Something amazing is happening.

A few days ago, I felt a few moments where I didn’t feel the dull, ever-present chest pain associated with my anxiety.

It was after the stray cat scratched my arm and I already put gauze and bandages on it. I picked up my indoor cat, Oliver, and he pressed his head against mine and I just felt 100% calm. I forgot what that felt like.

Since then I’ve felt periods of peace a number of times, increasing in frequency, as if the storm is starting to subside.

It’s nice.

house-of-gnar:

Zoology under a microscope | Zeiss microscopy on Flickr
Male Nematode
Ant holding a micromechanical gear
Mosquito trachea
Gecko toe hairs
Ixodidae (family of ticks)
Cockroach salivary gland
Calcite skeleton of a Pencil Sea Urchin spine
house-of-gnar:

Zoology under a microscope | Zeiss microscopy on Flickr
Male Nematode
Ant holding a micromechanical gear
Mosquito trachea
Gecko toe hairs
Ixodidae (family of ticks)
Cockroach salivary gland
Calcite skeleton of a Pencil Sea Urchin spine
house-of-gnar:

Zoology under a microscope | Zeiss microscopy on Flickr
Male Nematode
Ant holding a micromechanical gear
Mosquito trachea
Gecko toe hairs
Ixodidae (family of ticks)
Cockroach salivary gland
Calcite skeleton of a Pencil Sea Urchin spine
house-of-gnar:

Zoology under a microscope | Zeiss microscopy on Flickr
Male Nematode
Ant holding a micromechanical gear
Mosquito trachea
Gecko toe hairs
Ixodidae (family of ticks)
Cockroach salivary gland
Calcite skeleton of a Pencil Sea Urchin spine
house-of-gnar:

Zoology under a microscope | Zeiss microscopy on Flickr
Male Nematode
Ant holding a micromechanical gear
Mosquito trachea
Gecko toe hairs
Ixodidae (family of ticks)
Cockroach salivary gland
Calcite skeleton of a Pencil Sea Urchin spine
house-of-gnar:

Zoology under a microscope | Zeiss microscopy on Flickr
Male Nematode
Ant holding a micromechanical gear
Mosquito trachea
Gecko toe hairs
Ixodidae (family of ticks)
Cockroach salivary gland
Calcite skeleton of a Pencil Sea Urchin spine
house-of-gnar:

Zoology under a microscope | Zeiss microscopy on Flickr
Male Nematode
Ant holding a micromechanical gear
Mosquito trachea
Gecko toe hairs
Ixodidae (family of ticks)
Cockroach salivary gland
Calcite skeleton of a Pencil Sea Urchin spine

house-of-gnar:

Zoology under a microscope | Zeiss microscopy on Flickr

  1. Male Nematode
  2. Ant holding a micromechanical gear
  3. Mosquito trachea
  4. Gecko toe hairs
  5. Ixodidae (family of ticks)
  6. Cockroach salivary gland
  7. Calcite skeleton of a Pencil Sea Urchin spine

lythronax-argestes-the-gore-king:

Sneak peek at an upcoming poster- an homage to Memo Kosemen’s rendition of Peteranodon!

Link to original here.

Racism in the United States

In this chilling video, taken on January 31, St. Paul police officers rough up a black man who claims he was doing nothing wrong, just sitting in the public skyway waiting to pick up his children.

The officer demands the man provide his information before another officer, Bruce Schmidt, immediately starts telling him he’s going to jail. The officers begin roughing him up, tasing him and assaulting him in front of his children simply for saying he didn’t do anything wrong. 

"I didn’t do anything wrong, I didn’t break any laws and you tase me? That’s assault."

The charges against this man were dropped.

I see no reason why the police officers in this video should keep their jobs or their pensions. If anyone in any other job screwed up this badly and caused someone this much pain they would be out on the street that day.

Racist cops make me sick.

my dad goes “Can you get a paper towel to kill that ant?”

I pick it up with my bare fingers and throw it outside.

jaeger-delta:

mediamattersforamerica:

The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible. 

EVERY DECENT MALE GAMER SHOULD BE DOING THIS UNTIL THIS SHIT STOPS
EVERY
SINGLE
FUCKING
ONE
OF
YOU
jaeger-delta:

mediamattersforamerica:

The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible. 

EVERY DECENT MALE GAMER SHOULD BE DOING THIS UNTIL THIS SHIT STOPS
EVERY
SINGLE
FUCKING
ONE
OF
YOU
jaeger-delta:

mediamattersforamerica:

The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible. 

EVERY DECENT MALE GAMER SHOULD BE DOING THIS UNTIL THIS SHIT STOPS
EVERY
SINGLE
FUCKING
ONE
OF
YOU
jaeger-delta:

mediamattersforamerica:

The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible. 

EVERY DECENT MALE GAMER SHOULD BE DOING THIS UNTIL THIS SHIT STOPS
EVERY
SINGLE
FUCKING
ONE
OF
YOU
jaeger-delta:

mediamattersforamerica:

The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible. 

EVERY DECENT MALE GAMER SHOULD BE DOING THIS UNTIL THIS SHIT STOPS
EVERY
SINGLE
FUCKING
ONE
OF
YOU
jaeger-delta:

mediamattersforamerica:

The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible. 

EVERY DECENT MALE GAMER SHOULD BE DOING THIS UNTIL THIS SHIT STOPS
EVERY
SINGLE
FUCKING
ONE
OF
YOU
jaeger-delta:

mediamattersforamerica:

The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible. 

EVERY DECENT MALE GAMER SHOULD BE DOING THIS UNTIL THIS SHIT STOPS
EVERY
SINGLE
FUCKING
ONE
OF
YOU
jaeger-delta:

mediamattersforamerica:

The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible. 

EVERY DECENT MALE GAMER SHOULD BE DOING THIS UNTIL THIS SHIT STOPS
EVERY
SINGLE
FUCKING
ONE
OF
YOU

jaeger-delta:

mediamattersforamerica:

The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible. 

EVERY DECENT MALE GAMER SHOULD BE DOING THIS UNTIL THIS SHIT STOPS

EVERY

SINGLE

FUCKING

ONE

OF

YOU

What is a “SO”?

Significant other, a gender-neutral term for someone you’re in an intimate relationship with, like a girlfriend or boyfriend.

astronomy-to-zoology:

Genus Gigantocypris
…is a genus of large ostracods found in deep waters world wide. Members of Gigantocypris are usually found in depths of 3-4,000 ft, at this depth their orange coloration makes them functionally invisible. They also have a pair of large eyes which use parabolic mirrors to focus light instead of a lens. It is though that they use these eyes to find bioluminsecense in the depths, as they feed on copepods and small fish which tend to bioluminescence. 
Phylogeny
Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Ostracoda-Myodocopida-Cypridinidae-Gigantocypris
Images: Martin Angel and Jose Havier
astronomy-to-zoology:

Genus Gigantocypris
…is a genus of large ostracods found in deep waters world wide. Members of Gigantocypris are usually found in depths of 3-4,000 ft, at this depth their orange coloration makes them functionally invisible. They also have a pair of large eyes which use parabolic mirrors to focus light instead of a lens. It is though that they use these eyes to find bioluminsecense in the depths, as they feed on copepods and small fish which tend to bioluminescence. 
Phylogeny
Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Ostracoda-Myodocopida-Cypridinidae-Gigantocypris
Images: Martin Angel and Jose Havier

astronomy-to-zoology:

Genus Gigantocypris

…is a genus of large ostracods found in deep waters world wide. Members of Gigantocypris are usually found in depths of 3-4,000 ft, at this depth their orange coloration makes them functionally invisible. They also have a pair of large eyes which use parabolic mirrors to focus light instead of a lens. It is though that they use these eyes to find bioluminsecense in the depths, as they feed on copepods and small fish which tend to bioluminescence. 

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Ostracoda-Myodocopida-Cypridinidae-Gigantocypris

Images: Martin Angel and Jose Havier

Aug. 30 4:11 pm

justice4mikebrown:

20 days, 15 hours since Mike Brown was killed.

vixyish:

hasdarrenwilsonbeenarrestedyet:

Ferguson shooting audio recording verified as real

The link is an article, with an option to listen to the audio. I’m not listening to the audio, but I read the article. Don’t let this story fade out, people. 

wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915 BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries
wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915 BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries
wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915 BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries
wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915 BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries
wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915 BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries
wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915 BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries
wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915 BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries
wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915 BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries
wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915 BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries
wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.
Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915 BHL Collections: Smithsonian Libraries

wapiti3:

Biologia Centrali-Americana :zoology, botany and archaeology /edited by Frederick Ducane Godman and Osbert Salvin. on Flickr.

Publication info [London :Published for the editors by R. H. Porter],1879-1915
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries

libutron:

Cupressus sempervirens (Mediterranean Cypress) pollen on flower 

Instrument used: Quanta SEM
Magnification: 2100x
Horizontal Field Width: 142μm
Voltage: 10.00 kV
Spot: 4.0
Working Distance: 12.1mm
Detector: ETD

Photo credit: ©Riccardo Antonelli

battime:

Diphylla ecaudata - Hairy-legged vampire bat

Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca