The specimen is 25 years old, female and of unknown origin.
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ikeapunx:

muji spice book

Traveling with your spice rack is not ideal. This is why Japanese company, Muji, has made a book of spices to make flavoring your food while away from home a little bit easier.

This book from Muji is full of pages that are made of spiced paper, which dissolve from the heat and moisture of cooking. Now that kick of white pepper or red chili is just a tear away. And, since it is compact and perfectly portable, the Muji spice book is ideal for when you’re traveling!

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txchnologist:

Synthetic Cells Move On Their Own

What look like animated illustrations that could easily spring from a child’s imagination are actually newly unveiled artificial cells under a microscope.

Biophysicists at Germany’s Technical University of Munich along with an international team developed simple self-propelled biomachines in a quest to create cell models that display biomechanical functions.

The researchers say their work represents the first time a movable cytoskeleton membrane has been fabricated.

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"The costumes are really, really important.[…] My costumes were quite heavy fabrics, they were kind of flawed, there was a big patch on the knee which was darned and that gives your character sort of.. uhm.. it gives your costume a biography. And the kind of stiff, staged collars and cravat it’s a very useful tool, which can then be deconstucted I think.. uhm,… there’s a scene where the cravat came off as a necessary moment. And things like the pocket watch was quite an old beautiful piece of jewlery and I decided that it belonged to Thornton’s father who said that he was kind of wearing something of his father all the time. So, in that respect your costume becomes clothing rather than costume. So yeah, it’s really really important." - Richard Armitage [x]

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Zodiac at Their Worst

mermaidastrology:

Aries - Bossy ass bitches

Taurus - Boring couch potato

Gemini - Lying gossip

Cancer - Whiny troublemaker

Leo - Self obsessed asshole

Virgo - Hypocritical bitch

Libra - Two faced manipulator

Scorpio - Raging psychopath

Sagittarius - Self-righteous asshole

Capricorn - Social climbing backstabber

Aquarius - Unemotional God complex

Pisces - Manipulative drug addict 

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This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books
One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

springwise:

This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books

One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…