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Recipe: Vegan Twist on the Classic Tuna SandwichThe tuna-y texture comes courtesy of garbanzo beans.

Recipe: Vegan Twist on the Classic Tuna Sandwich
The tuna-y texture comes courtesy of garbanzo beans.

Abandoned car cemetery spends years rusting in spooky Belgian forest
Despite the resemblance to a grim doomsday traffic jam, these abandoned cars are in reality parked in an old junkyard on the west side of Chatillon, a small village near Ardennes, Belgium. The rusty retro vehicles have been sitting there for 70 years, plenty of time for the surrounding wilderness to almost overtake them.

Tyrannosaur ‘gangs’ terrorized ancient landscapeWhile most researchers believe the predators were lone wolves, so to speak, multiple fossil specimens have been found in a single bone bed.

Tyrannosaur ‘gangs’ terrorized ancient landscape
While most researchers believe the predators were lone wolves, so to speak, multiple fossil specimens have been found in a single bone bed.

'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a yearThe ‘Catatumbo Lightning’ has helped sailors, thwarted invasions and wowed onlookers for thousands of years, thanks to a recurring thunderstorm that can spark up to 40,000 lightning strikes in one night.

'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a year
The ‘Catatumbo Lightning’ has helped sailors, thwarted invasions and wowed onlookers for thousands of years, thanks to a recurring thunderstorm that can spark up to 40,000 lightning strikes in one night.

Will redheads get wiped out by climate change?People with fiery locks are unique in many ways. (And don’t worry, they’ll be with us for a long time yet.)

Will redheads get wiped out by climate change?
People with fiery locks are unique in many ways. (And don’t worry, they’ll be with us for a long time yet.)

Why Honda’s hybrid strategy is all wrongHow about bringing the Concept B, a very cool 5-door hybrid, to the U.S.? Sorry, only for China. And a hybrid version of the stunning new Fit? Japan’s got it. Argggh.

Why Honda’s hybrid strategy is all wrong
How about bringing the Concept B, a very cool 5-door hybrid, to the U.S.? Sorry, only for China. And a hybrid version of the stunning new Fit? Japan’s got it. Argggh.

Where the wild things aren’t: 8 abandoned zoos and animal parksEerie and unsettling perhaps, but deserted zoos also make for some excellent urban exploration.

Where the wild things aren’t: 8 abandoned zoos and animal parks
Eerie and unsettling perhaps, but deserted zoos also make for some excellent urban exploration.

Want to support #education? Donate to Tumblr Teachers’ Classrooms!

positivelypersistentteach:

Dear Tumblrverse,

Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires  more people will see it and more support can be given.   All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!

As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget).  Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby.  Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.

Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies.  In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped.  I am in awe of the teachers in this community.  After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year.  If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist.  If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.   

So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.

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World’s largest aquatic insect has 8-inch wingspan and ‘giant snake-like fangs’This monster of a bug was recently discovered in a remote area of China’s Sichuan province.

World’s largest aquatic insect has 8-inch wingspan and ‘giant snake-like fangs’
This monster of a bug was recently discovered in a remote area of China’s Sichuan province.

fromgrapevine:

Flying cars are almost here at last, and their first stop is Tel Aviv
SkyTran CEO Jerry Sanders says his new elevated transit system is going to transform transportation.