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Fun guy chillin’ in South American rainforest finds plastic-eating fungi
Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source
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Wow

THIS IS AMAZINGGGG
I love nature

THE EARTH IS SO AMAZING IT KNOWS THAT WE’RE FUCKING IT UP AND EVEN THEN INSTEAD OF GIVING US AN APOCALYPSE IT GOES AND GIVES US A SOLUTION TO HELP US FIX WHAT WE FUCKED UP BLESS

j4ya:

elinious:

effington:

shortformblog:

Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source

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Wow

THIS IS AMAZINGGGG

I love nature

THE EARTH IS SO AMAZING IT KNOWS THAT WE’RE FUCKING IT UP AND EVEN THEN INSTEAD OF GIVING US AN APOCALYPSE IT GOES AND GIVES US A SOLUTION TO HELP US FIX WHAT WE FUCKED UP BLESS

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science awesome

Guys we are fucked

castiel-stillinski:

Yahoo made a contract with a company called ditto labs. They are SCANNING OUR PHOTOS, selfies and everything we upload on brands. So when you’re wearing a hollister shirt, posting a starbucks coffee and so on. They will know. And they will SELL THESE DATA.

So in…

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/232340/tumblr-teams-with-ditto-labs-to-track-brand-posts.html

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ditto-labs-unlocks-brand-data-172600355.html

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monetization of tumblr news

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hiphopfrightsplaque:

"We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity"

Um ok but I don’t recall my virginity having 16 GB of memory with all my contacts, music, photos, calendars, and apps or costing over $200.

my phone is an expensive and important material object and not a useless social construct put in place to shame and commodify women

Plus I remember where I lost my virginity.

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Rule 1: Always post the rules

Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked, then write 11 new ones (Skipped this step)

Rule 3: Tag 11 people then link them in the post (Skipped this step)

Rule 4: Tell them you tagged them

Rule 5: Tell the person that tagged you when you’ve answered the questions

1) Where are you from?

Southern California

2) What books have you read recently?

Besides for school? Nothing

For school? Feminist Frontiers

3) What are you looking forward to in the near future?

A break from school.  I went to a summer session.

4) Are you introverted or extroverted?

Introverted

5) What languages do you speak?

English

6) If you could go back in time, would you change anything?

I would probably buy stocks in a now wealthy company and leave them for myself to inherit

7) What subjects interested you in school?

Computer science, feminist studies, philosophy, French, anthropology, psychology, and I know I’m forgetting some but basically I’m having a difficult time narrowing down what I want to major in

8) Where have you traveled?

That I remember: Canada, NYC and New Jersey, LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Pennsylvania, Las Vegas

9) What kind of music do you like?

Mostly pop and some country

10) Favorite films?

The Craft and Legally Blonde

11) Name some people who inspire you or that you admire

I don’t like to consider my own motivations and reason for doing anything, so I’m not sure about this.  When I was younger, I’d have to say it was Raven from Teen Titans and Mandy from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.  Now, I’m not sure. 

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