imjustbeingfriendly:

carbonxribs:

a gif like this doesnt come around but once every dynasty

Favourite line in all of Dinsey

(Source: hoechlin-criss, via strictly-funny-shit)

strictly-funny-shit:

tbotofficial:

I GOT SCARED FOR A SECOND, BUT THEN awwwww

I was like: Am I really going to watch a man get eaten alive in gif form on Tumblr? That would have been a first.

ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

(via neurosciencestuff)

laboratoryequipment:

Specific Gene Controls Strawberry SweetnessIf you’ve ever bitten into a strawberry and wondered why it doesn’t taste as sweet or as good as others in the punnet, you could blame the fruit’s genetics.Two studies, published in BMC Genomics, found that the distinct flavor of strawberry has been linked to a specific gene, present in some varieties of the fruit – but not in others. The gene, FaFAD1, controls a key flavor volatile compound in strawberries called gamma-decalactone, which is described as fruity, sweet or peachy and contributes to fruit aroma.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/specific-gene-controls-strawberry-sweetness
tastefullyoffensive:

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