Protection for science and security →
“Today’s advances in the life sciences are revolutionary. Whole genomes can be mapped in a matter of hours. But biological research is dual-use: That which creates medicines to save lives can also be deployed to create disease.”
Scientific Illustration: ewg shopper's guide →
nictitating: below is my field guide assignment, for which we had to illustrate 3-5 plants and relate them on a page. i love plants, i think they’re amazing. but my delicate constitution refused to sit by pollen this time around (my eyes were still recovering from the lily), so i went with…
If I can’t say the word vagina, why are we legislating vaginas? What language...– Michigan state Representative Lisa Brown wonders why she was prohibited from using the medically correct term for her vajayjay on the House floor. (via washingtonpoststyle)
1 I can’t help but hate haiku. They end abruptly just as they’re getting 2...– Rob Taylor, “Haikus 1-4” (via larmoyante)
I tried so hard. I dated a girl from Portland. I criticized cheese. I applied...– a used-bike ad posted on the San Luis Obispo Craigslist earlier this month. It’s still up, which might mean this poor guy has yet to sell his fixie. (via washingtonpoststyle)
The number of chickens produced annually in the United States has increased by...– Tom Philpott (What Has Massive Breasts, a Weak Heart, and a Lifespan of 42 Days?)
angels and angles: karma-ismylady:... →
karma-ismylady: mouth-full-of-ashes: angels-and-angles: dear white knights, before you tell a girl she looks better without makeup or that she doesn’t need to work out or that she doesn’t need fancy clothes or that she’s beautiful just the way she is ask yourself this…
WHEN ME AND MY FRIENDS STAY IN AND WATCH SAY YES...
And in that moment, I swear that was the only...
agent-bartowski: captaindorkwad: So a 12.9 year old girl wearing crocs and a nickleback crop top walks into a starbucks. She opens up internet explorer to go onto facebook. “Follow me on tumblr :D” she posts. She signs into tumblr. “My autoplay is perfect” she says. She hums the tune to Afro Circus as she reblogs a picture of the sky with the caption “and in that moment I swear we were...
I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone...– Oscar Wilde (via giraffeswearingscarves)