October 20, 2014

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October 20, 2014

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October 20, 2014

Lily Collins attends the ‘Love, Rosie’ Red Carpet during the 9th Rome Film Festival on October 19, 2014 in Rome, Italy.

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October 20, 2014
jtotheizzoe:

currentsinbiology:


These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack
There is an elaborate stealth communication network in the Earth beneath your feet. This smart web acts like a superorganism, fortifying defensive capabilities and coordinating deadly attacks on unsuspecting targets. But it’s not run by the NSA, the CIA, or the military. This web is made of bacteria.
A team of scientists led by Manfred Auer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have used cutting-edge 3-D microscopy to identify a new mechanism for bacterial networking. They observed elaborate webs of a common soil bacterium, Myxococcus xanthus, connected by thread-like membranes. This system of cellular pipelines suggests that some bacteria have evolved complex ways to deliver molecular cargo out of sight from snooping neighbors. Their work appears in the journal Environmental Microbiology.

Myxococcus xanthus biofilm devouring a colony of Escherichia coli. Credit: James Berlemanc

Hey look, it’s an article I wrote for WIRED last year popping up on my own dashboard! Circle of life, man.

jtotheizzoe:

currentsinbiology:

These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack

There is an elaborate stealth communication network in the Earth beneath your feet. This smart web acts like a superorganism, fortifying defensive capabilities and coordinating deadly attacks on unsuspecting targets. But it’s not run by the NSA, the CIA, or the military. This web is made of bacteria.

A team of scientists led by Manfred Auer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have used cutting-edge 3-D microscopy to identify a new mechanism for bacterial networking. They observed elaborate webs of a common soil bacterium, Myxococcus xanthus, connected by thread-like membranes. This system of cellular pipelines suggests that some bacteria have evolved complex ways to deliver molecular cargo out of sight from snooping neighbors. Their work appears in the journal Environmental Microbiology.

Myxococcus xanthus biofilm devouring a colony of Escherichia coli. Credit: James Berlemanc

Hey look, it’s an article I wrote for WIRED last year popping up on my own dashboard! Circle of life, man.

October 16, 2014

danforth:

thetinytabby:

It’s October! Black cats are often associated with being spooky, but this means they have a negative stereotype associated with them.

Some people take the color of the cat into heavy consideration when looking for a new companion. This also goes for dogs! It’s a sad fact that black dogs and cats have a hard time finding homes.

To celebrate the awesomeness of black kitties, we would like to do a little showcase of black adoptable kitties! We also want to adopt to some shelters that are taking care of black kitties!
If you would like to nominate a kitty, please reblog with a link, or email us at admin@theinytabby.com

Want to find a black cat to show us? Try https://www.petfinder.com/ !

www.thetinytabby.com
https://www.facebook.com/thetinytabby
https://twitter.com/TheTinyTabby

<3 Thank you!

I used to volunteer for the Humane Society and it’s true — black cats have a hard time getting adopted. People don’t want them. Do what you can to help ‘em out! 

October 16, 2014
scifi-fantasy-horror:

Soul by Te Hu

scifi-fantasy-horror:

Soul by Te Hu

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October 16, 2014

archiemcphee:

Philippines-based artist Jordan Mang-osan harnesses the power of the sun to create beautifully detailed works of pyrographic art. Pyrography (or pygrogravure) is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object. For Mang-osan that object is a magnifying glass, which he uses to direct the heat of the sun to etch dark marks onto prepared sheets of plywood. He creates pieces that range from grand landscapes to detailed portraits. It’s a slow and painstaking process required great skill and patience. Each piece takes Mang-osan several months to complete.

"The artist, who is an ethnic Igorot hailing from the mountainous Cordilleras region, stays close to his roots by working with raw, indigenous materials and focusing on subject matter that celebrates the rich heritage of his people and his country.”

To check out more of his pyrography pieces, visit Jordan Mang-osan’s Facebook page or head over to Fine Art America,

[via Demilked and My Modern Metropolis]

October 16, 2014
Weird conversation

So we had been talking about that lecture that got cancelled in Utah. And then it happened, the craziest schism in experience I thought could happen between us. We’re both gamers, though different genres. we’ve lived together for years…

Boyfriend: oh its related that gamergate crap.

Me: oah?

Boyfriend: those people overacting to that lady who got a better rating for a mediocre game by sleeping with reviewer. 

Me: …………………………………

…………………

…..

/in my head/ I couldn’t believe it. That’s what you’ve gotten out of all of this? that’s all you’ve heard of this!!! I never thought we could have such a different experience and interpretation of something so close to gaming culture at the moment. /head explodes/

so i’ve shared some cool things I’ve seen written or shared around by websites we both see and people we both know. #thankgodforwilwheaton

I don’t know how to start but i feel like this is something which we totally have to talk about. At any point any of the women being attacked could very easily have been someone I know, my friend, hell even me cause sometimes I don’t know when to back down.

THIS SHIT IS WHY I DON’T GO TO CONs.  Because if someone tried to fucking touch me like people I know, I’d be in jail.

argggggggggggggg

October 16, 2014
"Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk. You’ll find what you need to find. Just read."

— Neil Gaiman. (via ifreakinlovebooks)

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October 16, 2014
wilwheaton:

micdotcom:

HBO is going cable-free — and you can thank millennials for it 

In a move that’s shaking the entire television industry, HBO announced it will begin offering online-only packages that will allow users to access its entire library of content without a cable subscription — and you can thank Millennials for it.
TV watching habits are changing | Follow micdotcom


Pay attention, network goons, because your stupid outdated business model is dying with your audience. The future is online.

wilwheaton:

micdotcom:

HBO is going cable-free — and you can thank millennials for it 

In a move that’s shaking the entire television industry, HBO announced it will begin offering online-only packages that will allow users to access its entire library of content without a cable subscription — and you can thank Millennials for it.

TV watching habits are changing | Follow micdotcom

Pay attention, network goons, because your stupid outdated business model is dying with your audience. The future is online.

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