The Cookie Jar

Just reach your hand in

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remember when the avengers was new?

remember how exciting it was to finally have some of our favorite superheros interacting in one movie?

remember getting chills during this scene?


remember feeling like a superhero when the screen went black and the credit music came on?

Please never forget how special The Avengers is. 

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They discovered that when the insects have sex, the female’s gynosome is inserted into the male after it becomes erect. Once the female has penetrated the male, her gynosome inflates, releasing a set of spines that can be used to keep the male from escaping. The sex lasts forty to seventy hours.

The researchers found the spines when they tried to physically separate two insects while they were copulating. “Pulling apart coupled specimens,” they write, “led to separation of the male abdomen from the thorax without breaking the genital coupling.” In other words, they tore the male right in half. It showed that the female can hold tightly onto the male. That’s an important ability for insects that need to remain in coitus for as long as two or three days.

With the male firmly in place, the gynosome is ready to receive the sperm. But that’s not all they get: the males also deliver what are called “seminal gifts,” nourishing packets of nutrients that help the females survive in the food-deprived cave environment in which they live.

Scientists discover a new kind of sex organ in cave dwelling Brazlian insects.  (via kierongillen)

#Probably lucky this wasn’t discovered before I wrote Young Avengers

Filed under MArvel Young Avengers THAT TAG

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Women in Science Interactive

Women in Science, a new interactive tool, presents the latest available data for countries at all stages of development. Produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the tool lets you explore and visualize gender gaps in the pipeline leading to a research career, from the decision to get a doctorate degree to the fields of research women pursue and the sectors in which they work.


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If you’re sick of Clara Oswald being reduced to a romantic interest for the doctor clap your hands
If you’re sick of Clara Oswald receiving less character development in half a series than a cyber man head got in one episode clap your hands
If you’re sick of Clara Oswald being pushed into the same stereotypical female character mold and not being allowed to shine or develop independently of the doctor clap your hands


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