holy jeez! i’ve been working on this flipping essay all night and i look at the prompt to make sure i’m on track AND THE FLIPPIN’ PAPER IS NOT DUE UNTIL SATURDAY!

partickstump:

i :) am :) so :) stressed :) about :) everything :) all :) the :) time :)

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chroniclesofachemist:

sagrasa:

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.

SOURCE

If you don’t think neuroplasticity is wicked incredible, you can go away! 

Wow. I’m just amazed.

zooophagous:

One of the things I dislike the most about winter is that even a little bit of snow covers everything very quickly. I was pleasantly surprised, then, to see the tinier denizens of the forest (and the ones I’m the most interested in) finally showing their faces again after spending months hidden in the wicked white substance.

Most of the mushrooms I’m able to find this early in the year are tree-parasites. I have no idea what species any of them are, nor do I intend to eat any of them, but I do enjoy finding them. Here’s a small sampling of the mushrooms, lichen, and moss I found on my trip the other day.

I’d be a pain in the ass to walk in the woods with, because I tend to be distracted every ten steps or so by a cool mushroom. This will only get worse as the weather gets warmer.

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prostheticknowledge:

IRIS by HYBE 

Interactive installation is grid of transparent LCDs which display halftone and circular patterns whose display can emulate it’s viewers. A week ago, I covered a New Media exhibition in Seoul called ‘The Da Vinci Ideas Exhibition’ and was intrigued by this piece, hoping there would be a video of it. Well, the brilliant Creative Applications discovered it, which you can watch in the embed below:

Created by Korena collective HYBE, IRIS is a media canvas with matrix of conventional information display technology, that is a monochrome LCD.Through the phased opening and closing of circular black liquid crystal, IRIS can create various patterns and control the amount (size) of passing lights.

More Info and images can be found at Creative Applications here

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thewabbajackx:

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*tips fedora* m’othra

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Annie Clark, St. Vincent

Photographed by Sabrina Theissen

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sciencefictiongallery:

Werner Haymann - Planet des Grauen, 1979.

sciencefictiongallery:

Werner Haymann - Planet des Grauen, 1979.

friendlytroll:

ruinedchildhood:

Bikini Bottom just got real..

I’m not sure what this is, but it’s my new favorite thing ever. 

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rebelrable:

Toward the end of his life P.D.Q became very frugal; this attempt to write an entire piano sonata on one page of manuscript paper has yet to be deciphered.

rebelrable:

Toward the end of his life P.D.Q became very frugal; this attempt to write an entire piano sonata on one page of manuscript paper has yet to be deciphered.

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artfromthefuture:

Light War by Lindesign on Flickr.Sundyberg Subway Station, Stockholm, Sweden

artfromthefuture:

Light War by Lindesign on Flickr.

Sundyberg Subway Station, Stockholm, Sweden

skullandbone:

scientificvisuals:

thebrainscoop:

shadowskittle:

Timelapse for the two-faced calfs skull being cleaned by the beetles.
I just thought it was the coolest thing ever so I tried to make a gif.
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nom noM NOM NOM NOM 

A great way to pick bones clean without harming them? Unleash the dermestid beetles, preferably the hide beetle Dermestes maculatus. They eat flesh.

The one I did didn’t works well as your

skullandbone:

scientificvisuals:

thebrainscoop:

shadowskittle:

Timelapse for the two-faced calfs skull being cleaned by the beetles.

I just thought it was the coolest thing ever so I tried to make a gif.

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nom noM NOM NOM NOM 

A great way to pick bones clean without harming them? Unleash the dermestid beetles, preferably the hide beetle Dermestes maculatus. They eat flesh.

The one I did didn’t works well as your

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