1. ceridwyn2:

    catsbeaversandducks:

    Meerkats make the best photographer’s assistants EVER.

    Via BuzzFeed

    Okay, this is very cute. :)

    (via thatstoomainstream)

     
  2. davidthestrange:

    vvhatserface:

    catbountry:

    ex-wife:

    did-you-kno:

    Source 

    "When I got my first cat, it changed me. There is something about holding a cat that makes your anger melt away. And if someone does something that upsets me—I have to remember my cat. I can’t keep my cat if I get into trouble.”

    "I asked if Major Cabanaw had concerns for the safety of the cats. “Of course, we always want to ensure the safety of the cats, and the staff is great about keeping an eye out for them. But mostly, it’s the offenders keeping them safe. I have never once seen an offender kill his own cat. We screen them to be sure they have no history of animal abuse. But I’ll tell you this, there was a guy killed in here because he had spit soda pop onto someone else’s cat.”"

    Wow.

    same

    Likewise.

    (via thatstoomainstream)

     
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  5. hey-nnister:

    helioscentrifuge:

    SHOTS FIRED

    Damn that turned innocent to calling out sexism real fast

    (Source: ourdrunkitchen, via ryanjtp)

     
  6. edwardspoonhands:

    spectacularuniverse:

    I’ve seen this photograph very frequently on tumblr and Facebook, always with the simple caption, “Ghost Heart”. What exactly is a ghost heart?

    More than 3,200 people are on the waiting list for a heart transplant in the United States. Some won’t survive the wait. Last year, 340 died before a new heart was found.

    The solution: Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.

    Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.

    Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this— first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts - for years.

    The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place. 

    This scaffold of connective tissue - called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance - can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.

    This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart - one that won’t be rejected - can be grown.


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    Whhaaaaat?

     

  7. "A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms."
    — from Zen Shin Talks (via la-duchessse)

    (Source: saras-scrapbook, via la-duchessse)

     
  8. Morning tea #numi #nofilter #morranmint

     

  9. "I’m a word freak. I like words. I’ve always compared writing to music. That’s the way I feel about good paragraphs. When it really works, it’s like music."
    —  Hunter S. Thompson (via thatkindofwoman)

    (Source: raulrants, via decoeur)