Well... didn't see this one coming.Scientists recently discovered a species of Cretaceous giant turtle (Ocepechelon bouyai) with suction feeding apparatus, unique among tetrapods:Well... didn't see this one coming.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Corrupt Data: Digimon Multi- tfcollabCorrupt Data: Digimon Multi-TFCorrupt Data: Digimon Multi- tfcollab5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Gryphonmon, a Powerful Mega level Digimon. Starting out as a Falcomon with a love for right and true, He worked hard, and digivolved his way to Mega Level. Becoming a Hero and a Beloved Leader, Gryphonmon founded a legion of PeaceKeepers called the Wings of Truth. They have since kept the peace for many years.
However, this isn't right, Gryphonmon has recently acted not like himself. Over time his heroism and leadership had diminished, becoming cruel, selfish and acting more like a bully. Now, he's aware that the digital world might be preparing to send new digidestined to stop his tyranny. But Gryphonmon was smarter than they thought. He managed to learn who they planned the choose, and set his top mon to locate them.
The Events leading to end of Gryphonmon's evil way began when his Closest friend, Pegasusmon, came to deliver the locations of the children.
Pegasusmon clopped down a hallway of crystal, lost in thought. What had happened to caus
A more dangerous gameRemember when I told you guys that my house was the proud home of the three deadly spider species in the country? Well... right now I'm staying in a place where there arenīt any spiders... but there's scorpions everywhere! D:A more dangerous game6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Its not like I have no previous experience with scorpions, but I have to admit they're starting to make me nervous. Unlike widow spiders which just stay in their webs and look nice, scorpions go on hunting trips at night and can show up everywhere. I just tried to capture one in my sister's closet, and failed- the little thing jumped from the wall and fell on some clothes and even though I tried to get it out it didnīt appear again. So now its somewhere in my sister's coats, laughing at me. I'll try to find it tomorrow. Luckily its a baby one- way too small to be dangerous, but still, not the sort of thing you want in your sister's coat!
There's also plenty of crickets which may be the reason why scorpions are so plentiful. So basically, the reason I'm writing thi
Volatile VolcanoesA volcano is an extreme terrain in any sense of the word. Ancient people thought volcanoes to be the work of gods, while astronomer Johannes Kepler thought volcanoes to be a duct for the world's tears. The most notable of these geological marvels is Hoenn's own Mt. Chimney.Volatile Volcanoes7 months ago in Settings More Like This
Mt. Chimney is commonly called a 'dormant' volcano. In reality, most do not use this classification. It is difficult to determine whether a volcano is active, extinct or dormant. A great deal of Mt. Chimney's magma flow has been diverted, leading to the formation of numerous natural hot springs. These hot springs can be luxurious, but can be dangerous to the unwary. Certain hot springs can reach boiling temperatures. Due to water being a natural solvent and the high temperature, minerals dissolve very easily in hot springs. These can be beneficial or harmful. If you're not sure if a spring is safe, it's best not to get inside.
Mt. Chimney is known for its volcanic ash. The composition of ash is usually classified by
Treacherous TundrasWhile a walk in the snow is sometimes a nice thing, the cold is one of the most dangerous things for humans to encounter. Our bodies are designed to warm themselves, but even that has limits.Treacherous Tundras8 months ago in Settings More Like This
Shivering is your first sign that something's wrong. When your core body temperature drops, your body tries to raise it by having muscles 'shiver'. This makes them use energy, creating warmth.
Avoid the water in a cold climate. 50 degrees Fahrenheit(10 C) would be a perfectly normal air temperature, but as a water temperature, it can cause death in as little as an hour. Body heat is lost more quickly in water than in air, given the thermodynamic properties of water.
Now, there's an old myth that most of your body heat is lost through your head. That's an incorrect assumption. If you expose skin to the outside air, heat is going to be lost through it, regardless of what part of the body it is. Make sure you cover yourself well.
Cold air has a drying effect, so keep water with you. If stranded in th
No Feathered Dinosaurs in Jurassic Park IVMeh, I don't really care. I'm a bit disappointed, but nothing more. If you're interested you can go here http://chasmosaurs.blogspot.it/2013/03/no-feathers.html and here http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=76091No Feathered Dinosaurs in Jurassic Park IV9 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you want to know what I'm thinking about, you can read my blog post: http://ktboundary-smnt2000.blogspot.it/#!/2013/03/in-end-no-feathered-dinosaurs-for.html
Great pet?Eagerly waiting for the results of the "All Yesterdays" contest, in which I didn't participate myself. I simply didn't find time and a proper inspiration. Although I had ideas; nest parasites, mating rituals, disease, physical deformation, hybrids, social grooming... I saw most of them already used by other (great) artists. Also, if I would have participated, I've would tried to go "over the top" and do something totally extravagant (I even seem to be quite careful with colours on my prehistoric animals )Great pet?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, while I'm here, I might just as well ask you guys something;
Remember these? http://tuomaskoivurinne.deviantart.com/art/Komodo-Dragon-as-a-pet-158737339 and http://tuomaskoivurinne.deviantart.com/art/Megalania-as-a-pet-176852989
Ideas, what else would make a great pet? And WHY?
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That Awkward Moment When......You're at Starbucks and you bump into the first girl you ever loved, and you think you're waaaaaaay past having feelings for her, and yet, hearing her say "i love you" (as a friend, clearly, but still) reminds you EXACTLY why you loved her so much...That Awkward Moment When...9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Le f*****g SIGH!.... :/
POKAYMON X 'n WHYYYYYHi everyone, I just checked out the Pokemon X/Y's Protagonist.POKAYMON X 'n WHYYYYY9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Apparently my friend did a fake corocoro scan of him and it's so convincing some Pokemon sites had it up until the epiphany bear stroke them.
So let's see. He got a RED cap and BLUE jacket and medium brown hair.
NOW WHY DOES THAT SOUND FREAKING FAMILIAR.
BECAUSE THAT'S FREAKING EXACTLY HOW HILBERT, PROTAGONIST OF BLACK/WHITE LOOKS LIKE.
So I'm honestly a bit disappointed on the Pokemon character designers. Surely that is not a bad design at all, but if they can't think of anything other than red cap, blue jacket and brown hair that has been freaking done a year ago, then tons of average hobbyist artists here in DA can think of something better. What about a blonde protagonist. Everyone loves blondes.
BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTT I FORGAVE THEM IN ONE NOTION THAT I REALIZED THAT
HE WEARS BOOTS.
FREAKING, RAD, CHUNKY BOOTS.
AND IF THAT'S NOT ENOUGH IT'S ALSO A ROLLERSKATE OF SOME SORT.
About time to have a guy main character wea
Pokemon Field Guide: Venonat ReportPokemon Field Guide: Venonat Report9 months ago in Settings More Like This
The Insect Pokemon
Height: 2 inches as newborn, 3 feet before evolving
Weight: 0.3 lbs as newborn, 66 lbs before evolving
Sound: They can be heard rubbing their front legs together, making a high-pitched “clacking” noise, or a buzzing sound because even though one can’t see them well, they have nearly transparent wings. These wings become even less apparent when they’re almost ready to evolve.
Gender: 50% male. 50% female. At this stage of life, there are no apparent factors to tell the difference between male or female. Only a blood test, which would tell if they have a Y chromosome, could do it effectively.
Sp. Attack: 40
Sp. Defense: 55
Effective moves against it:
Grass (1/4x), Fighting (1/4x), Poison (1/2x), Bug (1/2x)
Fire (2x), Flying (2x), Psychic (2x), Rock (2x)
Location: You can find Venonats very easily in rural areas, where they can find the most food away from hu
Preening FeetPreening Feet10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, apparently Some species of hummingbird (sword-billed hummingbird in the pictures) use their feet for preening since their bills are so long and awkwardly-shaped. That makes me think of how deinonychosaurs might have used their toe claws to preen, almost like a dog. Perhaps therizinosaurs used their hand claws as well? That must've looked funny.
Images from BBC's Life of Birds, The Mastery of Flight.
What I've Read: All YesterdaysWhat I've Read: All Yesterdays10 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals
by John Coseway, C. M. Kosemen, and Darren Naish.
Since before this book came out in print this was an Internet sensation, and now I finally get to read it I understand why. The book is not long, only 104 pages, but it doesn't need to be to convey its simple, powerful idea: how little we actually know about dinosaurs and other fossil beasts like plesiosaurs and pterosaurs. When reconstructing the living appearance of these animals, we are usually guilty of pretending knowledge we don't really have, particularly about living appearance, diet, habits, ecology, etc. Furthermore, reconstructions tend to bow both to conservatism--rarely do reconstructors speculate beyond what is patently shown by fossil evidence--and to fad and fashion, as in Paul's "shrink-wrapped" dinsosaur reconstrctuons. (they certainly had more "meat" on their bones than Paul shows!)
The book is in two major sectio
Giant squid documentary!!Did anyone see it?Giant squid documentary!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just did, and I was jumping in my seat XD Such a beautiful creature finally filmed in its natural habitat! It made my day :>
Eosinopteryx: a ground-bound troodontid?Note: due to an apparent declining interest in our journal posts, we will no longer be doing a scheduled "featured monthly topic" at Domain-of-Darwin. We will, however, be reporting short synopses of interesting evolution-related news when it happens to occur.Eosinopteryx: a ground-bound troodontid?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome Eosinopteryx brevipenna to the gloriously fuzzy lineup of Chinese paravians!
Eosinopteryx is a new feathered dinosaur from the paleo treasure trove that is Liaoning Province, China. This tiny little fellow, sizing in at only around 30 cm long, was described as being a basal troodontid by the authors: it is extremely similar, skeletally, to Anchiornis, the fuzzy-footed woodpecker mimic famous for being the first dinosaur for whom a complete color study was performed. The fossil of Eosinopteryx, however, clearly lacks a feature for which Anchiornis is unique: it has no long feathers on the feet or ankles, and no tail feathers to speak of either.
It also appears to have rather blunt
Pokemon Livestream-OfflineStuff I SayPokemon Livestream-Offline11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Time to finish Groudon. Come check out my Livestream
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Hey guys!Did you notice there was a Megaloceros in The Hobbit? I think I was the only one in the theatre excited about that XDHey guys!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I started a blogEncouraged by the warm comments in my last journal entry, I finally took the bull by the horns and started a blog in English. The Humming Dinosaur will be about, well, all sorts of living creatures, evolution, science and zoology. Long(ish) articles with pretty pictures. It has only the opening post now, but the first real article will be there tomorrow.So I started a blog1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Go and check it out: http://hummingdinosaur.wordpress.com/
2013I saw the original Clash of the Titans last night. It was better than the remake. Except for the annoying owl.20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
But, anyway, it's 2013. So what now? Well, it's only a matter of time before they come up with a new doomsday date for us sane people to laugh at, and we still have two more Hobbit movies to look forward to, which is awesome, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (I think that's right) are expecting their first child, so this should be a pretty interesting year.
On the other hand, we still have Stephen Harper. -_- And I just found out that the movie Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is set to be released August 16. D8
Maybe there will be more Tintin movies? Or maybe Disney will reboot the Percy Jackson movies?
THAT would be awesome.
Question:So, if ostriches have bare legs to cool off their leg muscles, how come ornithomimids had featheres on their legs? Any thoughts?Question:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Dangerous Water PredatorsI greatly enjoy a swim or a surf, and the ocean habitat is full of some of the world's most diverse creatures. However, this vast habitat is also full of potential dangers. Avoiding injury is easy, and a person isn't particularly tasty fare for most Pokemon, but prevention is always the best thing.Dangerous Water Predators1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Tentacool and Tentacruel
Tentacool and their evolutions are a sort of non-polyp Cnidarian(or a Medusa) that frequent ocean areas. On their own, they're not as dangerous to humans, but these jellyfish Pokemon have a nasty tendency to 'bloom', or swarm during a period of about nine to ten days after the full moon. When swarming, the 'orbs' on the sides of these jellies' heads are bio-luminescent, which makes them easy to see in the water.
Like other members of Medusozoa, these two species have a powerful sting caused by nematocysts, or stinging cells. Contact with a tentacle releases the barbed nematocysts into the skin, which release venom. While a single sting is unlikely to do much,
The Discovery of Fairy TypesThe Discovery of Fairy Types6 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
The world of pokėmon is a vast and wonderful place full of mysteries that we are only just beginning to discover. When I myself was a child there were fifteen pokėmon types. Years later when I was a trainer and traveling through the Kanto region with my friends they made discovered Steel and Dark type pokėmon. While there had been rumors about these two types for years before hand no one in the scientific community were willing to confirm or deny their existence. Pokėmon like Murkrow were considered only Flying types before the Dark types were discovered and pokėmon like Steelix were still considered Rock/Ground types like their pre-evolved forms. It took years of study to fine out as much as possible about each of these new types. Everything from their strengths to weaknesses, diet, habitat, and even their breeding cycles were studied and included in an extensive report that was released when the scientific community confirmed their existence. The release of t
Eggs and Baby PokemonOne of the most mysterious things about Pokemon is exactly how they come into this world. We know only that Pokemon come from eggs, which leaves us with so many questions. While we may not know just how they come into our lives, we do know how to care for them.Eggs and Baby Pokemon6 months ago in Settings More Like This
You may notice I use the term 'gravid'. While this term is used for reptiles, fish, birds and insects, the fact that Pokemon are oviparous(egg-laying) means that the term is generally more accurate than 'pregnant'.
An egg is an organic incubator, containing a developing embryo(and in later stages, a fetus). In most birds, reptiles, insects, molluscs, fish and monotremes, the egg is expelled from the body and develops outside the mother's body until the embryo is sufficiently developed.
It is not currently known how Pokemon fertilize an ovum. The exact time between fertilization of the ovum and oviposition is estimated to be extremely short, but has not been accurately measured. Pokemon lay a single egg at a time, but
Creature Feature : CHERUBICreature Feature : CHERUBI1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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You turn a corner to find yourself immersed in a special exhibition that will be gone my the end of the month. You're slightly relieved that you haven't missed it, and proceed to enter the large, specialized room. Many different factoids are spread throughout, and there appear to be various crafts for any younger visitors. Overall, you conclude it is unique as you think on where to visit next.
"This month's featured pokemon is...
= CHERUBI =
Apparently cherubi's small berry is chock-full
Holidays: if you had a brain Before you read this story you should be informed of a few things. First of all I would like to apologize for not updating sooner. Second of all this story is part one of a holiday series I'm doing, one transormation story for each adamant holiday. Please comment I accept critisizm and suggestions just as well, and be looking for a new holiday story about every three days. Thanks alot for reading!Holidays: if you had a brain4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Holoween: part 1
Hi all of you readers, my name is Benjamin Turner I have bleached blonde hair and ocean blue eyes, I know what you're thinking , I'm perfect right? Well not quite, but Im pretty close.
My story begins as I'm traveling on one of the most famous roads in America, route 66. I have a soul silver porsche with black leather seats, built in GPS and DVD player, plus the best of all... Cupholders, I know awesome right?
Well it was 11:34 on holloween eve if you want to cAll it when I was running on