To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.
To explore the evolution of sleep, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Germany study the activity of genes involved in making melatonin and other sleep-related molecules. Over the past few years, they have compared the activity of these genes in vertebrates like us with their activity in a distantly related invertebrate — a marine worm called Platynereis dumerilii.
Credit Harald Hausen
Language is really complex because the way we speak is a huge part of our identity. So when people attempt to police language, especially the language of marginalized, otherized groups, their preconceptions about what language is and how it works actually become dangerous. Like that’s the only time I will get mad about people discussing language.
A video posted Oct. 7 captured the moment when Hester’s eye surgeon, Dr. Paul Hahn, turned on the device’s electronic stimulator for the first time since he implanted the sensor last month.
stop saying “his or her”
piss off prescriptivists
acknowledge nonbinary identities
make your sentences less clunky
advocate for common usage which is what leads to grammatical acceptance
The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."
"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."
Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D
I only can alternate the direction its spinning. I blame priming from earlier this week in sensation & perception lab, where I was tricked into the autokinetic effect. (Couldn’t detect movement there, though.)