A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)
"Leave the saving of the world to the men?
I don’t think so…”
The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.
“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
I’ve watched this film probably 30 times in the last two months, this scene always gets me. It’s the exact same feeling I struggle myself with everyday…will I ever find my place? Will I ever “fit in”?
Little Women (1994)
Are you fucking kidding me
People are capable of doing this and I can’t even drink from a cup without spilling some on my boobs