Some people have religion, i have music. some people pray: i just turn the music up

 

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willowwish:

So I never posted my finished Garnet cosplay. Sowwy~ I get so excited during cons, I never really take formal pictures.

YAAASS

heyh8r:

sound-isvibration:

anyone who says diamonds are a girl’s best friend clearly has never owned a dog.

omg

heyh8r:

sound-isvibration:

anyone who says diamonds are a girl’s best friend clearly has never owned a dog.

omg

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That’s the problem with putting others first; you’ve taught them you come second.

read that, again.  (via fridaynights-citylights)

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There are two things going on with astrology, one outside and one inside. One material and the other non-material, like the invisible lines that connect the constellations. The planet Neptune is synchronized with the person’s horoscope in transcendental organic unison. This is Jung’s “meaningful synchronicity” as related to astrology. The cosmic features imprinted natal create a divine synergy between our own energies and planetary patterns. Like the theme of horcruxes explored in Harry Potter, cosmic attributes are celestially imparted within us and resonate to movement above. When Neptune’s movement activates one of these ‘horcruxes’, the responses are intrinsically orchestrated.

The universe vibrates and plays like a constant melody. The movement and the cosmic dance is a mechanism for measuring time. The ancient Mayans calculated time by synchronicity; and this associated with their acute cosmic observation and tenuate astrological revelation. At the moment of birth, our first breath inhales the features of the universe around us, and in the flash of crystallized incarnation impresses the planetary snapshot through our pores. It is this universal portrait we reflect throughout life, and the one that shapes our unique relationship with the sequence above. Synchronicity is the conscious emanation of this celestial binding.

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fastcodesign:

How The Television Has Evolved
The television counts among a handful of designs that most dramatically changed 20th-century society. As this illustrated poster by Reddit user CaptnChristiana visualizes, the design has evolved mightily since the boxy retro contraptions of yesteryear, like the Emyvisor and the Marconi. With flatscreens and high-definition displays that can seem crisper and more colorful than reality itself, 21st-century viewers are comparatively spoiled.
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How The Television Has Evolved

The television counts among a handful of designs that most dramatically changed 20th-century society. As this illustrated poster by Reddit user CaptnChristiana visualizes, the design has evolved mightily since the boxy retro contraptions of yesteryear, like the Emyvisor and the Marconi. With flatscreens and high-definition displays that can seem crisper and more colorful than reality itself, 21st-century viewers are comparatively spoiled.

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magnetrx:

The X-Factor: A Perspective on Mutant GeneticsWritten by magicalgirlwandamaximoff, introduction by magnetrx. Inspired by this post on wizard genetics.

First, a note on the canon explanation for X-Gene localization and transmission. In Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #25, Hank McCoy says that the X-Gene is located on the 23rd, or sex, chromosome. Ororo Munroe posits in Black Panther Vol 4 #17 that the mother transmits the X-Gene. However, since male mutants have fathered mutant children with baseline human mothers, we can assume that Munroe instead meant that the X-Gene is an X-linked gene. This statement is corroborated by the fact that X-23 retained Wolverine’s powers, as she received one X chromosome from him and another from human Sarah Kinney.
However, Wolverine also passed the X-Gene on to his son Daken. The father can only pass the Y chromosome on to the son, so components of the “X-Gene” must exist on both the X and Y chromosomes. That, or the original stipulation that the X-Factor is a sex-linked trait is false. For the purposes of this post, we shall mostly ignore the rather self-contradictory explanations set forth in Earth-616.

Just thinking about wizard genetics got me thinking, if wizards got their powers from possibly multiple trinucleotides repeating, then it’s more than one mutation in, say, a Marvel-style mutant. This would explain the different powers, like say teleportation vs pyrokinesis. This also means that there is no “X-Gene” per se, but instead a series of vastly different mutations all across a mutant’s genome.
This also explains why some mutants with mutant relatives have similar physical appearances and powers, like Scott and Alex Summers’ concussive blasts, or Polaris and Magneto’s magnetism. This probably also bleeds into “normal” genetic stuff like appearance with mutants like Kurt Wagner, who inherited, his mother, Mystique’s blueness and, his father, Azazel’s powers and tail. Having things like mutation be spontaneous explains how they appeared so suddenly.
There probably were mutants in the olden days, since the dawn of man, but they were just written off as supernatural beings (including mutants with Wanda-styled hex powers as wixen (gender neutral term for wizard or witch)) or freaks. The X-Mutations (not Gene because they probably occur on multiple genes, with one possibly dictating the activation of the other mutations, which it is possible to carry without powers.) probably only became more prevalent as the human population increases, giving a greater chance of babies being born with X-Mutations. Coupled with other factors, like medical advancements leading to more children surviving to puberty (when the mutation activates) and the increased likelihood of a mother being exposed to mutagens while pregnant ( radiation, pollution, prescribed medication i.e. thalidomide), a mutant child is more likely to be born. This led to the twentieth century mutant “baby boom”.

magnetrx:

The X-Factor: A Perspective on Mutant Genetics
Written by magicalgirlwandamaximoff, introduction by magnetrx. Inspired by this post on wizard genetics.

First, a note on the canon explanation for X-Gene localization and transmission. In Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #25, Hank McCoy says that the X-Gene is located on the 23rd, or sex, chromosome. Ororo Munroe posits in Black Panther Vol 4 #17 that the mother transmits the X-Gene. However, since male mutants have fathered mutant children with baseline human mothers, we can assume that Munroe instead meant that the X-Gene is an X-linked gene. This statement is corroborated by the fact that X-23 retained Wolverine’s powers, as she received one X chromosome from him and another from human Sarah Kinney.

However, Wolverine also passed the X-Gene on to his son Daken. The father can only pass the Y chromosome on to the son, so components of the “X-Gene” must exist on both the X and Y chromosomes. That, or the original stipulation that the X-Factor is a sex-linked trait is false. For the purposes of this post, we shall mostly ignore the rather self-contradictory explanations set forth in Earth-616.

Just thinking about wizard genetics got me thinking, if wizards got their powers from possibly multiple trinucleotides repeating, then it’s more than one mutation in, say, a Marvel-style mutant. This would explain the different powers, like say teleportation vs pyrokinesis. This also means that there is no “X-Gene” per se, but instead a series of vastly different mutations all across a mutant’s genome.

This also explains why some mutants with mutant relatives have similar physical appearances and powers, like Scott and Alex Summers’ concussive blasts, or Polaris and Magneto’s magnetism. This probably also bleeds into “normal” genetic stuff like appearance with mutants like Kurt Wagner, who inherited, his mother, Mystique’s blueness and, his father, Azazel’s powers and tail. Having things like mutation be spontaneous explains how they appeared so suddenly.

There probably were mutants in the olden days, since the dawn of man, but they were just written off as supernatural beings (including mutants with Wanda-styled hex powers as wixen (gender neutral term for wizard or witch)) or freaks. The X-Mutations (not Gene because they probably occur on multiple genes, with one possibly dictating the activation of the other mutations, which it is possible to carry without powers.) probably only became more prevalent as the human population increases, giving a greater chance of babies being born with X-Mutations. Coupled with other factors, like medical advancements leading to more children surviving to puberty (when the mutation activates) and the increased likelihood of a mother being exposed to mutagens while pregnant ( radiation, pollution, prescribed medication i.e. thalidomide), a mutant child is more likely to be born. This led to the twentieth century mutant “baby boom”.

medresearch:

Researchers successfully eliminate HIV virus from cultured human cells

The HIV-1 virus has proved to be tenacious, inserting its genome permanently into its victims’ DNA, forcing patients to take a lifelong drug regimen to control the virus and prevent a fresh attack. Now, a team of Temple University School of Medicine researchers has designed a way to snip out the integrated HIV-1 genes for good.

 ”This is one important step on the path toward a permanent cure for AIDS,” said Kamel Khalili, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Temple. Dr. Khalili and his colleague, Wenhui Hu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Temple, led the work which marks the first successful attempt to eliminate latent HIV-1 virus from human cells. “It’s an exciting discovery, but it’s not yet ready to go into the clinic. It’s a proof of concept that we’re moving in the right direction,” added Dr. Khalili, who is also Director of the Center for Neurovirology and Director of the Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center at Temple.

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