If you were wondering how a clam uses its foot to move, here's an illustration from the classic textbook "Animals Without Backbones" by Ralph Buchsbaum. #clamfacts

hey so artist PSA: rebelle/rebelle pro, art programs that seek to replicate traditional painting closer than other programs, are currently discounted from $130 to $10 until the 13th of October.

#mastoartists

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Lesbians are you!!!

RT @lesbiposting@twitter.com

lesbiphobia check, let your phone finish the sentence
lesbians are..

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lesbiposting/statu

UK : Amend the Procurement Bill to enshrine positive environmental obligations
petition.parliament.uk/petitio

I signed this very fast 🤓

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Okay, in response to my recommendation to read Wikipedia to fall asleep, @griffinkate recommended I try a boring book, as an experiment. So, what's the most boring book you know?

Don't use this as an opportunity to slam a popular book you're too cool for. Like, Goodreads' list of boring books starts with Twilight. Ooooh, edgy post bro. Twilight is not that boring.

So, any books you tried to read and found aimless and impossible? Fiction and non-fiction permitted.

UK politics, economy 

Whoa, I actually repeated the £65 billion figure to someone, and I will tell them that this was incorrect. Also, I am extremely relieved, because £65 billion is like over 5% of our annual national budget oh my god.

RT @FullFact@twitter.com

Claims that the Bank of England has already spent £65 billion to ‘prop up the markets’ have been shared thousands of times.

In reality, far less than this has been spent.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/FullFact/status/15

i like plants they should make more of them. in my opinion.

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Been circling around a thought about how we live in a time period wherein individuals are held to an incredibly high standard when it comes to self-sufficiency but also are not the authorities on their own personhood or bodies. Western humans are expected to trust their doctors and lawmakers instead of their instincts or own research when it comes to what is happening in their own bodies.

As an example, you can be in pain, go to the doctor, and be told you're not in pain because there's no reason for you to be in pain. And the narrative of You, gets written down in your chart not as someone who is in pain but as someone who claimed to be in pain when they weren't.

But also we are at the peak of "not asking for help"/not living as social animals. A mother is now expected to be the entire village it takes to raise a child.

Isn't that strange? The juxtaposition of our insistence on individuality with the axiom that we are all unreliable narrators when it comes to ourselves?

I looked outside just now and saw a very bright "star" to the NNE.

Took a quick photo at 400mm focal length, and took a peek on the computer. It's Jupiter and 4 of its moons.

#photo #astrophotography #night #planet

cursed poll 

Are you a

UK petition: Call an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government
petition.parliament.uk/petitio

Can sign:
- UK citizen
- UK resident

Petition tracker graph: petition-track.uk/check-petiti (Several hundred thousand signatures in the last 3 days!)

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Does anyone have recommendations for a crossposter from twitter to mastodon where you can set a custom mapping to convert the mentioned usernames?
@blinry

Sometimes you can being stuff home with you to shoot with artificial light, if natural light conditions are boring. #sporespondence #fungi

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It starts rising exponentially on 22nd September, the day that Liz Truss became Prime Minister. XD

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UK petition: Call an immediate general election to end the chaos of the current government
petition.parliament.uk/petitio

Can sign:
- UK citizen
- UK resident

Petition tracker graph: petition-track.uk/check-petiti (Several hundred thousand signatures in the last 3 days!)

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Transphobia (not in the tweet itself but in the replies maybe) 

RT @No7Sammy@twitter.com

Okay, so retweet this so we get a wide range of response...

Who is most deserving of having their charity status revoked?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/No7Sammy/status/15

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.