manbartlett:

kenyatta:

"That would be fucking terrifying."

This. Many times over. This.


WHY

axedeodorant:

Just a thought: why does society stress that teenage students learn as much as they can in school when these students are still trying to learn a lot about themselves and what they want to do with their lives

Because in order to do something with your life, you need to have basic knowledge of math, history, English, and science. Otherwise, you will endlessly fuck up and not end up doing anything at all. School is finite, school is small. Teenagers seem to have plenty of time to fuck around with drugs, play video games, and make posts on Tumblr, so they definitely have enough time to learn about themselves and find out what they love to do.


crackrock-kids:

my car broke down on the highway the other day but i got to watch a really nice sunset while i waited for the tow truck

^keepin it positive bro, love it

crackrock-kids:

my car broke down on the highway the other day but i got to watch a really nice sunset while i waited for the tow truck

^keepin it positive bro, love it

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scienceisbeauty:

Today is Alexander Fleming's 133th Birthday one of the greatest biologists in the history, known throughout the world for discovering penicillin, above, its schematic mechanism, and below its explanation:
Diagram depicting the failure of bacterial cell division in the presence of a cell wall synthesis inhibitor (e.g. penicillin, vancomycin).
Penicillin (or other cell wall synthesis inhibitor) is added to the growth medium with a dividing bacterium.
The cell begins to grow, but is unable to synthesize new cell wall to accommodate the expanding cell.
As cellular growth continues, cytoplasm covered by plasma membrane begins to squeeze out through the gap(s) in the cell wall.
Cell wall integrity is further violated. The cell continues to increase in size, but is unable to “pinch off” the extra cytoplasmic material into two daughter cells because the formation of a division furrow depends on the ability to synthesize new cell wall.
The cell wall is shed entirely, forming a spheroplast, which is extremely vulnerable relative to the original cell. The loss of the cell wall also causes the cell to lose control over its shape, so even if the original bacterium were rod-shaped, the sphereoplast is generally spherical. Finally, the fact that the cell has now doubled much of its genetic and metabolic material further disrupts homeostasis, which usually leads to the cell’s death.
By Shudde (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

scienceisbeauty:

Today is Alexander Fleming's 133th Birthday one of the greatest biologists in the history, known throughout the world for discovering penicillin, above, its schematic mechanism, and below its explanation:

Diagram depicting the failure of bacterial cell division in the presence of a cell wall synthesis inhibitor (e.g. penicillin, vancomycin).

  1. Penicillin (or other cell wall synthesis inhibitor) is added to the growth medium with a dividing bacterium.
  2. The cell begins to grow, but is unable to synthesize new cell wall to accommodate the expanding cell.
  3. As cellular growth continues, cytoplasm covered by plasma membrane begins to squeeze out through the gap(s) in the cell wall.
  4. Cell wall integrity is further violated. The cell continues to increase in size, but is unable to “pinch off” the extra cytoplasmic material into two daughter cells because the formation of a division furrow depends on the ability to synthesize new cell wall.
  5. The cell wall is shed entirely, forming a spheroplast, which is extremely vulnerable relative to the original cell. The loss of the cell wall also causes the cell to lose control over its shape, so even if the original bacterium were rod-shaped, the sphereoplast is generally spherical. Finally, the fact that the cell has now doubled much of its genetic and metabolic material further disrupts homeostasis, which usually leads to the cell’s death.

By Shudde (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


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altlitgossip:

Tao Lin has written a very interesting article for Vice about Terence McKenna, Death, and the Imagination:
We are not primarily biological, with mind emerging as a kind of iridescence, a kind of epiphenomenon at the higher levels of organization of biology. We are hyperspatial objects of some sort that cast a shadow onto matter. The shadow in matter is our physical organism.” - Terence McKenna
read the full article here

altlitgossip:

Tao Lin has written a very interesting article for Vice about Terence McKenna, Death, and the Imagination:

We are not primarily biological, with mind emerging as a kind of iridescence, a kind of epiphenomenon at the higher levels of organization of biology. We are hyperspatial objects of some sort that cast a shadow onto matter. The shadow in matter is our physical organism.” - Terence McKenna

read the full article here

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My pupils are still dilated.


vastonik:

Props to ReSpin to that rap near the end.