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kqedscience:

Scientists Study How We Evolved To Stand On Our Own Two Fins

"Scientists examining an unusual African fish that can walk and breathe air think they’ve learned a thing or two about how our distant ancestors made the leap from the oceans to terra firma some 400 million years ago.

The modern fish they studied is called Polypterus senegalus, which has both gills and lungs and as well as a remarkable ability to use its pectoral fins for locomotion.”

Learn more from NPR.

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For the past ten years or so I have received maybe 1-2 spams emails a month, but for the past few months I have gotten 1-2 a day. It still isn’t a lot, but I wish I knew which website sold my email address so I could burn their infrastructure to the ground.

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You know what’s the best panda? Regular fucking raccoons.

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bogleech:

One of the few likeable things about Florida is how you see all these weird storks and ibis things and jungle birds in the garbage everywhere. We see all these exotic dinosaurs eating out of dumpsters behind fast food places and first we were like “who’s throwing out all these damn birds” but then like “oh they throw themselves out” and now we always make reference to how they belong in the garbage to the point that we see birds anywhere else and are like “look at those birds who forgot to throw themselves away”

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These things, in particular. White Ibis. These are easier to find than pigeons. I could drive to a Wal-Mart right now and see 20 of them bobbing around.

And throwing themselves out

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