super-cream:

tiny tsundere vs huge tsundere, summer edition. because it’s been snowing here in atlanta and that’s messed up.

super-cream:

tiny tsundere vs huge tsundere, summer edition. because it’s been snowing here in atlanta and that’s messed up.

super-cream:

frederic and her hipster mountain troll friend out on the town

super-cream:

frederic and her hipster mountain troll friend out on the town

dellamortdellamor:

The Wife of the Necromancer by belbael

hypochondriacdreaming:

here’s a short stupid comic from my sketchbook about the monster under this girls bed

My favorite silly gene names

biologyweeps:

jtotheizzoe:

On the heels of this post detailing the adorable story of the hedgehog gene, here’s some more of my favorite silly gene names, and the mutant reasons their redonkulous names:

  • tinman - Mutants do not develop a heart (Fruit fly)
  • dreadlocks - Causes photoreceptors to sprout dreadlock-like axon projections (Fruit fly)
  • tribbles - Causes out of control cell division (Fruit fly)
  • maggie - Larvae never mature (Fruit fly)
  • hamlet - Affects a type of sensory cell called “IIB” (Fruit fly)
  • dunce - Affects learning and memory (Fruit fly)
  • smaug - Represses Nanos, which means “dwarf” (Fruit fly)
  • groucho - Excessive bristles on the face (Fruit fly)
  • ken and barbie - Lack of external genitalia (Fruit fly)
  • indy - Stands for “I’m not dead yet”, a la Monty Python (Fruit fly)
  • lush and cheap date - Affect alcohol metabolism (Fruit fly)
  • RING - A protein segment that comes from “really interesting new gene”
  • tigger and pogo - Two families of transposable elements, or pieces of DNA that can jump around genomes (Multiple species)
  • kryptonite and superman - Kryptonite represses superman, which causes extra stamens to form in flowers (Arabadopsis)
  • Yuri gagarin - Protein involved in sensing gravity (Fruit fly)
  • callipyge - Leads to formation of large, round buttocks in sheep (from Greek for “beautiful buttocks”)
  • chablis, frascati, merlot, retsina, riesling, cabernet, grenache, chardonnay, chianti, pinotage, sauternes, weissherbst, zinfandel - A set of genes found to inhibit blood cell formation. Get it? Red and white?! (Zebrafish)

I think these would make an excellent art project, all you artistically-and-scientifically inclined people out there. Any of your favorites that I missed?

Because I heard you people like weird gene names (proof that scientists do indeed have a sense of humor) 

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assbutt-in-the-garrison:

realhunterswearplaid:

dek-says-so:

eyona:

supernaturalthreesome:

I can’t believe that it’s allowable to have such a RACIST and CONDESCENDING news report. I already knew CNN was a joke and never liked their reporting but this really is disgusting. I’ve been living in New Zealand for 5 years now, the Maori culture here is pervasive, rich and beautiful and this whole report ignores that, pokes fun at it and is highly disrespectful. 

Please sign the petition for CNN to issue a formal apology. 

This is obscenely ignorant of other cultures

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.  Really?  That woman who reported it — I’m not even bothering to look up her name because frankly, she doesn’t deserve that — is a fucking irritant.  Any time I’ve seen her on CNN in the past, it’s a grating, irritating report that she has.  This?  This is fucking racist and xenophobic.  

The mating dance of the Emu?  Fuck your fucking face, you asshole.  CNN has steadily been turning into FoxNews in the last decade, if you ask me.  This just proves it.

Wow, I would like to say that I’m speechless, but I’m not.  Actually, I’ve got quite a bit to say on this.  First and foremost, this is a classic example of racism, and it sounds like it came from a Victorian text rather than a modern day news report.  Their blatant and casual denigration of various native cultures while acting as though uptight suit-and-tie wearing white people is the norm is offensive on so many levels.  So is the disregard of the native greetings.  When people meet with the President in the White House or the royal family in London, aren’t they expected to shake hands respectfully, because that is the custom in the host country?  What the hell is so different about expecting Western diplomats & leaders to observe the same level of respect in other host countries?  Perhaps the only reason these forms of greeting are not even more popular is because of the brutal colonization of Western powers that had done their best over the span of hundreds of years to stamp them out and degrade them—or reduce them to humor like we see here.  Another thing that I noticed in this report was their focus on the semi-nudity of native peoples.  Don’t even get me started on the sort of Orientalist bullshit that is indicative of.  But seriously, I am very offended by this.  Like I said, it seems like something that would have been written at the heyday of imperialism, not 2014 for fucks sake.

A comment from Wiremu Shepherd who was actually involved in the performance above:

"I am of Maori and Polynesian descent. I am a member of the Royal New Zealand Air Force and I was involved in performing the haka powhiri for the royals. This news report was infuriating to watch.

The warrior (or kaiwero) pictured is a Warrant Officer who is in charge of bicultural matters within our air force. He is also one of the most intelligent, articulate, caring, humble people I know. He is fluent in te reo maori (the maori language) and knows our culture inside and out. His tattoos symbolise his genealogy both past and present, and are the result of many months of research. He is very proud of them. And I am sick to death with all the ignorant remarks and racist comments surrounding these pictures.

I am proud of my culture and this reporter just shat all over it. Everyone signing this petition has already listed various reasons why she should apologise so I won’t repeat them. But my message to Ms. Jeanne Moos is this. Fuck you bitch. Uppercut yourself and do some research before you decide to insult an entire race.”

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bundere:

bundere:

DO NOT BUY A BUNNY JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW A CUTE PHOTO ON THE INTERNET!!! DO NOT BUY ANY ANIMAL JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW A CUTE PHOTO ON THE INTERNET. DO RESEARCH FIRST AND MAKE SURE YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT ANIMAL. PETS ARE NOT HANDBAGS DO NOT TREAT THEM AS SUCH

This is super relevant again with Easter coming around the corner!!!

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terribly-rude:

Let’s all take a while to fully appreciate Eddie Izzard

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