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 =  a form of life;  something that is in the shape of life, that has the appearance of life …
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.
TELL US WHY YOURE CLOSED
WHY ARE YOU PUTTING PEOPLE THROUGH THIS
You know… what if he has a mental handicap?…
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.
#So does this mean that almost all the Marvel movies leading up to Avengers were taking place at around the same time? #Like there were these 6 months of absolute hell at SHIELD #WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE’S AN ALIEN IN NEW MEXICO #SO NOW I HAVE AN ALIEN AND SOME BIGSHOT WHO’S FLYING AROUND IN A METAL SUIT #OH AND THE HULK BROKE HARLEM #THIS IS LOVELY #Coulson you’re on this
Elise Toft. A female Norwegian soldier in Afghanistan.
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?