September182014

zooophagous:

grofjardanhazy:

Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)

gif: grofjardanhazy, original video via Best Reviews

Are you kidding me I have that exact Macbook and there’s no way in Hell my desk could ever be that clean and empty. I’ve TRIED making it so. IT ISNT GONNA HAPPEN

(via priceofliberty)

5AM
ash-sham:

A rare picture captured of civilians watching as an explosive barrel falls is dropped in the skies of Aleppo. God protect them from this evil.  Look at their expressions & imagine what they are thinking? Just moments later, they would bravely rush to the site of destruction to help the injured, pick up the dead & search for any survivors under the rubble.

ash-sham:

A rare picture captured of civilians watching as an explosive barrel falls is dropped in the skies of Aleppo. God protect them from this evil.

Look at their expressions & imagine what they are thinking? Just moments later, they would bravely rush to the site of destruction to help the injured, pick up the dead & search for any survivors under the rubble.

(via priceofliberty)

September62014

geometrymatters:

Macro photography of snowflakes showing complex geometric construction.

© Don Komarechka

https://www.flickr.com/photos/donkom/6384704061/in/photostream/

(via visualizingmath)

4PM
framesandflames:

Rosetta’s irregular orbit at 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

This is really, really crazy that we’ve done this.to get a better Idea, check out the entire trajectory:
http://sci.esa.int/where_is_rosetta/

framesandflames:

Rosetta’s irregular orbit at 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

This is really, really crazy that we’ve done this.

to get a better Idea, check out the entire trajectory:

http://sci.esa.int/where_is_rosetta/

(via badsciencejokes)

4PM
malformalady:

This is a lithopedion fetus that calcified and stayed in a womans abdomen for over 40 years. A lithopedion or stone baby, is a rare phenomenon which occurs most commonly when a fetus dies during an abdominal pregnancy, is too large to be reabsorbed by the body, and calcifies on the outside, shielding the mother’s body from the dead tissue of the fetus and preventing infection. Lithopedia may occur from 14 weeks gestation to full term. It is not unusual for a stone baby to remain undiagnosed for decades, and it is often not until a patient is examined for other conditions or a proper examination is conducted that includes an X-ray, that a stone baby is found.Less than 300 have ever been known to exist.

Photo credit: exhibition63

malformalady:

This is a lithopedion fetus that calcified and stayed in a womans abdomen for over 40 years. A lithopedion or stone baby, is a rare phenomenon which occurs most commonly when a fetus dies during an abdominal pregnancy, is too large to be reabsorbed by the body, and calcifies on the outside, shielding the mother’s body from the dead tissue of the fetus and preventing infection. Lithopedia may occur from 14 weeks gestation to full term. It is not unusual for a stone baby to remain undiagnosed for decades, and it is often not until a patient is examined for other conditions or a proper examination is conducted that includes an X-ray, that a stone baby is found.Less than 300 have ever been known to exist.
Photo credit: exhibition63

(via medicalexamination)

4PM
lcrumithancock:

 

8 Ways to Study Better:
1.) You can prevent yourself from forgetting up to 80% of the material by reviewing a lecture or study content within 24 hours.
2.) Instead of re-reading information again and again, close your eyes and recite as much as possible from memory. This can cement long-term memorization.
3.) If available, take practice tests. One study showed that students retained 50% more of the material if they testing themselves after learning something.
4.) Become more efficient when studying with flashcards by using the Leitner System. Repeat flashcards that you have difficulty with more often than those you’ve memorized.
5.) Listening to classical music while studying may activate the parts of your brain that can help you pay attention and make predictions. It can also improve your mood.
6.) Consider exercising before your next study session. It may help make your mind more alert, and give you the endurance you need to study for several hours.
7.) Instead of trying to memorize information, make connections between the material’s ideas. This may help you remember more material in less time.
8.) When you study, focus on only studying. Multitasking can handicap learning as your attention is split between each task.

lcrumithancock:

 

8 Ways to Study Better:

1.) You can prevent yourself from forgetting up to 80% of the material by reviewing a lecture or study content within 24 hours.

2.) Instead of re-reading information again and again, close your eyes and recite as much as possible from memory. This can cement long-term memorization.

3.) If available, take practice tests. One study showed that students retained 50% more of the material if they testing themselves after learning something.

4.) Become more efficient when studying with flashcards by using the Leitner System. Repeat flashcards that you have difficulty with more often than those you’ve memorized.

5.) Listening to classical music while studying may activate the parts of your brain that can help you pay attention and make predictions. It can also improve your mood.

6.) Consider exercising before your next study session. It may help make your mind more alert, and give you the endurance you need to study for several hours.

7.) Instead of trying to memorize information, make connections between the material’s ideas. This may help you remember more material in less time.

8.) When you study, focus on only studying. Multitasking can handicap learning as your attention is split between each task.

(via beegoestomedicalschool)

August312014

finepoints:

wordbomb:

Facebook is spying on your mom, your relationships and your political views

Facebook has been spying on users’ ethnicities, political views, romantic partners, and even how they talk to their children. (Unlike the mood study, the Facebook studies listed below are observational; they don’t attempt to change users’ behavior.)

It’s unlikely Facebook users have heard about most of these studies, they’ve consented to them; the social network’s Data Use Policy states: “We may use the information we receive about you…for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.”

Third parties have always existed. Privacy isn’t possible online. Has it ever been? All data is recorded and sifted for algorithmic pattern testing. Intersection cameras are reminders when we’re away from the computer satellites watch over us all. It’s on principle that an individual or organization would defend digital privacy rights.

(via priceofliberty)

August292014
2PM
unmotivating:

Standing tall between a family of Tor Soro fish.

unmotivating:

Standing tall between a family of Tor Soro fish.

(via science-is-real)

2PM
npr:

Ebola has a nasty reputation for damaging the body, especially its blood vessels. But when you look at the nitty-gritty details of what happens after a person is infected, a surprising fact surfaces.
How Ebola Kills You: It’s Not The Virus
Illustration credit: Lisa Brown for NPR

npr:

Ebola has a nasty reputation for damaging the body, especially its blood vessels. But when you look at the nitty-gritty details of what happens after a person is infected, a surprising fact surfaces.

How Ebola Kills You: It’s Not The Virus

Illustration credit: Lisa Brown for NPR

(via nursingisinmyblood)

August172014
eyedefects:

Anterior hyphema, a collection of blood in the anterior chamber.

eyedefects:

Anterior hyphema, a collection of blood in the anterior chamber.

August102014
twisteddoodles:

Growing up.

twisteddoodles:

Growing up.

(via uaortho)

6PM

sixpenceee:

iniquity-incense:

sixpenceee:

Recently there’s been a case of bears walking upright like humans.

There are many theories as how and why a bear would walk bipedally one of them including the bear injured it’s front paws. 

This is the video for the above gifs

You can read about a more recent case here

That would freak me the fuck out if I saw that in the woods.

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE BEARS!

6PM
sixpenceee:

WHY ARE MOTHS ATTRACTED TO THE LIGHT?
Phototaxis is an organism’s automatic movement toward or away from light. So a cockroach has negative phototaxis, because it’s always scuttling into dark corners while a moth has positive phototaxis because of it’s preference for bright lights.
Why are they attracted to bright lights?
We have several theories but no definite answers. Here are the theories:
Moths use the moon as a primary reference point to travel. So it’s attraction to the light maybe related to that orientation and cause disorientation. 
Moths may see flying towards the light as advantageous and safer than flying somewhere dark. 
Did you know moths are sensitive to ultra-violet light? A white light will attract more than than a yellow one. 
SOURCE & MORE INFORMATION

sixpenceee:

WHY ARE MOTHS ATTRACTED TO THE LIGHT?

Phototaxis is an organism’s automatic movement toward or away from light. So a cockroach has negative phototaxis, because it’s always scuttling into dark corners while a moth has positive phototaxis because of it’s preference for bright lights.

Why are they attracted to bright lights?

We have several theories but no definite answers. Here are the theories:

  1. Moths use the moon as a primary reference point to travel. So it’s attraction to the light maybe related to that orientation and cause disorientation. 
  2. Moths may see flying towards the light as advantageous and safer than flying somewhere dark. 

Did you know moths are sensitive to ultra-violet light? A white light will attract more than than a yellow one. 

SOURCE & MORE INFORMATION

6PM

Surgical operation, 1910 
Surgical operation, 1910 

(Source: dropboxofcuriosities, via beegoestomedicalschool)

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