Things Trump doesn’t think we want our taxes to go towards:
Rail subsidies for long haul passenger transportation
Global health research.
Improving water quality.
Coastal and marine management, research and education
Preemptive disaster mitigation
Public transit infrastucture improvements
Before and after school and summer programs
Meals on wheels
Cleaning up the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay
Museums and libraries
Minority businesses. (Yes, specifically)
The arts and humanities
Space education (NASA claims they will continue education programs under other programs, but…)
Assistance to homeless people.
Poor people’s energy bills
Programs to improve teacher quality.
WIC nutrition assistance
Research programs to help communities deal with rising seas
Work study aid for college students
Aid to low income college students
Counterterrorism funding (excuse me, Mr. Trump, I thought you planned on protecting us).
National Heritage areas.
Programs to help low income seniors find work.
Programs to help disadvantaged youth find work
Safety and health training for public agency employees
Air traffic control. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL. He wants to privatize air traffic control.
Subsidies to help keep small rural airports open.
Financial services in low income neighborhoods.
Grants to small businesses
Legal advice to poor people (he literally wants to eliminate it).
Things he does seem to think we want to pay for:
A massive increase in military spending
Reducing “improper payments made to people receiving unemployment benefits”
This is not even fascism. Fascists actually care about their own people.
And some of these cuts will be hard to restore later. And by that time people will be dead. Oh, and the economy will be worse, the economy in DC is going to take a hard hit when he starts firing people.
Hot balls. If you have a Thermococcus, you have hot (thermo)
Thermococcus is a salt water dwelling thermophile that enjoys
living at high temperatures, from 70°C
to 100°C (which is
158°F to 212°F, making it hotter than
anything you or I could even imagine tolerating). In order to actually have
water at 100°C, you
need pressure (physics!). And guess what? Thermococcus loves pressure, some are
barophilic and either need or tolerate pressures from 0.3 MilliPascals to 40
Millipascals. That’s 5,800 pounds per square inch, 835,000 pounds per square
foot, or roughly the weight of 55 elephants standing on a piece of notebook paper.
If you find this
fascinating, there are more than 30 species of Thermococcus to investigate. Most
of the time you will find the organism hanging around deep sea hydrothermal
vents. Not just one or two isolated vents; they have been found near Greece,
the Guaymas Basin, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, New Zealand, and even in high-temperature
oil reservoirs in Siberia.
And if that’s not enough, some have interesting nutritional
requirements and only eat amino acids, and some resist extreme gamma radiation,
like our buddy Rubrobacter. Thermococcus is considered to be an Archaean. As
with all extremophiles, they are biochemically and metabolically adapted to
live under intense conditions.
Thermococcus are Gram
negative irregular spheres that are 0.6 to 2.0 microns in diameter.
“People who have faced death often speak of their lives flashing before
their lives. Something much different happened to dolphin trainer
Richard O'Barry when one of the dolphins that played Flipper on
television died of stress in his arms. He realized that most of his
career as an animal trainer had been a mistake and that dolphins have as
much right to freedom as humans. He vowed not to rest until he freed
every last dolphin that could be returned to the wild successfully.
is a true story that will move not only animal lovers but everyone who
loves a well-told tale. He
began to understand that dolphins were easy to train because of their
great intelligence, not his great talent, and keeping them in captivity
was cruel and morally wrong. While research and entertainment are
important to human life, they are not worth the cost to these beautiful
and gentle animals.
O'Barry was arrested trying to free a
dolphin, but that didn’t stop him, and he now devotes his life to
untraining dolphins and returning them to their natural habitats. Once
the pride of the billion-dollar dolphin captivity industry, he has since
become its nemesis.”
Jellyfish are marvelous, mysterious and mesmerizing, but I have no idea how they work. So I went behind the scenes of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to find out from aquarist Tommy Knowles. It was an…experience.
Big Blue Live airs on PBS August 31st, September 1 & 2 at 8pm ET&PT.
“The killer whales – or orcas – currently in the company’s care will be the last generation of orcas at SeaWorld. The company will end all orca breeding in 2016.
SeaWorld also will introduce new, inspiring, natural orca encounters rather than theatrical shows, as part of its ongoing commitment to education, marine science research and rescue of marine animals. This change will start at SeaWorld San Diego next year, followed by SeaWorld San Antonio in 2018 and then SeaWorld Orlando in 2019”
Confirmation of when the shows are ending at the other SW parks.
The promo for Shark Week 2015 is here, and I like it! It’s the most wonderful week of the year. Shark Week 2015 will air from July 5th to 12th on Discovery Channel.
I look forward to seeing if the new Discovery president Rich Ross will keep his promise made earlier this year that the network will stay clear of “mockumentaries”, such as the Megalodon special done over the last two years.
Dive in as we discuss everyone’s favorite apex predator of the deep…
“Sharks are beautiful animals, and if you’re lucky enough to see lots of them, that means that you’re in a healthy ocean. You should be afraid if you are in the ocean and don’t see sharks.” – Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer
What are your favorite shark facts? We’d love to hear them and share yours on the podcast, so write to us by sending us a message on Twitter, Facebook, or here on Tumblr using the tag #WhyILoveScience!
This podcast episode was inspired by our Tumblr post about #SharkWeek you can read via the link below:
hello loves! my name is claire, and i’m starting my studyblr today (yay!) i stumbled upon the studyblr / motivation community a few months ago, and instantly began stepping up my study game! i don’t have the most expensive/nice supplies, but i do have a passion for improvement and learning! here are some fun things to know abt me:
where i live: virginia, usa!
grade: freshman in highschool
future plans: my dream is to attend UCLA in california, and major in either history (focus on secondary education), marine biology, sociology, or music ed (i have a lot of things i want to do OK)
favorite classes: band, world history, french
favorite music groups: marina and the diamonds, one direction, twenty one pilots, JR JR, Alessia Cara, and classical music
favorite food: waffles and Caesar salad are gifts from god OK???
favorite restaurant: chipotle, panera, and several local restaraunts :)