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
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
The above link to the abstract is broken, but luckily it is available here.
*raises hand to answer a question in class but teacher calls on someone else*
[cr1tikal voice] alright i guess ill just sit here and fist myself
*plays just cant let her go*
"tat songs not on t album how did t crazy mofos do tat ha best fans in t world"
HOW HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE
IT’S LIKE THE WHO’S ON FIRST OF SCIENCE JOKES
50% of my life is ryan haywood’s “nah” and the other 50% is ray narvaez jr’s “why”
monsters nearby but I’m safe with you
Birthday commission for gavinthegayloser! Combining so many of my favourite things including naps, Minecraft, and cuddles UwU
Drugs Under The Microscope
These are actually gorgeous
A smiley guide I made to my mom because she doesn’t understand my smileys (3 first pictures)
The quadruple chin though. Glorious
This. This exactly.