Photo 20 Apr 194 notes mucholderthen:

THE BACTERIOPHAGE — usually just called ‘phage’
An electron micrograph of the most abundant life-form on Earth,     the viruses that infect bacteria and replicate inside of them.
They’re one of the ways genes are transferred between bacteria.
Trillions of them inhabit each of us as part of our microbiome.
Colorized image by Department of Microbiology, Biozentrum, University of Basel/Photo Researchers, Inc
Are viruses alive? Traditionally: no. Are they biological entities? Well, they’re certainly important in the biosphere. Microbiologists study them, as do workers in other biomedical sciences.
Life-form = [1] a form of life; [2] something that is in the shape of life, that has the appearance of life  …

mucholderthen:

THE BACTERIOPHAGE — usually just called ‘phage’

  • An electron micrograph of the most abundant life-form on Earth
        the viruses that infect bacteria and replicate inside of them.
  • They’re one of the ways genes are transferred between bacteria.
  • Trillions of them inhabit each of us as part of our microbiome.

Colorized image by Department of Microbiology,
Biozentrum, University of Basel/Photo Researchers, Inc

Are viruses alive? Traditionally: no.
Are they biological entities? Well, they’re certainly important in the biosphere. Microbiologists study them, as do workers in other biomedical sciences.

Life-form = [1] a form of life; [2] something that is in the shape of life, that has the appearance of life  …

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(Source: m-gatiss)

Video 20 Apr 60 notes

zerostatereflex:

Civilization

This trailer looks amazing,

Text 20 Apr 123,916 notes

eldritch-abomination:

dont fucking shame people for not reading for pleasure

some people have concentration-issues

some people have other hobbies

and some people just dont fucking like reading alright

shut the fuck up and sit down

No. If you dont read for pleasure then you have no way of creating consistent growth in what you know and how you see the world… So you become essentially an ignorant & uneducated person whose opinion carries no weight or validity. Ive met people with learning disabilities who love to read as hard as it is for them… You have no excuse for not reading and no protection from being called the idiot you become. 

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Video 20 Apr 127,846 notes

penis-hilton:

reallylameblog:

TELL US WHY YOURE CLOSED

WHY ARE YOU PUTTING PEOPLE THROUGH THIS

You know… what if he has a mental handicap?… 

via Amandayahh.
Audio 20 Apr 35,109 notes

ursorum:

tylersthings:

Forgive me padre for I have siiiiiiinned

I can’t believe someone made a fucking audio post for that stupid deer picture I made. this is unbelievable. I’ve reached a new level of sentience. I am unstoppable. I am the alpha and the omega.

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Photo 19 Apr 539 notes bluepueblo:

Guardian, The Enchanted Wood
photo via mark

bluepueblo:

Guardian, The Enchanted Wood

photo via mark

Photo 19 Apr 126 notes militaryarmament:

Elise Toft. A female Norwegian soldier in Afghanistan. 

militaryarmament:

Elise Toft. A female Norwegian soldier in Afghanistan. 

Photo 19 Apr 255,421 notes thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

Unless you live up North… the apparently you’re clear… or is it they’re so white they can’t be seen in the snow?

thelonelyscarecrow:

castiels-time-traveler:

nintendocanada:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the World by Natural Skin Color

i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening

actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d. 

THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.

Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.

Unless you live up North… the apparently you’re clear… or is it they’re so white they can’t be seen in the snow?

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Photo 18 Apr 475 notes bluepueblo:

Yew Tree Tunnel, Aberglasney Gardens, Wales
photo via kathi

bluepueblo:

Yew Tree Tunnel, Aberglasney Gardens, Wales

photo via kathi


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