Commonplace Adventures of a Kimi

Apr 14

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Blouse Collars, 1940s-50s - By Charlotte Dymock.

Apr 14
Apr 14

koryos:

koryos:

so i’ve been experimenting with ways to make the axolotls’ feeding less messy and i found these tiny candleholders that looked perfect but

i put food in one for moony and he keeps biting the sides and going all around it and he can’t figure out that the food is INSIDE

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i think he thinks the food is underneath this mysterious new rock HE’S SO FRUSTRATED IT’S THE FUNNIEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN HE KEEPS LOOKING AT ME LIKE WTF IS THIS

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UPDATE HE FIGURED IT OUT BLESS HIM

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Apr 14
Apr 14
strangelykatie:

dragon boy

strangelykatie:

dragon boy

Apr 13
Apr 13

sapphicdalliances:

the world is incredible. there are girls in this world, and there are also dogs. you can put melted cheese on any type of potato.  sometimes flowers grow even when nobody is there to water them. right now on this same planet where we live there are people who are in love with each other kissing each other on the nose. emotions and colours are both things that exist. everything is so great

Apr 13
pondweed:

Shh, everyone — the pocket sketchbooks I’ve been making are now live on Etsy. I’m going to blog about this in more detail, later, and launch properly with a giveaway on Monday. But I’m just so excited I couldn’t resist showing a sneak peek!

pondweed:

Shh, everyone — the pocket sketchbooks I’ve been making are now live on Etsy. I’m going to blog about this in more detail, later, and launch properly with a giveaway on Monday. But I’m just so excited I couldn’t resist showing a sneak peek!

Apr 13
Apr 13

jtotheizzoe:

biomedicalephemera:

Two-Faced Chick and Two-Headed Calf

Two-faced (diprospus) and two-headed (dicephalic) animals may look similar, but they’re different on the most fundamental of levels. Two-headed animals are simply conjoined twins that stopped separating very early in the process. They generally have two fully-formed cephalic regions, though sometimes one head is much less responsive than the other.

Two-faced animals, on the other hand, have a mutation in the Sonic Hedgehog (yes, it looks like a hedgehog and was named after Sonic) homologue gene. This gene regulates the symmetry and width of the head and facial features, and when the gene is mutated in a way that causes too much of the correlating proteins to be produced, diprospus animals are formed. As this gene is also responsible for brain and upper neural tube development, it’s uncommon for diprospus creatures or humans to live very long after birth.

When the SHH gene doesn’t create enough of its proteins, cyclopia (one-eyed, one-nosed) occurs.

Watch Emily and Anna dissect a two-faced calf on The Brain Scoop!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_diEm6st6o

Sonic hedgehog also helps sculpt the fingers of your hand, and is why you have 5 instead of 4 or 6. That little protein, one of the most diverse tools in the developmental toolbox, might be the very reason that we humans live in a base-10 world.

Stay tuned Monday, I’ve got a cool episode of It’s Okay To Be Smart coming out that features ol’ Sonic hedgehog. No two-faced calf dissection, but I think you’ll enjoy it :)