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Animierte Infografik: wie ein Mensch entsteht

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Toll, was GIFs alles so können. Eleanor Lutz von Tabletop Whale hat mit ihnen eine Infografik erstellt, die den Weg eines befruchteten Eis bis zum Tag der Geburt zeigt. Dazu hat sie die verschiedenen Stadien erklärt. Klasse! Hier in groß und hier auch als Poster.


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Payloads

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With a space elevator, a backyard full of solar panels could launch about 500 horses per year, and a large power plant could launch 10 horses per minute.
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mareino
2 days ago
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Alt text: With a space elevator, a backyard full of solar panels could launch about 500 horses per year, and a large power plant could launch 10 horses per minute.
Washington, District of Columbia
thelem
2 days ago
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What's the unlabelled one? I doubt it's a mistake.
Brighton, UK
Ironica
2 days ago
I don't see any that are unlabeled. Some of them have the label at the bottom instead of the top, maybe you just are missing it?
thelem
2 days ago
Bottom left of 2000s
Ironica
2 days ago
Sure enough. Huh, interesting.
ChuckMcM
2 days ago
Ariane 5 (Ariane 4 is 16 horses, original 5 is 21 horses)
JayM
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skittone
2 days ago
I'd rather have a space elevator than tethered surveillance blimps and whatnot.
sfrazer
3 days ago
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Just in time for the KSP beta!
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Cafeine
3 days ago
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<3
Paris / France
mchahn
1 day ago
Where can I get a version of the graphic big enough to read?

Medical Marijuana Suddenly A Whole Lot Less Illegal Nationwide

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Congress passed a massive omnibus government spending bill over the weekend. And while most of the attention is on the fact that lawmakers have managed to avoid the mess of another government shutdown, the 1600-page, $1.1 trillion bill has a lot in it. Particularly of note? After many long years, the federal government has effectively lifted its prohibition on medical marijuana nationwide.

As the Los Angeles Times explains, the bill makes the federal government’s implicit policy of the past year into its explicit policy, and marks the first time Congress has taken a significant national move toward legalization.

Marijuana has been illegal for both medical and recreational use at the federal level for decades, despite a spate of state-level laws approving its use. Since the 1990s, 32 states and D.C. have passed approving the use of medical marijuana. But even in those states where medical use is legal, federal agencies have been able to raid and shut down marijuana buying, selling, and growing operations.

Last year, the Obama administration instructed federal prosecutors to stop enforcing federal-level marijuana laws that contradicted state policies. Now, that policy is law — or at least will be once President Obama signs the bill sometime this week.

Marijuana legalization advocates have been hailing the measure as a major win. “By approving this measure, Congress is siding with the vast majority of Americans who are calling for change in how we enforce our federal marijuana laws,” said Mike Liszewski, government affairs director for Americans for Safe Access.

Of course, Congress is still standing in the way of some other pot laws. D.C. voters overwhelmingly passed a measure in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana in the District, but legislators have tacked on an amendment to the very same bill that would prevent that change from moving forward.

Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana [LA Times]

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December 15, 2014

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OH GOD IT'S MOVING DAY AAAHAHAAAAA
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Deer stranded on top of 176 feet high ski jump killed as there was no safe way to remove it

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A deer that was stranded on top of the Pine Mountain Ski Jump earlier this week had to be killed after Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) personnel determined that there was no safe way to remove it from the structure.



DNR Public Information Officer Debbie Munson Badini said that a DNR officer and biologist located the young deer on the platform at the top of the scaffold on Tuesday evening. "We have no idea how it got up there or how long it was there," she said.

According to Badini, the officer and biologist looked at all available options on how to remove the deer. They could not find a way to do it without endangering their own safety or the safety of the deer. Badini added that the deer was starving and "not in good shape physically."



After considering all of these factors, DNR personnel dispatched the deer on Wednesday. The Pine Mountain Ski Jump, which is located in Breitung Township near Iron Mountain, is one of the highest artificial ski jumps in the world. It is is 176 feet high, and 380 feet in length.
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SMFW

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wtfw it's like smho tbfh, imdb.
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Tobiah
2 days ago
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Explainxkcd.com
San Jose, California
bluegecko
4 days ago
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I'm failing to figure out the alt text, and I doubt Randal wrote random letters. Any ideas?
New York, NY
scifiknitter
4 days ago
imdb is a website and is an acronym for "internet movie database".
wreichard
4 days ago
I think it's abbreviations combined. Like smh and lmho would be shaking my head off. But this comic does sometimes go over my head.
mrfarenheit
4 days ago
I use Explain XKCD in these cases.. http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/1460
CLUSTERfoo
4 days ago
to be fucking honest, I didn't get it either.
Berstarke
4 days ago
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... Lollwut? Brb, bbq sos.
trparky
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Alt Text: wtfw it's like smho tbfh, imdb.
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