BEETLE CHAIR BY MAXIMO RIERA
“…they are the strongest land animal in relation to their size, capable of lifting over a hundred times its own weight”
Green-capped Indicolite Tourmaline - Pederneira Mine, Brazil
And now, The Huntington’s tumblr is proud to present…
TIMELAPSE GIFS OF THE BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Photos every 20 min.
Left: Yesterday (8/23), 9:10 a.m. through 4:50 p.m.
Center: Yesterday, 5:10 p.m. through 12:50 a.m. today (8/24).
Right: Today, 1:10 a.m. through 8:50 a.m.
The Corpse Flower, though in the process of closing, is still GORGEOUS and people are flocking in to see it. SO COOL.
Plants that fight cancer
This picture shows Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle) alongside the structure of vinblastine, an alkaloid natural product.
This pretty plant makes hundreds of alkaloid natural products which are a rich resource for a wide range of applications, including the development of pharmaceuticals, insecticides and biomaterials.
Natural products from this plant have already given us some very important cancer-fighting medicines, for instance vinblastine is one of the compounds used in chemo-therapy.
Read more about BBSRC-funded scientists who are studying this plant and developing new industrial applications for the natural products.
Credit: Mr Andrew Davis
I got to learn about vinblastine (along with some other drugs derived from plants like digoxin; made from Digitalis, for certain cardiac related issues.) Pretty awesome stuff.
when bae ask how the sex was
From Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route by Saidiya Hartman
I will reblog this til my dying breath