Please direct me to cute clothes. I am sick of my wardrobe and ASOS and New Look have nothing for me. u_u
A study of prehistoric minerals has revealed Tasmania’s geographical origins.
Two physical scientists from the University of Tasmania and Mineral Resources Tasmania, both in Australia, have analysed sedimentary rocks from the Rocky Cape Group in North West Tasmania and found that the rocks are very similar to those found in the North American states of Montana, Idaho and British Columbia.
Jacqueline Halpin and Peter McGoldrick dated tiny samples of minerals known as monazite and zircon, which are found in the sedimentary rocks from Rocky Cape, and discovered that they are between 1.45 and 1.33 billion years old—this also makes them the oldest known rocks ever found in Tasmania.
According to the scientists, the minerals must have been deposited in an ancient ocean about 1.45 billion to 1.22 billion years ago. Their finding suggests that Tasmania and Western North America were geographical neighbours about 1.4 billion years ago in the supercontinent Nuna, also known as Columbia.
“As plate tectonics and the supercontinents cycle started to rift Nuna apart, a large sedimentary basin formed that included the Rocky Cape and the Belt-Purcell Supergroup rocks,” explained Dr Hapin in a press release.
Because Tasmania’s rocks are different from the ones in mainland Australia, scientists hadn’t been able to pinpoint the exact location of the state during this prehistoric period.
Previous studies had suggested that Tasmania was part of central Australia and drifted apart when the supercontinent Nuna broke, but the new evidence contradicts this theory.
Halpin told the Guardian: “The rocks of Tasmania don’t look like the rest of Australia’s rocks if you look at those more than 700 million years old. The rocks up the east coast of Australian are much younger than in Tasmania. In terms of the geology, Tasmania is much more like North America.”
The mineral dates have also provided important information about the Horodyskia (string of beads) fossils found recently in the Rocky Cape. These fossils are visible to the naked eye, but are rarely found in rocks older than 635 million years, explained the researchers. This finding, however, suggests that the Horodyskia discovered in Tasmania could be twice this age.
The results of the study were published in the journal Precambrian Research.
I really suck at digital painting. OH MY GOD sobs
If 18 or 20 palettes wasn’t enough, I present to you: my 100 Palette Challenge! This is a collection of some of my favourite palettes from color-palettes and Adobe Kuler and I thought it would be really fun to have a huge variety of palettes to chose from
If you would like to participate in this challenge, I ask that you DO NOT repost this anywhere else, including deviantART; please REBLOG this instead! I have the challenge uploaded to deviantART as well, so please check it out there if you want to do it on deviantART!
Here’s some of the drawings I’ve done with a few of these palettes c:
So I’m wanting to practice digital art a little more and I suck at colouring so uhm, hit me up? I will give anything a go!
please consider the following:
- werewolf girls
- all-girl werewolf packs
- WEREWOLF GIRLFRIENDS
Ah! i knew i was forgetting something in my haste to finish this! (Quite the feat while working with my boss, let me tell you!)
Bibliophilicwitch’s 3k Giveaway!
I’ve been running bibliophilicwitch (then witchfulthinking) for over two and a half years. I have gone from solely blogging pagan and witchcraft to admitting that this is a personal blog to being a personal spiritual book blog that reblogs pretty pictures of nature, occult, books, mori kei clothing, and fountain pens - and somehow this hodgepodge has attracted 3000 of you guys. Holy buckets! I can’t let such a momentous number be left to pass unnoticed, so here is a give away!
- must be following me as this is a thank you to my sweet followers
- reblog/like as many times as you wish, but please don’t spam your followers
- no give-away/contest blogs
- open internationally
- after the winner is selected they will receive a message in their ask box; your ask must be open in order to qualify and you must claim their prize within 48 hours.
- open until August 21
The winner will receive a book that they can select from the list of my favorites listed above. When able, I will be giving away a hardcover, though there are a few that are out only available in certain formats. The book will be bought and shipped via Book Depository. While the give away is open internationally, please take a moment to check that your country is eligible for shipping through Book Depository because I would hate to find out at the last minute that I can’t actually get you the book.
And yes, that is the collector’s edition of Fangirl as long as it is available when the time comes or the winner is willing to wait.
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
- Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Daughter and Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
- The Abhorsen Chronicles by Garth Nix
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
- Choice from My Witchy Shelf: Mrs B’s Guide Household Witchery by Kris Bradley, Crafting Magick with Pen Ink by Susan Pesznecker, City Magick by Chris Penczak, The Un-Spell Book by Mya Om, Supermarket Magic by Michael Furie
* This give away is in no way affiliated with Tumblr. You must be 18 years or older to win.
If the winner wishes to receive a book other than the first of the series listed, they may request it. Ex. Already have The Name of the Wind, but would love Wise Man’s Fear? DONE!
America Chavez + 10 years // cropped ver.
- her star portals are 5 times bigger
- punches 10 times harder
- full size [x]