Granada Sherlock ep. 4
↳ the unmatched
madskillZ; the footwork
Always reblog the straight left against the slogging ruffian.
"Pardon me, sir, but I reserved the Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer for this time period. How shall we resolve this?"
Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)
TODAY I TAKE TIME FOR MYSELF WHEN I AM STRESSED.
We at Skeletor is Love are taking a much-needed vacation and will return on the week of 3.17. Be well, and we will see you in a week!
Antibiotic resistance is ancient
We often associate antibiotic resistance in bacteria with the relatively recent rise of antibiotic production and use by the human population. And while it is true that human usage hastens the spread of resistance genes in human pathogens, resistance genes themselves appear to have been around for a very, very long time. Lechguilla Cave (part of Carlsbad Caverns) has been isolated form the surface for 4-7 million years. Scientists cultured bacteria from this isolated location and tested them for resistance to many currently available antibiotics (both natural and semi-synthetic versions) and found that many of the isolated strains showed resistance to these drugs! That’s some pretty strong proof that resistance genes have been around along time. Resistance genes have also been found in the dental plaque of 1000 year old skeletons! Honestly, this makes sense since the definition of antibiotic is a molecule that kills or stops the growth microbes and is made by another microbe. If some species make compounds that can harm other microbes, then I would imagine that other species have evolved strategies to resist these compounds. It’s the evolutionary arms race, at a microbial scale. Still, the human use (or overuse) of antibiotics will have lead to the huge expansion and evolution of these genes, and their spread.
Dream Theater - “Solitary Shell”
"If you are in a shell…"
This had me in tears by the end.
I still feel alone no matter how hard I try to reach out, to connect.
But at least the shell is comfortable. It’s familiar.
Shanti Stupa, Leh, Ladakh.http://populartemplesofindia.blogspot.com/2012/02/shanti-stupa-leh-ladakh.html?m=1