Language of Life : Mycoplasma

Mycoplasma refers to a genus of bacteria that lack a cell wall. Without a cell wall, they are unaffected by many common antibiotics, such as penicillin, that target cell wall synthesis. 

The first strains of mycoplasma were isolated at the Pasteur Institute in 1898. Mycoplasmas are the smallest free-living organisms and considered the simplest of bacteria. Owing to their extremely basic genomes, they are like parasites exploiting host cells to fulfill their energy requirements and biosynthesis of their components.

Several species are pathogenic in humans, including M. pneumoniae, which is an important cause of atypical pneumonia and other respiratory disorders, and M. genitalium, which is believed to be involved in pelvic inflammatory diseases. Mycoplasma are the smallest living cells yet discovered,can survive without oxygen, and are usually about 0.1 µm in diameter.


Inside the Printing House at Palpung Monastery: seeing the process of making scriptures from start to end

Hidden deep in the mountains beyond Derge, close to the border with the Tibet Autonomous Region, is the monastery of Palpung, a Kagyupa institution. The printing house here creates woodblocks for making Tibetan buddhist scriptures, completing every step in the process within a single building. 

In the cavernous first floor, trees from the surrounding forest are processed into planks of a uniform width and thickness, which can then be cut again into the rectangular blocks ready for carving. 

In a well-lit room, artisans sit by the bright windows to painstakingly carve the text onto the new wood blocks, working first from a stencil that is softly printed onto the blank surface, and then with fine tools detailing the words. 

Once carving is completed, woodblocks wait to be tested - a first print is made from the new blocks, and a smaller team of artists check the print to look for areas that need more detail cut out to refine the words and ensure clarity. 

These artists then complete the touch-ups themselves on both the woodblocks and the freshly made prints: two men honing the carved words to perfection on the wood, and a third using a fine pen to clarify the printed text on the paper, ensuring that no material is wasted in this process. 

As needed, new paper is created and refined in the courtyard outside. 

Once the newly carved woodblocks have passed this test another two to three times - however long it takes to correct any unclear strings of letters and words - the blocks are ready to use for mass production of scriptures on the upper level of the building, or are sent to other monasteries for use. 

“Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” wrapped in laurel wreath tattoo on the left inner forearm. Tattoo artist: Zachary Peacock

Language of Life - Right Whales

Did you know that Right Whales have that name because they were considered the “right” whale to hunt and kill? They are rich in resources such as oil and baleen and they conveniently tend to float when killed, easing the harvesting of these resources. They are also rather mild mannered and swim close to shore. Therefore, of course, they are much endangered.

more at National Geographic

Hey beauties! I decided to make myself a gratitude journal to change my mind, attitude & relationships with myself, my life & this world. Since I didn’t want to search all over the internet for some good prompts, I wrote them myself ‘cause I feel like this list is closer to my soul and those are the things I actually need. I will be following it for the next two weeks and hopefully it will help me become more happy and ,bright’ person~ and I would really appreciate it if some of you would like to join me^•^ Have a great day~
1. 100 things you’re grateful for
2. One person you’re the most thankful to
3. Your talents & skills
4. What are your best qualities
5. The most bright memories of your life
6. Which season are you thankful for
7. Which sense are you thankful for
8. 10 foods you’re thankful for
9. 15 things in your bedroom you’re thankful for
10. The most beautiful part(s) of your body
11. What are the kind things you can do for others to make this world better
12. List 20 compliments to tell more often to others and yourself
13. Remember all the good things you have done. What else can you do?
14. 100 things you appreciate the most in our world & your beautiful life

Language of Life

Prion - an infectious agent made mostly of protein (no nucleic acids). To date, all such agents are capable of propagating through the manipulation of their shape and the shape of surrounding proteins, essentially transmitting a misfolded protein state to their neighbors. The mis-folded form of the prion protein has been implicated in a number of diseases of mammals, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, “mad cow disease”). All known prion diseases affect the structure of the brain or other neural tissue, and all are currently untreatable and are always fatal. In general usage, prion refers to the theoretical unit of infection.

All known prions induce the formation of an amyloid fold, in which the protein polymerises into an aggregate consisting of tightly packed beta sheets. This altered structure is extremely stable and accumulates in infected tissue, causing tissue damage and cell death. This stability means that prions are resistant to denaturation by chemical and physical agents, making disposal and containment of these particles difficult.

The word prion is a compound word derived from the initial letters of the words proteinaceous’’ and infectious’’, with -on added by analogy to the word virion.

Let me find myself, let me read all the good books before I find my favourite book. Let me travel all around the world and see the wonders. Let me major in everything before settling down for one. Let me get to know people who speak a different language. Let me stumble and fall then let me heal myself, let me love myself. Let me put myself together the way I want it rather than how someone else wants me to be.
—  A. Synthia

Language of Life

Nudibranch - a member of Nudibranchia, a group of soft-bodied, marine gastropod mollusks which shed their shell after their larval stage. They are noted for their often extraordinary colors and striking forms. There are more than 3,000 described species of nudibranchs.

The word “nudibranch” comes from the Latin nudus, naked, and the Greek βραγχια, brankhia, gills.

Jordi Benitez, Spain
Nudibranch, Cratena peregrina


L O O K  B O O K #165

Hair: Bold & Beauty - Kelsey (@Whimsical)
Tattoo: Bolson - Sak Yant
Top: AMITOMO - My boom gacha rare (@Kustom9)
Pants: AMITOMO - High waisted skinny jeans (@TMD)
Shoes: Vale Koer - Moody platforms (@Kustom9)
KITJA - Rebeca waist shirt
Clutch: Flite - Fuck you clutch gacha
kunst - Long cig holder rare (@Kustom9)
Septum: Septum: MONS - Mystic collection
Earring: Just Magnetized - Genesis magnet earring
Scarf: DROP - Snood scarf
Cheek blush: Genesis Lab - Cheeky blush gacha (@Kustom9)
Poses: Body Language - SLC SS Pose in the lens (@Kustom9)

Shooting location: Crack den(TAXI)

I was talking about jealous Louis and Harry earlier tonight. When I first joined the fandom a few years ago, this was one of the most convincing things to me. Because you can’t explain away the jealousy no matter how hard you try.