Lily Collins attends the ‘Love, Rosie’ Red Carpet during the 9th Rome Film Festival on October 19, 2014 in Rome, Italy.
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.
Hey look, it’s an article I wrote for WIRED last year popping up on my own dashboard! Circle of life, man.
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 email@example.com
Want to find a black cat to show us? Try https://www.petfinder.com/ !
<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!
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.”
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.
Boyfriend: those people overacting to that lady who got a better rating for a mediocre game by sleeping with reviewer.
/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.
— Neil Gaiman. (via ifreakinlovebooks)
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.
Pay attention, network goons, because your stupid outdated business model is dying with your audience. The future is online.
- whisperedgalaxies said:Re: Swearing in America We don't have the most variation in our swearing, whereas a lot of other languages have swears that capture more levels of intensity that just doesn't translate. The interesting thing about "fuck" though is it is just so flexible (in american dialects). You can use it as nearly every part of speech. As a result, however, we don't use much else. As a reader from America, the use of swears in American Gods sounded very natural to me. -A linguistics major
I agree. The glory of fuck is all the things you can do with it and all the things it can do. It’s an unbefuckinglievably useful swear word (used...
- Cover letters, like dial-up internet, are a thing of the past and should not be required anymore.
- Me:She identifies as a girl. So she's a girl.Friend:But she's really aMe:No stop