sixpenceee:

A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)

smartereveryday:

etsy:

We could watch this all day.

itscolossal:

A mesmerizing pendulum wave demonstration with 16 bowling balls in a North Carolina forest [VIDEO]

Love me some pendulum motion. Well done.

dek-says-so:

abbyjean:

Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the women they find most attractive are roughly the same age - 20 to 23 - regardless of the age of the man. (538)

Good fucking Christ.

interstate-k8:

noxiousfish:

give me a body positive song that does not center around the approval of boys

And that doesn’t hate on others body types.

micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

soong-type-princess:

data2364:

great pictures with Brent Spiner,LeVar Burton,Patrick Stewart,William Shatner,Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden,Michael Dorn and Jonathan Frakes @ Chicago Comic Con last weekend
http://data2364.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/bilder-von-der-chicago-comic-con/

This one is my favorite:

soong-type-princess:

data2364:

great pictures with Brent Spiner,LeVar Burton,Patrick Stewart,William Shatner,Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden,Michael Dorn and Jonathan Frakes @ Chicago Comic Con last weekend

http://data2364.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/bilder-von-der-chicago-comic-con/

This one is my favorite:

jessthealaskan:

micdotcom:

11 ways to solve rape better than nail polish

The more we depend on women to prevent rape, the easier it is to blame them when it happens to them. Here’s a look at the well-documented ways we can actually stop rape. Maybe it’s time we invest a little more time and resources into implementing them before we send gallons of nail polish to colleges across the country.

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Let’s address the real root issue, shall we?