19 hours ago   •   2 notes
  • Quick sketch comic of that Quickening racing AU: Tony’s introduction to the Quickening team. If I’m not productive with my thesis I might as well be productive with my procrastination.

    Quick sketch comic of that Quickening racing AU: Tony’s introduction to the Quickening team. If I’m not productive with my thesis I might as well be productive with my procrastination.

    1 day ago   •   3 notes
  • I can’t help it: that Quickening F1 AU clings to my mind. Except this isn’t F1; this is sports car racing. Cain’s car is a 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo race car (poorly drawn on my part).

Yay I’ve finally got to use my bookstand for drawing purposes. @ponytaorponyboy here you go, my advance payment for the article <3

    I can’t help it: that Quickening F1 AU clings to my mind. Except this isn’t F1; this is sports car racing. Cain’s car is a 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo race car (poorly drawn on my part).

    Yay I’ve finally got to use my bookstand for drawing purposes. @ponytaorponyboy here you go, my advance payment for the article <3

    1 week ago   •   7 notes   •   VIA: ericgamalinda   •   SOURCE: ericgamalinda
  • ericgamalinda:

The Descartes Highlands is coming to Manila. 10/23/14

    ericgamalinda:

    The Descartes Highlands is coming to Manila. 10/23/14

    1 week ago   •   108 notes   •   VIA: beautifuloxford   •   SOURCE: fantazum
  • just-3-little-words:

Oxford Overview by Bobrad on Flickr.

    just-3-little-words:

    Oxford Overview by Bobrad on Flickr.

    2 weeks ago   •   464,143 notes   •   VIA: merione-krypta550   •   SOURCE: ehretha
  • condescetier:

hungrylikethewolfie:

marielikestodraw:

gaave:

concernedresidentofbakerstreet:

driving-an-impala-in-isengard:

actualholidaybakery:

ehretha:

A tip from your favorite nurse
(that’d be me)
Always have eggs in your fridge
You just never know when someone will split their head open
Or cut their finger while cooking
And so on
See that membrane there?
While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg
Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)
The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches
If you even need them that is
Nature: 1, Band aids: 0
You’re welcome.

I did some research on this (because I do that now, fucking science get out) and it seems that this was done in the early 1900s somewhat frequently. It was used as a way to treat just about any kind of skin wound, from burn to cut to in at least one case an ulcer. It actually helps the wound heal not by preventing blood loss but by replacing part of the skin tissue and helping it grow.
It also helps in healing scars and reducing their visibility.
Whoah science.
Neato.
Supercool.



Also, if you have a splinter, smack one of these things on there and it will draw it out of your skin. No more shitting around with pliers.

it will also suck the poison stuff out of mosquito bites and stop them from being itchy

woaaah i didnt know!! awesome stuff :D

Did not know the mosquito bite or splinter thing!  EGGS—IS THERE ANYTHING THEY CAN’T DO?

They cant fix the economy

    condescetier:

    hungrylikethewolfie:

    marielikestodraw:

    gaave:

    concernedresidentofbakerstreet:

    driving-an-impala-in-isengard:

    actualholidaybakery:

    ehretha:

    A tip from your favorite nurse

    (that’d be me)

    Always have eggs in your fridge

    You just never know when someone will split their head open

    Or cut their finger while cooking

    And so on

    See that membrane there?

    While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg

    Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)

    The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches

    If you even need them that is

    Nature: 1, Band aids: 0

    You’re welcome.

    I did some research on this (because I do that now, fucking science get out) and it seems that this was done in the early 1900s somewhat frequently. It was used as a way to treat just about any kind of skin wound, from burn to cut to in at least one case an ulcer. It actually helps the wound heal not by preventing blood loss but by replacing part of the skin tissue and helping it grow.

    It also helps in healing scars and reducing their visibility.

    Whoah science.

    Neato.

    Supercool.

    image

    Also, if you have a splinter, smack one of these things on there and it will draw it out of your skin. No more shitting around with pliers.

    it will also suck the poison stuff out of mosquito bites and stop them from being itchy

    woaaah i didnt know!! awesome stuff :D

    Did not know the mosquito bite or splinter thing!  EGGS—IS THERE ANYTHING THEY CAN’T DO?

    They cant fix the economy

    2 weeks ago   •   15 notes
  • Tag-team Charizard and Pikachu to calm myself down.

    Tag-team Charizard and Pikachu to calm myself down.

    3 weeks ago   •   948 notes   •   VIA: chartreuseadagio   •   SOURCE: mcavoymarvel
  • lisas999:

    mcavoy-marvel:

    X-Men: The Dance Musical by James McAvoy

    [x]

    Oh Yeah

    3 weeks ago   •   44,655 notes   •   VIA: merione-krypta550   •   SOURCE: penicillium-pusher
  • penicillium-pusher:

    Simple definition posters for some of the aromantic spectrum

    3 weeks ago   •   255,570 notes   •   VIA: merione-krypta550   •   SOURCE: lthilien
  • lthilien:

    IT KINDA HIT ME THAT SOMETHING HORRIBLE COULD HAPPEN TO ONE OF MY INTERNET FRIENDS AND I’D NEVER KNOW AND I’D SIT HERE AND WAIT AND WAIT FOR THEM AND THEY’D NEVER COME BACK SO I JUST WANT TO SAY I LOVE ALL OF YOU OKAY NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU GUYS OR TO ME OR ANYTHING OKAY I LOVE ALL OF YOU SO MUCH

    3 weeks ago   •   912 notes   •   VIA: bookmania   •   SOURCE: bookmania
  • bookmania:

The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition has returned for its third year.
To continue its literary history, The London Magazine is constantly looking for new voices. Our competitions provide emerging literary talent with an opportunity for publication and distinguished recognition. The London Magazine is looking for unpublished short stories under 4,000 words from writers across the world.
To know more about the competition, head on to this link for full contest details!

    bookmania:

    The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition has returned for its third year.

    To continue its literary history, The London Magazine is constantly looking for new voices. Our competitions provide emerging literary talent with an opportunity for publication and distinguished recognition. The London Magazine is looking for unpublished short stories under 4,000 words from writers across the world.

    To know more about the competition, head on to this link for full contest details!

    3 weeks ago   •   977 notes   •   VIA: oupacademic   •   SOURCE: oupacademic
  • oupacademic:

    Three OUP Employees Pay Homage to International Coffee Day (Everyday)

    The Fresh Pots Society (FPS) was born when three OUP publicists—Jonathan Kroberger, Owen Keiter, and Sam Blum—realized they had a shared fascination with coffee, caffeine intake, and general snobbery. Each afternoon, Jonathan, Owen, and Sam convene over a delicious French-pressed pot of their finest grounds and catch an afternoon jolt of much needed caffeine and conversation. The process of preparing such coffee can be quite laborious, however. To get a better idea of how we make our brew, see the series of gifs above.

    Adieu,

    The Fresh Pots Society

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  • nerdsandgamersftw:

Everyone needs a dancing Lego Deadpool, right?
[via]

    nerdsandgamersftw:

    Everyone needs a dancing Lego Deadpool, right?

    [via]

    3 weeks ago   •   44,234 notes   •   VIA: theletteraesc   •   SOURCE: nok-ind
  • theafrocentricasian:

World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.
New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.
The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.
Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.
Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.
Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.
The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.
The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.
Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

    theafrocentricasian:

    World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.

    New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

    Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

    New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

    The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

    Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.

    Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.

    Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.

    Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.

    The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.

    The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.

    Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa