03 5 / 2012

newshour:

Meet Mr. Methane, Mr. Carbon’s evil twin!
“The photo is me in costume as the evil Mr. Methane, a part I play each year as Mr. Carbon’s twisted twin who is 20 times worse than he is. It also relates directly back to the science unit I teach in my classroom to all 120 of our fourth graders on reducing solid waste and recycling.” — Geoff Chin, fourth-grade teacher in Kentfield, Calif. 
How are teachers teaching climate change?

newshour:

Meet Mr. Methane, Mr. Carbon’s evil twin!

“The photo is me in costume as the evil Mr. Methane, a part I play each year as Mr. Carbon’s twisted twin who is 20 times worse than he is. It also relates directly back to the science unit I teach in my classroom to all 120 of our fourth graders on reducing solid waste and recycling.” — Geoff Chin, fourth-grade teacher in Kentfield, Calif. 

How are teachers teaching climate change?

03 4 / 2012

mysticeyes:

‎”BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS”1. No BreakfastPeople who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level.This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.…2. OvereatingIt causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.3. SmokingIt causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.4. High Sugar consumptionToo much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.5. Air PollutionThe brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.6. Sleep DeprivationSleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.7. Head covered while sleepingSleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.8. Working your brain during illnessWorking hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.9. Lacking in stimulating thoughtsThinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.10. Talking RarelyIntellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.

mysticeyes:

‎”BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS”

1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level.
This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.

27 10 / 2011

27 10 / 2011

sciencecenter:

Which sense is dominant - sight or hearing?

Illusions, to me, represent something very powerful. They are a way of exposing the glitches and bugs inherent in the human brain. The illusion above - called the McGurk Effect - is a particularly cool one. It attempts to answer the question, which sense is dominant - sight or hearing?

The question seems like an odd one to ask, as you’d think one would be able to separate both senses and reason out the phenomenon you’re experiencing. The video proves that you can’t. The signals coming from your eyes overpower and affect what you think the signals are coming from your ears. Even when your brain knows it’s being tricked, it can’t parse out the truth unless you close your eyes.

Be sure to watch the video and experience the McGurk Effect for yourself.

(Source: NPR, via jtotheizzoe)

21 10 / 2011

Stuck my hand in freezing cold water for an entire minute tonight for my A&P lab. It hurt A LOT!

19 10 / 2011

Da. Dee.. Da. Dum.. Da. Dee Dee Dee Da. Dum..

Da. Dee.. Da. Dum.. Da. Dee Dee Dee Da. Dum..

(Source: carpediemnikki)

19 10 / 2011

Maybe one day I will live like this. It would be nice. College has ruined me. I have horrible sleeping habits and eat only what I can afford. That organic best at $1.00 more usually doesn’t make it into the cart. Also, a consistent sleep pattern in college sounds more like a mythical hope.

19 10 / 2011

microculture:

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Slashes Infection Risk By Half

Malaria researchers say the vaccine could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

NPR News - All Things Considered, Oct 18, 2011

(Source: NPR)

17 10 / 2011

aneducatedbutcher:

Dilation of the pupil caused by muscles of the iris relaxing allowing more light into the eye. Controlled by the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system. Naturally, this takes place when in low light areas. It also occurs when under the influence of certain drugs including, but not limited to, anaesthetics, opioids and cannabis, because of the drugs’ muscle relaxing effects.

aneducatedbutcher:

Dilation of the pupil caused by muscles of the iris relaxing allowing more light into the eye. Controlled by the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system. Naturally, this takes place when in low light areas. It also occurs when under the influence of certain drugs including, but not limited to, anaesthetics, opioids and cannabis, because of the drugs’ muscle relaxing effects.

(Source: chattoyant, via lostinretrosynthesis)

17 10 / 2011

Favorite organ in the body! built in rhythm and a symbol of life.

Favorite organ in the body! built in rhythm and a symbol of life.

(Source: sycophanta)