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jtotheizzoe:

blinkpopshift:

Everything I said was quoted from comments made on my channel. 

Uncomfortably real and honest post is uncomfortably real and honest.

Also, props to Emily Eifler for the incredibly creative way to discuss such a difficult topic. You guys are all watching BlinkPopShift, right?

jtotheizzoe:

The oldest living thing in the world: These actinobacteria, recovered from the subterranean brrrrr-osphere that is Siberian permafrost, are estimated to be 500,000 years old. While many ancient microbes have been revived from ancient dormant states, these bacterial cells have been continuously living for half a million years. It’s known that the bacteria aren’t mobile in the frozen Earth, so by radioactively dating the layers of soil around the microbes, scientists were able to estimate their age.
Unable to divide and reproduce, these microbes were shown to be actively repairing their DNA despite the frigid temperatures, their enzymes uniquely adapted to an environment that would mean certain death for perhaps every other creature on Earth. While not growing, moving, or reproducing, this sort of cryostasis counts as living if you ask me (and the scientists who study them).
What do you think this means for the possibility of life on other planets?
(via Rachel Sussman and Brain Pickings. Check out the original 2007 research paper here)

jtotheizzoe:

The oldest living thing in the world: These actinobacteria, recovered from the subterranean brrrrr-osphere that is Siberian permafrost, are estimated to be 500,000 years old. While many ancient microbes have been revived from ancient dormant states, these bacterial cells have been continuously living for half a million years. It’s known that the bacteria aren’t mobile in the frozen Earth, so by radioactively dating the layers of soil around the microbes, scientists were able to estimate their age.

Unable to divide and reproduce, these microbes were shown to be actively repairing their DNA despite the frigid temperatures, their enzymes uniquely adapted to an environment that would mean certain death for perhaps every other creature on Earth. While not growing, moving, or reproducing, this sort of cryostasis counts as living if you ask me (and the scientists who study them).

What do you think this means for the possibility of life on other planets?

(via Rachel Sussman and Brain Pickings. Check out the original 2007 research paper here)

That it beautiful. I want to go swimming there

That it beautiful. I want to go swimming there

seegrass:

shes probably talking about in the service industry 

Nope, this is applicable for all of life.

seegrass:

shes probably talking about in the service industry 

Nope, this is applicable for all of life.

jtotheizzoe:

When people ask me what I’m most excited and optimistic about when it comes to online education and science communication, I usually say some version this:

"We have eliminated the gatekeepers that long limited access to knowledge. People all over the world can now access information with a single click, yadda yadda yadda, YouTube, Tumblr, yadda yadda, the world is a better place." 

Of course that fails to address the huge linguistic elephant in the room: A vast majority of the world’s good science communication is in English, and not everyone on Earth speaks English.

Not anymore (for video at least)! A recent upgrade by YouTube may help solve that problem.

Now, videos with English captions can be automatically translated into any of 81 languages, unlocking the power of Google’s translation magic for the purposes of science and education. Simply follow the directions above.

If you’re a creator, make sure you have uploaded an accurate English transcript for your videos so the translations are as high-quality as possible. I think this is universally available across YouTube, and the translations look pretty good (at least for the languages I can semi-recognize). I’d love to hear feedback from my multi-lingual followers on how this works for you. 

Science and education on YouTube was already awesome before. Now that it’s in 81 languages? As they say in Deutsch: Über-awesome.

Come at me, bro

Come at me, bro

sefangel:

darnni:

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE

Soothing.

It’s mind control! Look away before we’re all hypnotized

I had to watch this several times to make sure the monkey got it all correct

gravityeye:

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA suck it.

thereal-noah:

What

Well. That escalated quickly