I wish I could do this
'i ship them so much' i whisper to myself as the two characters mercilessly beat the shit out of each other
I wish I could do this
no but realtalk now, starting to read fanfiction is a journey of self discovery that u shouldn’t even go on unless you’re ready to discover a lot of uncomfortably weird kinks you never knew you had
Somehow I thought drawing Green Lantern Asami Sato would be a great idea.
Help I’ve lost control of my life
January’s Detective Comics #27 was already slated to be a landmark issue in the history of Batman, but it’s about to get even bigger. Today, artist Sean Murphy tweeted a first look at an all-new black Robin that will be appearing in his short story with writer Scott Snyder. Snyder and Murphy, the duo known for their work on the Vertigo series The Wake, have teamed up to create what Snyder calls a “sci-fi” Batman tale set in the future, one of the many stories set to appear in the 96 page mega-issue.
Clicking the image to read the bottom half. Slight edit done so it wouldn’t be cropped oddly. The unedited full: here.
the mark of the broken
oh my god
First-Ever Image Of A Hydrogen Bond
Using a mouthful of a technique called high-resolution atomic force microscopy, Chinese researchers have imaged a hydrogen bond for the first time. These molecules (a tetrad of 8-hydroxyquinoline) are held in arrangement by the (white) hydrogen atoms’ atomic attraction to the partial negative charge in the nitrogen and oxygen atoms. Those N’s and O’s are little electron hogs, pulling that negative cloud away from their atomic neighbor and around their nucleus instead. They don’t become full ions, like sodium or chloride, but they do become just a tiny bit negative.
It’s similar to what happens in water, where the “electron hog” oxygen becomes slightly negative, making the hydrogen slightly positive:
This results in something called “dipole interaction” and it is one of the key ingredients of living chemistry. In fact, if those 8-hydroxyquinoline molecules were in a cell instead of on a copper microscope surface, there would be little water molecules bridging those gaps, tiny hydrogen bonding intermediaries holding the whole aqueous world together.
This kind of microscopy is the same technique that recently let Berkeley scientists see a covalent bond breaking and forming in real time, and is certainly up there on the “coolest thing I’ve seen this year” list. Next stop ionic bonds?