what should have happened.
"Have you ever given a good look into your own eyes? Do you know? They are full of lights. Very beautiful. There must be a lot of people who want you. So…
Only when I can make sure you are in my arms, I can let go of the madness inside me bit by bit.
So… please. Stay here!”
places i wish i was
- on a spring picnic in a quaint english village
- eating macaroons in a parisian boulangerie
- sipping a pumpkin latte in a warm coffee shop on a rainy october day
- picking blackberries on an august morning
- at a summer evening garden party, wearing a white dress and drinking champagne
- exploring a very old cemetery
- in a rowboat, watching the sun rise on a misty morning
- watching the ocean waves from a high stony ledge
people who think being respectful and kind is a weakness
Sixth-Grader’s Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists
When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while snorkeling and fishing with her dad.
Her project showed that the lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water. The results blew away professional ecologists. The invasive species has no predators on the Florida coast, so if they were to migrate upstream in rivers, they could pose a threat to the ecosystem.
"Scientists were doing plenty of tests on them, but they just always assumed they were in the ocean," Lauren, now 13, tells NPR’s Kelly McEvers. "So I was like, ‘Well, hey guys, what about the river?’ "
In the beginning, she wanted to conduct her test by placing the lionfish in cages at different points in the river, but she had to simplify the project.
"It was just a small, sixth-grade project, and I really didn’t have all the tools necessary," she says. Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology, suggested that she put the fish in tanks instead.
Lauren then put six different lionfish in six different tanks where she could watch her subjects closely. Lauren was given a strict set of rules by the science fair organizers. The most important one: Her fish could not die.
Lionfish had been found to live in water with salt levels of 20 parts per thousand. But no one knew that they could live in water salinity below that.
One of the six lionfish was her control fish, and the rest were the experimental fish. Every night for eight days, she would lower the salinity 5 parts per thousand in the experimental tanks. On the eighth day of her experiment, she found her experimental fish were living at 6 parts per thousand. She was amazed.
Her research did not stop there. Craig Layman, an ecology professor at North Carolina State University, confirmed Lauren’s results. “He credited a sixth-grader for coming up with his idea,” Lauren says ecstatically. Layman’s findings were published this year in the science journal Environmental Biology of Fishes. Lauren is mentioned in the acknowledgments.
Lauren’s father says he talks about science with her a lot. “We’re a science bunch of dorks in our family,” he tells McEvers.
Super grumpy because we woke her up from cuddling the pig
-Few days ago, my band merch giveaway ended and it was really successful. The girls who won, were so happy and so was I.
-Anyways, their happiness made me do this again because why the hell now? There’s nothing to lose and there’s also to gain.
It’s just a massive thank you for everyone on here, who was there for me and how everyone was supportive about everything I have ever did or say.
-At first, I wasn’t sure what the hell to give away this time, but I sat down with my mum and she agreed on the items included in this.
-I KNOW, it’s not much but it’s what I can afford right now and I hope, whoever wins, it’ll bring a smile on their bootiful faces!
This giveaway includes
- Samsung Galaxy S4 ; I’ll add two cute phone cases as well ^.^
- Canon EOS Rebel T3i ; comes with a bag that looks like this
- a Instax Mini 8 ; comes with a bag (black) as well that looks like this
Like I said before, I know it’s not much, but I still hope you’ll appreciate it.
-Must be following ME aka weightlessmike . just for your info; i follow everyone back because friends and befriending and fangirling together.
-Reblog this post, as much as you want.
-Likes DO count.
-You need accept the fact that you need to give me your home address OR if you have a P.O. Box.
-PLEASE, have your ask box open!!
-THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE; B E F R I E N D M Y ASS . I always will appreciate and be happy about a random ”Hi” in my ask!
-There will be 3 winners.
-1st winner will be getting the Canon EOS Rebel T3i & the 2nd winner, the phone & the 3rd winner the Instax Mini 8.
-THE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN DIFFERENTLY; The first one will be someone who I pick, from my tumblr friends or whoever decides to befriend me and offer me cookies; The second & third winner will be chosen by a random simulator thing.
-It IS worldwide!
-I will be paying for the SHIPPING.
-If you think this is fake, I honestly don’t know what to tell you. You believe whatever you want as long as it makes you happy!
THE GIVEAWAY WILL END WHEN THIS POST GETS A FINE AMOUNT OF NOTES. 500 HUNDRED OR MORE. IF DOESN’T REACH THAT NUMBER, OF COURSE, I’LL END EARLIER.
-SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 characteristics. too lazy to write em down . sowwyy
I guess this is it, just for your info, I wrote this like 5 million times and it was never correct and I’m dying right now. I CANT EVEN
-I WISH Y’ALL GOOD LUCK AND MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR!
-In all seriousness, I love you v v v much and you are v v v v bootiful and amazing.
-Talk to me and I’ll bake you cookies. OKAY
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- every teacher: they have the ability but they're lazy
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