research on animals

Quotes from College
  • “porn is a theme”  “idk i think its more of a hobby”
  • “I don’t like sex because thats what dishwashers are for”
  • “yes, i stab every baby. I stabbed you as a baby, and I will stab your babies and then your babies’ babies.”
  • “Are you eating easy mac with chopsticks?” “yeah” “why” “because i’ve lost the small amount of control i had over my life”
  • “Have you jumped a horse since may?” “No, but my death wish is pretty intense today.” “Okay” *jumps fence that is definitely too high while trainer nods in solidarity*
  • “I’m trying to decide if I should get up and eat a trisket” “just one?” “yeah.”
  • “I’d fight a clown. I’d fight 10 clowns!”
  • “…and then {the dean} said to just fucking get over it” “wait, did she actually say that?” “bro, would I lie about this?”
  • “This…is…Howard!” *bio professor whips out chameleon from god only knows where*
  • “These are the Yale-ies. They are capuchins, there are 9 of them, all of them are named after James Bond characters and all of them are assholes.” 
  • “This is where we keep the leopard geckos and the turtles. the geckos like to be pet. the turtles do not. I know its tempting, but dont touch the turtles” *later that day, newbie comes in with bandaged fingers* “WHAT THE FUCK DID I SAY!”
  • “Hey, professor, we named one of our plants after you!” “Ah, is this a good thing?” “Depends. We may kill it.”
  • “So you work with the monkeys?” “Yep.” “What do you do with them?”  “Oh, you know. Monkey business.” 
Animator research: Glen Keane

Glen Keane is a former Disney animator, who worked on The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan and Tangled. His primary medium is traditional hand-drawn animation - even for the CG film Tangled, traditional animations were made to aid the style and look of the digital animation.

I’m not a fan of the ‘Disney’ art style, but I find Glen Keane’s work an inspiration for animation. None of his Disney characters are ‘cartoony’; i.e. zany / over the top cartoon style, something which I find cringeworthy - and although still characteristically ‘Disney’ they are incredibly lifelike and convincingly real.

Originally posted by 2dtraditionalanimation

Glen Keane focuses heavily on anatomy as an animator, which really shows. Especially Tarzan, who is physical in ever aspect of the character; muscular, always moving, and with the additional challenge of behaving like a great ape.

I think this is the most impressive aspect for me - how every figure or motion looks undeniably living and solid, even though it is made up of a few pencil lines. I also like how rough and sketchy his work is - it is quite reassuring as I personally find it hard to animate clean lines / shapes. 

Infamously this resulted in the clean up artists having quite a task in Beauty and the Beast. However in many ways, less is more, and it is the basic shapes and path of movement that really matters.

Originally posted by picturepowderinabottle

In Nephtali, he first-hand observed and drew a real ballerina performing various movements. Although the final animation is quite rough charcoal (there is a lot of line boiling) the constancy of anatomy never fails and the resulting dance is hypnotically realistic.

Originally posted by kameliendame

Expedition 52 Begins Aboard Space Station

When humans launch to the International Space Station, they are members of expeditions. An expedition is long duration stay on the space station. The first expedition started when the crew docked to the station on Nov. 2, 2000.

Expedition 52 began in June 2017 aboard the orbiting laboratory and will end in September 2017. 

FUN FACT: Each Expedition begins with the undocking of the spacecraft carrying the departing crew from the previous Expedition. So Expedition 52 began with the undocking of the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft that brought Expedition 51 crew members Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet back to Earth, leaving NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer and Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin aboard the station to await the arrival of the rest of the Expedition 52 crew in July.

This expedition includes dozens of out of this world science investigations and a crew that takes #SquadGoals to a whole new level. 

Take a look below to get to know the crew members and some of the science that will occur during the space station’s 52nd expedition.


Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos) – Commander

Born: Batumi, Adjar ASSR, Georgian SSR
Interests: collecting stamps and space logos, sports, history of cosmonautics and reading
Spaceflights: STS-112, Exps. 15, 24/25, 36/37, 51

Jack Fischer (NASA) – Flight Engineer

Born:  Louisville, Colorado.
Interests: spending time with my family, flying, camping, traveling and construction
Spaceflights: Expedition 51
Twitter: @Astro2Fish

Peggy Whitson (NASA) – Flight Engineer

Born: Mount Ayr, Iowa
Interests: weightlifting, biking, basketball and water skiing
Spaceflights: STS-111, STS – 113, Exps. 5, 16, 50, 51, 52
Twitter: @AstroPeggy

Randolph Bresnik (NASA) – Flight Engineer

Born: Fort Knox, Kentucky
Interests: travel, music, photography, weight training, sports, scuba diving, motorcycling, and flying warbirds
Spaceflights: STS-129 and STS-135
Twitter: @AstroKomrade

Sergey Ryazanskiy (Roscosmos) – Flight Engineer

Born: Moscow, Soviet Union
Interests: Numismatics, playing the guitar, tourism, sport games
Spaceflights: Exps. 37/38
Twitter: @Ryazanskiy_ISS

Paolo Nespoli (ESA) – Flight Engineer

Born: Milan, Italy
Interests: scuba diving, piloting aircraft, assembling computer hardware, electronic equipment and computer software
Spaceflights: STS-120, Exps. 26/27

What will the crew be doing during Expedition 52?

In addition to one tentatively planned spacewalk, crew members will conduct scientific investigations that will demonstrate more efficient solar arrays, study the physics of neutron stars, study a new drug to fight osteoporosis and study the adverse effects of prolonged exposure to microgravity on the heart.

Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA)

Solar panels are an efficient way to generate power, but they can be delicate and large when used to power a spacecraft or satellites. They are often tightly stowed for launch and then must be unfolded when the spacecraft reaches orbit.

The Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA), is a solar panel concept that is lighter and stores more compactly for launch than the rigid solar panels currently in use. ROSA has solar cells on a flexible blanket and a framework that rolls out like a tape measure.  

Neutron Star Interior Composition Explored (NICER)

Neutron stars, the glowing cinders left behind when massive stars explode as supernovas, are the densest objects in the universe, and contain exotic states of matter that are impossible to replicate in any ground lab.

The Neutron Star Interior Composition Explored (NICER) payload, affixed to the exterior of the space station, studies the physics of these stars, providing new insight into their nature and behavior.

Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for Osteoporosis (Rodent Research-5)

When people and animals spend extended periods of time in space, they experience bone density loss. The Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for osteoporosis (Rodent Research-5) investigation tests a new drug that can both rebuild bone and block further bone loss, improving health for crew members.

Fruit Fly Lab-02

Exposure to reduced gravity environments can result in cardiovascular changes such as fluid shifts, changes in total blood volume, heartbeat and heart rhythm irregularities, and diminished aerobic capacity. The Fruit Fly Lab-02 study will use the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to better understand the underlying mechanisms responsible for the adverse effects of prolonged exposure to microgravity on the heart.

Watch their progress HERE!

Expedition 52 Mission Patch 

Our planet is shown surrounded by an imaginary constellation shaped like a house, depicting the theme of the patch: “The Earth is our home.” It is our precious cradle, to be preserved for all future generations. The house of stars just touches the Moon, acknowledging the first steps we have already taken there, while Mars is not far away, just beyond the International Space Station, symbolized by the Roman numeral “LII,” signifying the expedition number. 

The planets Saturn and Jupiter, seen orbiting farther away, symbolize humanity’s exploration of deeper space, which will begin soon. A small Sputnik is seen circling the Earth on the same orbit with the space station, bridging the beginning of our cosmic quest till now: Expedition 52 will launch in 2017, sixty years after that first satellite. Two groups of crew names signify the pair of Soyuz vehicles that will launch the astronauts of Expedition 52 to the Station. 

Click here for more details about the expedition and follow @ISS_Research on Twitter to stay up to date on the science happening aboard YOUR orbiting laboratory!

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anonymous asked:

why do you hate bhb?

HWHO’S READY FOR ANOTHER NOVEL OF A POST? I KNOW I AM! (i’m supposed to be doing laundry rip, it can wait another day)

BHB reptiles is a reptile distributing and breeding company owned and operated by Brian Barczyk. It is most popular from its show “SnakeBytes”. In this show, he shows of his collection of upwards of 80,000 snakes and other reptiles. Throughout the show, you can see how he keeps his animals; most, if not all, are in improper conditions and in result to this, many are sick or mite infested. Though I’m honestly just going to list off all the reasons that I hate him and BHB because I haven’t slept in 2ish days and…. I’m not great at writing like this.

#1: He is horribly neglectful to his animals.

You can’t tell me that an alligator is happy living in a kiddie pool

Or that a GIANT snake such as a reticulated, african rock, or burmese is happy living in a tub so small that it takes up HALF of it.

And it’s not just giant animals that are in terrible tubs, most of his ball pythons and colubrids are in horribly small enclosures as well.

He is also guilty of buying animals without ANY research beforehand and those animals dying. Prime example is when he first tried getting into the leopard gecko business:

just listen about how he talks about them “this is my baby” to “gonna be pumpin out leopard geckos” like? No these are another form of free money to you…. even his WIFE knows that he kills animals.

I’m sure there’s more in this category that I’m forgetting, but… you get the point.

#2: He’s a scammer.

He may not sell his animals for the most money, but the animals he sells aren’t even worth THAT. There are countless reports of his animals showing up with RI’s, mites, and even incorrect gene listing. And when they contact him about this? He disappears or calls them “haters”. A prime example of this is this post:

I’m not incredibly clear on the whole scaleless ball python scandal, and probably someone could fill this in better, but from what I’ve gathered, he killed one of the scaleless ones and refuses to answer any questions about it.

He is also guilty for flipping animals. Most of his short tails he orders in then IMMEDIATELY offers them to sell for “discount” prices. I wouldn’t be surprised if these animals died from shock the second they got put in yet another box.

#3: He has the audacity to call himself the “face of the reptile trade”

As someone who has kept reptiles for over a decade and has spent a TON of hours volunteering to help people get over their fear of snakes, Brian’s “edutainment” is the worst thing I have ever seen. If you are trying to show people that snakes are not something to fear, DON’T HAVE THE MAJORITY OF YOUR VIDEOS BE VIDEOS OF YOU GETTING BITTEN BY SNAKES! This confirms people’s fears! He says that he wants to protect the reptile hobby, but by doing this he is ENDANGERING it. He’s trying to be the next Steven Irwin and is failing at it horribly……….

There’s probably more that I’ve missed. @i-m-snek has a great tag of all the failings of BHB, i believe its #bhb critical; definitely give it a look.

Ugh just…. I used to be a fan of snakebytes until i realized how terrible it is. They are essentially a puppy mill for reptiles. 0/10 would not recommend EVER.


Research has shown that these Marmosets can learn by watching how-to videos.

They installed a TV and played a video of other marmosets manipulating a box in order to take out a treat, with most of those who watched the video learning to do it themselves.

(Via Nature)

Has anyone ever thought about combining witchblr and studyblr?
Like a bos-bujo combo?
Math notes that show how many percent of dragons blood resin are in your new incense recipe. Or geometry practice on a pentagram.

Learning languages translating spells and biology researching the herbs/animals/ whatever you need for a ritual.
Chemistry would be learning, like idk, what makes your homemade bath bomb frizz or something like that.

Just a witchblr/studyblr crossover. Has this been done?


This is all @jayburding‘s fault * U * )))));;; And in many ways we are quite predictable in starting to work on a daemon AU asap…

ANYWAY, realllly quick Yuri!!! On Ice daemon AU doodles, featuring Leo and Guang Hong, along with their daemons: Renata the snowshoe hare, and Mei Lin the red panda.  

Two week old Octopus incella hatchling in a petri dish about 4cm in diameter. See those small brown spots? Those are chromatophores. They are full of pigmented cells that allow it to change color for communication and camouflage. The two shiny black spots are their eyes.

Wildlife Wednesday: It’s Salamander Season!

Spring is almost here, and that means amphibians like these spotted salamanders are coming out to migrate to their vernal pools! During breeding season, a female spotted salamander can lay 200 eggs a year. The vast majority don’t survive to leave the pond as adults. But those that do manage to climb out can live 20 years in the wild. Besides the cuteness factor, there’s at least one more reason to love salamanders: They also eat mosquitoes. (Photo: Karen McDonald)


   This most sacred and mysterious of our native trees is thought of as the king of the forest. It is connected to the summer solstice and the sun. It exudes great love and warmth of a fatherly disposition.
    It offers us strength, protection and courage simply by being in its presence for a while. It is also seen as a doorway or portal tree. By meditating near one you can find yourself taken to other realms. Your life battles are often made clearer and easier by its magic as a consequence. It is a great tree to go to when you need to calm down. It forces you to slow down to its speed and helps you to put tensions into perspective. Then its soothing caring side almost puts an arm around you and reassures you that all is well.
    The ancient druids met in sacred groves of oaks. Legends and myths abound with famous oaks: King Arthur’s story includes Merlin’s oak at Carmarthen, Robin Hood’s tale includes the Major oak at Sherwood Forest and Herne the Hunter at Windsor park who has less than three possible contenders.

—  The Spirit of the Green Man, Mary Neasham

anonymous asked:

okay I'm not a furry but if you would sort all of the deh characters into an animal what animal would they be and why? I'm just curious

when the notification for this ask appeared on my phone, it literally just read “okay I’m not a furry but” and i avoided opening this for as long as i possibly could. but now, i see, i get you, and here are my thoughts… i put way too much thought into this and should be studying for finals but here we go.

Evan Hansen — Chipmunk

Evan would be a chipmunk. They are small animals who spend most of their lives underground in pristine and clean living spaces. They prefer solitude, but do sometimes search for others. They are omnivores, but primarily eat plant matter. When they’re not underground, they spend time among the trees. (Also, have you seen chipmunk’s cheeks? And have you seen Ben’s face? Like,,,,come on…,, I love him sm) [x] (Yes, I’m including links for my animal facts, I don’t want anyone calling me out you feel)

Zoe Murphy — Dolphin

Zoe would be a dolphin. Dolphins are highly intelligent animals who form life-long connections with others and can be both fiercely protective. But, they can also be standoffish. They are known for their creativity, sociality, and ability to connect with others while also maintaining barriers. [x]

Jared Kleinman — Short-horned Lizard

Jared would be a short-horned lizard. They are small animals and incredibly defensive of themselves. They are cautious and often ward themselves off from others out of fear, but can sometimes also be sensitive and cunning. (Also, one of my friends has a short-horned lizard and he is the actual embodiment of Jared Kleinman, so it all fits in my head) [x]

Alana Beck — Honey Bee

Alana would be a honey bee. Honey bees are persistent insects with massive intelligence. They are logical and organized, consistent in their production of quality work. They are mostly calm and collected but can lash out and sting when threatened. They sometimes bond with other bees but not often and maintain constant productivity. They also play a necessary part in every layer of the food chain. [x]

Connor Murphy —Norwegian Forest Cat

Connor would be a Norwegian forest cat. I mean. Just look at that cat. Look at it. They are quiet cats who prefer to stay indoors and do not like constant attention .They are moderately active and can be more sensitive than meets the eye. They have a dense coat (have you seen Mike’s hair) and prefer to kept to themselves unless approached, with distinct personality characteristics. [x]

Heidi Hansen — Horse

Horses are very very intelligent, with an immense capacity for empathy. They easily communicate their emotions and vocalize their moods often. They are prehistoric animals who have been through a lot and yet are still pushing along. [x]

(this was one of the strangest asks i’ve ever gotten…but, here my answer is… also! hmu if you agree with this or if you have different ideas, i guess ? ?)