What did the tree say to the math teacher?

smokebullet:

fullmetalboob:

the trilogy 

1st: okay this bitch
2nd: I can’t believe this bitch
3rd: pray for the lord to help this bitch

griseus:

USING LIVING FISH TO STUDY ANCIENT EVOLUTIONARY CHANGES: How plasticity works in evolution race

Ambitious experimental and morphological studies of a modern fish show how developmental flexibility may have helped early ‘fishapods’ to make the transition from finned aquatic animals to tetrapods that walk on land.

The origin of tetrapods from their fish antecedents, approximately 400 million years ago, was coupled with the origin of terrestrial locomotion and the evolution of supporting limbs. Polypterus is a ray-finned fish (actinopterygians) and is pretty similar to elpistostegid fishes, which are stem tetrapods. Polypterus therefore serves as an extant analogue of stem tetrapods, allowing us to examine how developmental plasticity affects the ‘terrestrialization’ of fish. How else would you find out what behavioral and physiological changes might have taken place when fish first made the move from sea to land over 400 million years ago? putting a fish walking on land.
To find out exactly what might have happened when aquatic animals first moved to land, Researchers took 111 juvenile Polypterus senegalus a fish species that goes by the common name Senegal bichir, or “dinosaur eel" — and raised them for eight months in a terrestrial environment. This environment consisted of mesh flooring covered in pebbles and just 3 millimeters of water — a precaution that, combined with water misters, prevented the fish from drying out. The researchers also formed a control group using 38 fish growing up in their usual aquatic environment.

Dinosaur eels also have gills, but they breathe at the surface regularly to increase their oxygen supply. They also occasionally use their fins to walk on land. Results raise the possibility that environmentally induced developmental plasticity facilitated the origin of the terrestrial traits that led to tetrapods.

thuglevi:

sasha + connie doing their thing

WHEN ITS HARD TO CALL IT QUITS ON AN EXPERIMENT BECAUSE POSITIVE RESULTS SEEM SO CLOSE

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

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never gonna happen… or will it?

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swagpancake:

my sister wrote a paragraph about naruto back when she was in second grade and the teacher called my mom up to the school because my little sister misspelled a word and i memorized the entire thing when she brought it home

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I CNAT BRETHA

griseus:

this is probably the first gif of a megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios. enjoy it

also, is one of three recordings of this shy animal.  As of 2012 only 55 megamouth individuals are known and have been found all over the world, with most originating from the Pacific.

This is the first time I’m watching anime or a TV show in general by myself in a longass time…

Gonna miss the roomies I had for the last 4 years…

kingstonhonkers:

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Pretty good description of how I feel about my parents as well