1. 18:40 15th Apr 2014

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  2. 18:39

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    jthenr-comics-vault:

    WATCHMEN #6 (Feb. 1987)
    "The Abyss Gazes Also"
    Art by Dave Gibbons & John Higgins 
    Words by Alan Moore

     
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    biomedicalephemera:

    Uvulas!

    We all know about our uvula - or at least the palatine uvula - the one in our mouths. This hanging mass at the back of our mouth is formed from the soft palate, and is involved in the gag reflex and some languages (but not English). But did you know that we have more uvulas than just that?

    Uvula means “little grape"in Latin, and a swollen uvula is called "ūvawhich is simply “grape”. Hanging grapes everywhere!

    Everyone also has a cerebellar uvula, which is right next to the cerebellar tonsils (more tonsils!) and at the end of the cerebeallar vermis (“cerebellar worm”). This area of the brain is involved in posture and locomotion.

    In addition to both of those, males also have a uvula of the urinary bladder. This is less of a “little grape”, and more of a slight elevation in the internal urethral orifice, caused by the prostate.

    Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical. Gray’s Anatomy, 1918.
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    sixpenceee:

    As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.

    Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.

    Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.

    In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.

    Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.

    These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.

    While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.

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  6. 21:06 14th Apr 2014

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    goth-nymphet:


Gold Locket containing the hair of Marie Antoinette at the British Museum.

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    goth-nymphet:

    Gold Locket containing the hair of Marie Antoinette at the British Museum.

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    astronomy-to-zoology:

    Holacanthella paucispinosa

    …a uniquely large species of Neanurid springtail that is endemic to New Zealand. H. paucispinosa is fairly large as far as springtails go with individuals capable of growing to several millimeters long! Like other (smaller) springtails Holacanthella paucispinosa is a scavenger and forages for organic material in leaf litter and under logs.

    Classification

    Animalia-Arthropoda-Collembola-Poduromorpha-Neanuroidea-Neanuridae-Uchidanurinae-Holacanthella-H. paucispinosa

    Images: © D’Haese, C  and Dwinter

     
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    gameraboy:

les edwards - hg wells anthology by Myriac Acia on Flickr.
     
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    mortem-et-necromantia:

    Vincenzo Piccini is the only clothed mummy in the Chiesa Dei Morti of the Confraternity of Buona Morte in Urbania, Italy. He is dressed in the robes of the religious order he was a member of and he wears the silver badge of Death.