1. neuroticthought:

    skunkbear:

    As Virginia Hughes noted in a recent piece for National Geographic’s Phenomena blog, the most common depiction of a synapse (that communicating junction between two neurons) is pretty simple:

    Signal molecules leave one neuron from that bulby thing, float across a gap, and are picked up by receptors on the other neuron. In this way, information is transmitted from cell to cell … and thinking is possible.

    But thanks to a bunch of German scientists - we now have a much more complete and accurate picture. They’ve created the first scientifically accurate 3D model of a synaptic bouton (that bulby bit) complete with every protein and cytoskeletal element.

    This effort has been made possible only by a collaboration of specialists in electron microscopy, super-resolution light microscopy (STED), mass spectrometry, and quantitative biochemistry.

    says the press release. The model reveals a whole world of neuroscience waiting to be explored. Exciting stuff!

    You can access the full video of their 3D model here.

    Credit: Benjamin G. Wilhelm, Sunit Mandad, Sven Truckenbrodt, Katharina Kröhnert, Christina Schäfer, Burkhard Rammner, Seong Joo Koo, Gala A. Claßen, Michael Krauss, Volker Haucke, Henning Urlaub, Silvio O. Rizzoli

    In case you all missed it.

     
  2. Fields near Sherbourne, University of Warwick

     
  3. sixpenceee:

    sixpenceee:

    perfect pictures for an imperfect world

    im glad this is exploding. it’s one of the most powerful things on my blog. make it known worldwide guys. 

    (Source: sixpenceee, via vacantstardust)

     
  4. So Yeh, loving the world cup

     
  5. Long exposure at night near Sherbourne - University of Warwick

     
  6. Night scene near bexleyheath

     
  7. Haven’t used tumblr in ages so I though I’d mark my epic return with my updated face. It hasn’t changed at all.

     
  8. bubbletealolita:

    this is really well made

    (Source: melbemol, via butitsbrencerifyoudo)

     

  9. seeminglydeepstatement:

    somefantasticallies:

    vivalatrench:

    mrsugarpink:

    rapewhistled:

    followmehome:

    It’s not “bacon,” it’s a pig.

    It’s not “veal,” it’s a calf.

    It’s not “steak,” it’s a cow.

    It’s not “meat,” it’s an animal…

    its not “fruit”, its dividing cells that accumulate fructose…

    it’s not delivery. it’s digiorno.

    It’s not a scene, it’s a god damn arms race

    It’s not “levioSA”, it’s “leviOsa”

    Maybe it’s Maybelline 

    (via constellati0n)

     

  10. ifyoucarryonthisway:

    hello 911 my sock is falling down inside my shoe 

    (Source: averagefairy, via soggymoggy)

     
  11. milkyjoee:

    UKIP leak their border control system

    (via avidbooksniffer)

     

  12. vvhitehouse:

    aneastcoastbreeze:

    vvhitehouse:

    advantages to wearing oversized sweaters:

    • instant cute outfit with minimal effort
    • it enhances the coziness when u drink hot beverages
    • sweater paws are guaranteed to make u feel 43% more adorable
    • u can unbutton ur jeans and no one will know

    disadvantages to wearing oversized sweaters:

    Guys think they’re totally not cute lol

    the day i dress for a man is the day they dress me in my coffin to see jesus

    (via wouldyouliketostayforever)

     
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  14. Dog food lid spelt backwards is dildo of God

     
  15. National Free comic book day