sayitinslugs:

sixpenceee:

A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)

Magic

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thestylishgypsy:

George Orwell, Coming Up For Air

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rodham-clinton:

really all you need to know about the american health care system is that there’s a popular tv series where a man turns to cooking industrial quantities of crystal meth in order to pay his hospital bills


iwriteaboutfeminism:

Thursday night in Ferguson, September 25-26. Part Three.


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amyleona:

Never fucking ever relate pregnancy and having children with womanhood

Not all women want children, biological or not

Not all women are capable of it either

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generic-art:

5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.


BREAKING: There is a video a protestor recorded that shows the cops swung first..inciting the riot. #Ferguson

thepoliticalfreakshow:

  • NO ONE in attacked chief Jackson
  • NO ONE WAS TRYING TO HARM CHIEF JACKSON. LOOK: this is seconds b4 the mayhem. cc
  • I was right by the chief for much of his walking . No one attacked him. Folks were trying to protect him if anything!
  • Fox and other media outlets falsely reporting that protestors attacked police chief. Live streams show otherwise in

fuckyeahqualitymusic:

Erik Hassle & Ellie Goulding // Be Mine (Robyn Cover)