 and 2 mutations—and jacks up the price for a $200 genetic test for breast cancer risk to $3,000, just because they can. -
In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s well-intention exhortation for “every woman” to explore their risk of breast cancer, one company stands to make a staggering profit.
Faith in humanity slowly crumbles -
If you’re going to disregard established scientific facts entirely when you teach the subject to children, don’t call it ‘Science’. So much fail.
RadioLab makes for great inspiration:
Environmentally enriched zoo habitats fuel neurodevelopment in animals. | watercolor, ink
Sunday Sketching: The Penguin Pear. Anthropomorphism at work, or why I like organic fruit.