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ultrafacts:

zombiekittensandmadscientists:

comoausente:

aperturedalek64:

ironicpeaches:

aperturedalek64:

cant-think-of-anything-creative:

ultrafacts:

Source / More Facts HERE

no but imagine if you drank too much at a bar and then passes out on the floor and no-one could find your pulse so hours later you woke up in the ER or worse a morgue

Dude fake murders. Frame people. Scare the shit out of everyone. Pretend to be dead.

fail gym because you dont have a pulse for them to measure

CPR class: “can i have a volunteer?”
Halloween…be a zombie. Without a pulse. Hell yes.

… How could you possibly not have a pulse if blood were pulsing through your veins? I’m not a doctor but I think that has to be happening for you to live.

It’s because the blood flows continuously instead of in bursts.

It is called a ventricular assist device (VAD). It is used to replace the function of a failing heart  or for short term use, typically for patients recovering from heart attacks or heart surgery.

There is a permanent version of the VAD in the works that’d take the biological heart completely out, replace it with a pair of small turbines that’d be made from parts that’d effectively be available at a high-end hardware store and leave a person pulse-less for the rest of their lives.
Read the article

ultrafacts:

zombiekittensandmadscientists:

comoausente:

aperturedalek64:

ironicpeaches:

aperturedalek64:

cant-think-of-anything-creative:

ultrafacts:

SourceMore Facts HERE

no but imagine if you drank too much at a bar and then passes out on the floor and no-one could find your pulse so hours later you woke up in the ER or worse a morgue

Dude fake murders. Frame people. Scare the shit out of everyone. Pretend to be dead.

fail gym because you dont have a pulse for them to measure

CPR class: “can i have a volunteer?”

Halloween…be a zombie. Without a pulse. Hell yes.

… How could you possibly not have a pulse if blood were pulsing through your veins? I’m not a doctor but I think that has to be happening for you to live.

It’s because the blood flows continuously instead of in bursts.

It is called a ventricular assist device (VAD). It is used to replace the function of a failing heart  or for short term use, typically for patients recovering from heart attacks or heart surgery.

There is a permanent version of the VAD in the works that’d take the biological heart completely out, replace it with a pair of small turbines that’d be made from parts that’d effectively be available at a high-end hardware store and leave a person pulse-less for the rest of their lives.

Read the article

weremagnus:

The Gruagach of Lough Leane for yesterday’s #VillainMonth (Day 15)
(Scrambling not to fall too far behind. It’s been a very busy week though. Hope to catch up on the weekend.)

weremagnus:

The Gruagach of Lough Leane for yesterday’s #VillainMonth (Day 15)

(Scrambling not to fall too far behind. It’s been a very busy week though. Hope to catch up on the weekend.)

rhamphotheca:

Sex? It all started 385 million years ago
It may not have been love as we know it, but around 385 million years ago, our very distant ancestors—armoured fish called placoderms—developed the art of intercourse.
So suggest a team of evolutionary scientists, who point to the fossil of a placoderm species blessed with the name of Microbrachius dicki.
Measuring about eight centimetres (four inches) in length, M. dicki lived in habitats in modern-day Scotland—where the first specimen was found in 1888—and in Estonia and China.
Placoderms have previously been found to be the most primitive jawed animal—the earliest known vertebrate forerunner of humans.But they now have an even more honoured…
(read more: PhysOrg)
illustration: Dr. Brian Choo/Flinders Univ.

rhamphotheca:

Sex? It all started 385 million years ago

It may not have been love as we know it, but around 385 million years ago, our very distant ancestors—armoured fish called placoderms—developed the art of intercourse.

So suggest a team of evolutionary scientists, who point to the fossil of a placoderm species blessed with the name of Microbrachius dicki.

Measuring about eight centimetres (four inches) in length, M. dicki lived in habitats in modern-day Scotland—where the first specimen was found in 1888—and in Estonia and China.

Placoderms have previously been found to be the most primitive jawed animal—the earliest known vertebrate forerunner of humans.But they now have an even more honoured…

(read more: PhysOrg)

illustration: Dr. Brian Choo/Flinders Univ.

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Rhodochrosite, Hubnerite, Tetrahedrite, and Needle Quartz - Hedgehog Pocket, Main Stope Drift, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Rhodochrosite, Hubnerite, Tetrahedrite, and Needle Quartz -
Hedgehog Pocket, Main Stope Drift, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado

(Source: thefood-blog)

underthescopemin:

Autunite
Joy Desor’s Photo

underthescopemin:

Autunite

Joy Desor’s Photo

No True Scotsman

nashscribblings:

I’m an atheist.  

No … no no, please come back.  Stay with me to the end.  I have a point here, I promise.

Being an atheist wasn’t exactly a choice I made; it was more like a realization I came to, eventually.  I realized I didn’t believe, and despite exploration and thought on the matter, couldn’t believe.  So I accepted it as part of who I am.  I understood it wasn’t a majority view, and while it could make me sad and angry (and sometimes still does), I accept I live in a world with creeds other than my own.  I try to find my place in all that.

Unfortunately, there are so very, very, very, VERY many asshole atheist online.  So many.  Turtles all the way down, you might say.  They engage in bad behavior.  They pick fights.  They’ve contributed to the death of the trilby and the vilification of the fedora.  They insult people of faith, women, other ethnicities, you name it.  They’re about a goosestep away from proclaiming themselves the master race, and it drives me nuts.

They don’t represent me or my beliefs, but they claim membership in my “tribe,” as it were.  They make me look bad.  I have to apologize a lot.  Any step toward acceptance atheists have in society gets pushed backward every time they open their mouths.  And there’s not a damned thing I can do about it, except own up to it, be embarrassed, and try to be a better example.

I don’t deny that they’re atheists.  I don’t tell people that’s not how “real” atheists would behave, because every group has huge chunks that make them all look like mouth-breathing savages.  I don’t try to disassociate myself to make myself feel better, because that would be denying that yes … this is a problem in my sub-sect of humanity.  This is my house, and like it or not, the kids have covered the walls with poop.  Calling it “wallpaper” doesn’t make it stink any less.

So … I have to own it.  I’m very, truly sorry for the bad behavior.  I would like to express there’s more to atheists than what you’ve been lead to believe, but I truly understand if your experiences with us have left you with a bad opinion that you can’t shake.  All I can do is be responsible for myself, and try to be better.  I’m sorry that’s the limit of my ability, and I sincerely hope it helps.

Now, here’s my point: when your group has bad actors, own it.  Don’t deny it, don’t try to sub-group the sub-group.  The People’s Judean Front is still the People’s Front of Judea, kids.  Don’t defend them.  Don’t ignore them.  Don’t pretend like they don’t exist, or deflect the criticism, because I’ll tell you: no matter how righteous the cause or truly wronged the party, you have assholes.  Worse, you have assholes that have every right to your label, who speak from that label, and use that label to justify some horrific bullshit.

This is not pointed at one of you.  This is pointed at aaaaallll of you.  If you keep pretending that asshole in your clan isn’t REALLY in your clan, not only are you excusing their actions but you’re hurting your cause just as much.  You’re permitting it, because at the end of the day it’s embarrassing, and frustrating, and the best solution to make yourself feel better is to create a new category that is perfect, pure, and asshole-free.

My friend, there ain’t no such thing.

Step up.  Beyond acknowledging the bad behavior, acknowledge it’s happening in your house.  When someone shits on your rug, you don’t pretend like it never happened.  You clean it up.

We each, ALL OF US, have housecleaning to do.  The next time you see someone in your group being an asshole, speak up.  You might get called a traitor in so many words.  I have.  But I’d rather speak and make clear what I’m about than pretend like it’s okay.

It ain’t okay.

salihombox:

chickenstuck from really bad homestuck au ideas

a-few-of-my-fav-things:

Firefly

(Source: joshutchersonn)

earthstory:

#GSA125 and Planetary Geology

In the lifetimes of many people reading this post the solar system as we know it has undergone a remarkable transformation.

A hundred years ago, outside of the Moon, practically every body in the solar system was a point of light only viewable through a telescope. There were some attempts to draw features of Mars suggesting canals, but otherwise, everything from Jupiter to Pluto was just a point of light somewhere. 

In the early 1960s, the first real geologic map of a body in the solar system was made: the Moon. It grew out the Apollo program; to send humans to the moon, scientists like Gene Shoemaker constructed basic maps to give some idea of where the spacecraft were actually heading.

Since then, these points of light throughout the solar system have turned into bodies known by the rules of geology. Stratigraphy, geologic maps, uniformitarianism, and even in some cases like Mars, sedimentary structures and cross bedding.

Today is the opening day of the annual conference of the Geological Society of America, the GSA meeting, taking place in Vancouver. Each year, the Society names a prominent scientist as the Organization’s President and he or she gives a presidential address on the state of the organization and their science. This year’s President is Harry (Hap) McSween from the University of Tennessee, a figure in many planetary exploration missions over the last 30 years. He was one of the first scientists to recognize that we had meteorites from Mars, and he also has an asteroid named after him.

Dr. McSween’s talk today is about how the science of the planets has moved from one involving astronomy to one involving the rules of geology. Geology has taken over these planets, from understanding craters on Mercury to sedimentary rocks on Mars to cross cutting relationships on Europa. 

Next summer, the New Horizons spacecraft will fly past the first Kuiper Belt Object humanity will ever see up close, Pluto. When that happens, it will go from an object understood as pixels to an object understood through geologic provinces, maps, and stratigraphy. Today our telescopes are even beginning to understand the atmospheres of planets outside of our solar system. This is another realm of geology, done outside of our own planet.

-JBB

Image credits: All from NASA missions, publicly available.
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/images/stryk_ee14_700.jpg
http://elements.geoscienceworld.org/content/2/3/169/F3.large.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonynetone

Read more:
http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2014/science/ll#sun

(Everyone at #GSA2014 take care for me this year, no funding available for me, but make sure you tweet with the hashtag so I can follow you!)

shippery:

please watch this it changed my life

s-c-i-guy:

A User’s Guide to the Human Body: The Muscle Edition
This infographic describes skeletal muscles, which are structurally different from heart muscle and the smooth muscle that controls digestion. Unlike heart and smooth muscle, skeletal muscle can be voluntarily controlled.
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s-c-i-guy:

A User’s Guide to the Human Body: The Muscle Edition

This infographic describes skeletal muscles, which are structurally different from heart muscle and the smooth muscle that controls digestion. Unlike heart and smooth muscle, skeletal muscle can be voluntarily controlled.

source

twippyfan:

Things to do this weekend…….yes, kill a grizzly with a knife.

The Eyewitness Story of a Wide-Open Sin Strip

twippyfan:

Things to do this weekend…….yes, kill a grizzly with a knife.

The Eyewitness Story of a Wide-Open Sin Strip

biosynth:

Megas XLR redesigned for a live action medium.
Had a ridiculous amount of fun with this project aww yea! Would love to do the controls & close up on the ‘Cuda if I have time.

biosynth:

Megas XLR redesigned for a live action medium.

Had a ridiculous amount of fun with this project aww yea! Would love to do the controls & close up on the ‘Cuda if I have time.