August262014
August252014
currentsinbiology:

compoundchem:

The second graphic in the ‘Undeserved Reputations’ series looks at Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG, and the myths surrounding it. You can see a larger version of the graphic and read more here: http://wp.me/s4aPLT-msgThere’s also a great ACS Reactions video on the subject here: http://bit.ly/MSGreactions

All I know is that my siblings and I could not stop laughing after eating Chinese food. We would practically fall out of the car in hysterics. If not the MSG, what was that all about?

currentsinbiology:

compoundchem:

The second graphic in the ‘Undeserved Reputations’ series looks at Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG, and the myths surrounding it. 

You can see a larger version of the graphic and read more here: http://wp.me/s4aPLT-msg

There’s also a great ACS Reactions video on the subject here: http://bit.ly/MSGreactions

All I know is that my siblings and I could not stop laughing after eating Chinese food. We would practically fall out of the car in hysterics. If not the MSG, what was that all about?

August242014

pumpkinfishes:

I’m trying to get back into my art groove so I doodled some dinosaurs! yeah!

I like my dinos with feathers okay

(via prehistoric-birds)

12PM

currentsinbiology:

rkherman:

Dandelions are the enemy in the war for the pristine green lawn. However, they are incredibly beneficial to many insects and pollinators, and there are a variety of ways to cook and eat them.

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Sources:

Ode To The Dandelion

http://druidgarden.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/ode-to-the-dandelion/

Taraxacum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum

Taraxacum officinale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum_officinale

University of Maryland Medical Center - Dandelion

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/dandelion

National Gardening Association - Fall Garden Cover Crops

http://www.garden.org/ediblelandscaping/?page=september_cover

A good reminder for those of us who have to resist the urge to eradicate them each year as they take over the lawn!

12PM
12PM
libutron:

Key-hole Sand Dollar - Echinodiscus truncatus
Using its velvet-like covering of small, short spines, the Key-hole Sand Dollar, Echinodiscus truncatus (Clypeasteroida - Astriclypeidae), burrows just beneath the surface of intertidal sands in the Indo-west Pacific waters.
This is a large sand dollar about 8-9cm across, with a pair of elongated holes or lunules close to the disc edge. Various explanations for the adaptive value of the lunules have been put forward. One theory if that the lunule spins assist in burrowing while another ideas is that the holes have a hydrodynamic function in reducing lift in strong currents and thus preventing dislodgment.
Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Loh Kok Sheng | Locality: Tanah Merah, Singapore (2008)

libutron:

Key-hole Sand Dollar - Echinodiscus truncatus

Using its velvet-like covering of small, short spines, the Key-hole Sand Dollar, Echinodiscus truncatus (Clypeasteroida - Astriclypeidae), burrows just beneath the surface of intertidal sands in the Indo-west Pacific waters.

This is a large sand dollar about 8-9cm across, with a pair of elongated holes or lunules close to the disc edge. Various explanations for the adaptive value of the lunules have been put forward. One theory if that the lunule spins assist in burrowing while another ideas is that the holes have a hydrodynamic function in reducing lift in strong currents and thus preventing dislodgment.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Loh Kok Sheng | Locality: Tanah Merah, Singapore (2008)

(via rhamphotheca)

12PM
medicalstate:

Coronary Arteries Study.
Right Coronary Artery
CB: Conus branch
SN: Sinus node artery
RV: Right ventricular branch
RA: Right atrial branch
AM: Acute marginal artery
AVN: Atrioventricular node artery
LV: Left ventricular branch
S: Septal perforating arteries
Left Coronary Artery
LMS: Left main stem 
MCx: Main circumflex artery
LAC: Left atrial circumflex artery
PLCx:  Posterior circumflex branch (obtuse marginal branch)
AVCx: Atrioventricular groove branch of circumflex
LAD: Left anterior descending artery
D: Diagonal branch of LAD
S: Septal perforating arteries

medicalstate:

Coronary Arteries Study.

Right Coronary Artery

  • CB: Conus branch
  • SN: Sinus node artery
  • RV: Right ventricular branch
  • RA: Right atrial branch
  • AM: Acute marginal artery
  • AVN: Atrioventricular node artery
  • LV: Left ventricular branch
  • S: Septal perforating arteries

Left Coronary Artery

  • LMS: Left main stem 
  • MCx: Main circumflex artery
  • LAC: Left atrial circumflex artery
  • PLCx:  Posterior circumflex branch (obtuse marginal branch)
  • AVCx: Atrioventricular groove branch of circumflex
  • LAD: Left anterior descending artery
  • D: Diagonal branch of LAD
  • S: Septal perforating arteries

(via thehopefulpremed)

12PM

staceythinx:

Plant sculptures by Émeric Chantier

(Source: fubiz.net)

12PM
electricarc:

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Been playing with this concept for a while.

electricarc:

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Been playing with this concept for a while.

(via the-psychology-blog)

12PM

wapiti3:

Alpine Flora: Western Alps / by G. Senn; with 144 colored plates after watercolors painted on locations of C. Kaftner. on Flickr.

Publication info Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1906.
BHL Collections:
New York Botanical Garden

(via startwithaseed)

August142014
11AM
kuenstlichewelten:



The White Ravens of Qualicum Beach, Vancouver.
The birds are said not to be “albino,” but “leucistic,” a genetic defect resulting in birds that lack normal pigmentation. (“Albinism” is a result of the reduction of melanin.) They first appeared in Vancouver about 10 years ago, which is now known as the “White Raven Capital of the World.”

kuenstlichewelten:

The White Ravens of Qualicum Beach, Vancouver.

The birds are said not to be “albino,” but “leucistic,” a genetic defect resulting in birds that lack normal pigmentation. (“Albinism” is a result of the reduction of melanin.) They first appeared in Vancouver about 10 years ago, which is now known as the “White Raven Capital of the World.”

(via flaviennealienne)

11AM
11AM

lohrien:

Illustrations by Amber Alexander

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