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anonymous asked:

I have this headcanon like can u imagine tony being the only person who can fix bucky ahhhhh

I have a headcanon that Bucky latches on to Tony for whatever reason (maybe because he’s a fucking good human being who doesn’t treat Bucky like he’s fragile. Like he’s broken. but whatever) and Tony becomes the only one Bucky will even let try and help him. 

He becomes the one Bucky goes to when he needs comforting- no empty words about how it will all be okay in time, about how nothing was his fault and he shouldn’t feel bad- just a warm presence and a quiet one sided conversation about mundane things like board meetings and suit upgrades.
Occasionally, Tony would let his hand fall near Bucky’s. A no-pressure invitation- which Bucky usually ended up taking more often that not.

He’s the one Bucky goes to about his arm- no matter what Steve and Sam say about seeing ‘proper’ specialists, there is no way on hell or Earth that he’d let a stranger fiddle about with those mechanisms. He’d end up killing them without even blinking- the arm is… sensitive. And no-one he doesn’t explicitly, fully trust is going near it.

Only Tony.

And eventually, he learns how to trust others. Tony lets him realise how much his behaviour is affecting Steve, who just wants to help him, and Bucky hates thinking that he is hurting more people. Again.

So he lets go a little. Allows other people in. Learns everything all over- how to be human, how to be kind. It’s difficult- so very difficult- but he makes it, in the end. He comes out the other side.

He still sticks with Tony, though. Because Tony was the first. And Tony was twisted and broken and completely, utterly amazing.

( and God forbid if you hurt him in any way while Bucky was around. Winter Solider aggression mixed with Bucky Barnes protectiveness?? Holy shit you’d better run.)

anonymous asked:

Personally since they made his comic story come true in a different way by making earth uninhabitable because of the lead and him needing to leave and mysteriously going through a portal in outer space and that small peek at the legion ring in 2x17 I think mon el went to the 31st future for some reason and he will stay and train with the legion like the comics until one of the members cure him from his lead poisoning permanently allowing him to return back to his time. Can't wait for his return.

That’s exactly what I think! That portal will definitely lead him to somewhere important and that sounds like a plausible theory. And if he comes back to Earth with the Legion, it’d be so amazing. Kevin Smith did say that he freaked out after learning the plans they have for next season. The Legion definitely sounds like something that would make a comic book geek freak out. 


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Science in Space!

What science is headed to the International Space Station with Orbital ATK’s cargo resupply launch? From investigations that study magnetic cell culturing to crystal growth, let’s take a look…

Orbital ATK is targeted to launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit on April 18, delivering tons of cargo, supplies and experiments to the crew onboard.

Efficacy and Metabolism of Azonafide Antibody-Drug Conjugates in Microgravity Investigation

In microgravity, cancer cells grow in 3-D. Structures that closely resemble their form in the human body, which allows us to better test the efficacy of a drug. This experiment tests new antibody drug conjugates.

These conjugates combine an immune-activating drug with antibodies and target only cancer cells, which could potentially increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy and potentially reduce the associated side-effects. Results from this investigation could help inform drug design for cancer patients, as well as more insight into how microgravity effects a drug’s performance.

Genes in Space

The Genes in Space-2 experiment aims to understand how the regulation of telomeres (protective caps on the tips of chromosomes) can change during spaceflight. Julian Rubinfien, 16-year-old DNA scientist and now space researcher, is sending his experiment to space as part of this investigation. 

3-D Cell Culturing in Space

Cells cultured in space spontaneously grow in 3-D, as opposed to cells cultured on Earth which grow in 2-D, resulting in characteristics more representative of how cells grow and function in living organisms. The Magnetic 3-D Cell Culture for Biological Research in Microgravity investigation will test magnetized cells and tools that may make it easier to handle cells and cell cultures.

This could help investigators improve the ability to reproduce similar investigations on Earth.


The Solidification Using a Baffle in Sealed Ampoules (SUBSA) investigation was originally operated successfully aboard the space station in 2002. 

Although it has been updated with modernized software, data acquisition, high definition video and communications interfaces, its objective remains the same: advance our understanding of the processes involved in semiconductor crystal growth. 

Space Debris

Out-of-function satellites, spent rocket stages and other debris frequently reenter Earth’s atmosphere, where most of it breaks up and disintegrates before hitting the ground. However, some larger objects can survive. The Thermal Protection Material Flight Test and Reentry Data Collection (RED-Data2) investigation will study a new type of recording device that rides alongside of a spacecraft reentering the Earth’s atmosphere. Along the way, it will record data about the extreme conditions it encounters, something scientists have been unable to test on a large scale thus afar.

Understanding what happens to a spacecraft as it reenters the atmosphere could lead to increased accuracy of spacecraft breakup predictions, an improved design of future spacecraft and the development of materials that can resist the extreme heat and pressure of returning to Earth. 

IceCube CubeSat

IceCube, a small satellite known as a CubeSat, will measure cloud ice using an 883-Gigahertz radiometer. Used to predict weather and climate models, IceCube will collect the first global map of cloud-induced radiances. 

The key objective for this investigation is to raise the technology readiness level, a NASA assessment that measures a technology’s maturity level.

Advanced Plant Habitat

Joining the space station’s growing list of facilities is the Advanced Plant Habitat, a fully enclosed, environmentally controlled plant habitat used to conduct plant bioscience research. This habitat integrates proven microgravity plant growth processes with newly-developed technologies to increase overall efficiency and reliability. 

The ability to cultivate plants for food and oxygen generation aboard the space station is a key step in the planning of longer-duration, deep space missions where frequent resupply missions may not be a possibility.

Watch Launch!

Orbital ATK and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are targeting Tuesday, April 18 for launch of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station. Liftoff is currently slated for 11 a.m. EST.

Watch live HERE.

You can also watch the launch live in 360! This will be the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch. Watch the 360 stream HERE.

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Geologist outlining fold axes in California

do you ever forget that something bad you experience regularly is like, A Symptom™, to the point at which you casually bring it up in conversation and the other person is like “uh, have you seen a doctor about that??” and it takes you a solid thirty seconds to understand why on earth you’d need to see a doctor about such a normal, everyday, run of the mill, totally debilitating and generally quite painful problem


Ok I’ll admit, I do not know how to do the erupting volcano effect on these neat 3-d sand tables (the light turns the sand elevation into Topography, but the eruption, that’s pretty cool)