vteced:

fronk-jaeger:

explain

the fuck is this sorcery 

Supercooled liquid maybe!

vteced:

fronk-jaeger:

explain

the fuck is this sorcery 

Supercooled liquid maybe!

(via showmeyourdirtyface)


Have to say

I’m loving the variety offered by the specialism I chose to do as part of my MSc.

I went for cardiovascular sciences as I’m working on a genetic blood clotting disorder for my project and, frankly, I’m decent with genetics but I’ve never really done much on blood or the cardiovascular system.

So far in 3 weeks I’ve
- seeded, cultured and transfected (genetically modified) a human cancer cell line (HeLa cells)
- used fluorescence microscopy to check that experiment worked
- produced a conference style poster on the experiment
- presented the poster conference-style and got grilled in the Q&A by two professors in the field, as well as a senior lecturer!
- had problem solving classes
- visited an animal (mouse and rat - too cute!) research facility to learn about in vivo (vivisection) experiments, see how the animals are kept and understand how tightly it is regulated in the UK and how they make it as humane as possible.

Next week, we’re scheduled in for
- visiting aquaria and seeing Zebrafish
- going into theatre to see a heart operation (probably balloon angioplasty and stent implantation)

And our assignment is more awesome than usual - have to write a magazine article rather than an essay :)


Channel 4 is broadcasting the Sochi Winter Olympics here in the UK. And in celebration of the official start of the games tomorrow, will be rebranding their logo rainbow style (even down to the signage at their headquarters) and has come out with this fabulous piece of satire which they will be using as a commercial in protest of the anti-LGBT laws in Russia!

1) It makes me proud to be British as it is HILARIOUS!
2) I really really want them to turn it into a full length song and use it as our entry to Eurovision 2014!


(via sillykitten)


burningbrighterstill:

30secondstocalifornia:

 Songs that are turning 10 years old In 2014 (Based on release dates)

nO

I feel so old!

(via sillykitten)


manhattanplanetarium:

i-am-slowly-giving-up:

hopeyou-findthatswimmingpool:

unfollovving:

assemble-the-assbutts:

fandom-pride:

2snowy4u:

imivi:

jointeamfreewill:

gipsy-bones:

unicornpancakes:

ask-the-multishipper:

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oh god what did i do

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IT SUMMONS MAIL EVERYONE TRY IT

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HOLY FUCKING COW.

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OKAY IT’S TRUE

imageWHAT

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???

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I THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE

WHAT HOW

This doesn’t work

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I stand corrected oh dear lord

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Um guys

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shit

I have to see this for myself.

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Doubt it

I doubt it works.


New year, same me!

Because I’m awesome - ha!

There’s a few things I’d like to do this year - some of it is in my control, some of it I can only aim for and hope it falls in my favour.

1) get my MSc; I’d like to get a merit or a distinction but a pass will suffice; so far so on track.

2) get a paper published; I want academic clout and respect as a researcher and as a geneticist; this means working hard on the modules that make up my thesis, hoping I impress my supervisors enough as for them to support publication

3) get the NHS job again and preferably in Leeds or Sheffield (I may slightly prefer Sheffield these days) - I did it once and lost it to circumstances beyond my control (grades slipped through being ill with tonsillitis) so it’s time to do it again.

4) learn to cook. I can’t cook yet and (wo)man cannot live on ready meals, sandwiches and fry-ups alone.

5) bake something new every month; try perfect it

6) blog my foodie endeavours - baking, cooking, eating out, tips and recipes and all the rest; try to “monetize” it a little if possible (advert revenue, gifts and vouchers/invites for restaurants would be good enough); try to do a couple of posts a week

7) stop spending extortionate money on average food just because I am too lazy to make lunch and carry it in.

8) take more photos; of me, of my boyfriend, my family, my life as a whole; more for the blog. Just get used to being snap-happy

9) try to save a little money up so you can have fun when you have time

10) learn to make perfect cookies/biscuits - the beautifully decorated royal icing ones. This is my big baking challenge of the year

11) make loaves of bread, bread rolls, quiches and small pies and tarts. Make muffins and flapjacks and tiffin. Make basically anything that can go in the aforementioned lunch and can be eaten for tea.

12) be happy in life. I have a career ahead of me so long as I don’t lose sight of it. I have well-meaning parents and a boyfriend who gives a shit and can see the parental issues and support me with them. My grades are doing okay, I’ve proved I can get the job offer once, I have friends who I’m close enough to. I’m relatively healthy.


New year, same me!

Because I’m awesome - ha!

There’s a few things I’d like to do this year - some of it is in my control, some of it I can only aim for and hope it falls in my favour.

1) get my MSc; I’d like to get a merit or a distinction but a pass will suffice; so far so on track.

2) get a paper published; I want academic clout and respect as a researcher and as a geneticist; this means working hard on the modules that make up my thesis, hoping I impress my supervisors enough as for them to support publication

3) get the NHS job again and preferably in Leeds or Sheffield (I may slightly prefer Sheffield these days) - I did it once and lost it to circumstances beyond my control (grades slipped through being ill with tonsillitis) so it’s time to do it again.

4) learn to cook. I can’t cook yet and (wo)man cannot live on ready meals, sandwiches and fry-ups alone.

5) bake something new every month; try perfect it

6) blog my foodie endeavours - baking, cooking, eating out, tips and recipes and all the rest; try to “monetize” it a little if possible (advert revenue, gifts and vouchers/invites for restaurants would be good enough); try to do a couple of posts a week

7) stop spending extortionate money on average food just because I am too lazy to make lunch and carry it in.

8) take more photos; of me, of my boyfriend, my family, my life as a whole; more for the blog. Just get used to being snap-happy

9) try to save a little money up so you can have fun when you have time

10) learn to make perfect cookies/biscuits - the beautifully decorated royal icing ones. This is my big baking challenge of the year

11) make loaves of bread, bread rolls, quiches and small pies and tarts. Make muffins and flapjacks and tiffin. Make basically anything that can go in the aforementioned lunch and can be eaten for tea.

12) be happy in life. I have a career ahead of me so long as I don’t lose sight of it. I have well-meaning parents and a boyfriend who gives a shit and can see the parental issues and support me with them. My grades are doing okay, I’ve proved I can get the job offer once, I have friends who I’m close enough to. I’m relatively healthy.


UK exploration

Visit Edinburgh. Visit London. Visit Liverpool. Visit Cardiff. Do the shops and see the landmarks.

Do the 3 peaks challenge (but not necessarily in 24 hours). Hike in the peaks. Hike in the dales. Hike in the lakes. Hike in the highlands.

Snowboard in the highlands.

Surf in Newquay and sail in Devon. Wakeboard in Abersoch. Rent and sail a narrowboat along the canals for a couple of days. Go canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, rafting. Consider zorbing but never go through with it (claustrophobia).

Consider flying lessons, gliding, skydiving. Go in a hot air balloon.

Do the adventure course of a lifetime, feel like death on the other side, recover, feel like a god.

Swim with basking sharks, look for dolphins. Hang out with seals, spot puffins. Go on safari, to the zoo, to aquariums. Go see animals at a distance.

Bivi-bag and sleep under the stars on a beach. Hire a caravan, especially a 1970s VW bus. Sleep in a tent, a teepee, a tree house and one of those pods/play houses you get at festivals.

Go to festivals. Big ones, small ones, rock ones, dance ones, commercialised ones, hippy ones, specialist ones, literary and arts ones. And Glastonbury - just to say you have.

Go to areas of outstanding natural beauty and areas of scientific interest. Leave only footsteps, take only photos.

Take photos.

Go to gardens, the Eden biomes, museums, exhibits, the national space centre. Go on the London Eye and to the top of the Blackpool tower.

Go picnicking. Eat in a Michelin starred restaurant, eat in a greasy spoon. Eat all of the things at least once and twice if you’re undecided.

Buy tickets for sporting events, for concerts, for the opera and the ballet. See films on big screens and don’t just stream them.

Take classes to do something not strictly for academic purposes. Learn a language, to paint, how to DJ, play an instrument, a type of dance or to meditate. And failing that, buy recipe books and learn to cook.

What I’m saying is - I’m bored and broke and stuck in the UK so here’s to making the most of it. This is my not-quite-bucket list - things to do not before I die but whilst I’m young.


Q
She took one final look into the mirror before leaving her room. Her hair was as flawless as it always had been, her curves were still completely vivacious, and she looked damn fine. With her lips painted red, she jokingly pouted, gave herself a wink and strutted out the door. Time to knock 'em all dead.
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Anon, I don’t know you but I think I love you! that’s awesome! :D