asapscience:

Coooooooool! 

"We think we can get away with drinking lots of soda as long as we are not gaining weight, but this suggests that there is an invisible pathway that leads to accelerated aging."

Dr. Elissa Epel, University of California, San Francisco

Want to shave 5 years off your life? Drink soda 

(via micdotcom)

Scientists have found “hidden” brain activity that can indicate if a vegetative patient is awareResearchers from University of Cambridge in the UK have identified hidden networks in vegetative patients that could support consciousness, even when a patient appears to be unresponsive.There’s been a lot of interest lately into how much patients in vegetative states, such as comas, are aware of their surroundings. Recently, research involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning has shown that even patients who are unable to respond or move are able to carry out mental tasks, such as imagining playing a game of tennis.Now the team of scientists have used high-density electroencephalographs (EEG) and mathematics known as “graph theory” to study the networks of activity in the brains of 32 patients who have been diagnosed as being in a vegetative state.
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Scientists have found “hidden” brain activity that can indicate if a vegetative patient is aware

Researchers from University of Cambridge in the UK have identified hidden networks in vegetative patients that could support consciousness, even when a patient appears to be unresponsive.There’s been a lot of interest lately into how much patients in vegetative states, such as comas, are aware of their surroundings. Recently, research involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning has shown that even patients who are unable to respond or move are able to carry out mental tasks, such as imagining playing a game of tennis.Now the team of scientists have used high-density electroencephalographs (EEG) and mathematics known as “graph theory” to study the networks of activity in the brains of 32 patients who have been diagnosed as being in a vegetative state.

mapsontheweb:


A map of every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003.
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mapsontheweb:

A map of every car bomb explosion in Baghdad since 2003.

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skunkbear:

A huge comet almost hit Mars … and then missed. It passed just 87,000 miles from the martian surface. That might seem far away, but remember our moon is about 240,000 miles from Earth’s surface. 

As astronomer Phil Plait, who writes the Bad Astronomy blog for Slate, notes:

The NASA comet page says the coma (the big fuzzy cloud of gas surrounding the solid nucleus of the comet) is about 20,000 km across. At closest approach, that means that if you were standing on Mars, the comet would appear to be over 8° across! That means that if you have a big hand, you could just barely block it with your upraised fist.

Again — our Moon appears only about 0.5°. This was huge.

And human probes orbiting mars had a front row seat. They recorded the comet’s approach, and then quickly swung around behind Mars to avoid potentially harmful debris in the comet’s tail. The data from their close encounter will be trickling in over the next couple weeks.

How A Popular University Professor Is Teaching Math To Students Who Hate It
How A Popular University Professor Is Teaching Math To Students Who Hate It

lthmath:

He is my role-model now ^_^

afro-dominicano:

think-progress:


amprog:

No, taxes are not “crushing” U.S. corporations. They’re doing better than ever.

look at that trend.


gosh look how hard they got hit by the recession.
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afro-dominicano:

think-progress:

amprog:

No, taxes are not “crushing” U.S. corporations. They’re doing better than ever.

look at that trend.

gosh look how hard they got hit by the recession.

Smiling black woman next to Corbett on his website was Photoshopped
Smiling black woman next to Corbett on his website was Photoshopped

afro-dominicano:

you think we playing when we say they see us as props of self-elevation.

Why the Racist History of the Charter School Movement Is Never Discussed
Why the Racist History of the Charter School Movement Is Never Discussed

revolutionary-afrolatino:

"I’m not scared of desperately uncool cultural reactionaries like Jack Thompson or anti-witchcraft Harry Potter burners. I’m scared of the people who do hold cultural power, who have the loud voice, who are, in fact, the cool kids, but think they’re embattled underdogs. I’m scared of the people who think that because disco was “taking over music” they had the right to “fight back” bullying and attacking disco performers and fans.

I’m scared of people who look at someone like Zoe Quinn, an individual who makes free indie games, or Anita Sarkeesian, an individual who makes free YouTube videos, and honestly think that these women are a powerful “corrupt” force taking away the freedom of the vast mob of angry young male gamers and the billion-dollar industry that endlessly caters to them, and that working to shut them up and drive them out somehow constitutes justice. The dominant demographic voice in some given fandom or scene feeling attacked by an influx of new, different fans and rallying the troops against “oppression” in reaction is not at all unique. It happens everywhere, all the time.

But let’s be honest: It’s usually guys doing it. Our various “culture wars” tend to boil down to one specific culture war, the one about men wanting to feel like Real Men and lashing out at the women who won’t let them. Whenever men feel like masculinity is under attack, men get dangerous. Because that’s exactly what masculinity teaches you to do, what masculinity is about. Defending yourself with disproportionate force against any loss of power? That’s what masculinity is."
"In addition to 81 students, Little Singer Community School is also home to asbestos, mold and scores of mice. Students have to carry their seats from class to class, presumably because the school can’t afford chairs for each classroom."

cabbagerose:

false bay writer’s cabin/olson kundig architects

via: architypereview

"Truth may sometimes hurt, but delusion harms."
Vanna Bonta (via ryandonato)
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