cuddlebunnyme
cuddlebunnyme:

mrcaptaincook:

kinesin (a motor protein) pulling a some kind of vesicle along some kind of cytoskeletal filament
via John Liebler at Art of the Cell

is computer approximation of science-fantasy? is look like graphic thing…is true? if true, even when tiny we live in a world of unguessed at silliness and innovation…what the hell is really going on? nobody f——ng knows or has a clue…not a clue….astrophysics and then the microverse…and then tinier than that…nobody knows anything….

This is indeed an animation of our current understanding of motor proteins. There’s a fascinating TED Talk by an animator who does similar work and it also features motor proteins:
Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology

cuddlebunnyme:

mrcaptaincook:

kinesin (a motor protein) pulling a some kind of vesicle along some kind of cytoskeletal filament

via John Liebler at Art of the Cell

is computer approximation of science-fantasy? is look like graphic thing…is true? if true, even when tiny we live in a world of unguessed at silliness and innovation…what the hell is really going on? nobody f——ng knows or has a clue…not a clue….astrophysics and then the microverse…and then tinier than that…nobody knows anything….

This is indeed an animation of our current understanding of motor proteins. There’s a fascinating TED Talk by an animator who does similar work and it also features motor proteins:

Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology

biologizeable

getmad-govegan:

Getting humans to give a shit about other animals really shouldn’t be this difficult

"People who had a close attachment to a pet as kids had more empathy toward animals; this made them more likely to avoid meat in adulthood."

http://usefulscience.org/post/people-who-had-close-attachment-pet-kids-had-more-empathy-toward-animals

Conclusion based on a self-report study with only 273 responses but maybe it can point us somewhere useful. 

Anecdotally, I had guinea pigs when I was growing up that I developed great fondness for and the other day, as I was coming home with my first mouse for my newly inherited python, I was certainly feeling a surprising amount of empathy and grief for the little fellow.

sketchshark
sketchshark:

aboutmerpeople:

MerMantis Shrimp. Even his most genuine displays of affection are incredibly violent. 
Note: I’m pretty sure real mantis shrimps are incapable of friendships with other crustaceans (and were this an encounter in the wild, it would surely be more of a dinner-for-one type arrangement), but this is the world of Merpeople and I’d like to believe that Mermantis Shrimp’s partial humanity has made him a bit more open minded.

Mermantis Shrimp. Happy Monday, friends!

sketchshark:

aboutmerpeople:

MerMantis Shrimp. Even his most genuine displays of affection are incredibly violent. 

Note: I’m pretty sure real mantis shrimps are incapable of friendships with other crustaceans (and were this an encounter in the wild, it would surely be more of a dinner-for-one type arrangement), but this is the world of Merpeople and I’d like to believe that Mermantis Shrimp’s partial humanity has made him a bit more open minded.

Mermantis Shrimp. Happy Monday, friends!