Don't you dare hurt mah cubs

we-are-star-stuff:

Russians Recover Fresh Flowing Mammoth Blood

About 15,000 years ago, an old female wooly mammoth plunged through the ice as she was being chased by predators. Her remains have now been uncovered by scientists working in Siberia. And remarkably, as they were digging it out, blood began to stream out - wich is weird given that it was 10° below freezing.

It’s not known if the blood or tissue samples contain living cells required for cloning. And even if such cells are recovered, the DNA repair would require a very complex process that could take years. A report is expected later this July.

The beautifully preserved specimen was discovered partially embedded in a chunk of ice at an excavation on the Lyakhovsky Island, the southernmost group of the New Siberian Islands in the Arctic seas of northeastern Russia.

The mammoth’s lower portions, including the stomach, were locked in the ice for the past 10,000 to 15,000 years. Its lower jaw and tongue were also recovered; the trunk was found separately from the carcass. The upper torso and two legs were preserved in soil and show signs of being gnawed upon by both prehistoric and modern predators.

Semyon Grigoriev, head of the Museum of Mammoths of the Institute of Applied Ecology of the North at the North Eastern Federal University, is calling it “the best preserved mammoth in the history of paleontology.”

During the excavation, and as the researchers were chipping away at the ice, they noticed splotches of dark blood in the ice cavities below the mammoth’s belly. When they broke through with a poll pick, blood started to flow out.

“It can be assumed that the blood of mammoths had some cryo-protective properties,” noted Grigoriev. Mammoth blood, it would appear, contains a kind of anti-freeze. This is consistent with work done by Canadian geneticists who in 2010 showed that mammoth hemoglobin releases its oxygen much more readily at cold temperatures than that of modern elephants.

In addition to the blood, the paleontologists also recovered well-preserved muscle tissue. The scientists say it has a natural red color of fresh meat. The blood is currently undergoing a bacteriological analysis, and the results are expected soon.

Based on the preliminary evidence, the scientists say the female wooly mammoth was anywhere from 50 to 60 years old and weighed about three tons. They theorize that she was trying to escape from predators when she fell through the ice, or that she got bogged down in a swamp.

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grey-demiromantic:

I often have seen posts, epesically related to shipping and fandoms, that say “Don’t tag your hate!” (ex. If you don’t like destiel, that’s okay but don’t tag your destiel hate in the destiel tags) 

And it seems like people do a pretty good job with that. It’s simple politeness, right?

Why is it you can not tag your hateful/rude/ignorant comments in fandom and shipping tags, but it is totally acceptable to you when it comes to someone’s sexuality, especially a minor one that is so hidden away?

When you insult a ship, you’re insulting an idea. When you insult a sexuality, you insult an entire group of actual people.

Now, don’t get me wrong, both are bad things you should NEVER do, but I would like to know why tumblr seems to find it more approriate to insult a group of people than it is to insult an idea.

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We’re going to be moving in a few months once our house is done being built.  We were able to get a lot of land nearby for a pretty good price.  We’ve got about 5-6 acres now, and the woods are really nice.  I was walking around and exploring the woods the other day and jeeze, just look at this.

LOOK AT THAT FUCKING TREE

I swear to god that thing must be over 5 feet around!  I couldn’t get my arms around it.  The limbs are pretty big, and you can go climbing up it really easily.  A nice deer trail runs under it too.

And then there’s that creepy little mound there.  That’s all that’s left of a foundation of a building that was on our property.  It used to be an old lumber mill.  I found a really old looking nail there, but I didn’t want to mess with it.

My new haunting grounds are neat.

sakura-oogami:

SO I JUST REACHED THIS PART IN OFF AND NOW I CANT STOP LAUGHING??
BUT NO HEAR ME OUT
BATTERS JUST THIS BADASS SERIOUS DUDE WHOS LITERALLY JUST “gonna purify all yall bitches” LIKE HES COMPLETELY STRAIGHT AND SERIOUS AND DEDICATED TO THIS MISSION BUT 
HE FUCKING PUSHED A STATUE OF ZACHARIE INTO A ROLLER COASTER, RODE THE COASTER WITH THE FUCKING STATUE, AND RAISED HIS HANDS IN THE GODDAMN AIR FOR A PHOTO
BATTER YOU FUCKING DORK OH MY GOD

sakura-oogami:

SO I JUST REACHED THIS PART IN OFF AND NOW I CANT STOP LAUGHING??

BUT NO HEAR ME OUT

BATTERS JUST THIS BADASS SERIOUS DUDE WHOS LITERALLY JUST “gonna purify all yall bitches” LIKE HES COMPLETELY STRAIGHT AND SERIOUS AND DEDICATED TO THIS MISSION BUT 

HE FUCKING PUSHED A STATUE OF ZACHARIE INTO A ROLLER COASTER, RODE THE COASTER WITH THE FUCKING STATUE, AND RAISED HIS HANDS IN THE GODDAMN AIR FOR A PHOTO

BATTER YOU FUCKING DORK OH MY GOD

leaf-jelly:

mommabearmizzle:

I am sO DONE WITH THIS SKIRT I GIVE UP

This is what, the third time I’ve tried making this?  I tried painting once, but I didn’t like how it looked so I tried cutting stripes and then sewing them on but that looked horrible so I ripped them all out and just used bias tape.

IT TOOK SO LONG TO SEW THEM ALL ON GODFSDJSDFJ

Not my brightest idea.  Not by a long shot

It’s look amazing!!

Oh gosh thanks.  I need to get started on the top again.  It’s still half sewn and just sitting on the table >.>


Hey! I got these today and I really can’t thank you enough!!! I’d like to Skype with you sometime, so if you can add me that’d be great
But yeah, seriously— THANKS!! This totally brightened my day!!

I’m glad you got them!

Hey! I got these today and I really can’t thank you enough!!! I’d like to Skype with you sometime, so if you can add me that’d be great

But yeah, seriously— THANKS!! This totally brightened my day!!

I’m glad you got them!

equiusz:

gonna say it again for the day crew

im taking commissions on 

fleece blankets

duct tape wallets

duct tape backpacks (only a few, most likely)

custom bottlecap necklaces (can most likely put whatever image you’d like in it)

bottlecap charms

paracord bracelets

Aaannnnyyyybody want anything?  I have one of the blankets and wow they’re warm and comfortable!  They turn out really great too.

I am sO DONE WITH THIS SKIRT I GIVE UP

This is what, the third time I’ve tried making this?  I tried painting once, but I didn’t like how it looked so I tried cutting stripes and then sewing them on but that looked horrible so I ripped them all out and just used bias tape.

IT TOOK SO LONG TO SEW THEM ALL ON GODFSDJSDFJ

Not my brightest idea.  Not by a long shot

equiusz:

twlboaj:

ejaysaurus:

twlboaj:

silabus:

do you ever just realize how bad your voice sounds

every day, man. every day.

I just hate my voice sometimes.

man, cut it out, your voice is great

my voice DOES sorta blow

Shoosh, yours is wonderful

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I really need to stop lurking

I’m on this account at least an hour a day just looking at my feed, yet I never post or reblog anything

I really need to stop lurking but I have nothing to post and I feel like I’m being annoying if I reblog stuff

Gosh tumblr you make me feel so awkward good job

Elementary (tv series)

allmycreys:

consulting-ranger:

quicksummary:

They decided to make Dr. Watson an asian female and everybody subsequently lost their shit, despite the fact that Watson has also been a mouse, Gareth David-Lloyd, and a tomato. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has gone on record as saying absolutely nothing because he is dead and does not care about this.

Wait, when was he a tomato? I would like to see that.

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yay UuU its my Birthday.

leaf-jelly:

yyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

happy birthday to meee. I think my mom forgot idk :SSS im going to make myself green tea cookies, because no one else in the house bakes sweets but me. Heh…

Now I’m 14 >:U

Oh man it’s your birthday?  Hfakljasfdjkl where have I been the past few days.  Guurrrlll, I’ve gotta make you something now

its sad

wyvernkittycarrot:

i wanna play ao oni and livestream it but im stuck on a puzzle

Oh god some of the puzzles in that game are SO STUPID I don’t know how anyone figured them out on their own.  I sure as hell couldn’t.  What part are you stuck on?

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You’re all going to die down here.

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