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69/100 pictures of the BAEne of my existence, christopher robert evans.

The hard work of waking up

For animals that hibernate, making it to spring is no small feat. Torpor — the state of reduced bodily activity that occurs during hibernation — is not restful. By the time they emerge, hibernating animals are often sleep-deprived: Most expend huge bursts of energy to arouse themselves occasionally in the winter so their body temperatures don’t dip too low. This back-and-forth is exhausting, and hibernators do it with little to no food and water. By winter’s end, some have shed more than half their body weight.

Read more at The New York Times.

Image: Courtesy Bernardo Niño / Penn State

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Sebastian Stan behind the scenes of Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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Captain America: A Tragedy
  • The First Avenger: Steve loses his best friend and his best girl.
  • The Winter Soldier: Steve gets his best friend and his best girl back but they can't remember him.
  • Civil War: Steve loses his best friend and his best girl all over again.
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Stans bonding with their tiny nibblings :D