I believe blogging is either for:

a.)people who just want to attention from random anonymous people with nothing better to do with the internet so that they'll feel appreciated
(consisting of 0.1% of the tumblr population)

or

b.) the random anonymous people with nothing better to do with the internet
(consisting of 99.9% of the tumblr population including me)

As a part of the latter, I shall help you waste time with all the cool/ silly/ funny/ interesting/ informative things I happen to reblog. Procrastinate and enjoy.

 

deathbymorning:

eggsnogging:

in my senior drama class i had to play gordon ramsay for a film project but we could only film in school so we had to try to find a closed off room to use. the thing is the room wasn’t exactly soundproof and apparently someone heard us and that’s the story of how the vice principal and four freshmen walked in on me wearing a chef’s hat and yelling at my friend because her squid was so raw i could still hear it telling spongebob to fuck off

did you get an A

(Source: xylemphone)

currentsinbiology:

Xenon exposure shown to erase traumatic memories
McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other memory-related disorders.




“In our study, we found that xenon gas has the capability of reducing memories of traumatic events,” said Edward G. Meloni, PhD, assistant psychologist at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “It’s an exciting breakthrough, as this has the potential to be a new treatment for individuals suffering from PTSD.”

Edward G. Meloni, Timothy E. Gillis, Jasmine Manoukian, Marc J. Kaufman. Xenon Impairs Reconsolidation of Fear Memories in a Rat Model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PLoS ONE, 2014; 9 (8): e106189 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106189

currentsinbiology:

Xenon exposure shown to erase traumatic memories

McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other memory-related disorders.

In our study, we found that xenon gas has the capability of reducing memories of traumatic events, said Edward G. Meloni, PhD, assistant psychologist at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. It’s an exciting breakthrough, as this has the potential to be a new treatment for individuals suffering from PTSD.

Edward G. Meloni, Timothy E. Gillis, Jasmine Manoukian, Marc J. Kaufman. Xenon Impairs Reconsolidation of Fear Memories in a Rat Model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PLoS ONE, 2014; 9 (8): e106189 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106189

every-flavored-bean:

Ok but imagine every other Hogwarts student finding out each year why the Defense against the dark arts teacher has left.

"Harry Potter kiLLED HIM WITH HIS BARE HANDS?"

"Harry Potter erASED HIS ENTIRE MEMORY?"

"Harry Potter let hiM TURN INTO A WEREWOLF?"

"Harry Potter disCOVERED HIM IN CHEST??"

"Harry Potter let heR GET CAPTURED BY CENTAURS?"

Tch

Anime protagonist with a tortured past that is still trying to grasp the magic of friendship (via thecornhusker)

(Source: bigassbarahands)

maid-en-china:

axentwear:

Hi everyone, thank you for your patience. We’re getting very close to launching our Kickstarter! Here are a few updates, including specs! Due to copious feedback, we have changed Axent from on-the-ear to over-the-ear, and added a small microphone to the cable. Specs: 40 mm driver20 Hz to 20 KHz frequency response 15-30 ounces in weightUSB charging or 3.5 mm Jack includedYou can sign up to be notified athttp://www.axentwear.com/! You’ll be seeing a lot of changes to the website soon. We’ve been working very hard to bring you the best product that we can! Stay tuned :)

Very SOON

maid-en-china:

axentwear:

Hi everyone, thank you for your patience. We’re getting very close to launching our Kickstarter! Here are a few updates, including specs! 

Due to copious feedback, we have changed Axent from on-the-ear to over-the-ear, and added a small microphone to the cable. 

Specs: 

40 mm driver
20 Hz to 20 KHz frequency response 
15-30 ounces in weight
USB charging or 3.5 mm Jack included

You can sign up to be notified athttp://www.axentwear.com/
You’ll be seeing a lot of changes to the website soon. We’ve been working very hard to bring you the best product that we can! Stay tuned :)

Very SOON

staff:

envoya:

this must be what tumblr looks like irl

this is exactly what tumblr looks like irl

staff:

envoya:

this must be what tumblr looks like irl

this is exactly what tumblr looks like irl

dendroica:

Iceland’s Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With “Massive” Chick Deaths

Iceland, circled by the food-rich currents of Atlantic, Arctic, and polar waters, is the Serengeti for fish-eating birds. Its rocky coast, hillocky fields, and jutting sea cliffs are breeding grounds for 23 species of Atlantic seabirds, hosting an indispensable share of Atlantic puffins, black murres, razorbills, great skuas, northern fulmars, and black-legged kittiwakes.
But the nests have gone empty in the past few years, and colonies throughout the North Atlantic are shrinking.
The suspected culprits are many. But the leading candidates are the array of profound changes under way in the world’s oceans—their climate, their chemistry, their food webs, their loads of pollutants.
Warming oceans and earlier thaws are driving away the seabirds’ prey; unleashing deadly, unseasonal storms; and knocking tight breeding schedules off-kilter. Mounting carbon dioxide absorption and melting glaciers are acidifying and diluting the aquatic balance, jeopardizing marine life and the creatures that depend on it for food.

(Read more)

dendroica:

Iceland’s Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With “Massive” Chick Deaths

Iceland, circled by the food-rich currents of Atlantic, Arctic, and polar waters, is the Serengeti for fish-eating birds. Its rocky coast, hillocky fields, and jutting sea cliffs are breeding grounds for 23 species of Atlantic seabirds, hosting an indispensable share of Atlantic puffins, black murres, razorbills, great skuas, northern fulmars, and black-legged kittiwakes.

But the nests have gone empty in the past few years, and colonies throughout the North Atlantic are shrinking.

The suspected culprits are many. But the leading candidates are the array of profound changes under way in the world’s oceans—their climate, their chemistry, their food webs, their loads of pollutants.

Warming oceans and earlier thaws are driving away the seabirds’ prey; unleashing deadly, unseasonal storms; and knocking tight breeding schedules off-kilter. Mounting carbon dioxide absorption and melting glaciers are acidifying and diluting the aquatic balance, jeopardizing marine life and the creatures that depend on it for food.

(Read more)

cool-critters:

Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber)

The scarlet ibis inhabits tropical South America and islands of the Caribbean. In form it resembles most of the other twenty-seven extant species of ibis, but its remarkably brilliant scarlet coloration makes it unmistakable. This medium-sized wader is a hardy, numerous, and prolific bird, and it has protected status around the world.

Mating pairs build nests in a simple style, typically “loose platforms of sticks of a quality sometimes described as “artless”. They roost in leaf canopies, mostly preferring the convenient shelter of young waterside mangrove trees. To attract a female, the male will perform a variety of mating rituals such as preening, shaking, bill popping, head rubbing, and high flights. Their distinctive long, thin bills are used to probe for food in soft mud or under plants.

Popularly imagined to be eating only shrimp, a recent study in Llanos has found that much of their diet consists of insects, of which the majority were scarabs and ground beetles.

photo credits: SandyCole, Bjorn Torrison, Frank Krämer