inhale. exhale. and listen.

I have not encountered the phrase “plot bunnies” in probably a decade. I just had flashbacks to the hexRPG days.

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."

 Oscar Wilde (via childrenofthetao)

I know I have a handful of healthy-minded followers, so you should probably know this about me before this relationship continues.

I really hate the smell of raw celery and tomatoes.

I just watched that movie Holes today which that scrawny little Shia Lebouf and that tiny Khleo Thomas. I used to be one of my favorites as a kid, I just loved how well all the pieces of the story fit together.

I was going to try and find some gifs from the movie, but I decided that searching the “holes” tag would not be very helpful.

ucresearch:

More efficient ways to lower CO2


The term carbon capture is talked about as a way to battle against climate change, but what exactly is it?  This recent NY Times video does a great job explaining it.

Basically, when a power plant burns fossil fuel such as coal, it releases gas into the air.  Carbon capture technology can single out the CO2 molecules in this gas before it leaves the smokestack.  The current process is to spray a chemical on the gas to separate the carbon dioxide so that it can be pumped underground.

This process is both expensive and can take up a third of the plant’s generated power known as parasitic energy.  Scientists are trying to find ways to use safer and energy efficient materials to reduce this issue.  The problem is that a wide array (millions!) of chemicals can bond with CO2, making the testing process quite complex.

UC Berkeley’s Berend Smit and his team have created a computer model to test out these materials in the virtual world.  So researchers can upload the molecular structure they want to test to a website and see how efficient it might be.  

You can read more about this project here.

Ah, I did a little research paper in carbon capture during my gen. chem course sophomore year. Interesting stuff

I’m feeling so lethargic today. Usually when I lay outside to get some sun I need to do yoga or something because I get antsy and can’t lay still, but today I just don’t want to move at all.

ingayswetrust:

I am so glad I didn’t finish reading Bridge to Terabithia as a kid, I would’ve grown up to be a serial killer

I remember being pissed af when I read it.

and then someone bought me the DVD when it came out and I fumed the entire movie.

Title: Valerie
Artist: Amy Winehouse
Plays: 41041

Young & Adventurous? There’s A Potato Being Made Just For You

txchnologist:

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by Michael Keller

Things have been rough for the potato over the last decade or so. American consumers have been turning a cold shoulder toward the humble tuber, with each of us eating 22 pounds of potatoes less in 2012 compared to what we put down in 2000, the National Potato Council reports.

The slide has been steady, and both potato growers and agricultural scientists have taken note. If you’re young and have some expendable income, they’d like to sell you a potato with a little more pizzaz than the one your grandma overcooked.

"What we are doing now is developing unique varieties that have a tendency to appeal to the younger set with high income who are willing to try something different,” said Creighton Miller, a Texas A&M University horticultural scientist who turns out new breeds of potato and legume. “This has contributed somewhat to an increase in consumption of these types over the russets, which are still the standard.” 

Breeding programs are constantly trying to improve potatoes to make them more disease and pest resistant, and to make them better suited to industrial processing like making chips and frozen french fries. But scientists are also combing through natural variations in potatoes to find characteristics that might make the fresh tubers more appealing to people.

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theclumbsyqueen:

Calm before the storm.

theclumbsyqueen:

Calm before the storm.

siamomanichesisfiorano:


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siamomanichesisfiorano:

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interruptingpanda:

busket:

mybodythehandgrenade:

brinconvenient:

tonidorsay:

gailsimone:

chrishaley:

Done and done.

(Not pictured: “Butt window”, but trust me, it’s there.)

You have no idea how much this cheered me up just now.

Bwahahahahahaha

I for one, think this is a major improvement. Look how empowered he is! And it’s relevant to the character as someone who is powered by the sun, he’d want to maximize the amount of sunlight he receives, right? It’s not like it makes sense for him to cover himself from chin to toe.
In fact, I think some strappy sandals might be an improvement.

strappy high heeled sandals would increase his height making him closer to the sun. and if wonderwoman can fight in heels it can’t be that hard, right?

c’mon the artist could have dEFINITELY shown us the butt window too, like at the same time as a the chest window. like you just have to twist him in a way that shows us the butt but also turn the chest around a little so we see that too? superman is a tough guy im sure he can handle breaking his spine to show off all those important windows

He really has more freedom of movement in this, too. I mean, the eye candy is a nice plus but it’s really about functionality.