Answer me.

I have alot of questions. But very little answers.

19, Tamil, Singaporean. Abit lost as to what I'm trying to achieve. I know I want to be a vet, and I'm prepared to do anything to get there. Just that my attitude doesn't cooperate with me sometimes. Okay, make that most of the time. I'm lazy, very lazy. I care about things, and I have brains. Guess that my complacency overrules everything.

colchrishadfield:

These 16-yr-old Irish girls won the google Science Fair. Worth reading what they did.
http://inhabitat.com/16-year-old-irish-girls-win-google-science-fair-2014-with-world-changing-crop-yield-breakthrough/
afro-dominicano:

The Cycle of Stars — The End

afro-dominicano:

The Cycle of Stars — The End

(via afro-dominicano)

naturepunk:

putyourdreamstobed:

onlylolgifs:

video

Can we just talk about how useful this is but also how happy that dog is to be teaching us something. Look at that tail wag. Thank you puppy. 

This dog is a not just any dog - it’s a Belgian Malinois. They are often used as guard and attack dogs because they have EXTREMELY high drive, an exceptional work ethic, and are widely considered the best working dogs for military and police forces. The pup above is well-trained and yes - he absolutely LOVES his job. 

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)

(via vetstudent-microbiologymaniac)

“Using the chain rule is like peeling an onion. You have to deal with every layer at a time and if it’s too big you’ll start crying.”

—   Calculus professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

“Using the chain rule is like peeling an onion: you have to deal with each layer at a time, and if it is too big you will start crying.”

—   Calculus professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

ourspecial:

lamarghe73:

Ashol Pan.

13 year old Ashol Pan is one of the estimated last 250 Mongolian eagle hunters left in the world. And one of the very few women that are granted the privilege to be trained in this ancient, traditional hunting method. Golden eagles are used mainly to hunt foxes during the winter months.

Some images courtesy of Caters News Agency.

I worked with the photographer when I was a custom framer! Such a cool story.

(via vetstudent-microbiologymaniac)

scienceyoucanlove:

Wow! These awesome trilobite beetles from Malaysia were an easy pick for Spotting of the Day!"Platerodrilus sp." spotted by GC Gan: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/865366004 — hier:Malaysia.
from Project Noah

scienceyoucanlove:

Wow! These awesome trilobite beetles from Malaysia were an easy pick for Spotting of the Day!

"Platerodrilus sp." spotted by GC Gan: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/865366004
— hier:Malaysia.

from Project Noah

thespectacularspider-girl:

feignedaffections:

allthingshyper:

gehayi:

hiddlesbatchlove:

forever-falling-forward:

platredeparis:

bnycolew:

mannysiege:

Progress

What

Imma just let this sit here

MOTHA FUCKIN SCIENCE

sources:
Engagdget
DailyTech
CBS

They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.

Let me restate this in case it didn’t sink in the first time
Researchers physically DELETED ALL TRACES of the HIV virus from a human cell.
ALL OF IT.
IF YOU ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT HIV IS

Here is the original paper.  My computer at work is currently being an ass.( http://www.hivdent.org/_research_/2014/PNAS-2014-Hu-1405186111.pdf.)
 “Our results also demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, that Cas9/gRNA genome editing can be used to immunize cells against HIV-1 infection. The preventative vaccination is independent of HIV-1 strain’s diversity because the system targets genomic sequences regardless of how the viruses enter the infected cells.”
 “Here, we found that LTR-directed gRNA/  Cas9 eradicates the HIV-1 genome and effectively immunizes target cells against HIV-1 reactivation and infection with high specificity and efficiency. These properties may provide a viable path toward a permanent or “sterile” HIV-1 cure, and perhaps provide a means to eradicate and vaccinate against other pathogenic viruses.”
This is beyond awesome.  Not only does it cure HIV infection, it immunizes other cells.  They believe it can be applied to other viral infections where the virus integrates into the host’s genome.

Lets think about this for a second.  HIV was first confirmed in 1959, retroactively, by examining the deceased’s preserved blood.  Between 1960 and 1980, HIV and AIDS are both relatively unknown, with many cases only confirmed retroactively by symptoms or studying the deceased years after their death.
In 1980, we have “Patient Zero” in the USA.  This is when HIV/AIDS became publicly known.
1980.  It is now 2014.  34 years.  It took us only 34 years, from widespread knowledge to this first major step in a cure.  34 years.  Just slightly longer than a generation we have fought HIV to this extent.
And we are only going to get better at it. 

thespectacularspider-girl:

feignedaffections:

allthingshyper:

gehayi:

hiddlesbatchlove:

forever-falling-forward:

platredeparis:

bnycolew:

mannysiege:

Progress

What

Imma just let this sit here

MOTHA FUCKIN SCIENCE

sources:

Engagdget

DailyTech

CBS

They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.

Let me restate this in case it didn’t sink in the first time

Researchers physically DELETED ALL TRACES of the HIV virus from a human cell.

ALL OF IT.

IF YOU ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT HIV IS

Here is the original paper.  My computer at work is currently being an ass.
( http://www.hivdent.org/_research_/2014/PNAS-2014-Hu-1405186111.pdf.)

 “Our results also demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, that Cas9/gRNA genome editing can be used to immunize cells against HIV-1 infection. The preventative vaccination is independent of HIV-1 strains diversity because the system targets genomic sequences regardless of how the viruses enter the infected cells.”

 “Here, we found that LTR-directed gRNA/  Cas9 eradicates the HIV-1 genome and effectively immunizes target cells against HIV-1 reactivation and infection with high specificity and efficiency. These properties may provide a viable path toward a permanent orsterileHIV-1 cure, and perhaps provide a means to eradicate and vaccinate against other pathogenic viruses.”

This is beyond awesome.  Not only does it cure HIV infection, it immunizes other cells.  They believe it can be applied to other viral infections where the virus integrates into the host’s genome.

Lets think about this for a second.  HIV was first confirmed in 1959, retroactively, by examining the deceased’s preserved blood.  Between 1960 and 1980, HIV and AIDS are both relatively unknown, with many cases only confirmed retroactively by symptoms or studying the deceased years after their death.

In 1980, we have “Patient Zero” in the USA.  This is when HIV/AIDS became publicly known.

1980.  It is now 2014.  34 years.  It took us only 34 years, from widespread knowledge to this first major step in a cure.  34 years.  Just slightly longer than a generation we have fought HIV to this extent.

And we are only going to get better at it. 

(Source: mannysiege, via theresonatingchamber)

brydeswhale:

queenconsuelabananahammock:

zumainthyfuture:

stunningpicture:

Same Crime

I want that shirt.

He know wassup

I love it.

brydeswhale:

queenconsuelabananahammock:

zumainthyfuture:

stunningpicture:

Same Crime

I want that shirt.

He know wassup

I love it.

(via naturepunk)

Everyone’s out to get me. And it’s all my fault.

rhamphotheca:

What an amazing find! 
A female Sundarbans River Terrapin (Batagur baska) was discovered in a family pond in Bangladesh. The turtle had been kept as a pet for 16 years. After much discussion, the turtle’s owner agreed to sell the critically endangered turtle to the team’s breeding colony, adding a seventh female and diversifying the genetic base! In this touching photo, the previous owner says good-bye to her beloved pet.
You can read more about this exceptional story here:
Turtle Survival Alliance

rhamphotheca:

What an amazing find!

A female Sundarbans River Terrapin (Batagur baska) was discovered in a family pond in Bangladesh. The turtle had been kept as a pet for 16 years. After much discussion, the turtle’s owner agreed to sell the critically endangered turtle to the team’s breeding colony, adding a seventh female and diversifying the genetic base! In this touching photo, the previous owner says good-bye to her beloved pet.

You can read more about this exceptional story here:

Turtle Survival Alliance

(via naturepunk)

d0gbl0g:

wow

d0gbl0g:

wow

(Source: fortscrotum, via theanimaleffect)

ponderation:

Swan family on the lake by Emil Jovanov

ponderation:

Swan family on the lake by Emil Jovanov

(via earthandanimals)