This is one of the most inspirational stories ever.
Oh. My. God.
Is this a true story??
holy shit I didnt know that
This is too amazing to NOT reblog, so inspiring.
That is amazing.
Yet another reason why Evanna is one of my heroes.
i dont believe them most of the time
This magnetic periodic table of herbs and spices is cool enough to make even Alton Brown’s head explode. Full instructions on how to make your own at the link!
Woman takes a photo of herself every day for a year, chronicling the affects of an abusive relationship.
This is fucking heartbreaking. You can see the happiness and hope slip from her eyes with every shot.
tw domestic abuse
this is heartbreaking tbh
Don’t stop reblogging. Women are better than this to stay with men who do this. Stay strong. Know your worth.
Imagine Reading by the Light of a Plant …
That’s just what Antony Evans and the team behind the Glowing Plant Kickstarter have in mind. And you can help them get there (and get your own glowing plant in return!)
Molecular biologists have used bioluminescence as a laboratory technique for decades. This light-producing reaction (different from the fluorescence given off by jellyfish and other “glowing” organisms like the GFP-labeled tobacco plant above) is stunningly simple, using proteins isolated from fireflies and glow-worms to create light using only oxygen and a molecule called luciferin. I’ve done it myself dozens of times, it’s pretty cool.
Modern synthetic biology techniques give us the power to insert this gene into the genome of almost any organism whose genes we can manipulate. Arabidopsis thaliana, the so-called plant “model organism” is one of those. Using special plant-specific bacteria, we can insert genes into the tiny weed at will. Since every living thing expresses RNA and protein using the same genetic code, all Evans and his team need to do is tweak the precise DNA sequence, letter by letter, to make it work as efficiently in plants as it does in other organisms. It’s harder than it sounds, of course, but well within the realm of the possible.
Their fundraising campaign has already been so successful that they have expanded their goal to making a glowing rose! I’d buy that for a dollar. Visit their Kickstarter to learn more and to get your name on the list for a glowing plant. The Glowing Plant project is also on Tumblr, so go give them some love and follow for more news.
These green-thumbed bio-hackers are imagining a world without streetlights, where we read without a light on our nightstand but instead a glowing plant in our room. I’d like to see that happen.
this is the best thing i have ever seen
omg im gonna do this with my kids for every grade until they finish high school and they will hate me for it but love me for it when theyre 70
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