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currentsinbiology:


These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack
There is an elaborate stealth communication network in the Earth beneath your feet. This smart web acts like a superorganism, fortifying defensive capabilities and coordinating deadly attacks on unsuspecting targets. But it’s not run by the NSA, the CIA, or the military. This web is made of bacteria.
A team of scientists led by Manfred Auer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have used cutting-edge 3-D microscopy to identify a new mechanism for bacterial networking. They observed elaborate webs of a common soil bacterium, Myxococcus xanthus, connected by thread-like membranes. This system of cellular pipelines suggests that some bacteria have evolved complex ways to deliver molecular cargo out of sight from snooping neighbors. Their work appears in the journal Environmental Microbiology.

Myxococcus xanthus biofilm devouring a colony of Escherichia coli. Credit: James Berlemanc

currentsinbiology:

These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack

There is an elaborate stealth communication network in the Earth beneath your feet. This smart web acts like a superorganism, fortifying defensive capabilities and coordinating deadly attacks on unsuspecting targets. But it’s not run by the NSA, the CIA, or the military. This web is made of bacteria.

A team of scientists led by Manfred Auer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have used cutting-edge 3-D microscopy to identify a new mechanism for bacterial networking. They observed elaborate webs of a common soil bacterium, Myxococcus xanthus, connected by thread-like membranes. This system of cellular pipelines suggests that some bacteria have evolved complex ways to deliver molecular cargo out of sight from snooping neighbors. Their work appears in the journal Environmental Microbiology.

Myxococcus xanthus biofilm devouring a colony of Escherichia coli. Credit: James Berlemanc

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b00nat:

beccadex:

fawken:

could u imagine

spending 200$+

opening box

then

image

i think thats crazy cool, but can you imagine how much thats worth since its obviously a manufacture error in the color. making it exclusive green

yo how many eggs did it take you to hatch that shiny 3ds

It’s a fake tho

(via spookyv)

Looks like this lady has an obvious drinking problem

Looks like this lady has an obvious drinking problem

(Source: kittiezandtittiez, via idiod)

(Source: idiod)

What the fuck happened

What the fuck happened

(Source: idiod, via beetlebumhorrors)

bongfucker:

bongfucker:

holy shit did you see that baby get owned in the face just now

but for real the cat jumped on the baby’s smiling idiot face, used it as a skateboard and did the sickest 180 you’ve ever seen. and the baby goes down still smiling like it didn’t just get owned as fuck

bongfucker:

bongfucker:

holy shit did you see that baby get owned in the face just now

but for real the cat jumped on the baby’s smiling idiot face, used it as a skateboard and did the sickest 180 you’ve ever seen. and the baby goes down still smiling like it didn’t just get owned as fuck

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gourgeist:

Shiny Mega Rayquaza

gourgeist:

Shiny Mega Rayquaza

(via shiny-team)

siamesetaffy:

Hell yes

siamesetaffy:

Hell yes

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tastefullyoffensive:

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tastefullyoffensive:

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huffingtonpost:

This Woman’s Makeup Transformations Put All Halloween Costumes To Shame
Lucia Pittalis is an Italian-based makeup artist and portrait painter who takes makeup transformations to the next level. 
For more of Pittalis’ incredible makeup transformations.

huffingtonpost:

This Woman’s Makeup Transformations Put All Halloween Costumes To Shame

Lucia Pittalis is an Italian-based makeup artist and portrait painter who takes makeup transformations to the next level. 

For more of Pittalis’ incredible makeup transformations.

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statueofthotness:

is this not you?

statueofthotness:

is this not you?

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