Cerebral Atrophy

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~ Wednesday, December 4 ~
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arsanatomica:

Inflating a set of cat lungs

Lungs are by most accounts mundane. Everybody has them, few give it much thought. But sequestered within darkness of the chest cavity, enveloping the fluttering heart, there’s a incredible wonder to this oddly inflatable organ.

Dissection is a destructive process. Rudely excised from membranous mooring and nourishing vessels, the deflated lungs appear little more than bloodied meat; amorphous and exposed…….until a breath of air unfurls its secret glory. 

Here, a set of cat lungs is inflated with a straw. Comprised of hundreds of millions of microscopic air sacks called aveoli, Mammalian lungs harbor air capacity that is difficult to believe unless seen. The color of the entire organ lightens into a soft pink, as each microscopic sac fills with air.

A debt of gratitude is owed to cyborgraptor for her assistance in creating these gifs, as well as the students that help me film this demo. 

Public service announcement: You essentially have balloons inside your chest. There’s some really great anatomy GIFs and images on that blog, too.

The more I learn of how we we function, the more amazed that we do at all.


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~ Sunday, November 24 ~
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jtotheizzoe:

the-science-llama:

Aurora Borealis

Northern delights! Enjoy your weekend, everyone.
Previously: The beautiful science of how auroras work.

jtotheizzoe:

the-science-llama:

Aurora Borealis

Northern delights! Enjoy your weekend, everyone.

Previously: The beautiful science of how auroras work.


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~ Friday, November 22 ~
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sci-universe:

This image was taken by Messenger spacecraft around 183 million kilometers (114 million miles) away from Earth. Our home planet and Moon seem so close that they look somewhat like a binary star.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. 2011. Full description here.

sci-universe:

This image was taken by Messenger spacecraft around 183 million kilometers (114 million miles) away from Earth. Our home planet and Moon seem so close that they look somewhat like a binary star.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. 2011. Full description here.


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~ Sunday, March 10 ~
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itscolossal:

Kinetic Buddhas and  mechanical Xanadu by Ziwon Wang.


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~ Sunday, February 3 ~
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~ Sunday, January 27 ~
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infinity-imagined:

Jupiter filmed by the Cassini spacecraft.

infinity-imagined:

Jupiter filmed by the Cassini spacecraft.


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~ Friday, January 11 ~
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When brain size increases, what is increasing is the number of neurons, their connections, and the space between the neurons. The finding that the human cerebral cortex volume is 2.75 times larger than in chimpanzees, but has only 1.25 times more neurons intimates that a good deal of the increased mass is due to the space between cell bodies and what that space is filled with. The space, known as neuropil, is filled with the stuff that connections are made of: axons, dendrites, and synapses. In general, the larger the area, the better connected it is, as more neurons connect to more and more other neurons.
Gazzaniga, Michael S. Who’s in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain. New York: Ecco, 2011. (via carvalhais)

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~ Sunday, January 6 ~
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Kailashnath Temple in Maharashtra, India.

Via [My Modern Met]

(Source: atavus)


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~ Sunday, December 23 ~
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infinity-imagined:

The closest star.

infinity-imagined:

The closest star.


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~ Wednesday, December 19 ~
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~ Monday, December 10 ~
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~ Thursday, December 6 ~
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domics:

How acute.

domics:

How acute.


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~ Saturday, December 1 ~
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The Knife - Heartbeats

Might be a little old but is still fresh.

Tags: The knife heartbeats indie alternative music electronic music electropop good music music
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~ Sunday, November 25 ~
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kiedislovak:

Tumblr is yielding some insane art this morning.

kiedislovak:

Tumblr is yielding some insane art this morning.

(Source: iminlovewithafictionalcharacter)


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