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16th April 2014

Audio post reblogged from NIKATTA with 3 notes - Played 42 times

nikatta:

nikatta:

A sort of finished mashup of Sweet dreams/Seven nation army.

A capella

this is actually ridiculously good. Why aren’t you reblogging it?

16th April 2014

Post reblogged from That's so meme with 17,233 notes

Japanese Words: Repetitions

pokemon-champion:

hopelessbaka:

イライラ (ira ira) - irritated 
ぺこぺこ (peko peko) - hungry
いちゃいちゃ (icha icha) - flirty
ふかふか (fuka fuka) - fluffy
べちょべちょ (becho becho) - soaked
ギリギリ (giri giri) - barely
へとへと (heto heto) - exhausted
ドキドキ (doki doki) - heartbeat
ぴかぴか (pika pika) - shiny
もやもや (moya moya) - gloomy

so is a shiny pikachu called a “pika pika pika” ????

Source: hopelessbaka

16th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from volpes uncoolta with 1,106 notes

captainhanni:

i’ll.. i’ll leave the room now… 

Source: captainhanni

16th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Wolf Spirit with 805 notes

burning-soul:

Sem título

burning-soul:

Sem título

Source: burning-soul

16th April 2014

Photo reblogged from The crafty chemist with 1,068 notes

coolsciencegifs:

Sodium Acetate solution (hot ice)
Sodium acetate is used in consumer heating pads or hand warmers and is also used as hot ice. Sodium acetate trihydrate crystals melt at 137.12°F / 58.4°C, (to 136.4°F / 58°C) dissolving in their water of crystallization. When they are heated past the melting point and subsequently allowed to cool, the aqueous solution becomes supersaturated. This solution is capable of cooling to room temperature without forming crystals. By clicking on a metal disc in the heating pad (or by introducing a crystal of sodium acetate as in this GIF), a nucleation centre is formed which causes the solution to crystallize into solid sodium acetate trihydrate again. The bond-forming process of crystallization is exothermic. The latent heat of fusion is about 264–289 kJ/kg. The reaction is fully reversible. source
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I’m going to make heating pilloooooows for everyyyoneee yesss chemistry

coolsciencegifs:

Sodium Acetate solution (hot ice)

Sodium acetate is used in consumer heating pads or hand warmers and is also used as hot ice. Sodium acetate trihydrate crystals melt at 137.12°F / 58.4°C, (to 136.4°F / 58°C) dissolving in their water of crystallization. When they are heated past the melting point and subsequently allowed to cool, the aqueous solution becomes supersaturated. This solution is capable of cooling to room temperature without forming crystals. By clicking on a metal disc in the heating pad (or by introducing a crystal of sodium acetate as in this GIF), a nucleation centre is formed which causes the solution to crystallize into solid sodium acetate trihydrate again. The bond-forming process of crystallization is exothermic. The latent heat of fusion is about 264–289 kJ/kg. The reaction is fully reversible. source

GIF source

I’m going to make heating pilloooooows for everyyyoneee yesss chemistry

Source: coolsciencegifs

16th April 2014

Quote reblogged from Adventures in Chemistry with 712 notes

Why isn’t it required by law that children get vaccinated?

Because, in general, we acknowledge the sanctity of a person’s bodily autonomy over the desires of the general populace. This isn’t necessarily true in cases of imminent danger (i.e. we will forcibly restrain and confine a person who is a known and immediate danger to the lives of others), but not getting vaccinated doesn’t place other people in immediate jeopardy.

/u/incruente

(via sdsimple)

Hold the phone. I need to soapbox here. Because this made me mad. 

False. Not vaccinating DOES put other people in immediate jeopardy. People with cancer. People will immune deficiencies. People who are old. People who are pregnant. People who are newborns. People with chronic illnesses. This is why mandatory vaccinations have been upheld time and time again in the courts (not in every state, obviously). Not vaccinating impinges on the rights of everyone around you to avoid a preventable illness; as the saying goes, your right to swing your arms around ends at another person’s nose.

Herd immunity works but only to a certain point; X percent of the population has to be vaccinated to prevent a disease from spreading. The more and more unvaccinated healthy people in the ‘herd’ the more dangerous it is for those who cannot be vaccinated. For some vaccines, that threshold is lower, while for others, it is much higher (pertussis, I believe, which requires 80-90% vaccination for effective herd immunity).

Vaccines are the most tested and tightly quality controlled  pharmaceutical out there. They are held to higher standards than literally every other drug people put in their bodies- over the counter drugs like aspirin and antihistamines, antibiotics, diabetes drugs, antidepressants, pain pills, even freaking viagra. They are, obviously, not completely 100% safe, but one’s risk of having an adverse reaction to a vaccine is thousands of times lower than one’s risk of dying in car accident or taking antibiotics- and I don’t see anybody avoiding getting in the car or taking antibiotics for their sore throat. You know where kids are exposed to more heavy metals than what is included in vaccines? Breastmilk. Think about that.

Correlation does not equal causation. Signs of autism can manifest anywhere in the first 18 months of life, coinciding with the MMR vaccine among others. I understand it’s psychologically easier to blame a vaccine for your kid’s autism than the fact that maybe he/she was just born that way and there’s nothing you as the parent did wrong. Come on.

Finally, when people say that vaccine preventable illnesses aren’t that bad, they are wrong. It’s not that bad because they’ve never seen it. I promise that millions of dollars of research and development would not have gone into the creation of a vaccine for an illness that ‘isn’t that bad’. Here is a brief list of the major medical complications (called seqelae in doctorland) of some ‘not that bad’ vaccine preventable illnesses:

- Measles = pneumonia, acute enchephalitis (aka, brain infection), SSPE/subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (aka, you’re probably going to die) and corneal ulceration/scarring (blindness)
- Mumps = spontaneous abortion if in the first trimester, infertility, meningitis, encephalitis
- Rubella = not bad for people who aren’t fetuses; if a pregnant women is infected with rubella, she could miscarry or her baby could be born with congential rubella syndrome (heart, brain, eye, and ear malformations that could leave the baby deaf, blind, mentally retarded, with heart problems to boot).
- Pertussis = particularly devastating for infants and very young children; complications associated with coughing fits so severe they can’t breathe. Rumor has it oxygen is really important.
- Diptheria = again, children are most suceptible. Their throat swells shut and they suffocate. Other possible sequelae include heart infection and peripheral neuropathy.
- Varciella = You mean chicken pox? Yup. A fetus infected with varicella can result in brain, eye, spinal cord and nerve, limb, bladder, and skin malformations. It also sometimes kills babies.
- H. influenzae =  Hib actually kills- in babies and young children it can cause epiglottitis (which can block off the airway and causes death by suffocation), menenigitis, or sepsis (which is infection of the blood and leads to all kinds of bad things mostly culminating in death), or pneumonia (which kills even adults on the regular, much less the little ones).
- HPV = THIS IS A VACCINE AGAINST CANCER WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT. Cervical cancer basically requires infection with the more virulent stains of HPV, the biggest and baddest and most common are in the vaccine.

This is a short and incomplete list.

In summary, while people who don’t vaccinate usually do so because they are trying to do the best thing for their kids- which is admirable- it is actually the opposite of those intentions in reality.

(via aspiringdoctors)

FYI: the WHO recommends 95% vaccination for proper herd immunity as a general rule.

(via adventuresinchemistry)

Source: sdsimple

16th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Curious with 317 notes

pbstv:


All of our skin organs form from simple folds in skin tissue. Once this process was in place, it was modified to produce all kinds of skin organs — from a reptile’s scale to a bird’s feather to a mammal’s mammary glands.
Learn more tomorrow with Neil Shubin when Your Inner Fish continues tomorrow (4/16) on PBS at 10/9c.

pbstv:

All of our skin organs form from simple folds in skin tissue. Once this process was in place, it was modified to produce all kinds of skin organs — from a reptile’s scale to a bird’s feather to a mammal’s mammary glands.

Learn more tomorrow with Neil Shubin when Your Inner Fish continues tomorrow (4/16) on PBS at 10/9c.

Source: pbstv

16th April 2014

Post reblogged from Amy La Wren with 135,097 notes

"I don’t have a problem with gay people I just don’t want them throwing it in my face"

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Uh…… you mean like this?

wow. let it be known that tumblr legitimately changed my opinion on something today.

I’m sorry but is there an advert about toilet paper in there. They are legitimately trying to sex up toilet paper.

this series of pictures is also a great response to:
"women aren’t objectified"
"sexism is over"
and
"men are objectified too"

Source: misandry-mermaid

16th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from Amy La Wren with 14,013 notes

austro-nesian:

king-of-roses:

So Excentrique’s spring range is interesting.I think I want most of it.

Most? I want it all.

Source: king-of-roses

16th April 2014

Post reblogged from Happily awkward :) with 169,636 notes

ahopefulwanderersthings:

elevenshour-is-overnow:

burmeistars:

thewafflemonster:

You know how there’s a theory that no two people see a colour the exact same way.

Does that mean colour is like

a pigment of your imagination.

YOU FUCKING DIDN’T

that blue me away

woahhh thats cool and all but did anybody else think of this guy?

Source: thewafflemonster