One Turtle’s Story

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May 23rd is World Turtle Day,
a day sponsored annually by the American Tortoise Rescue organization to
increase knowledge of, and respect for, turtles and tortoises worldwide. 

Shown
here are six sequential photographs of a sea turtle being tested for radioactivity
on July 26, 1957, at Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Between 1946 and
1958, the Atomic Energy Commission and the U.S. military conducted 67
atmospheric nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands during the early phases of
the Cold War. Government personnel or contractors in these photographs wanted
to gauge the extent to which local sea life might have been impacted by
radioactive fallout.

We hope the turtle wasn’t adversely affected and went on to live a long life despite the possible nuclear contaminants in the local environment!

Series: Jobsite Photographs
of the Pacific Islands, 1953 – 1959. Record Group 326: Records of the Atomic
Energy Commission, 1923 – 1975. (National Archives Identifier: 7584062)
 

Autumn Days

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Autumn Days

Corporate Cats Still Suck: The Improbable Tale of Indie Superkitty Lil BUB


How a freakishly cute orphan found an owner, changed his life, and became the only celebrity cat that matters.

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Wrote a long story about Lil BUB, the world’s only true rock’n’roll kitty and the DIY-minded dude who saved the cat who saved him. Photos by Rebecca Smeyne.

Kate’s Irish charm: An emerald Duchess presents St Patrick’s Day shamrocks to guardsmen (and she’s a knockout for one soldier)

The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant today as she presented soldiers with shamrocks to mark St Patrick’s Day. Kate wore an elegant green dress coat with a chocolate brown hat and an Irish Guards brooch that belonged to the Queen Mother as she attended the traditional parade in Aldershot.

But the excitement was all too much for one young soldier, who fainted to the ground in his stiff red uniform.

The Duchess watched the ceremonial military parade with a dazzling smile before bestowing lucky three-leafed clovers on 40 officers – and even their Irish Wolfhound mascot.

She glowed in her Emilia Wickstead dress and Lock & Co hat on her first solo military engagement, at the start of what will be a long-standing relationship with the Irish Guards.

Please click here to continue reading the original article by Emma Reynolds at Daily Mail.

Kate’s Irish charm: An emerald Duchess presents St Patrick’s Day shamrocks to guardsmen (and she’s a knockout for one soldier)

The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant today as she presented soldiers with shamrocks to mark St Patrick’s Day. Kate wore an elegant green dress coat with a chocolate brown hat and an Irish Guards brooch that belonged to the Queen Mother as she attended the traditional parade in Aldershot.

But the excitement was all too much for one young soldier, who fainted to the ground in his stiff red uniform.

The Duchess watched the ceremonial military parade with a dazzling smile before bestowing lucky three-leafed clovers on 40 officers – and even their Irish Wolfhound mascot. She glowed in her Emilia Wickstead dress and Lock & Co hat on her first solo military engagement, at the start of what will be a long-standing relationship with the Irish Guards.

Please click here to continue reading the original article by Emma Reynolds at Daily Mail.

Viper Moray Eel

This shot of a viper moray, a saltwater eel in the moray family, comes from a new exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History in D.C. called X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out. Read more about it here, or, better yet, just head to the museum. The exhibit’ll be there until August.

Source: Popsci Images of the Week by Dan Nosowitz

Image credit: Sandra J. Raredon, Division of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

The Artist’s Uggie didn’t get a Best Dog nomination, but he still got an Oscar!

“The Artist’s Uggie didn’t get a Best Dog nomination, but he still got an Oscar!”

Source: sesamestreet