futurescope:

The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonise space

RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant, could enable long-distance space travel.

Read more: dezeen.com/2014/07/25/movie-silk-leaf-first-man-made-synthetic-biological-leaf-space-travel/

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twinkletwinkleyoulittlefuck:

thepreciousthing:

adire-adire:

victorysunshine:

goldfish-kisses:

geek-in-a-box:

martiemcfly:

WHY ARENT THERE ADULT-SIZED PLAYGROUNDS

LIKE EVERYTHING IS THE SAME AS A KIDS PLAYGROUND

BUT BIGGER

WHY DO WE NOT HAVE THOSE

theme parks. just. theme parks.

but u have to pay for theme parks

that’s the adult part

son of a bitch

ladies and gentlemen, behold

the St. Louis City Museum:

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Playground for adults and children.

They even serve alcohol.

I know where we’re going guys

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#original #shirt #design #themonacleman #shop #artwalk #nicebody

#original #shirt #design #themonacleman #shop #artwalk #nicebody


#goatcheese and #blueberrycheese #cheesecake at Fairmont #chateaulaurier #foodporn

#goatcheese and #blueberrycheese #cheesecake at Fairmont #chateaulaurier #foodporn


#duck chillin on #ottawa #river


My own creation. #foodporn #yogourt #spinach #cucumber #jam #bananas

My own creation. #foodporn #yogourt #spinach #cucumber #jam #bananas


Chillin with a #ukelele


Around the trees in the summertime. #ottawa #samueldechamplain #nationalgalleryofcanada #lovers #trees


#nationalgalleryofcanada #peaceful


You are here. But I had forgotten about you.
ViNg

One day I woke up
and we no longer spoke
the same language.
I haven’t heard from you since.
Where did you go?, Hishaam Siddiqi (via seinedol)

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questionall:

This week is National Pollinator’s Week. Please take action to save our precious pollinators. A recent Harvard study on the relationship between neonicotinoid pesticides and the collapse of our honey bee colonies has established a direct and definitive link between these neurotoxic pesticides and colony collapse. READ: http://www.bulletinofinsectology.org/pdfarticles/vol67-2014-125-130lu.pdf Sub-lethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. The study found that honey bees in both the control and the neonic treated groups progressed almost identically through the summer and fall seasons with no acute morbidity or mortality in either group until the end of winter. Bees from 6 of the 12 neonic treated colonies had abandoned their hives. A complete opposite phenomena was observed in the control colonies, in which instead of abandoning, they were repopulated quickly with new emerging bees. Neonicotinoid pesticides such as clothanidin are used to treat GMO seeds and are absorbed into the crops themselves. Our food supply depends on our bees. BAN NEONICS. BAN GMOs. SAVE THE BEES! PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO BAN NEONICS IN THE USA, ask your Congressional Representatives to support H.R. 2692 to ban neonics: http://bit.ly/PollinatorBill TELL EPA to ban neonics: www.foe.org/epa-bees IN CANADA, sign this petition: http://elizabethmaymp.ca/get-involved/ban-neonicotinoids/ Tell Home Depot and Lowes’ CEOs to stop selling plants pre-treated with bee-killing neonic pesticides: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/home-depot-and-loweswww.foe.org/epa-bees IN CANADA, sign this petition: http://elizabethmaymp.ca/get-involved/ban-neonicotinoids/ Tell Home Depot and Lowes’ CEOs to stop selling plants pre-treated with bee-killing neonic pesticides: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/home-depot-and-lowes

questionall:

This week is National Pollinator’s Week. Please take action to save our precious pollinators. A recent Harvard study on the relationship between neonicotinoid pesticides and the collapse of our honey bee colonies has established a direct and definitive link between these neurotoxic pesticides and colony collapse. READ: http://www.bulletinofinsectology.org/pdfarticles/vol67-2014-125-130lu.pdf Sub-lethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. The study found that honey bees in both the control and the neonic treated groups progressed almost identically through the summer and fall seasons with no acute morbidity or mortality in either group until the end of winter. Bees from 6 of the 12 neonic treated colonies had abandoned their hives. A complete opposite phenomena was observed in the control colonies, in which instead of abandoning, they were repopulated quickly with new emerging bees. Neonicotinoid pesticides such as clothanidin are used to treat GMO seeds and are absorbed into the crops themselves. Our food supply depends on our bees. BAN NEONICS. BAN GMOs. SAVE THE BEES! PLEASE TAKE ACTION TO BAN NEONICS IN THE USA, ask your Congressional Representatives to support H.R. 2692 to ban neonics: http://bit.ly/PollinatorBill TELL EPA to ban neonics: www.foe.org/epa-bees IN CANADA, sign this petition: http://elizabethmaymp.ca/get-involved/ban-neonicotinoids/ Tell Home Depot and Lowes’ CEOs to stop selling plants pre-treated with bee-killing neonic pesticides: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/home-depot-and-loweswww.foe.org/epa-bees IN CANADA, sign this petition: http://elizabethmaymp.ca/get-involved/ban-neonicotinoids/ Tell Home Depot and Lowes’ CEOs to stop selling plants pre-treated with bee-killing neonic pesticides: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/home-depot-and-lowes

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doctorwho-lemontree:

tennants-hair:

VIVA LA PLUTO MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!

DO YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU? ALL OF YOU WHO HAD WRITTEN OFF PLUTO, WHO HAD CROSSED IT OFF YOUR PLANET LIST? REMEMBER HOW IT WAS ‘TOO SMALL” TO BE A PLANET? HOW NASA, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION REMOVED ITS PLANETARY STATUS AND  CHANGED ITS NAME TO 134340? HOW EVERYONE THEN CONSIDERED THERE TO BE EIGHT PLANETS, NOT NINE?

BUT SOME OF US REMAINED LOYAL TO PLUTO. IT WAS NEVER FORGOTTEN. AND NOW HERE WE ARE, AND JUSTICE IS UPON US AFTER 8 YEARS.

BECAUSE GUESS WHAT? PLUTO HAS AT LEAST FIVE MOONS, A PRETTY BIG NUMBER FOR A ”DWARF-PLANET”, HUH? ESPECIALLY WHEN EARTH, QUITE BIGGER THAN PLUTO AND AN OFFICIAL PLANET ONLY HAS ONE. AND GUESS WHAT ELSE? ERIS, THE PLANET WHICH EVERYONE THOUGHT TO BE BIGGER THAN PLUTO, MAY NOT BE BIGGER AFTER ALL. AND THE BEST PART IS THAT PLUTO HAS AN ATMOSHPERE. THAT’S RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, A SUPPOSEDLY NON-PLANET HAS AN ATMOSPHERE. AGAIN, ISN’T THAT IMPRESSIVE?

SO LOOK AT THIS. NEW FINDINGS, AND A NEW AGE FOR PLUTO. AN AGE OF RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION. AND ALLOW ME TO CLOSE THIS -somewhat aggressive-PRESENTATION OF OPINION WITH THE MOTTO OF THE PLUTO APOLOGISTS: VIVA LA PLUTO!

I ALWAYS BELIEVED IN YOU PLUTO!

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kazard:

residentfeline:

how do cats even work

Cats:
A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.
The little tufts of hair in a cat’s ear that help keep out dirt direct sounds into the ear, and insulate the ears are called “ear furnishings.”
The ability of a cat to find its way home is called “psi-traveling.” Experts think cats either use the angle of the sunlight to find their way or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses.
One reason that kittens sleep so much is because a growth hormone is released only during sleep.
A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206. A cat has no collarbone, so it can fit through any opening the size of its head.
A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the fingerprint of a human.
If they have ample water, cats can tolerate temperatures up to 133 °F.
A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute.
 Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat only through their paws.
The claws on the cat’s back paws aren’t as sharp as the claws on the front paws because the claws in the back don’t retract and, consequently, become worn.
Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
Researchers are unsure exactly how a cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that a cat purrs by vibrating vocal folds deep in the throat. To do this, a muscle in the larynx opens and closes the air passage about 25 times per second.
A cat almost never meows at another cat, mostly just humans. Cats typically will spit, purr, and hiss at other cats.
A cat’s back is extremely flexible because it has up to 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. Humans only have 34.
Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet (20 meters), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.
A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.
A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.
And that’s how cats work.

kazard:

residentfeline:

how do cats even work

Cats:

  • A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.
  • The little tufts of hair in a cat’s ear that help keep out dirt direct sounds into the ear, and insulate the ears are called “ear furnishings.”
  • The ability of a cat to find its way home is called “psi-traveling.” Experts think cats either use the angle of the sunlight to find their way or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses.
  • One reason that kittens sleep so much is because a growth hormone is released only during sleep.
  • A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206. A cat has no collarbone, so it can fit through any opening the size of its head.
  • A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the fingerprint of a human.
  • If they have ample water, cats can tolerate temperatures up to 133 °F.
  • A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute.
  •  Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat only through their paws.
  • The claws on the cat’s back paws aren’t as sharp as the claws on the front paws because the claws in the back don’t retract and, consequently, become worn.
  • Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.
  • Researchers are unsure exactly how a cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that a cat purrs by vibrating vocal folds deep in the throat. To do this, a muscle in the larynx opens and closes the air passage about 25 times per second.
  • A cat almost never meows at another cat, mostly just humans. Cats typically will spit, purr, and hiss at other cats.
  • A cat’s back is extremely flexible because it has up to 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. Humans only have 34.
  • Some cats have survived falls of over 65 feet (20 meters), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
  • A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.
  • A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.
  • A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.

And that’s how cats work.

(via anarchistfoxes)