Don’t do this to me tumblr.
I was going to reblog this earlier but I waited so that it could be my 10000th post cos it’s the saddest and most beautiful thing I’ve ever read, absolutely amazing..
so much chills
this is one of those rare text posts that really changes my perspective
i have tears in my eyes
oh my god
Since you were so kind to comment very suddenly and generously on one of my photos, I thought it may be time to send you a submission of my own for you. Today was a frustrating day and my partner for school has abandoned all the workload onto me. I took a little break today, got naked with my kneesocks and poured myself a generous mug of chocolate wine. I jumped on my couch for a while and then settled. I’ve seen these poses done really beautifully by CL and ES and wanted to do something similar…I hope you enjoy…
Your pictures deserve all the praise they get my dear. You look very sexy in this one as well. I love the lighting and the all of the different lines. From the window to your hair, to the couch and of course your ass and legs. The tone is very playful, and if you confronted your peculiar problem of partner accountability with this focus, I’m sure you were alright. Hope everything went well. Thank you very much for sharing yourself and decorating the blog with me. You look delicious!
Awww.. Thank you FFP.. You are too kind… Xxx
This is beautiful, MPA. So well done. You may have been inspired by the likes of ES and CL, but this is uniquely you.
Sharks Do Get Cancer: Tumor Found in Great White
Scientists have known for more than 150 years that sharks get cancer. And yet the belief persists that the animals don’t suffer from the disease.
That misconception is promoted in part by those who sell shark cartilage, who claim that the substance will help cure cancer, said David Shiffman, a shark researcher and doctoral student at the University of Miami. But no studies have shown that shark cartilage is an effective treatment, and the demand for the material has helped decimate shark populations, researchers say: Humans kill about 100 million sharks per year, according to a March 2013 study (although many factors contribute to the killing of sharks, including demand for shark-fin soup).
Recently, researchers in Australia noticed a large tumor protruding from the mouth of a great white shark, as well as another mass on the head of a bronze whaler shark. The great white’s tumor measured 1 foot (30 centimeters) long and 1 foot wide, according to a study describing the tumors published online in November in the Journal of Fish Diseases.
"This was a very unusual sight as we have never before seen a [great] white shark with tumors," said Rachel Robbins, a study co-author and shark biologist at the Fox Shark Research Foundation, near Adelaide, in southern Australia. [Image Gallery: Great White Sharks]
In total, scientists have now documented tumors in at least 23 species of sharks, including the two in the new study, Robbins said. “The main take-home message from the study is that it adds to the growing evidence of tumor formation in sharks, contrary to popular belief that sharks do not suffer from such anomalies,” Robbins told LiveScience.
"Sharks get cancer," said Shiffman, who wasn’t involved in the study. "Even if they didn’t get cancer, eating shark products won’t cure cancer any more than me eating Michael Jordan would make me better at basketball."
The belief that shark cartilage can treat cancer diverts patients from effective treatments, according to a 2004 review in the journal Cancer Research. The demand for cartilage also fuels widespread fishing for sharks. One in six known species of sharks, rays and skates are considered threatened with extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, an environmental group, Shiffman said.
It’s unknown what caused the tumors in the great white or bronzer shark. However, reports of cancerous tumors in marine animals, especially mammals, have steadily increased over the past 20 years, raising concerns that industrial pollutants or human activities may trigger the cancers, according to the study. Beluga whales have been recorded to suffer from cancer, and in areas near aluminum smelting plants, cancer is the second leading killer of the whales, the study noted. (source)
New Post has been published on http://www.tinyhouseliving.com/halo-passive-solar-home-designed-swedish-students/
HALO - Passive Solar Home Designed by Swedish Students
Measuring 645 sq foot, HALO takes its name and shape from the rainbow-like optical phenomenon around the sun. It was designed with small private rooms and large entertaining areas to shift people away from the growing trend of social isolation…
Its curvy roof is made from monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells on acrylic covered with a high strength polymer. This was mounted on a thin waterproof polycarbonate membrane and shaped into a canopy with indoor and outdoor spaces.” - Inhabitat
See more of this Passive Home Powered by the Sun Chalmers University of Technology
Pelican Eel (Eurypharynx pelecanoides)
The pelican eel has a large mouth that is reminiscent of a pelican’s. This mouth is much larger than the rest of its body and is loosely hinged, allowing for the fish to swallow prey larger than itself. Since encounters with prey in the deep sea can be sporadic and rare, this adaptation is important to ensure that the pelican eel is always ready to strike, regardless of the prey’s size. Despite this, analysis of the fish’s stomach reveals that they mostly dine on small crustaceans.
Additionally, the fish has an organ at the end of its tail which emits apink bioluminescent glow. The occasional red flashes are believed to attract prey.