This couldn’t have been more perfect… the speech came at the right time. In the middle of such profound and infinite grief, this woman came along and gave us the courage to reclaim our futures, world, and school pride.
We would go on and grieve over their lost tomorrows, but we would no longer be victims. We were strong resilient people that would go on to invent the future for our friends who could not.
At TEDxYouth@Manchester, genetics researcher Dan Davis introduces the audience to compatibility genes — key players in our immune system’s functioning, and the reason why it’s so difficult to transplant organs from person to person: one’s compatibility genes must match another’s for a transplant to take.
(Images from Davis’s talk, Drew Berry’s animations, and the TED-Ed lessons A needle in countless haystacks: Finding habitable worlds - Ariel Anbar and How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Bacon on borrowed time.
"The fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act as adopted by Congress, however, blocks cuts to the A-10 fleet in 2014 and vocal supporters in Congress are pushing to keep the jet flying far beyond this year." (Air Force Times, 30 DEC 2013. Source.)
D FAMILY BONFIRE (12 APR 14)
We had a spontaneous family bonfire Saturday evening because … why not?
It was an evening filled with a nice roaring fire, yummy s’mores, and lots of family bonding. I was happy that we finally got to take our freshmen out to spend time with us and have nice family time like our mentors did for us when we were freshmen.
We’re so proud of them for finishing off their freshman training strong. I’m certain that they’re going to do an outstanding job when it comes time for them to take leadership roles in the corps next year.
Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasonov first became interested in the interaction between oil and water when he was cooking one day and happened to combine soy sauce and olive oil witnessing their separation. More after the jump:
the mashup you didnt need.
It took me two days to find this again and I’m never letting go
ohmy god. its the smash mouth fugue i’ve been looking for it for so long GOD DAMNIT IT’S HERE AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL
don’t stop coming and they don’t stop coming
What are the effects of adderall on non-ADD/ADHD people? I wouldn’t know. That’s one of the drugs I haven’t tried before *pauses awkwardly* *nervous laugh*