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mothernaturenetwork:

Chernobyl trees and leaves barely decomposed, study findsThe irradiated and undecayed leaves are primed for a wildfire that could spread radiation throughout the region.

mothernaturenetwork:

Chernobyl trees and leaves barely decomposed, study finds
The irradiated and undecayed leaves are primed for a wildfire that could spread radiation throughout the region.

heaveninawildflower:

Wooly-Haired Magalopygio Caterpillar (1719) from VERANDERINGEN DER SURINAMAMSCHE INSECTEN (Metamorphasibus Insectorum Surinamensis) by Maria Sibylla Merian.
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heaveninawildflower:

Wooly-Haired Magalopygio Caterpillar (1719) from VERANDERINGEN DER SURINAMAMSCHE INSECTEN (Metamorphasibus Insectorum Surinamensis) by Maria Sibylla Merian.

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guardian:

Police failures over domestic violence exposed in damning report
The home secretary is to take personal charge of the way police respond to domestic abuse in England and Wales after a damning report exposed “alarming and unacceptable” weaknesses.
Theresa May will lead a national oversight group to ensure chief constables act on the recommendations of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), which she described as “depressing reading”. Read more
Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images

guardian:

Police failures over domestic violence exposed in damning report

The home secretary is to take personal charge of the way police respond to domestic abuse in England and Wales after a damning report exposed “alarming and unacceptable” weaknesses.

Theresa May will lead a national oversight group to ensure chief constables act on the recommendations of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), which she described as “depressing reading”. Read more

Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images

(Source: theguardian.com)

oupacademic:

Misquotation: ‘First catch your hare’
A proverbial warning against overconfidence, often thought to have originated in a recipe for hare soup in Mrs Glasse’s The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1747) or Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management (1851). It does not appear in either book, although Mrs Glasse’s book does have the instruction ‘Take your hare when it is cased [=skinned].’ In more general terms, this appears to be a common formulation. The Spirit of Farmers’ Museum (1801) has: ‘How to dress a dolphin, first catch a dolphin.’
A source from a much earlier period, the medieval Latin treatise De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae, traditionally attributed to the lawyer Henry of Bratton, has the sentence, ‘It is commonly said that one must first catch the deer, and afterwards, when he has been caught, skin him.’
From the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. For other previous common misquotations, take a look at our Misquotation of the Week feature.
Image credit: A hare. Coloured wood engraving. Creative Commons via Wellcome Library, London. 

oupacademic:

Misquotation: ‘First catch your hare’

A proverbial warning against overconfidence, often thought to have originated in a recipe for hare soup in Mrs Glasse’s The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1747) or Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management (1851). It does not appear in either book, although Mrs Glasse’s book does have the instruction ‘Take your hare when it is cased [=skinned].’ In more general terms, this appears to be a common formulation. The Spirit of Farmers’ Museum (1801) has: ‘How to dress a dolphin, first catch a dolphin.’

A source from a much earlier period, the medieval Latin treatise De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae, traditionally attributed to the lawyer Henry of Bratton, has the sentence, ‘It is commonly said that one must first catch the deer, and afterwards, when he has been caught, skin him.’

From the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. For other previous common misquotations, take a look at our Misquotation of the Week feature.

Image credit: A hare. Coloured wood engraving. Creative Commons via Wellcome Library, London

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