iPhoneOgraphy – 02 May 2016 (Day 123/366)
Termites are an order of social insects, the Isoptera. They are sometimes called “white ants”, incorrectly, because ants belong to the Order Hymenoptera.
They are eusocial animals, as are ants and some bees and wasps. Termites mostly feed on detritus, mostly wood, leaf litter, soil, or animal dung. There are an estimated 4,000 species (about 2,600 taxonomically known). About 10% are pests which can cause serious structural damage to buildings, crops or plantation forests.
Termites are major detrivores in the subtropical and tropical regions. Their recycling of wood and other plant matter is very important for ecology.
A termite colony starts when winged termites (called alates) swarm and mate. After mating, they fall to the ground and rip off their wings. The female looks for a good place to start the colony, and the male follows her. Most termites nest underground their entire…
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On a Sunday stroll with muted celerity, did you happen to hear the very first breath that tasted the tickled sweetness borne within the hypaethral expanse of today’s sunrise?
Unfortunately, our day to day psittacism frequently overlooks the simple amplitude and sensory quality that each of us honestly and uniquely strives to posess.
(Photo: Edward Roads)
By counting sheep,
since thoughts of you
dance in my head
with musical notes
I can touch
I shine a light
to study them.
What I see
are your eyes –
full of wonder
you can’t hide.
Ah, you’re dreaming
Stick to sheep,
For if you think of me,
I’ll keep you up
and all your sheep
*Counting sheep is a mental exercise used in some cultures as a means of putting oneself to sleep. In most depictions of the activity, the practitioner envisions an endless series of identical white sheep jumping over a…
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There are not a lot of jobs out in the market due to this economy. Depending on your industry, you might even find your company shrinking or even the role that you are having not relevant to the market anymore. If you are looking for a job, fresh from college or you are just looking around for something better, something new. Read on.. Today’s article might help you.
Change your Mindset
Instead of asking are there any jobs for me, ask are you suitable for the job you wanted. Pick a few jobs that you want or desire to go into, ask yourself if you have the relevant skills and experience that the job requires. The key word here is AND. With an abundance of unemployment talents out there, probably vying for the same position, it is no longer experience or skill or education. Likely it will be the employers’…
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Democratic senators from Maryland and Virginia are requesting that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) receive $150 million in federal dollars in fiscal-year 2017, as the troubled transit agency struggles to correct safety problems.
U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) called on members of Congress to fully fund WMATA at authorized levels next year. In a March 18 letter — made public yesterday — to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Committee of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the senators said that WMATA’s recent safety challenges demonstrated how much work remains to correct the agency’s problems.
“This is a vital transportation issue with direct implications on the effectiveness and efficiency of the federal government and the entire Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and is important to growing U.S. manufacturing and transit infrastructure development. WMATA’s compact jurisdictions are committed to providing 50 percent matching funding,” the…
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This series highlights cheap, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read.
Discounted from $6.99 to $1.99.
Dying sucks–and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.
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