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A possibly related phenomenon is called crown shyness – certain species of trees will very politely avoid overshadowing each other in a forest canopy, leaving gaps between each others' branches.

Mostly trees of the same species will do this, but different species of tree have been observed doing this too.

Again, no one's entirely sure how the trees do this, and some botanists are probably arguing about it somewhere right now.

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It’s weird that adults think cops are normal people when the first thing a kid does if you give him a police costume is start hitting someone who’s done nothing wrong and then deny it despite visual evidence

"You're never more than five days from the weekend."

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finally I can understand the difference

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I went out to the local park to take some photos of all the snow around lake Washington! Along the little walkway to the dock, some kids had left messages for us in the snow!! :D :D

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Happy boring cis couple do the gender reveal only to find nothing, because I, a thief, have stolen their precious gender. Good luck finding it, heteros.

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I'm sorry about adding more meta to this already meta heavy day.

Let me add more fluffy snowy cute doggo stuff! They are all pictures of my cute lift brown doggo in her woolen sweater in the snow.

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#ActivityPub implementors please ping me if you have not been invited to the preparation discussion for the AP round table at #FOSDEM2019

boosts appreciated. Direct invitation from people already there most appreciated :)

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"You don’t fix burnout by going on vacation. You don’t fix it through “life hacks,” like inbox zero, or by using a meditation app for five minutes in the morning, or doing Sunday meal prep for the entire family, or starting a bullet journal. You don’t fix it by reading a book on how to “unfu*k yourself.” You don’t fix it with vacation, or an adult coloring book, or “anxiety baking,” or the Pomodoro Technique, or overnight fucking oats." buzzfeednews.com/article/anneh

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OMG. I didn't realize that Mastodon has a "delete and re-draft" option.... THIS IS THE BEST THING!!!!!!!!

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Sometimes I feel really down, but then Zooey pulls a sleepy face and life is much improved.

All animals are great.

#Cats

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Wow, Reuters, 1984 was meant to be a warning, not an instruction manual, you absolute muppets.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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I used to say that if any platform "won", it's we who lose.

I would like to revise:

If companies win at controlling our tech, we lose.

We've been losing so much, it seems normal.

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just rediscovered this little graphic i used in a presentation about sea otters, and added a helpful label

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My friend did a photo series last spring about masculinity and femininity and I was one of the people who did a shoot with her for it

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could someone make me like, a whole pot just for me

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For this year's Inktober I made an 8-page mini-comic a few panels a day. A buddy described it as "Constantine meets Hello Kitty," and here are pages 1-4.

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