name: Jonas, Age: 24,
I am a man who happens to be a Transsexual.
*I am a Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor
* I am currently in a relationship with a man who is absolutely amazing.
*I am Sioux Native American.
*I am a medical student at Sanford-brown college.
I am a huge gamer, and serious batman nerd. I love tim burton, edgar allen poe, and my sugar gliders [of course i love my boyfriend also]

 

zerostatereflex:

What is DNA?

This BBC explainer video does a wonderful job telling us.

We, and every other living thing on Earth, are connected.

http://amethystveins.tumblr.com/post/94718520674/you-know-what-guys-i-am-so-pissed-about-this-shark

amethystveins:

you know what guys i am so pissed about this shark week thing i need to say some stuff here. i have been working offshore for 4 months now and i got to learn a lot of things about the ocean and sea creatures. here on the oil rig we have divers and they dive EVERY day to get their job done so they…

marine-biologist-aron-howells:

The fact that this sea creature looks exactly like a rock with guts is not even the weirdest thing about it. It’s also completely immobile like a rock — it eats by sucking in water and filtering out microorganisms — and its clear blood mysteriously secretes a rare element called vanadium. Also, it’s born male, becomes hermaphroditic at puberty, and reproduces by tossing clouds of sperm and eggs into the surrounding water and hoping they knock together. Nature, you are CRAZY.
Self-sexing vanadium-secreting intestine-rock thing is actually calledPyura chilensis (terser, though less descriptive), and it’s found off the coast of Chile and Peru. Locals eat it raw or in stews, and non-locals describe the taste as “bitter” and “soapy” with a “weird iodine flavor.” Sort of what you’d expect from a meat-rock, I guess? Maybe that’s the vanadium, which is also found in crude oil and tar sands — creatures like P. chilensis can have up to 10 million times more vanadium in their bodies than is found in the surrounding water, for no obvious reason.
Source: http://grist.org/list/crazy-living-rock-is-one-of-the-weirdest-creatures-weve-ever-seen/

marine-biologist-aron-howells:

The fact that this sea creature looks exactly like a rock with guts is not even the weirdest thing about it. It’s also completely immobile like a rock — it eats by sucking in water and filtering out microorganisms — and its clear blood mysteriously secretes a rare element called vanadium. Also, it’s born male, becomes hermaphroditic at puberty, and reproduces by tossing clouds of sperm and eggs into the surrounding water and hoping they knock together. Nature, you are CRAZY.

Self-sexing vanadium-secreting intestine-rock thing is actually calledPyura chilensis (terser, though less descriptive), and it’s found off the coast of Chile and Peru. Locals eat it raw or in stews, and non-locals describe the taste as “bitter” and “soapy” with a “weird iodine flavor.” Sort of what you’d expect from a meat-rock, I guess? Maybe that’s the vanadium, which is also found in crude oil and tar sands — creatures like P. chilensis can have up to 10 million times more vanadium in their bodies than is found in the surrounding water, for no obvious reason.

Source: http://grist.org/list/crazy-living-rock-is-one-of-the-weirdest-creatures-weve-ever-seen/

qloobs:

lmao nice genes did ur parents pick them out for u

megacosms:

Here’s some more screenshots of the MRI of my brain. 

aviatior:

Stem cells heal severely damaged artery in lab study

Scientists at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have, for the first time, demonstrated that baboon embryonic stem cells can totally restore a severely damaged artery.

aviatior:

Stem cells heal severely damaged artery in lab study

Scientists at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have, for the first time, demonstrated that baboon embryonic stem cells can totally restore a severely damaged artery.

Greenbottle Blue Tarantula

sir-p-audax:

Well, I’ve had my caffeine, and that means I’M HYPED UP. Let’s talk about spiders!

Upon request, I give you one of the coolest colored tarantulas out there (aside from the ornamentals, which are a personal favorite): the Greenbottle Blue Tarantula!

… Okay, who named this? Anyway,…