its not enough and its tiring

First (Fully) Warm-blooded Fish Found

by Stephanie Pappas

The car-tire-size opah is striking enough thanks to its rotund, silver body. But now, researchers have discovered something surprising about this deep-sea dweller: It’s got warm blood.

That makes the opah (Lampris guttatus) the first warm-blooded fish every discovered. Most fish are exotherms, meaning they require heat from the environment to stay toasty. The opah, as an endotherm, keeps its own temperature elevated even as it dives to chilly depths of 1,300 feet (396 meters) in temperate and tropical oceans around the world.

“Increased temperature speeds up physiological processes within the body,” study leader Nicholas Wegner, a biologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, told Live Science. “As a result, the muscles can contract faster, the temporal resolution of the eye is increased, and neurological transmissions are sped up. This results in faster swimming speeds, better vision and faster response times.”…

(read more: Live Science)

photograph by NOAA Fisheries, SW Fisheries Science Center

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The NA brothers in the Hetalia superhero AU: Alfred has electricity manipulation (which has a variety of applications ranging from generating lighting to manipulating bio-electric currents in the body), and Matthew has phasing/intangibility (the ability to pass through solid matter).

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talking with @senkirowolf about those role reversals and hoo boy i had to quickly sketch some stuff out

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EXPLAINING COMMON SENSE TO ANTIS AND OT8 STANS (1/??)

fact: when working on a film or a drama, the person hired does not work under the group’s name but as an actor, as an individual person. this is not only the case with yixing, but also with chanyeol and kyungsoo. where was the outrage then? or is it only bad when it’s a Chinese member?

yamaguchi week day two (09/11) - tsukki/childhood

i wanted to try drawing a slightly different interpretation of the prompt. are they holding the other’s niece/nephew? are they babysitting their own children?? or are they perhaps carrying the child version of their best friend???

either way, i think yams would be great with kids. he probably tries to convince tsuk re: the appeal of children, but tsukki seems like the type who just. wouldn’t want to deal with kids. ya feel

trc characters as @wolfpupy tweets
  • gansey:archaeologists have found hieroglyphs on the wall of a hidden chamber inside king tut's tomb that confirms he was a damn bitch
  • blue:until i can have a bow in my hair that can be turned into a mini crossbow no one gets to be happy
  • adam:when it comes to jewels, gems, amulets, moonstones, golden coins, and other riches, i would like to have them please
  • ronan:talk to the bird on my shoulder because the face aint listening
  • noah:tired of people always telling me go to hospital and that i've lost a lot of blood, its my severe head injury not yours stay out of it
  • maura:if the magic spells i wrote dont work its because you dont believe in them enough. no refunds
  • calla:try my homemade energy drink, its a bottled water with a powerful crystal amulet dropped in it
  • persephone:if taxi drivers dont want to be paid in scented candles they should have a sign
  • neeve:i basically know everything about dark magic
  • orla:if you think im going to compromise my luxurious hair with inferior non bubblegum scented hair product think again and another thing,shut up
  • the gray man:retiring from my life of crime because vending machines and claw machines dont give you stuff when you point a gun at them
  • whelk:in a way aren't we all responsible for my actions
  • kavinsky:stop living in a dream world and start living in the regular nightmare world all of the rest of us live in
  • malory:the ancient egyptian mummies can kiss my as,i dont respect them. theres no chance i willbe cursed for this because those idiots have no idea
  • colin greenmantle:we must follow the bright circle to where it touches the ground then kick its ass
  • piper greenmantle:everyone who died and was killed on my quest to get really good hair and fashion deserved it and i dont care
  • gwenllian:if history has taught us anything i dont plan to learn it
  • BONUS glendower:thanks to candle magic and protection spells i dont need health insurance, car insurance, or to look where i am going
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“your scars are gross”

Yeah. They are gross. But not because the physical appearance of them. But because the shit that caused them was gross. The pain I felt was gross. Me almost dying was gross. The tears and worry I caused my family and friends was gross. Learning to walk after being in a coma was gross. Countless medications (that I only got off a few months ago) were gross. Looking at these scars everyday and remembering all that I went through and how it haunts me, even without you pointing it out is gross. It’s not gross for what it looks like. It’s gross for what it stands for. What I went through.

daiya no how to carry (or not carry) your partner.

If someone knows where the source to this is:

still not entirely happy with how this turned out but i spent way too long trying to fix it so here

oh and yeah I’m obsessed with this fic jklsfdoijsodfsoj it’s brilliant

so in light of yoongi saying that he’d be ok with an 80 year age gap between him and his gf, let us consider this scenario:

[ setting: nursing home, in the early afternoon ] 

picture an old woman, aged 86 years, turning around in her wheelchair to find a fresh bowl of oatmeal beside her on the coffee table. she flags down a passing nurse and asks, “um, excuse me? i don’t think i asked for this bowl of oatmeal…” 

nurse: “oh that one’s on the house, from that young gentleman with the blue hair over there”

and on the opposite side of the room is yoongi, lounging against an armchair while tipping his beanie in the fashion of a fedora and flashing his signature gummy smile at the old woman, who becomes flustered by his thoughtful advances 

I finally started to read Stand Still. Stay Silent couple of days ago, so I could write about it in my Finnish webcomic blog. (Everyone who understands Finnish can read more detailed version of my opinion there.) In short: I really don’t like the theme, I’m a huge wuss and everything horrory and apocalypse related makes me pretty anxious. But the art is phenomenal and the characters are really really nice and fun, so those make it a bit easier for me to read the comic. Especially Emil and Lalli make me squee a lot. The communication and everything between them is so much fun to follow.