17 4 / 2014

Figured out today when I went out to eat lunch that it’s love bug season apparently.

Thanks for that, Gainsville.

17 4 / 2014

kittengrin:

sailoreverything:

madoka07:

2014 “Magical Girl” Acrylic paint, Canvas F10 17.91x20.86

exhibition work
"Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and sailor senshi"
http://www.facebook.com/events/658896564156271

Making video :) / Canvas art “Magical Girl”
http://youtu.be/jNjji8I5VbY

This is witchcraft of a mastery that I will obsess about forever.

HOW.  HOW DO YOU ART.

Christ, I can’t even color without mucking it up somehow.

Ooo, that toothbrush over the screen technique is cool.  

Also that is some complicated ass tape using.  x.x  

17 4 / 2014

I need some help.  Do you guys know of any papers dealing with reconstituting and replicating old DNA for genome sequencing purposes? Also for sample cleaning to have a better chance at an uncontaminated (or less contaminated) sample.  I’ve come across some promising things in forensics, but not exactly what I need.  

My school lets you take a TON of independent studies, as long as you had a prof to guide you.  I talked to my bio anthro prof and she’s willing to oversee me on a research project.  I’ve been cleaning and sorting shells at the arch lab and I want to try and do electrophoresis on some of the shell samples and compare them to a modern genome.  But before I can take it to the prof who’s in charge of the lab, I need to do feasibility research.  My idea is to take some of the samples and do an IR on them.  If the IR comes back with ketones and alcohol, I’m going to see if I can have a mass spec done on them (we have one on campus.).  If there’s nitrogen, I think there’s a good possibility that there’s DNA in the shells.  But they need to be clean, and I need to know specifically what’s involved in pulling DNA from them.  I’ve done electrophoresis recently, but tenth grade was the last time I made my own sample.  

You guys are smart, so I figured I’d ask you if you’d seen anything like that.  :)  

17 4 / 2014

moniquill:

naamahdarling:

wrath-fire-ice:

Bury me in this.

*SCREAMS*

Get buried in this, get found by archeologists ten thousand years later, get presumed some kind of monarch or holy figure.

Feathers don’t survive that long.  If you want them to think you’re super important you need to be buried with gold, tons of beads (in materials that survive - shell and stone are good choices.), and other assorted grave goods.  
This dress though.  DAYUM.  

moniquill:

naamahdarling:

wrath-fire-ice:

Bury me in this.

*SCREAMS*

Get buried in this, get found by archeologists ten thousand years later, get presumed some kind of monarch or holy figure.

Feathers don’t survive that long.  If you want them to think you’re super important you need to be buried with gold, tons of beads (in materials that survive - shell and stone are good choices.), and other assorted grave goods.  

This dress though.  DAYUM.  

(via kittengrin)

17 4 / 2014

themarysue:

smegolas:

bluebirdsandink:

Was anyone else a little bit disappointed that the kick ass Lady Counsel Member turned out to be Natasha? Still love Natasha, but for a few glorious seconds, it was awesome to see an older woman come out of nowhere to kick ass.

Oh hell…

Same… 

17 4 / 2014

17 4 / 2014

thewinterwidow:

pierogi-jarskie:

smithsonian:

Protip: This is a really bad question to ask when visiting the National Mall. We have 8 buildings surrounding the Mall, and a total of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. A S.H.I.E.L.D agent should know better! 

(We think she means the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in this case.)  

I love that this is on the Smithsonian’s tumblr

#i was about to get annoyed about someone taking this too seriously but then i saw who posted it

If someone hadn’t pointed out the OP, I totally would have been like “I think that’s part of the joke…”  Especially since she’s at the top end of the mall, looking down at the eight smithsonian museums, lol.  

However! This is actually something my mom did when she came to see me.  And almost every friend who ever came to see me.  

Funny thing? The place where she stops has no trees.  So Steve is talking to the guy in the trees after running, and she pulls up…except for that’s not the road there and there aren’t trees like the ones they’re running on.  So when I saw it, I thought that the part where she probably actually pulled up is in front of the Smithsonian castle and the capitol is superimposed and it was a little jarring.  Like in my memory that’s the castle in the background, lol.  

(Source: runakvaed, via kittengrin)

17 4 / 2014

ernbarassing:

if im on tumblr more than usual that means i have a lot of stuff i need to be doing and im trying to avoid doing it

Literally me right now.  

(Source: ernbarassing, via kittengrin)

17 4 / 2014

ladykaymd:

I am pretty damn smug about how much I get done between 10 pm and 1 am sometimes. Haha.
I should do more to rub it in the faces of all those people who are actually okay with being up at 5 am.
"Oh, yeah? Well while you went to sleep at the same time as my grandma, I’m getting stuff done! How you like them apples??"
Official call for night people to be more smug about being night people to kick back against smug morning people!!

Yeeeeeeeeeeees.  
Not so smug when I stay up all night and am still ok at 5am, are ya? Hm.  I actually think that night people have an easier time with really excessively long days because we’re used to having to function on not as much sleep.  ’Cause the world doesn’t run on our schedule.    
Night owls unite.  <3 

ladykaymd:

I am pretty damn smug about how much I get done between 10 pm and 1 am sometimes. Haha.

I should do more to rub it in the faces of all those people who are actually okay with being up at 5 am.

"Oh, yeah? Well while you went to sleep at the same time as my grandma, I’m getting stuff done! How you like them apples??"

Official call for night people to be more smug about being night people to kick back against smug morning people!!

Yeeeeeeeeeeees.  

Not so smug when I stay up all night and am still ok at 5am, are ya? Hm.  I actually think that night people have an easier time with really excessively long days because we’re used to having to function on not as much sleep.  ’Cause the world doesn’t run on our schedule.    

Night owls unite.  <3 

17 4 / 2014

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