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"I'm a girl, I reblog cute animals."
(Not only cute animals. But mostly, I guess.)

  1. "

    Neuroparasiten kontrollieren auch das Verhalten des Menschen: In Deutschland sind 60 Prozent der Bevölkerung mit dem Einzeller Toxoplasma gondii befallen. In der Regel bleibt solch eine Infektion symptomlos, im Akutfall haben Betroffene Fieber, Halsschmerzen und Schüttelfrost. Die Symptome gehen nach ein paar Tagen zurück, der Erreger bleibt. Er bildet Zysten in Muskeln und im Gehirn. (…)

    Die Welt der Neuroparasiten wirkt wie einem Thriller entnommen. Doch sie lehrt den aufmerksamen Beobachter mehr als nur das Fürchten. Wer versteht, wie das Gift der Schlupfwespe Kakerlaken willenlos macht, kann verstehen, wie das Verhalten im gesunden Tier gesteuert wird. Die Forscher in Plön sehen sich den Bandwurm deshalb genau an, um zu verstehen, wie Immunsysteme funktionieren. Weil Parasiten ihre Wirtsspezies unter Druck setzen, immer neue Abwehrstrategien zu entwickeln, sind sie eine Triebfeder der Evolution. Ohne Parasiten gäbe es wohl keine so große Artenvielfalt auf der Erde: Die Schmarotzer erzwingen kreative Anpassung. Manfred Milinski geht in seiner Wertschätzung sogar noch weiter: “Ohne Parasiten und Infektionskrankheiten würde wir heute noch immer als RNA-Moleküle in der Ursuppe schwimmen.”

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    Neuroparasiten: Wenn aus Tieren Zombies werden | ZEIT ONLINE

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  3. thefluffingtonpost:

Puppy Auditions for Next Muppet Movie
When Disney announced the production of a new Muppet movie, The Muppets… Again!, set for release in 2014, Elle realized this might be her big chance. 
The little dog, a lifelong Muppets fan, immediately put together an elaborate audition tape. With the help of friends, a slew of green screen effects, and her wardrobe of authentic costumes, Elle was able to insert herself in numerous classic Muppet scenes.
"Elle was good," said Spencer Chapman-Long, vice president of communications for The Muppets Studio. “She had all the voices down and the production quality of her audition tape was extremely impressive."
Chapman-Long declined to say if Elle’s tape was good enough to land her a role in the new movie, however.
Via yamafujisun.

    thefluffingtonpost:

    Puppy Auditions for Next Muppet Movie

    When Disney announced the production of a new Muppet movie, The Muppets… Again!, set for release in 2014, Elle realized this might be her big chance. 

    The little dog, a lifelong Muppets fan, immediately put together an elaborate audition tape. With the help of friends, a slew of green screen effects, and her wardrobe of authentic costumes, Elle was able to insert herself in numerous classic Muppet scenes.

    "Elle was good," said Spencer Chapman-Long, vice president of communications for The Muppets Studio. “She had all the voices down and the production quality of her audition tape was extremely impressive."

    Chapman-Long declined to say if Elle’s tape was good enough to land her a role in the new movie, however.

    Via yamafujisun.

  4. (Source: h8ter1)

  5. deducecanoe:

punchsportsandpunchlines:

deathandcatses:

Further studies in fluid dynamics. 

It is amazing to me how nature’s most agile and biologically perfect hunters are also the laziest pieces of shit in the animal kingdom

The cat’s like loooook I’m a slinnnkyyyyy.

    deducecanoe:

    punchsportsandpunchlines:

    deathandcatses:

    Further studies in fluid dynamics. 

    It is amazing to me how nature’s most agile and biologically perfect hunters are also the laziest pieces of shit in the animal kingdom

    The cat’s like loooook I’m a slinnnkyyyyy.

  6. Raccoon VS Dog (by LaPierreVazquezFilms)

  7. Foxes Jumping on my Trampoline (by Samron)

  8. Slip N’ Slide

    animalsbeingdicks:

    Bulldog slides down grassy hill - AnimalsBeingDicks.com

    Isaac was testing his theories on gravity and its effects on a lazy bulldog. 

  9. theanimalblog:

submitted by: jomiewankenobi 

    theanimalblog:

    submitted by: jomiewankenobi 

    (Source: theanimalblog)

  10. ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH SQUIRREL TECHNIQUE?

    animalsbeingdicks:

    Ninja Squirrel

    Master will be so pleased with our progress.

  11. "IS HE STILL THERE?!: One morning while on the Big Island of Hawaii, i exploring my surroundings to see if i could find something to photograph. I almost went back inside when something on this huge palm tree leaf caught my eye. I stayed around and it was this little gecko, startled by my presence he was hidden between the ridges of the leaf. He would pop his head up periodically to check his surroundings, as soon as he saw i was still there he would hide again. We played this game for a while until i got the shot. Holualoa big Island, Hawaii." (Photo and caption by Lorenzo Menendez/Nature/National Geographic Photo Contest)
(via National Geographic Photo Contest 2011)

    "IS HE STILL THERE?!: One morning while on the Big Island of Hawaii, i exploring my surroundings to see if i could find something to photograph. I almost went back inside when something on this huge palm tree leaf caught my eye. I stayed around and it was this little gecko, startled by my presence he was hidden between the ridges of the leaf. He would pop his head up periodically to check his surroundings, as soon as he saw i was still there he would hide again. We played this game for a while until i got the shot. Holualoa big Island, Hawaii." (Photo and caption by Lorenzo Menendez/Nature/National Geographic Photo Contest)

    (via National Geographic Photo Contest 2011)

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