April192014
jupiter2:

How A Fetus Forms A Face

jupiter2:

How A Fetus Forms A Face

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medicalwatson:

sixpenceee:

If you thought the post on twins sharing consciousness was awesome, wait until you hear this.

A 44-year-old French man one day went to the trip to the doctor’s because he felt a pain in his left leg. He’s a married man with two kids and a steady job.

Doctor’s found that he had hydrocephalus as a child (when your brain is filled with fluids) so they decided to run some brain scans.

What they found was that the majority of his head was filled with fluid. Over time, the buildup caused his lateral ventricles to swell so much that his brain had been flattened to a thin sheet.

Doctors estimated that his brain mass had been reduced by at most 70%, affecting the areas in charge of motion, language, emotion, and, well, everything.

Shockingly, he was fine. While his IQ was only 75, he wasn’t mentally challenged. He held a steady job, raised a family, and didn’t have trouble interacting with others.

Over time, his brain had adapted to all that pressure, and even though he had fewer neurons that most, Jacques was still a fully functional human being.

The doctors drained the fluid and while his brain is much smaller now, he is still a healthy individual with a normal life.

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sixpenceee:

sixpenceee:

jdmookami:

sixpenceee:

The Sound of Silence is a horror games that dynamically adapts to a person’s greatest fear. It will deliver a different experience to each player. The game is said to be released in early 2014.

You can view the full concept idea of it here: X

I wish to play this game. Like right now. No one knows my deepest fears, not even me. This shall be good

^^^ 

THIS

I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN I GOT THIS MESSAGE

7AM
startupquote:

Optimism, pessimism, f**k that; we’re going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I’m hell-bent on making it work.
- Elon Musk

startupquote:

Optimism, pessimism, f**k that; we’re going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I’m hell-bent on making it work.

- Elon Musk

7AM

sixpenceee:

The toyol is said to be a mythical child spirit in south-east Asia. 

It’s when a shaman or a witch doctor uses a dead fetus to invoke a small child spirit.

Read the freaky methods they use on the dead fetus/child to envoke the spirit

A Toyol is like a child, so it needs to be treated as such. In order to foster a closer relationship with this creature, below offering should be presented:

  1. A cup of milk every morning.
  2. Some toys, clothing, sweets and biscuits.
  3. A black candle and incense accompanied with mantras.
  4. Some will smear a few drops the owner’s own blood to the Toyol statue.

A person who owns a toyol uses it mainly to steal things from other people, or to do mischief. According to a well-known superstition, if money or jewelry keeps disappearing mysteriously from your house, a toyol might be responsible.

One way to ward off a toyol is to place some needles under your money, for toyols are afraid of being hurt by needles. They are mainly used to get rich. 

Read more on the Toyol

7AM
laboratoryequipment:

Credit Card-sized Anthrax Detector Aids AgricultureA credit card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper.Bacillus anthracis, the bacteria that causes anthrax, is commonly found in soils all over the world and can cause serious, often fatal, illness in both humans and animals. The bacteria can survive in harsh conditions for decades. In humans, exposure to B. anthracis may occur through skin contact, inhalation of spores or eating contaminated meat.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/credit-card-sized-anthrax-detector-aids-agriculture

laboratoryequipment:

Credit Card-sized Anthrax Detector Aids Agriculture

A credit card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper.

Bacillus anthracis, the bacteria that causes anthrax, is commonly found in soils all over the world and can cause serious, often fatal, illness in both humans and animals. The bacteria can survive in harsh conditions for decades. In humans, exposure to B. anthracis may occur through skin contact, inhalation of spores or eating contaminated meat.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/credit-card-sized-anthrax-detector-aids-agriculture

7AM
science-junkie:

The Astro AlphabetBy Ethan Siege
A is for Aurora, the Earth’s polar lights,as the Sun’s hot electrons help color our nights.
B is for Black Hole, a star’s collapsed heart,if you cross its horizon, you’ll never depart.
C is for Comet, with tails, ice, and dust,a trip near the Sun makes skywatching a must!
D is for Dark Matter, the great cosmic gluethat holds clusters together, but not me and you!
E is for Eclipse, where the Moon, Earth and Suncast light-blocking shadows that can’t be outrun.
F is for Fusion, that powers the stars,as nuclei join, their released light is ours!
G is for Galaxies, in groups and alone,house billions of planets with lifeforms unknown.
H is for Hubble, for whom Earth’s no place;a telescope like this belongs up in space.
I is for Ions, making nebulae glow;as they find electrons, we capture the show.
J is for Jets, from a galaxy’s core,if you feed them right, they’ll be active once more!
K is for Kepler, whose great laws of motionkeep planets on course in the great cosmic ocean.
L is for Libration, which makes our Moon rock,it’s a trick of the orbit; it’s tidally locked!
M is for Meteors, which come in a shower,if skies are just right, you’ll see hundreds an hour!
N is for Nebula, what forms when stars die,this recycled fuel makes cosmic apple pie.
O is for Opaque, why the Milky Way’s dark,these cosmic dust lanes make starlight appear stark!
P is for Pulsar, a spinning neutron star,as the orbits tick by, we know just when we are.
Q is for Quasar, a great radio source,accelerating matter with little remorse.
R is for Rings, all gas giants possess them,even one found in another sun’s system!
S is for Spacetime, which curves due to matter,this Universe-fabric can bend but won’t shatter!
T is for Tides, caused by gravity’s tune,our oceans bulge out from the Sun and the Moon.
U is the Universe, our goal’s understanding,with billions of galaxies, as spacetime’s expanding!
V is for Virgo, our nearest great cluster,with thousands of galaxies, it’s a gut-buster!
W is for Wavelength, the energies of light,that tell us what atoms are in stars just from sight!
X is for X-rays, high-energy light,where bursts of new stars show an ionized might.
Y is the Year, where we orbit our Sun,each planet’s is different; the Earth’s is just one.
Z is for Zenith, so gaze up at the sky!The Universe is here; let’s learn what, how and why.

Source: Starts With A Bang!Image credit: Galaxy Zoo’s writing tool

science-junkie:

The Astro Alphabet
By Ethan Siege

A is for Aurora, the Earth’s polar lights,
as the Sun’s hot electrons help color our nights.

B is for Black Hole, a star’s collapsed heart,
if you cross its horizon, you’ll never depart.

C is for Comet, with tails, ice, and dust,
a trip near the Sun makes skywatching a must!

D is for Dark Matter, the great cosmic glue
that holds clusters together, but not me and you!

E is for Eclipse, where the Moon, Earth and Sun
cast light-blocking shadows that can’t be outrun.

F is for Fusion, that powers the stars,
as nuclei join, their released light is ours!

G is for Galaxies, in groups and alone,
house billions of planets with lifeforms unknown.

H is for Hubble, for whom Earth’s no place;
a telescope like this belongs up in space.

I is for Ions, making nebulae glow;
as they find electrons, we capture the show.

J is for Jets, from a galaxy’s core,
if you feed them right, they’ll be active once more!

K is for Kepler, whose great laws of motion
keep planets on course in the great cosmic ocean.

L is for Libration, which makes our Moon rock,
it’s a trick of the orbit; it’s tidally locked!

M is for Meteors, which come in a shower,
if skies are just right, you’ll see hundreds an hour!

N is for Nebula, what forms when stars die,
this recycled fuel makes cosmic apple pie.

O is for Opaque, why the Milky Way’s dark,
these cosmic dust lanes make starlight appear stark!

P is for Pulsar, a spinning neutron star,
as the orbits tick by, we know just when we are.

Q is for Quasar, a great radio source,
accelerating matter with little remorse.

R is for Rings, all gas giants possess them,
even one found in another sun’s system!

S is for Spacetime, which curves due to matter,
this Universe-fabric can bend but won’t shatter!

T is for Tides, caused by gravity’s tune,
our oceans bulge out from the Sun and the Moon.

U is the Universe, our goal’s understanding,
with billions of galaxies, as spacetime’s expanding!

V is for Virgo, our nearest great cluster,
with thousands of galaxies, it’s a gut-buster!

W is for Wavelength, the energies of light,
that tell us what atoms are in stars just from sight!

X is for X-rays, high-energy light,
where bursts of new stars show an ionized might.

Y is the Year, where we orbit our Sun,
each planet’s is different; the Earth’s is just one.

Z is for Zenith, so gaze up at the sky!
The Universe is here; let’s learn what, how and why.

Source: Starts With A Bang!
Image credit: Galaxy Zoo’s writing tool

7AM
asapscience:

"A man [or woman] is a success if [s]he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do." - Bob Dylan 
via Maggie Appleton 

asapscience:

"A man [or woman] is a success if [s]he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do." - Bob Dylan 

via Maggie Appleton 

7AM

wholetjackdrive:

diaemyung:

therabbitprince:

posukkum:

Pray for South Korea

Tears are streaming down my face. I don’t care what your belief is, please send anything, even good vibes, to these kids because oh my god they are suffering so much. The water is muddy and it’s freezing and they are dying and they’re only seventeen.. 

These children are so scared.. desperately reassuring the world that yes, they are alive, please come for them. They’re messaging their little sisters, apologizing that they won’t be able to grant a request when they’re seconds away from death and just

oh.. oh my god. oh my fucking god words cannot describe the pain I’m feeling

I didn’t know what was going on. I knew it when I read BBC news. They’re still young.. We still have hope. I wish they’re fine..

My mom was telling me about this and how her best friend from high school’s son was on that boat. He’s still missing. It’s even more bone-chilling because she continued with saying how she used to work in a shop right next to that school and if she hadn’t moved to America, I would have gone to that school and have been on that boat as well, seeing how these kids and I are in the same grade…

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currentsinbiology:

Vegetarian Stomach by peaceofpi (jo) on Flickr

currentsinbiology:

Vegetarian Stomach by peaceofpi (jo) on Flickr

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April132014

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Umbrella Crab" (Cryptolithodes sitchensis)

Also known as the Sitka crab or the Turtle Crab, the umbrella crab is a species of lithodid crab that is native to coastal regions of the northeastern Pacific, ranging from Sitka, Alaska to Point Loma, California. C. sitchensis is noted for having a unusual half-moon shaped carapace that extends over its walking legs and chelipeds, this serves as a form of camouflage allowing C. sitchensis to blend in with the rocks around it.  The color of C. sitchensis’s carapace is highly variable and often matches the color of the coralline algae with C. sitchensis feeds on.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Anomura-Lithodidae-Cryptolithodes-C. sitchensis

Image(s): Kueda

(via thescienceblog)

12AM

sciencesourceimages:

Did You Remember To Wash Behind Your Leaves?  

Images BE9287 and BE9294 (SEM of E. Coli Bacteria on Lettuce)

Escherichia coli bacteria on a lettuce leaf congregate at the stomata (respiration openings in the leaves) Their presence may constitute a health hazard and cause severe food poisoning, particularly if the bacteria are toxigenic. They may get onto the vegetables if the water used for irrigation is contaminated with fecal material. Although thorough washing is recommended, electron microscopy shows that the bacteria enter the leaves through the stomata and would resist being removed. Similar bacterial contamination was also found with spinach and green onions.

As we strive to eat a more healthy diet we’re finding that even our fresh fruits & vegetables are exposing us to the risks we’d come to expect from meat and fish. In the U.S. alone there have been recent major outbreaks of E. Coli contamination involving produce. Robert Tauxe from the CDC says washing your fruits and vegetable may not be enough. “We recommend washing produce in general, even if you plan to peel it but it’s tough to get bacteria off of greens.” “Many of the recurrent outbreaks have come from leafy greens, especially lettuce, sprouts, and unpasteurized juices and cider.” The CDC urges folks to thoroughly wash their produce and cook it whenever possible.

© Scimat / Science Source

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April112014

Urgent security update

support:

Bad news: A major vulnerability has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr. Our team took immediate action to fix the issue, but you should still take some time to change your password, not only here but on any other sites you visit. 

You should also strongly consider enabling two-factor authentication. It’ll go a long way to ensure that no one besides you can access your account. Thanks, and take care.

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