I am a cell and molecular biologist, researcher, scientist, nerd, hopeless romantic, music lover, Osage/Kaw/Cherokee of Oklahoma, and this will serve its purpose.

 

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Chase Iron Eyes talks about Native Mascots, UND Sorority, and Missing/Murdered Aboriginal women!Don’t miss the #Rez Roundup from Lastrealindians"Real Talk" on #Native issues!WATCH here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLzWCXSz6NA

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Chase Iron Eyes talks about Native Mascots, UND Sorority, and Missing/Murdered Aboriginal women!

Don’t miss the #Rez Roundup from Lastrealindians
"Real Talk" on #Native issues!

WATCH here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLzWCXSz6NA

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saraholeksyk:

Took some shots of the Blood Moon during the eclipse.

spade-of-clovers:

bromogeekmusings:

radimus-co-uk:

enochliew:

Pocket Printer by Zuta Labs

Not only a portable design, but able to print on any size page.

it finally feels like 2014

Every once in a while there’s an invention you never knew you always needed.

Now you can type up your paper last minute and your teachers will never know!

So you can only print one page at a time? Or what?

womanistgamergirl:

Dude.
Denny’s is calling out Coachella.
Dude.
Dude.
Denny’s dude. Wow.

womanistgamergirl:

Dude.

Denny’s is calling out Coachella.

Dude.

Dude.

Denny’s dude. Wow.

kristinmargaret:

awkwardsmilememe:

THIS CROW FUCKING UNDERSTANDS WATER DISPLACEMENT. WHY THE FUCK DO I HAVE TO BE TOLD EVERY YEAR BY A TEACHER HOW WATER DISPLACEMENT WORKS. DO THEY THINK I’M LESS INTELLIGENT THAN A FUCKING CROW? FUCKING DONE.


Crows are the most terrifying animal. They remember faces and hold grudges.

kristinmargaret:

awkwardsmilememe:

THIS CROW FUCKING UNDERSTANDS WATER DISPLACEMENT. WHY THE FUCK DO I HAVE TO BE TOLD EVERY YEAR BY A TEACHER HOW WATER DISPLACEMENT WORKS. DO THEY THINK I’M LESS INTELLIGENT THAN A FUCKING CROW? FUCKING DONE.

Crows are the most terrifying animal. They remember faces and hold grudges.

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Forcing a native women to change her mind is like trying to bend steel with bare hands.

Aaron Pierre (via aaron2point0)

If you treat a man as he is, he will stay as he is. If you treat him as he ought to be, he will become the bigger and better man.

coolsciencegifs:

Green Fire!

Making green fire involves mixing borax with ethanol and setting it alight in a pyrex/borosilicate vessel (normal glass will just crack and shatter from the heat).

The Science:

This is just like a great big flame test. When boron compounds are heated, electrons absorb a certain amount of heat energy that causes them to jump to higher energy levels. After some time, the electrons lose this energy and fall back down to their original levels, emitting this energy in the form of light. Because the energy absorbed by electrons is different per element, each element will give a different colour. Boron gives a bright green colour. Any other colours such as orange and yellow are probably due to impurities in the mixture such as carbon.

source

coolsciencegifs:

Ostwald Oxidation of Ammonia
The beautiful incandescent reaction of ammonia requires a red-hot catalyst, in this case platinum wire. Here we have a flask of ammonia (the clear liquid), which is being enriched with pure oxygen (coming out of the tube). A piece of platinum wire is super heated and introduced into the flask because a very high temperature is needed to initiate and speed up the reaction. In this GIF, apparently a phenomenon known as an ‘inverted flame’ is happening. 
The chemist Ostwald discovered a way to react oxygen and ammonia - the first step in nitric acid manufacture in agriculture.
 
video source with lots more information
RSC page
Nice and simple explanation of what is happening here

coolsciencegifs:

Ostwald Oxidation of Ammonia

The beautiful incandescent reaction of ammonia requires a red-hot catalyst, in this case platinum wire. Here we have a flask of ammonia (the clear liquid), which is being enriched with pure oxygen (coming out of the tube). A piece of platinum wire is super heated and introduced into the flask because a very high temperature is needed to initiate and speed up the reaction. In this GIF, apparently a phenomenon known as an ‘inverted flame’ is happening. 

The chemist Ostwald discovered a way to react oxygen and ammonia - the first step in nitric acid manufacture in agriculture.

 

video source with lots more information

RSC page

Nice and simple explanation of what is happening here

terresauvage:

A Tribe Called Red featuring Northern Voice, “Sisters”

Love these guys

I was at their recent SF concert!! It was my second time seeing them live. It was a serious dance party with omglennis, my man, and a colleague from the American Indian studies department!
nursingisinmyblood:

According to the journal the Lancet, scientists in North Carolina and Mexico in a joint collaboration have grown and implanted vagina’s from four girl’s own cells and implanted them as fully functioning organs. In this latest success in regenerative medicine, scientists have created a functioning organ that is indistinguishable from the patient’s own tissue and has grown in size with the women who had the implantation surgery as teens.  These four women were born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a rare condition in which girls are born with a vagina and/ or uterus that is underdeveloped or absent.  
The four women in the study who are now in young adulthood, are sexually active and report normal function of the organ even menstruation in 2 of the 4 women who were born with a normal uterus.  It is unknown at this time if the organs will be capable for childbirth, but because they are menstruating it is believed that it is possible, according to the director of Wake Forest’s Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Anthony Atala.
The conventional treatment for those with this condition was surgery using grafts from intestinal tissue or skin, but these options had several drawbacks like odor and not being strong enough. 
The surgeries took place between June 2005 and October 2008 when the women were between 13 and 18 years old.  In the process the scientists took a small amount of genital cells from the patient and grew these in the lab into two types of cells, muscle and epithelial. These were then placed in layers onto a base scaffolding made of collagen which could be easily absorbed by the patient’s body.  Then it was individually shaped to fit each patient and placed into an incubator for about a week.  Surgery was performed on the patient to create a place in the body for the new organ and then the engineered implant was attached to existing reproductive organs.  In six months time the scientists said you couldn’t tell the difference between the implanted vagina and a normal one.
From Reuters 

nursingisinmyblood:

According to the journal the Lancet, scientists in North Carolina and Mexico in a joint collaboration have grown and implanted vagina’s from four girl’s own cells and implanted them as fully functioning organs. In this latest success in regenerative medicine, scientists have created a functioning organ that is indistinguishable from the patient’s own tissue and has grown in size with the women who had the implantation surgery as teens.  These four women were born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a rare condition in which girls are born with a vagina and/ or uterus that is underdeveloped or absent.  

The four women in the study who are now in young adulthood, are sexually active and report normal function of the organ even menstruation in 2 of the 4 women who were born with a normal uterus.  It is unknown at this time if the organs will be capable for childbirth, but because they are menstruating it is believed that it is possible, according to the director of Wake Forest’s Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Anthony Atala.

The conventional treatment for those with this condition was surgery using grafts from intestinal tissue or skin, but these options had several drawbacks like odor and not being strong enough. 

The surgeries took place between June 2005 and October 2008 when the women were between 13 and 18 years old.  In the process the scientists took a small amount of genital cells from the patient and grew these in the lab into two types of cells, muscle and epithelial. These were then placed in layers onto a base scaffolding made of collagen which could be easily absorbed by the patient’s body.  Then it was individually shaped to fit each patient and placed into an incubator for about a week.  Surgery was performed on the patient to create a place in the body for the new organ and then the engineered implant was attached to existing reproductive organs.  In six months time the scientists said you couldn’t tell the difference between the implanted vagina and a normal one.

From Reuters 

(Source: bricesander)