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humanoidhistory:

"I know that science and technology are not just cornucopias pouring good deeds out into the world. Scientists not only conceived nuclear weapons; they also took political leaders by the lapels, arguing that their nation — whichever it happened to be — had to have one first."
—Carl Sagan, 1990

humanoidhistory:

"I know that science and technology are not just cornucopias pouring good deeds out into the world. Scientists not only conceived nuclear weapons; they also took political leaders by the lapels, arguing that their nation — whichever it happened to be — had to have one first."

Carl Sagan, 1990

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candidscience:

Mouse skeletal muscle fibers, 600x
Connective tissue and extracellular components (white) surround the muscle, which consists of individual muscle fibres of different types (red). Skeletal muscles responsible for body movement are voluntary controlled. Skeletal muscles comprise approximately 50% of the body’s weight. During the aging process, mammals lose up to a third of their mass and strength.
Raster-Elektronen-Mikroskop, Vergrößerung 600:1

Found on LifeSciences Calendar

candidscience:

Mouse skeletal muscle fibers, 600x

Connective tissue and extracellular components (white) surround the muscle, which consists of individual muscle fibres of different types (red). Skeletal muscles responsible for body movement are voluntary controlled. Skeletal muscles comprise approximately 50% of the body’s weight. During the aging process, mammals lose up to a third of their mass and strength.

Raster-Elektronen-Mikroskop, Vergrößerung 600:1
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astronomy-to-zoology:

"Umbrella Crab" (Cryptolithodes sitchensis)

Also known as the Sitka crab or the Turtle Crab, the umbrella crab is a species of lithodid crab that is native to coastal regions of the northeastern Pacific, ranging from Sitka, Alaska to Point Loma, California. C. sitchensis is noted for having a unusual half-moon shaped carapace that extends over its walking legs and chelipeds, this serves as a form of camouflage allowing C. sitchensis to blend in with the rocks around it.  The color of C. sitchensis’s carapace is highly variable and often matches the color of the coralline algae with C. sitchensis feeds on.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Anomura-Lithodidae-Cryptolithodes-C. sitchensis

Image(s): Kueda

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the-science-llama:

Hurricanes/Typhoons viewed from Space

Typhoon Nabi - September 3, 2005

Hurricane Emily - July 17, 2005

Hurricane Dean - August 18, 2007

Hurricane Ivan (APOD)- September 11, 2004

Hurricane Emilia - July 2012

Typhoon Yuri - November 1991

— Click the photos for captions

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dichotomization:

Vincenz Czerny with Dr. Levi Cooper Lane in surgical amphitheater at Cooper Medical College by Stanford Medical History Center 1901.

dichotomization:

Vincenz Czerny with Dr. Levi Cooper Lane in surgical amphitheater at Cooper Medical College by Stanford Medical History Center 1901.

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reparations:

Forward MG34 outpost overlooking the rocky areas north of Viskisbrua.
24 May 1940 - Saltdal, Norway.

reparations:

Forward MG34 outpost overlooking the rocky areas north of Viskisbrua.

24 May 1940 - Saltdal, Norway.

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biomedicalephemera:

Horizontal Sections of the Adult Male
Top-to-Bottom: Mid-section of skull, section at maxilla [hard palate between sections], section below mandible

Eugène-Louis Doyen was a revolutionary (if flamboyant and controversy-loving) Parisian surgeon who lived between 1859 and 1919.

Long before the Visible Human Project created its 1,871 “slices” of Joseph Paul Jernigan at 1 mm intervals, and created over 65 gigs of anatomical data (and later created 40 gigs of data with a female cadaver), Doyen presented a new way of visualizing the cadaver: longitudinal and horizontal sections, showing exactly how the human anatomy goes together in each area, without the context of seeing the full organs or bones.

Though the full usefulness of these unorthodox sections wasn’t truly appreciated until the advent of tomography in the early 1970s, they were noted to be helpful to early radiologists, and especially to the burgeoning fields of criminal forensics and forensic archaeology.

Atlas d’anatomie topographique. Eugène-Louis Doyen. 1911.

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bundy-ramirez-dahmer:

The arachnoid membrane being peeled away from the underlying cortex of the brain.

bundy-ramirez-dahmer:

The arachnoid membrane being peeled away from the underlying cortex of the brain.

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mymodernmet:

19-year-old photographer Nicolas Bruno reenacts sleep paralysis-induced nightmares in his stunning, surreal photographs of a dark dreamworld.

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griseus:

An aggregate of methane ice worms (Hesiocaeca methanicola) that inhabit in methane hydrate ice. Studies suggest that these worms eats chemotrophic autotroph bacteria living near the chemicals in the hydrate
NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition.
more info (Open Access):  Fisher et al, 2000. Methane Ice Worms: Hesiocaeca methanicola Colonizing Fossil Fuel Reserves

griseus:

An aggregate of methane ice worms (Hesiocaeca methanicola) that inhabit in methane hydrate ice. Studies suggest that these worms eats chemotrophic autotroph bacteria living near the chemicals in the hydrate