The following is a white blood cell chasing a bacterium. It eventually ends up swallowing it. The following white blood cell is specifically a neutrophil. They end up ingesting the microbe a process known as phagocytosis. 


I can’t help but think it’s even funnier with some music.

Yes. Yes it is.

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Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

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a bunch of practice nat doodles


a bunch of practice nat doodles

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Anonymous Asked:
single dad au: where tony doesn't know how he got into the deal of having a tea party with his little girl (she made him sign a contract and everything so he can't bail early)


he really can’t be anything but proud of her because, while she’s definitely inherited some of his intelligence, she’s already started taking after her aunt pepper.

one day she just walks into tony’s office while he’s actually doing some of the more boring things related to being the owner of a company, saying something like, ‘daddy, daddy, give me your autograph!’ and tony just smiles at his weird little girl but takes the paper without looking and she dimples up at him as he hands it back with a look in her eyes that he really should recognize by now

an hour later she asks him to come to her room to see something really cool and when he gets there it’s a… tea party. like, a really intense tea party with everything a little girl could possibly want sitting at and around the table. and when she tells him he needs to go get changed for the tea party, he tries to refuse saying he has work that he needs to get done

and that’s when she shows him the paper. the typed up contract with his signature at the bottom saying that tony stark will attend one tea party per week at the discretion of ms. stark, wearing appropriate attire (also at young ms. stark’s discretion). it’s a really intricate document, even detailing ‘penalties’ if mr. stark is unable to attend, and tony wonders for a second how his little girl pulled this off before he spots pepper’s signature as a witness.

he’s so impressed he can’t even get a little mad at her and instead does as she wishes and changes into his ‘appropriate attire’.

pepper swings by later to see how it’s going and to take a picture.

the photo of tony in his iron man suit, mask flipped up while wearing a tutu and bunny ears, sipping daintily on a very small tea cup while his daughter smiles up at him, surrounded by all sorts of stuffed animals, ends up framed on his desk.


a little love story about mermaids and tattoos

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"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.Thich Nhat Hanh"

Thich Nhat Hanh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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