1. I fear, mademoiselle, that you are a walking contradiction, and I find that rather fascinating.

    (Source: laureldorel, via dollsome-does-tumblr)

  3. awwww-cute:

    My friend’s dog has grown pretty big. Kitty for scale


  5. mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

    Our poor friends with gills…

  6. rachelignotofsky:

    Another illustration for my women in science series. Jane Goodall is a primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist and is the worlds top expert on chimpanzees.

    Get one here at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/197871802/women-in-science-jane-goodall

    (via scientificillustration)

  7. fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:



    In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.

    The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is a lot to expect of a rat.

    The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy — and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.

    “A New Model of Empathy: The Rat” by David Brown, Washington Post

    OH MY.

    this just in: rats are more humane than humans

    serendipitysnow this is what I mentioned to you a while ago

    (Source: katreus, via greatnorthernsea)

  9. ssilverpeaks:

    Before and after

    Big up Rosie for shaving off her hair! You are so amazing! My idol.

  10. awwww-cute:

    Because you only turn 11 weeks old once