Majestic Sewer Eagle
The term “tear gas” is a misnomer. For one thing, “tear gas” seems to imply something innocuous— you would think it’s just a chemical that makes you tear up. In fact, tear gas is a dangerous, potentially lethal chemical agent which is outlawed under the Chemical Weapons Convention for use during wartime. As the Omega Research Foundation argues: “Less-lethal weapons are presented as more acceptable alternatives to guns. But these weapons augment rather than replace the more lethal weapons. Euphemistic labels are used to create the impression that these weapons represent soft and gentle forms of control. CS is never referred to by the authorities as vomit gas, in spite of its capacity to cause violent retching.” NGO Physicians for Human Rights believes that “ ‘tear gas’ is a misnomer for a group of poisonous gases which, far from being innocuous, have serious acute and longer-term adverse effects on the health of significant numbers of those exposed.”
What is tear gas? Facing Tear Gas (via gowns)
Ferguson from my TL- August 18th (1/3)
ellaguro:

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ellaguro:

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chop-stuff:

Been meaning to try this exercise for a while. Sorry it’s really rough a shitty, Been feeling pretty crap tonight :’D
Boop!

chop-stuff:

Been meaning to try this exercise for a while. Sorry it’s really rough a shitty, Been feeling pretty crap tonight :’D

Boop!

Ferguson from my TL- August 18 (2/3)
laboratoryequipment:

Legged, Spikey ‘Worm’ Finds Place in Evolutionary TreeOne of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found — a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail — has found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life, definitively linking it with a group of modern animals for the first time.The animal, known as Hallucigenia because of its otherworldly appearance, had been considered an “evolutionary misfit” as it was not clear how it related to modern animal groups. Researchers from the Univ. of Cambridge have discovered an important link with modern velvet worms, also known as onychophorans, a relatively small group of worm-like animals that live in tropical forests. The results are published in the advance online edition of the journal Nature.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/legged-spikey-%E2%80%98worm%E2%80%99-finds-place-evolutionary-tree

laboratoryequipment:

Legged, Spikey ‘Worm’ Finds Place in Evolutionary Tree

One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found — a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail — has found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life, definitively linking it with a group of modern animals for the first time.

The animal, known as Hallucigenia because of its otherworldly appearance, had been considered an “evolutionary misfit” as it was not clear how it related to modern animal groups. Researchers from the Univ. of Cambridge have discovered an important link with modern velvet worms, also known as onychophorans, a relatively small group of worm-like animals that live in tropical forests. The results are published in the advance online edition of the journal Nature.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/legged-spikey-%E2%80%98worm%E2%80%99-finds-place-evolutionary-tree

lupercos:

i really want to do some character painting but instead heres a selection of backgrounds from that awful thing i’m working on

thisismyplacetobe:

Ben Young is a self-taught artist from New Zealand who has been making glass sculpture for over 10 years. Find more of his breathtaking work on his website: BrokenLiquid