February 8th, 2013

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kitsnaps: snow leopard

Snow Leopard at Dublin Zoo
Snow Leopard at Dublin Zoo

Snow Leopard at Dublin Zoo

Until this past month I’d never caught more than a glimpse of the snow leopards at Dublin Zoo. They’re very shy and usually hiding in their den, but the colder weather has, I guess, brought them out. They are *so* gorgeous, holy beans. I must go back and haunt the zoo some more before the weather warms up, because I’d love to get some more pictures.

Honestly, not all the Kitsnaps will be zoo pictures. It’s just they’re what I’ve got handy right now. Once I’ve got my act together I’m going to start reposting older stuff from the now-defunct Kitsnaps site, too, because, uh, I’m vain and want to show off. :)

Query (this is a test to see if anybody is reading this. or not. :)): should I publish Kitsnaps on the weekends, or just weekdays?

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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Science!

Apparently breast milk contains pluripotent stem cells–those are the ones that can turn into any cell in the body. That has got to be one of the most awesome discoveries of the century, and will be at the end of the century, too. As my cousin said, “That explains a lot about why breast milk seems to have such great healing properties.” Wow. Just wow.

An astronaut’s Tumblr. Seriously, the photos here. Just wow.

How zinc works on the immune system–and why less is more with it. That’s kinda cool. I need to go take some, as I’m developing a cold.

I bet there are other good Science! things I’ve got bookmarked but can’t find right now. I’ll post them later. (It suddenly occurs to me that Science! Politics! Fandom! and other things might be a nice thematic content thing to pursue. I’ll have to think about that. Though already I’m thinking, well, Science! and Climate! would be separate-yet-equal categories. Perhaps this is already too complicated… :))

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)