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NASA Will Put Rocket Raccoon And Groot On Its New Mission Patch
If there was any doubt in your heart that the people at NASA were a bunch of nerds, here’s the evidence that proves otherwise.
By Carli Velocci

If there was any doubt in your heart that the people at NASA were a bunch of nerds, here’s the evidence that proves otherwise.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy made space operas exciting again, so what better way to honor its roots than to include two of its most popular characters on a mission patch?

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced Friday that Groot and Rocket the Raccoon will be featured on a mission patch that will represent all payloads that will head to the national laboratory on the International Space Station.

We got our first look at the patch from director James Gunn, who tweeted the announcement from San Diego Comic-Con.

The patch was designed by Juan Doe, who has previously designed covers for Marvel. According to a press release, CASIS hopes that the patch will put more eyes on the ISS and bring hope for what people can accomplish in the future.

“A major mission for us here at CASIS is to find unique and innovative ways to bring notoriety to the ISS National Laboratory and the research that is being conducted on our orbiting laboratory,” said CASIS Director of Operations and Educational Opportunities Ken Shields.

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anonymous asked:

about the pearl is salty thing i'm not disagreeing or anything, but i think everyone is just kinda saying shes salty as a joke? And beside from that, agreed, she has every right to mourn rose but when she told Connie she was nothing and when Steven fell when he was chasing after Pearl (and she didn't do anything) in Rose's Sword she was being a lil salty? and even she said she was salty in the song "Petty and Bold with the nerve to doubt her" and idk aa i just want to hear what u think ^.^

pretty sure pearl’s self-deprecating line in her Sadness Solo isn’t what summarizes her as a character… pretty sure that’s just how she felt about herself.
also i’m pretty sure saying something as a joke doesn’t make it less gross?

Blocking Key Enzyme Halts Parkinson’s Symptoms in Mice

Researchers have gleaned two important new clues in the fight against Parkinson’s disease that could point toward a more effective therapy for the disease, and a way of better monitoring its course: blocking an enzyme called c-Abl prevents the disease in specially bred mice, and that a chemical tag on a second protein may signal the disorder’s presence and progression.

“There were indications that c-Abl activity leads to Parkinson’s disease, and our experiments show there is indeed a connection,” says Ted Dawson, M.D., PhD, professor of neurology and director of the Institute for Cell Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “There is already a Food and Drug Administration-approved c-Abl inhibiting drug in use for leukemia,” he adds, “so we’re interested in whether it could be used safely against Parkinson’s disease or as a starting point to develop other treatments.”

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Funding:  This work was supported by grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (grant numbers NS38377 and NS082205), the JPB Foundation, and a Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Summer Student Fellowship (number PDF-SFW-1572). Dawson is the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Professor of Neurodegenerative Diseases. The authors acknowledge the joint participation by the Adrienne Helis Malvin Medical Research Foundation and the Diana Helis Henry Medical Research Foundation through their direct engagement in the continuous active conduct of medical research in conjunction with The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Newsflash: I still can’t draw people kissing.

ML shipping week Day 7: THE LOVE SQUAAARE


LADRIEN NEEDS FULFILLED FOR THE DAY. (did I say fulfilled? I meant, intensified)

Both of them are still incredibly confused by what happened with the Valentine but one thing is for certain… they know that they both like each other some how and they’re going mad over it.

Mississippi’s own Big K.R.I.T. announces the release of his mixtape It’s Better This Way.

It’s Better This Way, narrated by DJ DRAMA, follows up the critically acclaimed Cadillactica (2014), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart first week. Billboard called Cadillactica K.R.I.T.’s “best and most cohesive work to date.”

His latest song, “86,” released in August, will be featured on the 14-song project. Check out the full tracklist below w/ features by Warren G, Ludacris, K Camp Young Dolph, Wolfe De MCHLS, BJ The Chicago Kid & more.

The “Kritically Acclaimed” tour kicks off on October 22 in Norfolk, VA and ends on December 18 in Atlanta, GA. Big K.R.I.T. will be stopping through major cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, and more. Tickets are on sale now at

“It’s Better This Way” Tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. King Pt. 4 (Produced by Kenneth Whalum)
3. 86 (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
4. No Static feat. Warren G (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
5. Piece On Chain (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
6. Shakem Off feat. Ludacris & K Camp (Produced by WOLFE de MÇHLS)
7. How Bout That Money feat. Young Dolph (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
8. In the Darkness feat. Wolfe De MCHLS (Produced by WOLFE de MÇHLS)
9. Vanilla Sky (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
10. Got Me Thru feat. DeLorean, Big SANT & Scar (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
11. Cant Be Still feat. BJ The Chicago Kid (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
12. Keep It Boomin (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
13. Party Tonight (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
14. It’s Better This Way (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)

It’s Better This Way (Production Credits)

King Pt. 4 (Produced by Kenneth Whalum)

86 (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
Bass & Guitar by Mike Hartnett

No Static (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
Bass by Kenneth Harris
Additional Rhodes and Synth by WLPWR for SupaHotBeats

Piece On Chain (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)

Shakem Off (Produced by WOLFE de MÇHLS)

How Bout That Money (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
Additional Drum Programming and Piano by Thomas Burroughs

In The Darkness (Produced by WOLFE de MÇHLS)
Additional Vocals by Nina Milan

Vanilla Sky (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
Additional Drum Programming by WOLFE de MÇHLS
Additional Saxophone by Kenneth Whalum
Background Vocals Nina Milan

Got Me Thru (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
Bass & Guitar by Mike Hartnett

Can’t Be Still (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)
Additional Piano by Sk The Producer
Additional Vocals by Nina Milan

Keep It Boomin (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)

Party Tonight (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)

It’s Better This Way (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)

Music Engineered by Micah “EngineeredByWOLF” Wyatt

My heart is too fragile to only ship ONE pairing so I'm now 100% convinced Steve, Bucky, and Nat are in healthy polyamorous relationship.

YOU CANNOT TELL ME DIFFERENT. THEY ARE ALL IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER. There is no Stucky without Nat. There is not BuckyNat without Steve. There is no Romanogers without Bucky. I plan to make many posts/headcanons about this. Let there be peace between these ships. LET THERE BE STEVEBUCKYNAT

Originally posted by georgetakei