vixyish:

maswartz:

I honestly think people forget that the church and state are supposed to be separate. Give me one non-religious reason against same sex marriage. One non-religious reason against stem cell research. One non-religious reason against safe abortions. Go ahead.

I’ve been saying this for YEARS.

(via kawaii-infected)

sadsofia:

vashti:


“Lovers’ eye”, eye miniature on ivory, c. 1830s. Hand-painted miniature of a left hazel eye on ivory in heart-shaped pendant.
Eye miniatures or Lovers’ eyes were Georgian miniatures, normally watercolour on ivory, depicting the eye or eyes of a spouse, loved one or child. These were usually commissioned for sentimental reasons and were often worn as bracelets, brooches, pendants or rings with richly decorated frames, serving the same emotional need as lockets hiding portraits or locks of hair. This fad started in the late 1700s.
Eye miniatures are believed to have originated when the Prince of Wales (later George IV) felt the need to send the widow Maria Fitzherbert a token of his love. This gesture and the romance that went with it, was frowned upon by the court, so that a miniaturist was employed to paint only the eye and thereby preserve anonymity and decorum.


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sadsofia:

vashti:

“Lovers’ eye”, eye miniature on ivory, c. 1830s. Hand-painted miniature of a left hazel eye on ivory in heart-shaped pendant.

Eye miniatures or Lovers’ eyes were Georgian miniatures, normally watercolour on ivory, depicting the eye or eyes of a spouse, loved one or child. These were usually commissioned for sentimental reasons and were often worn as bracelets, brooches, pendants or rings with richly decorated frames, serving the same emotional need as lockets hiding portraits or locks of hair. This fad started in the late 1700s.

Eye miniatures are believed to have originated when the Prince of Wales (later George IV) felt the need to send the widow Maria Fitzherbert a token of his love. This gesture and the romance that went with it, was frowned upon by the court, so that a miniaturist was employed to paint only the eye and thereby preserve anonymity and decorum.

(Source: a-l-ancien-regime)

canwejustnot:

kazifer:

sandorandthehounds:

byronpunk:

jadebloods:

scottiemcchottie:

narcissusmetamorphosis:

we have all read fanfiction that we shouldn’t have

just a few favorite tags

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just open up tag viewer on this post and settle in with a snack cause ain’t nobody sleeping tonight, friends

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installing tag viewer for this was the best decision i ever made

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This is amazing

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And then we have this innocent soul:

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I am CRYING

Who even writes this XD
(I kinda want to read the one with the koala and the pope though)

(Source: neotropicalia, via kawaii-infected)

fanfiction

bpod-mrc:

31 July 2014
Chikungunya’s Faulty Envelope
Aside from malaria and dengue fever, there’s a plethora of lesser-known diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. These include the o’nyong’nyong virus in East Africa, the Ross River virus endemic to Australia, and the rapidly spreading chikungunya virus. Like dengue, these viruses cause fever, headache and severe joint pain, and there’s no vaccine or treatment. Here, a transmission electron micrograph depicts numerous chikungunya virus particles, composed of a central core surrounded by a viral envelope. Scientists now believe that a single mutation in a viral envelope gene enabled the Asian tiger mosquito to transmit chikungunya to humans. Before 2006, only the yellow fever mosquito could pass on the disease. This has resulted in a surge of outbreaks in non-endemic areas, including one in northeastern Italy in 2007. And the first case of chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes in the United States was recorded this month.
Written by Nick Kennedy
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Image by Cynthia GoldsmithPublic Health Image Library, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USAOriginally published under a Creative Commons Licence (BY 2.0)
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You can also follow BPoD on Twitter and Facebook

bpod-mrc:

31 July 2014

Chikungunya’s Faulty Envelope

Aside from malaria and dengue fever, there’s a plethora of lesser-known diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. These include the o’nyong’nyong virus in East Africa, the Ross River virus endemic to Australia, and the rapidly spreading chikungunya virus. Like dengue, these viruses cause fever, headache and severe joint pain, and there’s no vaccine or treatment. Here, a transmission electron micrograph depicts numerous chikungunya virus particles, composed of a central core surrounded by a viral envelope. Scientists now believe that a single mutation in a viral envelope gene enabled the Asian tiger mosquito to transmit chikungunya to humans. Before 2006, only the yellow fever mosquito could pass on the disease. This has resulted in a surge of outbreaks in non-endemic areas, including one in northeastern Italy in 2007. And the first case of chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes in the United States was recorded this month.

Written by Nick Kennedy

Image by Cynthia Goldsmith
Public Health Image Library, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Originally published under a Creative Commons Licence (BY 2.0)

You can also follow BPoD on Twitter and Facebook

heidi8:

I asked Benedict Cumberbatch a question this week. As a door prize, I got a penguin-shaped flash drive, and here is what was on it. 

The technologically incompetent evil octopus needs to be a thing

(via suicidally-romantic-scoundrel)


Natsumi Saito (斉藤夏海) | Happy Crazy Angel Natsumi; Japan’s Next Kawaii Pop Icon

Natsumi Saito (斉藤夏海) | Happy Crazy Angel Natsumi; Japan’s Next Kawaii Pop Icon

(Source: liz-asian)