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strandedinmidgard:

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The problem with using me as a ref is: how does a normal navel look like even, mine’s broken :o ALSO TITS ARE SHIT

rowling:

dakotaaaa:

My 9 year old brother started reading Harry Potter, and he asked me, so earnestly, “Were the Dursley’s mean to Harry when he was little?” I hadn’t thought much about it before, and he seemed so upset that I totally lied to that little kid. “NO! Of course they weren’t.” 
But then I couldn’t get young Harry out of my head. There must have been a time before he was resigned to their neglect that he wanted their affection.

There will never be a time when I am not absolutely broken up over this.

rowling:

dakotaaaa:

My 9 year old brother started reading Harry Potter, and he asked me, so earnestly, “Were the Dursley’s mean to Harry when he was little?” I hadn’t thought much about it before, and he seemed so upset that I totally lied to that little kid. “NO! Of course they weren’t.” 

But then I couldn’t get young Harry out of my head. There must have been a time before he was resigned to their neglect that he wanted their affection.

There will never be a time when I am not absolutely broken up over this.

luceen:

Quelques œuvres de l’Épopée slave (1928) d’Alfons Mucha

  1. Introduction à la liturgie slave, Huile sur toile, 1912
  2. Le Roi hussite Jiří z PoděbradHuile sur toile, 1910-1928
  3. L’affranchissement des paysans russes, Huile sur toile, 1914
  4. La Défense de Szeged contre les turques, Huile sur toile, 1910-1928
  5. Le Serment d’Omladina, Huile sur toile, 1910-1928
  6. Le Dernier Jour de Jan Amos Komensky, Huile sur toile, 1918

snailfrog:

National Museum of Denmark - Drømde mik en drøm i nat
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crayonic:

For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicus as rune notes.

The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivingly slow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.

This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.

The more you know.

People keep giving up on me but i don’t give a fuuuck, I’m okay with me.

So much for the social news of these days. In other news: I’m moving into directions I enjoy, anyways. Oh, also quantum mechanics is a huge brainfuck. Also enjoyable.

ted:

A gut-wrenchingly honest look at living with depression, from writer Andrew Solomon. One of our all-time favorite talks. 

Hear his powerful story »

2007excalibur2007:

scooblee:

chaofanatic:

brook:

halcy:

uh oh [x]

it’s time

Oh god dammit.

Not quite sure I’m following what’s going on, so tell me, what’s so bad about this?

Anthocyanin in action!

mking-it-clear:

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This is a borage flower I picked form the garden and threw into acid. The process of turning colour took about an hour, pH was around 2.

Anthocyanins are found in red and blue flowers and they cause some of the red colours of leaves in autumn, as compundchem taught us!

Why does this flower change it’s colour, though? What happens to the anthocyanin? Here is the answer:
The anthocyanin molecule changes from cation to anion with the pH value, those forms have different charges, different conjugated pi-systems and therefore absorb different wavelengths. The colour our eyes see is the complimentary colour to the absorbed one. Our normal light is white, a mixture of all colours, if some of them are absorbed, we see the complimentay. This is what one of the anthocyanins looks like and how it changes with pH value:

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Usually anthocyanins are linked to sugars via their OH-groups, the sugars make them soluable in water. They are also stabilized by coordinating with metals and copigments. They are used as food colouring, but usually only for sour foods because that is their most stable form. They are flavonoids.

Sources:

https://web.archive.org/web/20111031131601/http://membres.multimania.fr/mourad/anthocyanes.html
http://daten.didaktikchemie.uni-bayreuth.de/umat/bluetenfarbstoff/bluetenfarbstoff.htm#2
http://www.chids.de/dachs/wiss_hausarbeiten/ExperimentelleHA_Konen/V/PDF/V20.pdf
(and wikipedia of course)

I made something. Garden chemistry~

burdge:

i’m 20 years late 

burdge:

i’m 20 years late