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A View from Beacon Hill

My name is Skip Pile, living in Boston and generally watching closely from

a distance.

sixpenceee:

inverted-typo:

This is actually a test showing how sponges pump water through themselves for filter feeding!
They simply colored the water around them so you could easily see the process.

(Source: sizvideos, via indefenseofplants)

L O S T by maxxsmart on Flickr.

L O S T by maxxsmart on Flickr.

xysciences:

The Hydromantes salamander has the fastest tongue in the world. 
It can also extend to 80% the body length of the salamander.
[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

xysciences:

The Hydromantes salamander has the fastest tongue in the world. 

It can also extend to 80% the body length of the salamander.

[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

(Source: xyprogramming, via indefenseofplants)

"Migaloo"—-famous white whale photographed off the coast of NSW Australia.

"Migaloo"—-famous white whale photographed off the coast of NSW Australia.

cityofbostonarchives:

Haymarket, 1969 January, Peter H. Dreyer slide collection, Collection #9800.007, City of Boston Archives.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.  Please attribute to City of Boston Archives and credit Peter Dreyer.. For more images from this collection, click here

cityofbostonarchives:

Haymarket, 1969 January, Peter H. Dreyer slide collection, Collection #9800.007, City of Boston Archives.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.  Please attribute to City of Boston Archives and credit Peter Dreyer.. For more images from this collection, click here

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Kate and Andrew.  Never more beautiful together. (at Brooklyn, NY)

Kate and Andrew. Never more beautiful together. (at Brooklyn, NY)

Investing

jpheff3:

Investing is one of the things I really enjoy. I know that young people are among the least prepared to participate in the investment world. When they do it is almost always through mutual funds which have a very broad mandate. I have a different idea: match your basic investment portfolio with…

Kate’s bridal party. (at 501 UNION)

Kate’s bridal party. (at 501 UNION)

at 501 UNION

at 501 UNION

usagov:

Image description:

From the National Archives:

#DDAY70 D-Day:

"…landing craft made the drive towards shore through lanes cleared during the night by mine sweepers…"

Excerpted from: “D-Day to D plus 3."  From the series: Moving Images Relating to Military Activities, compiled 1947 - 1964. Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860 - 1985

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