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Obsessed with science, especially quantum chemistry and chemical biology. Mild OCD. Reads and broods about politics; occasionally rants. Empirically inclined. Clumsy. Prone to falling down philosophical rabbit holes.


"I do not let
go of him yet, but hold the string
and watch my idea of him pull away
and stay, and pull away, my silver kite."
Sharon Olds, from “Slowly He Starts” (via the-final-sentence)

(Source: hiddenshores, via the-final-sentence)

— 1 week ago with 343 notes
"If you asked me now who I am, the only answer I could give with any certainty would be my name. For the rest: my loves, my hates, down even to my deepest desires, I can no longer say whether these emotions are my own, or stolen from those I once so desperately wished to be."
— 1 week ago with 2560 notes
edwardspoonhands:

scishow:

trailburstnuggets:

jaybarou:

whitestuffknowslimits:

heytheretylerr:

WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS

DUDE THATS A BABY KAIJU

pew, pew!

SCIENCE SIDE OF TUMBLR URGENT

YOU CALLED!?
This fish is not actually spitting bioluminescent spit…it’s spitting out its bioluminescent food! Some clever scientist has put some bioluminescent ostracods in a tank with some little fish. When agitated, these ostracods (tiny shirmpthings) secrete chemicals that, when combined, emit light.
Why?
You’re seeing why right here. Just before the fish spits it out, those light chemicals are filling up the belly of the fish. Now, it isn’t poisonous or anything…but the fish wants NOTHING TO DO WITH IT because the fish has predators too. 
So yeah, if you’re a little fish and suddenly you’re FREAKING GLOWING, your lifespan has just gotten a lot shorter. 
As soon as the fish realizes that there’s light emanating from its belly, it pukes out the glowing juices (and the little shrimp). You can actually see the ostracod in this gif swimming away down toward the bottom of the tank happy as a clam…or a shrimp. 
Evolution is AWESOME.

This is why you gotta follow SciShow on Tumblr.

edwardspoonhands:

scishow:

trailburstnuggets:

jaybarou:

whitestuffknowslimits:

heytheretylerr:

WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS

DUDE THATS A BABY KAIJU

pew, pew!

SCIENCE SIDE OF TUMBLR URGENT

YOU CALLED!?

This fish is not actually spitting bioluminescent spit…it’s spitting out its bioluminescent food! Some clever scientist has put some bioluminescent ostracods in a tank with some little fish. When agitated, these ostracods (tiny shirmpthings) secrete chemicals that, when combined, emit light.

Why?

You’re seeing why right here. Just before the fish spits it out, those light chemicals are filling up the belly of the fish. Now, it isn’t poisonous or anything…but the fish wants NOTHING TO DO WITH IT because the fish has predators too

So yeah, if you’re a little fish and suddenly you’re FREAKING GLOWING, your lifespan has just gotten a lot shorter. 

As soon as the fish realizes that there’s light emanating from its belly, it pukes out the glowing juices (and the little shrimp). You can actually see the ostracod in this gif swimming away down toward the bottom of the tank happy as a clam…or a shrimp. 

Evolution is AWESOME.

This is why you gotta follow SciShow on Tumblr.

(Source: glukauf, via thehiddentriforce)

— 1 week ago with 362222 notes

inlove-fallen-angel:

torctarmin:

i-am-mishafuckingcollins:

saintnoah:

mcstump:

altair:

This Is Halloween - Panic! At The Disco

i’ve never hit reblog so quickly omfg

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ITS JULY

No it’s Halloween

This is amazing

(via thehiddentriforce)

— 1 week ago with 373397 notes
"She is a living fire, such as I have never seen; incidentally, a fire that, despite everything, burns only for him. At the same time she is extremely tender, brave, intelligent, and sacrifices everything, or if you prefer, acquires everything by sacrifice."
— 1 week ago with 1339 notes
"I feel like you can look inside me and see all the places I am odd or unusual and fit your heart around them, for you are odd and unusual in just the same way. We are the same."
— 1 week ago with 721 notes

osjecam:

sorry i’m late, professor. im disenchanted with the human experience and waking up every morning thrusts me into an instant existential crisis

(via the-wandering-wanderer)

— 1 week ago with 228176 notes

alturnertivelyalturnertive:

Ayla by The Maccabees. “It’s a weight off my mind, I could trust you, you could tell me it’s fine.”

(via yourloveishugg)

— 2 weeks ago with 9 notes
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You meet a girl: shy, unassuming. If you tell her she’s beautiful, she’ll think you’re sweet, but she won’t believe you. She knows that beauty lies in your beholding… And sometimes that’s enough.”

"But there’s a better way. You show her she is beautiful. You make mirrors of your eyes, prayers of your hands against her body. It is hard, very hard, but when she truly believes you… Suddenly the story she tells herself in her own head changes. She transforms. She isn’t seen as beautiful. She is beautiful, seen.

"
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of The Wind (via wordsnquotes)

(Source: wordsnquotes, via wordsnquotes)

— 3 weeks ago with 3349 notes

freeindie:

Coasts - Oceans

You’re a rebel in disguise, is that the devil in your eyes?

— 4 weeks ago with 109 notes

scottish:

thewriters-blog:

If you ever feel like you’ve screwed up, just remember that in 1348 the Scots thought it would be a good idea to invade England because the English were weakened by the Plague. They subsequently caught the plague themselves, went back to Scotland, and killed half their own population.

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(via tylervandekamp)

— 4 weeks ago with 90557 notes