amnhnyc:

One hundred years ago today, on September 1, 1914, Martha, the last-known living Passenger Pigeon died at the Cincinnati Zoo. Her death, at 29 after a lifetime in captivity, marked the disappearance of her once-abundant species from the world.

Difficult as it is to comprehend, there was a time when the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) was the most common bird in the United States, numbering in the billions. But victim to overhunting and habitat destruction, Passenger Pigeon populations began to decline in the second half of the 19th century and the species was considered extinct in the wild by the turn of the century.

Learn more about passenger pigeons, and about the sciene of de-extinction. 

aotus:

Happy Labor Day!
"A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil." -Grover Cleveland
Image: Public Law 53-95: An Act Making Labor Day a Legal Holiday, June 28, 1894. General Records of the U.S. Government, National Archives and Records Administration
Read the full post on the AOTUS blog.

aotus:

Happy Labor Day!

"A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil." -Grover Cleveland

Image: Public Law 53-95: An Act Making Labor Day a Legal Holiday, June 28, 1894. General Records of the U.S. Government, National Archives and Records Administration

Read the full post on the AOTUS blog.

(via todaysdocument)

the-gasoline-station:

Burning Man 2014

Pictures: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Source: The Atlantic In Focus

theartofdeductingtherude:

TARDIS Door finally completed!

theartofdeductingtherude:

TARDIS Door finally completed!

(via doctorwho)

cosmic-nerd-angel:

Made a mini baby Groot out of polymer clay today. 

cosmic-nerd-angel:

Made a mini baby Groot out of polymer clay today. 

joshuastarlight:

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Worried That Humans Are Too Stupid For Aliens

(Source: eatsleepdraw)