currentsinbiology:

Scientists wipe out malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab by creating male-only offspring
Scientists have modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create males, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria.
In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from Imperial College London have tested a new genetic method that distorts the sex ratio of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes, the main transmitters of the malaria parasite, so that the female mosquitoes that bite and pass the disease to humans are no longer produced.
In the first laboratory tests, the method created a fully fertile mosquito strain that produced 95 per cent male offspring.
The scientists introduced the genetically modified mosquitoes to five caged wild-type mosquito populations. In four of the five cages, this eliminated the entire population within six generations, because of the lack of females. The hope is that if this could be replicated in the wild, this would ultimately cause the malaria-carrying mosquito population to crash.
This is the first time that scientists have been able to manipulate the sex ratios of mosquito populations. The researchers believe the work paves the way for a pioneering approach to controlling malaria.


I fear that the SJW underbelly of Tumblr will react horribly, despite how good this is

currentsinbiology:

Scientists wipe out malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab by creating male-only offspring

Scientists have modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create males, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria.

In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from Imperial College London have tested a new genetic method that distorts the sex ratio of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes, the main transmitters of the malaria parasite, so that the female mosquitoes that bite and pass the disease to humans are no longer produced.

In the first laboratory tests, the method created a fully fertile mosquito strain that produced 95 per cent male offspring.

The scientists introduced the genetically modified mosquitoes to five caged wild-type mosquito populations. In four of the five cages, this eliminated the entire population within six generations, because of the lack of females. The hope is that if this could be replicated in the wild, this would ultimately cause the malaria-carrying mosquito population to crash.

This is the first time that scientists have been able to manipulate the sex ratios of mosquito populations. The researchers believe the work paves the way for a pioneering approach to controlling malaria.

I fear that the SJW underbelly of Tumblr will react horribly, despite how good this is

I can make you bigger

pepperonideluxe:

pepperonideluxe:

Stipulations-
The comic is about pretend you you, not pretend pretend you, so;
You need to be a real person with a face, like a real person face not a wolf face or an otter face or what have you
I need to know what the face looks like
Keep prompts pg / pg13 please k thanks
Uh anything else I think of later on, yeah this whole thing is a little arbitrary 
This Tumblr Giveaway(???) ends August 1st so hurry up and reblog if you want to be in a Man Mountain comic okay goodbye.

This is the final day to reblob.

hurgh im gun get lucky

pepperonideluxe:

pepperonideluxe:

Stipulations-

  • The comic is about pretend you you, not pretend pretend you, so;
  • You need to be a real person with a face, like a real person face not a wolf face or an otter face or what have you
  • I need to know what the face looks like
  • Keep prompts pg / pg13 please k thanks
  • Uh anything else I think of later on, yeah this whole thing is a little arbitrary 

This Tumblr Giveaway(???) ends August 1st so hurry up and reblog if you want to be in a Man Mountain comic okay goodbye.

This is the final day to reblob.

hurgh im gun get lucky

woh this noose is a bit tight

I am currently enrolled in some Summer classes, because I was just too incredible for my school’s grading system to handle (leading to multiple failures). The Summer classes are ridiculously easy, to allow underachieving students such as myself a fighting chance to graduate (of course, we fail all the same). This does, however, give me plenty of time to draw after finishing my “work”.

I like to draw people, but in a horrendously exaggerated manner, as is evident. Often they are not entirely pleased with these depictions, but occasionally they’re totes cool with it, or even like it. In these two cases the people drawn actually wanted to keep my creations, filling me with satisfaction and dread as to the future state of our society.

ps daemons


pps sorry about not posting

Seeing as I missed yet another daily post despite my (continued) promise to diligently create content for you, I have decided to wrap a noose around my neck. This serves a purpose- every time I forget to post henceforth, I will tighten it. After three or four posts missing I will go the way of David Carradine and neither of us will ever have to worry about such a trivial little matter ever again wouldn’t that make you just so happy happy happy happy JOY JOY happy happy JOY JOY happppp

Honestly, I feel ashamed for constantly breaking my promise. To compensate for this, I will post a special thingy thing: my favourite sketchbook page. This is one of those rare pages that, were someone to randomly flip to, I would not be embarrassed by. It’s got two illustrations of insects that I put real effort into (particularly the grasshopper nymph), and I am satisfied with how they turned out. The mayfly is a much more stylized sketch, so I don’t mind that it looks nothing like a real mayfly (though it did serve as inspiration for drawing insects realistically).

"Löis" there is a hypothetical representation of a classmate after aging twenty years. No, he is not a narcotics salesman- he is selling a rare, unproduced brand of cereal named "Drug-O’s", created during the Reagan administration as a substitute for hard drugs in rehab clinics. Evidently, he also contracts a condition inflating his head to a ridonkulous size.

Pis.S. The grasshopper nymph is based on a photo taken by whomever runs the “Sinobug" blog on tumblr. That person is good at photographs and you should give them pageviews and banknotes.

okaydone

Did I say that I was going to post daily? Because I lied to you. I lied lies with my lying liehole and there’s nothing you can DO ABOUT IT oh lord another dead bird

I’m sorry I didn’t maintain my stated schedule- initially I simply forgot to post, but I continually procrastinated until I had had enough of my own bullfeathers. I think I’m going to be making use of the queue system from now on, as to avoid another mess like this.

Alright time to describe the things UUUUAAAAAAAHHHH the first photo is a page from my sketchbook filled on Valentine’s Day of this year; a special character in that heap of absurdity is Mr. Valentino, my self-made mascot for the holiday. I consider him/her/xim/zippo a better representative of Valentine’s Day when compared to Cupid or a pink dildo, the more traditional symbols.

Also photographed is a sketch with a slight more effort put into it than usually goes into my art. Despite a nonsensical ear canal that leads nowhere and an abnormally small crown, it looks alright probably I think. It’s easier to get away with bad anatomy when it’s a humanoid creature instead of an actual human. Oh, and, ah, to explain the fin (I hope you could tell it was a fin): the way I usually draw goblins, I throw fins and spikes on ‘em, because I like to draw fins and spikes on my goblins. Also, I call them groblins or gorblins but that’s literally another story for another time.

k thnx 4 read giv notes pl0x

No photos of the bird’s carcass today. The flies have yet to finish the “pooping” phase and the thing looks the same as it did the day before. But with more eggs. Probably.

To make up, I’ve thrown in a non-sketchbook doodle, the Deman. Oh, damn it, I should have gone with Deuxman.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: The Aliems Party 4 Aliems, snowhores, an artist’s depiction of the artist, and the Mountainface (a personal favourite).

BIRDGATE UPDATE: Bird still at large. Flies have arrived on the scene. Flies are probably pooping babies in carcass. Probably just regular pooping too.

Also included in this grisly collection of photos is a cute lil’ coloured daemon, a discourteous wisard, and #diabets.

P.S. That bit with the tiny lines drawn around it, the muscular Diglett- that ain’t mine. The guy who drew it is a cool dude though. His name is not Drew.