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Festoon (Apoda limacodes)

…a species of cup moth (Limacodidae) which is found throughout Europe. Adult festoon usually fly from June to July and are typically seen in thick woodlands. Festoon larvae will feed on oak and beech species. A. limacodes is chiefly a nocturnal species, but interestingly there are a few documented reports of it flying during the day as well. 


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Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People’s Gut Bacteria

Every few months, we hear about a newly discovered that’s jumped from birds to people somewhere in the world. And the number of viruses identified in bats is “extraordinary and appears to increase almost daily,” scientists last year in the journal PLOS Pathogens.

But a virus that has been quietly hiding inside millions of people on three continents — and never noticed before? That doesn’t come along often.

Scientists at San Diego State University have discovered what may be the most common and abundant virus in the human gut. And yet, the tiny critter, called crAssphage (oh yes, there’s a story behind that name), has eluded researchers’ radar for decades.

Here’s the cool part: The virus doesn’t just hang out in our intestines naked and alone, scientists Thursday in the journal Nature Communications. Instead, the virus takes up residence inside gut bacteria — specifically inside Bacteroides, a group of microbes that have been linked to obesity and diabetes.

So the system is almost like a Russian nesting doll: The virus lives inside the bacterium, which lives inside our gut.

The new virus doesn’t make us sick, but it may be involved in controlling weight through its effect on Bacteroides. “We suspect this virus is very important in regulating the number of these bacteria [the Bacteroides] in the intestine,” says computational biologist , who led the study.

Edwards and his colleagues found the virus in fecal samples from people across the U.S., Europe, Korea and Japan. “But we think the virus is likely found worldwide,” he tells Goats and Soda. “We’ve basically found it in every population we’ve looked at. If we tested Africans, we think we’d find it in them, too.”

Scientists are just starting to learn about all the organisms that live in and on the human body. Collectively, they’re called the human . And there’s no question they’re important for our health.

So far, most studies have focused on the gut’s bacteria — not other microbes there. These bacteria are known to help regulate everything from our weight and immunity to heart health and . One study even found that changes in gut bacteria malnutrition in young children in Malawi.

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We desperately need an organized systematic effort to gather information about viruses
—Microbiologist Jonothan Eisen (via scinerds)
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1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden

This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique
from the 1690s.It belongs to the National Library’s Huseby
Collection and was once owned by Karren Mogensdotter Skoug.
Her name and the year 1692 are engraved on the inside of the clasps. -(x)

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boys cry
girls masturbate
boys can like pink and not be gay
girls can have short hair and not be a lesbian
boys can like ballet
girls can like video games
boys can be hot without a six pack
girls can be hot without a hairless body
boys can have hair down to their waists
girls can have stretch marks, curves and back fat

gender doesn’t determine what you can and cannot enjoy, what you can and cannot look like or what you can and cannot do

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