Riverside Extras update.
Riverside Extras is a member of Countershot Press.
maybe he’s born with it
What a beautiful hair flip/flick.
Love sharks, but dislike Discovery’s Shark Week? Here’s some videos, shows, and documentaries you can watch instead:
These are all rad, educational alternatives for SHERK WEEK.
Last year, I warned Discovery that their burgeoning reputation for being loose with facts was going to drive scientists away—scientists that they need to create the high-quality, educational programming they purport is their mission. So I asked scientists whether they would work with Discovery.
Some made it clear that they have no interest. “BBC – yes, Discovery – No,” said Eric Heupel, a graduate student at the University of Connecticut. “unless I and any other scientists on show had approval power on the edited version (so final airing version) of the show.”
Unfortunately, such control over content is rarely given to scientists that appear on Discovery. They’re asked for their time and expertise, but rarely get to read scripts, let alone write or correct them. Just look at last year’s Shark Week, for example, which featured the work of shark scientist Neil Hammerschlag and his colleagues in their “Great White Serial Killer” program, but completely distorted the research (and didn’t consult them on it).
Read more about Shark Week’s dubious history of ”science” sensationalism.
And this is why I hate Shark Week. I realize that having people at least trying to take an interest in the natural world is GREAT, but using sensationalized misinformation is not the way to do it.
Doomsday, My Dear is back and chapter 8 has begun! Who’s excited?? I’m excited!
Are you new to Doomsday? You should start here.
I was also laid off yesterday, so any contributions to the Patreon will be extra appreciated! Patrons get to see pages in progress and extra behind-the-scenes/worldbuilding material, so if you’re able to help out, it’ll be more fun for everyone (and maybe I can start updating twice a week again, depending on the job sitch).
Thanks for reading! And thanks for being you.
If anyone’s default is, “CAN YOU NOT?! THANKS.” It’s Blackwell
I made the picture set but got the information and pictures from here
The fact that the earliest socks we’ve ever found were invented to be worn with sandals is delightful.
I’m pleased that the oldest written recipe is for beer.
if you dont think scientists are bad at naming things please remember that the very large telescope that is one of the most highly used and productive telescopes for astronomy (technically theres 4 in there), only being topped by the hubble telescope, is actually named the “very large telescope”
Repetitive scientific names too. I mean, for fuck’s sake, the scientific name for the black rat, our common house rat, is Rattus rattus which means Rat rat in Latin.
I’m finally watching the last episode of Breaking Bad.