so the chemistry club at my school isn’t allowed to say “explosions” for whatever reason so they advertise their events as “Multiple demonstrations of the nature of rapidly expanding gases within a closed system” accompanied by pictures of exploding pumpkins
no legit who is this, he looks just like the sad confused drunk guy who was walking around holding a frog statue all night at swing state
bo burnham, he’s a comedian
"bear with me" you say. we both turn into bears and escape into the woods
I just logged onto facebook and looked at the little box that tells you who’s online and of the 4 people who appeared 3 were my exboyfriends and 1 was a guy I slept with
like imagine if you’d never seen a dog and you saw a saint bernard and you were like, what’s that and then someone was like, thats a dog. and then you saw a chihuahua and you were like ok whats that and they were like, that’s a dog. wouldn’t you feel lied to? wouldn’t you sense that something was amiss
A Rose of Jericho three hours after being watered having nearly returned to is previous alive state
The Rose of Jericho(Anastatica hierochuntica) is a species of resurrection plant. These plants are characterized by their ability to use Poikilohydric mechanisms which enable them to survive extreme dehydration for years at a time.
The ground of the forests I’ve worked in in southern Madagascar turn miraculously green after just a tiny bit of water falls. I discovered last year that this is because plants very similar to this species coat much of the forest floor. You don’t notice them until it rains, and it only rains very rarely.
Picking up Shinglebacks is a constant game of heads or tails…
A neurologist explains why ‘gendered’ brains is bullshit, and how the only real differences that, so far, can realistically be scientifically proven, are the size of brains based off of sexual dimorphism:
Sex Differences in the Human Brain Are Still Poorly Defined
Facile myths about male-female brain differences are especially disturbing considering the large amount of data now available on the topic. A recent PubMed search for the terms “brain” and “human” and “sex difference” turned up over 5,600 papers. Still, it is surprising how little consensus has emerged from this research. A few structural differences between male and female brains have been clearly demonstrated (Cosgrove et al., 2007): males’ brains are about 11% larger than females’ and have a slightly higher proportion of white matter, whereas female brains have a correspondingly larger proportion of gray matter in most cortical areas (contrary to what CBS News has to say!). The difference in brain mass or volume reflects the overall sexual dimorphism between males and females. Adult men are 18% heavier and 9% taller than women, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Boys are also heavier and taller at birth and through most of development, except between 7 and 11 years, when girls hit their prepubertal growth spurt ahead of boys—the same age range when girls’ gray matter stops expanding ahead of boys’. Other organs, like the liver, heart, and kidney, show similar-magnitude differences between the sexes, though they are much less studied than the brain.
Science is transphobic. And reality. Reality is transphobic.
Ha ha ha *sob* it appears you grossly misinterpreted this. The neurologist doesn’t prove that the only differences in brains are size-based. But I don’t blame you! You need new and interesting ways to justify your fiery hatred of trans people, and steadfast obsession with securing that semi-finalist silver in the oppression olympics! Trans people are such conspiratorial monsters, jonesing for a piece of that oppression pie of course. How dare they suggest that struggles related to sex are nuanced, that someone born male can be disadvantaged compared to someone born female. After all, you require fixed identities, bodies, and simplicity to think the way you do. How fucking dare.
First off, you ignored this element of the abstract: “Sex differences in the brain are real and clinically important but often are grossly distorted in popular discourse”
Second off, this study doesn’t even mention transsexuals, and if anything proves the opposite of what all you bigots believe: because it indicates that size-based brain differences have to do with the bodies of men and women, any size differences with mtf or ftm transsexual brains would confirm that trans people’s brains are sexed or gendered (gender isn’t just a social construct sorry to disappoint!) differently to their bodies! That the brain is oriented towards a different body! And thus are indicators of science and reality being very much pro-trans. These size differences in trans people exist. For example, the stria terminalis or BSTc part of the brain of male to female transsexuals were found to be the same size as a cis female’s stria terminalis. This wouldn’t make much sense considering the sexual dimorphism of the male and female bodies, unless transsexuality and brain sex were legitimate issues.
Third, proving that size-based sexual dimorphism can account for differences in brain size says nothing about brain structure or brain function, which is leaving out three quarters of the conversation at least when it comes to trans people. The human brain has been getting smaller over our evolution, but it’s become more efficient at the same time with improved circuitry and structure. That circuitry and structure is highly relevant when it comes to transsexuality, and differences are so obvious that it’s gotten to the point routine brain scans may be able to identify transsexuals before puberty and thus lead to trans people being earlier prepared for transitioning to the sex their brain is telling them they are.
On top of that, transsexuals have other structural brain characteristics similar to the sex they identify as, or will transition to: male-to-female transsexuals have the same neuron numbers in the limbic nucleus as females. On top of that, researchers looking at another part of the brain, the hypothalamic uncinate nucleus, found that FtM subjects brains more closely resembled cis males’ brains, and that MtF subject brains more closely resembled cis females’ brains. So that’s three parts of the brain so far that more closely match the sex opposite the birth sex of the trans people involved. And each part of the brain is pretty powerful and important…If you don’t agree, you may be stupid! Check with your doctor!
Meanwhile, an actual study by UCLA researchers that focused on trans people came to this conclusion:
"The current study provides evidence that brain anatomy is associated with gender identity, where measures in MTF transsexuals appear to be shifted away from gender-congruent men," wrote the authors.
Science is jerk-phobic. Reality hates yoooo!!! I hope you don’t mind :) Don’t get too butthurt now
But sorry whoever you are and anarcha-pie and friends! You lose!
It’s so great when I don’t have to do all the work myself.
Shit this is so full of bitchiness that is completely justified given the context of the argument but the stuff about brains is cool and I wanted to share it
Xenodermus Javanicus - Dragon Snake
Oh man so I’m taking a bullshit class 7th block, which is the same block that Human Anatomy and Physiology is being offered and as long as I get permission from BCP I meet all the prerecs but all the seats are filled so I’d have to wait until someone dropped it and like I feel like if I ask BCP to switch she might laugh at me or something idk I’m scared
This video is a bit graphic, but it’s also pretty amazing.
Most of us “think that the brain is sort of the consistency of a rubber ball,” says neurobiologist Suzanne Stensaas of the University of Utah. That’s because the only experience we have is with fixed brains soaked in formaldehyde.
When alive and firing, the brain is actually really soft and compressible, like a sack of goo. “It’s much softer than most of the meat you see in a market,” Stensaas says.
In this video, the neurobiologist explores the anatomy of 1,400 gram brain just freshly removed from an autopsy. The video gave me a whole new understanding and appreciation for how remarkable — and vulnerable — this amazing organ is.
Wear your helmets!
Video from University of Utah Brain Institute/Youtube.com
Get your head around that.
Ball pythons can live to 30 or 40 years old. Average lifespan is just 5-8 years because of negligent owners.
Corn snakes live for 6-8 years in the wild, but should live longer in captivity.
Madagascar giant day geckos have been known to reach about 26 years old in captivity. Mine is 12 or 13 right now and still going strong.
Bearded dragons regularly exceed 10 years of age in captivity, when cared for correctly.
I don’t think I even need to talk about how long tortoises and turtles live. Buy a tortoise if you really want to have a living family heirloom, because that is what they are. They should outlive you.
If you are going to buy a reptile, know what you are committing to. This is not just a short-lived animal. Most reptiles live longer than your average cat or dog. They are really for life, and you need to be aware of that.
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