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Food. Fashion. Faith.

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diabadass:

lissymac37:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.

I’ve always loved science. I’ve wanted to be a dentist since I was 3. My cousin married a biochemistry professor and they bought me a microscope for being the flower girl in their wedding. I was bullied in grammar school for getting excited about science. In high school, people basically told me I wasn’t a good enough scientist so I should stop trying. I didn’t actually start believing in my abilities until 2 years ago when I dropped the last of my shit friends. I erased every bit of self doubt residue in the corner of my mind. I could never see myself doing anything besides science, but it sucked to have jerks telling you that you’re not smart enough to pursue what you love.

I actually ran into one of my grammar school bullies in the Shop Rite Liquor store. He tried to make a conversation with me. The entirety of it was: “So what are you up to now?” “I’m about to graduate college with a degree in biology. I’m contemplating med/dental/grad school. I can’t pick. I like all the opportunities I have.” “Oh, cool. I just work here.” 

So I think it’s EXTREMELY imperative to encourage girls to do what they love, especially if it’s science. If they don’t like it in a few years that’s fine. They’ll find something else. At least they weren’t told not to. The world needs more people passionate about learning and helping others learn. 

(Source: youtube.com, via molecularlifesciences)

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bbsrc:

Inside the world of infection
Fungal pathogens manage to simultaneously pacify their plant victim’s defences whilst seizing host nutrition, creating a very difficult situation for any plant that becomes infected.
Here you can see three different stages of the fungal hyphae of Magnaporthe grisea invading and taking-over a plant cell.
Top panel: After 48h of infection
Middle panel: After 72h of infection
Bottom panel: After 96h of infection
Rice blast disease, which is caused by M.grisea, is one of the greatest pathogen threats to rice crops globally and since rice is an important food source its impact can be devastating.
Scientists from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwth University, which is strategically funded by BBSRC, are studying the mechanisms behind fungal pathogen infection eventually hoping to reduce this major threat to modern agriculture.
Image from Mr Hassan Zubair from IBERS, Aberystwyth University
For more images of plant infection to go: 
http://tmblr.co/ZtJ7bq1B_-XUW
OR 
http://tmblr.co/ZtJ7bq1BM2QXb

bbsrc:

Inside the world of infection

Fungal pathogens manage to simultaneously pacify their plant victim’s defences whilst seizing host nutrition, creating a very difficult situation for any plant that becomes infected.

Here you can see three different stages of the fungal hyphae of Magnaporthe grisea invading and taking-over a plant cell.

Top panel: After 48h of infection

Middle panel: After 72h of infection

Bottom panel: After 96h of infection

Rice blast disease, which is caused by M.grisea, is one of the greatest pathogen threats to rice crops globally and since rice is an important food source its impact can be devastating.

Scientists from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwth University, which is strategically funded by BBSRC, are studying the mechanisms behind fungal pathogen infection eventually hoping to reduce this major threat to modern agriculture.

Image from Mr Hassan Zubair from IBERS, Aberystwyth University

For more images of plant infection to go: 

http://tmblr.co/ZtJ7bq1B_-XUW

OR 

http://tmblr.co/ZtJ7bq1BM2QXb

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sixpenceee:

I read about this awhile ago in a book.

People who receive organ donations go through personality changes and characteristic similar to those of the donor. 

 In a study, a patient received a heart transplant from a man who was killed by gunshot to the face, and the organ recipient then reported to have dreams of seeing hot flashes of light directly on his face.

In another case, Claire Sylvia, a heart transplant recipient who received the organ from an 18-year-old male that died in a motorcycle accident, reported having a craving for beer and chicken nuggets after the surgery.

She also began to have reoccurring dreams about a man named ‘Tim L.’ Upon searching the obituaries, Sylvia found out her donor’s name was Tim and that he loved all of the food that she craved

SOURCE

These cases may support the cell memory theory. But as someone who wants to study the human consciousness, I have this one question.

What does this say about the human mind? Is it only stored in the brain? Can our cells also have the capacity to store information such as memory and personality? Are they aware of what makes us, who we are? Are they conscious in that sense?

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In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them. For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness. But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia!NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them. 

For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.

The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness. 

But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.

The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.

They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”

Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia!

NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

(Source: enigmatic-being, via roydashme)

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ONCE YOU GET THIS YOU HAVE TO SHARE 6 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF AND THEN TAG 6 FOLLOWERS

i was tagged by 10taileddragon

1. the proudest fact I can share about myself is my career. Im a clinical laboratory scientist, currently working as a microbiologist. If you asked me as a kid if i could ever picture myself doing what i do now, id probably admit that i had no idea this job existed. but at this point in my life, im really proud to say that im doing exactly what i want to do, and working in a job that makes me happy =)

2.  i love watches. probably one of my guiltiest pleasure. i kinda like clothing and accessories in general, but watches are one of the few things I’d spend money on.

3.  i love starbucks, not just for their drinks but for the environment.  i have a favorite sbux here back home and whenever im exhausted from work, I head straight there and every now and then, a familiar face greets me over the counter, and it just brightens up my day =)

4. i dont date often, but asking me for coffee is probably the easiest way to get me to go. 

5. i do a lot of things for people i like, but once youve crossed a boundary, things just wont be the same anymore. you wont be the same anymore. i wont be the same anymore. 

6. im sick. will you sing me soft kitty? (and maybe massage vaporub on my chest?)

i tag: eeyaaann, miahchua, wiisnaww, blowfysh, arekkusuorei, thamado

was supposed to tag 10, but eff it. lol i just went down my message box and bam. most recent human beings ive made contact with. 

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✴10 Questions Tag✴


Tagged by miahchua

1. What’s your name? JR Caldera.

2. When’s your birthday? July 04.

3. Where are you from? West Covina, CA.

4. Have a crush? meh. i mean… meh. no, not really. 

5. What’s your favorite color? blue.

6. Write something in all caps? I’M SICK (IN WAYS MORE THAN ONE).

7. Got a favorite band/artist? currently Sam Smith (obsessed actually, so if you take me to a concert, you can be my #4).

8. Favorite number? 2.

9. Favorite drink? cocktail? im kinda known to go with vodka tonic. sbux? 1pV, 1pR, 4pCl, br, iced coffee. or a simple iced green tea latte will do, too. 

10. Tag 10: denvyatled, novisinitiis, davidhelladope, thtkidluiz, anti-evolution-eevee, sydney-side, miko31096, sciart360, shikataganai, brandello

kinda just tagged the last 10 people ive made contact with via tumblr. been procrastinating on these things. but i guess im awake now. 

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