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Just did a practice round of packing for Italy. Now I don’t want to unpack… Can I just get a time machine please?

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via observando)

bad-w0lff:

freudian-slipped:

if you put a frog in boiling water, it will jump out.

if you put a frog in warm water and gradually turn up the heat until the water is boiling, the frog will remain there until it dies.

and that is an abusive relationship.

Holy shit.

PS

Flights just got booked too. That’s pretty important.

Trip Update

Nate made it to Athens! He’ll spend time exploring the city tomorrow and then start his trek on Monday. Let’s hope he makes good time on his way to Venice.

Last weekend we booked our Venice hostel. Working on a tentative itinerary, which we most likely will not follow at all. Next step is figuring out how we’re getting to Florence (train or bus) and where we’ll stay once we get there. 

Feeling good about this. 

Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one’s breath

Eve Glicksman (via loveless-people)

sexhaver:

rasputin:

Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer. 

Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range. 

Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.

breathe into the BEE ORB to reveal your fate

GUYS. BEES ARE FUCKING COOL.

One month from today I leave for two weeks in Italy.

Byeeee.

dirtyflowerchild:

c2ndy2c1d:

j4ya:

elinious:

effington:

shortformblog:

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

amazing fact of the day

Wow!!!

This is amazing. Let’s keep in mind that just because we may have found a way to curtail some of the damage we have caused, it DOES NOT mean we can continue at this pace of disrespect for our planet.

dirtyflowerchild:

c2ndy2c1d:

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

amazing fact of the day

Wow!!!

This is amazing. Let’s keep in mind that just because we may have found a way to curtail some of the damage we have caused, it DOES NOT mean we can continue at this pace of disrespect for our planet.

(Source: shortformblog)

Kissing is like drinking salted water: you drink, and your thirst increases.

Chinese Proverb (via observando)