1. raptortooth:


    Two kinds of people:

    People who took the news of feathered dinosaurs like this:


    And those who took it like this:




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  2. theheatofthesouth:

    Suddenly you’re 21 and you’re screaming along in your car to all the songs you used to listen to when you were sad in middle school and everything is different but everything is good

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  3. officialjeffgoldblum:

    did we all just collectively forget that elijah wood was in spy kids 3


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  4. ucsdhealthsciences:

    How Our Brains Store Recent Memories, Cell by Single Cell
    Findings may shed light on how to treat neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s and epilepsy

    Confirming what neurocomputational theorists have long suspected, researchers at the Dignity Health Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that the human brain locks down episodic memories in the hippocampus, committing each recollection to a distinct, distributed fraction of individual cells.

    The findings, published in the June 16 Early Edition of PNAS, further illuminate the neural basis of human memory and may, ultimately, shed light on new treatments for diseases and conditions that adversely affect it, such as Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy.

    “To really understand how the brain represents memory, we must understand how memory is represented by the fundamental computational units of the brain – single neurons – and their networks,” said Peter N. Steinmetz, MD, PhD, program director of neuroengineering at Barrow and senior author of the study. “Knowing the mechanism of memory storage and retrieval is a critical step in understanding how to better treat the dementing illnesses affecting our growing elderly population.”

    Steinmetz, with first author John T. Wixted, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Larry R. Squire, PhD, professor in the departments of neurosciences, psychiatry and psychology, both at UC San Diego, and colleagues, assessed nine patients with epilepsy whose brains had been implanted with electrodes to monitor seizures. The monitoring recorded activity at the level of single neurons.

    The patients memorized a list of words on a computer screen, then viewed a second, longer list that contained those words and others. They were asked to identify words they had seen earlier, and to indicate how well they remembered them. The observed difference in the cell-firing activity between words seen on the first list and those not on the list clearly indicated that cells in the hippocampus were representing the patients’ memories of the words.

    The researchers found that recently viewed words were stored in a distributed fashion throughout the hippocampus, with a small fraction of cells, about 2 percent, responding to any one word and a small fraction of words, about 3 percent, producing a strong change in firing in these cells.

    "Intuitively, one might expect to find that any neuron that responds to one item from the list would also respond to the other items from the list, but our results did not look anything like that. The amazing thing about these counterintuitive findings is that they could not be more in line with what influential neurocomputational theorists long ago predicted must be true," said Wixted.

    Although only a small fraction of cells coded recent memory for any one word, the scientists said the absolute number of cells coding memory for each word was large nonetheless – on the order of hundreds of thousands at least. Thus, the loss of any one cell, they noted, would have a negligible impact on a person’s ability to remember specific words recently seen.

    Ultimately, the scientists said their goal is to fully understand how the human brain forms and represents memories of places and things in everyday life, which cells are involved and how those cells are affected by illness and disease. The researchers will next attempt to determine whether similar coding is involved in memories of pictures of people and landmarks and how hippocampal cells representing memory are impacted in patients with more severe forms of epilepsy.

    Pictured: Human neuron showing actin formation in response to stimulation. Michael A. Colicos, UC San Diego

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    Matilda (1996), dir. Danny DeVito

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  5. swimmer-probs:

    Guy swimmers back muscles give me life

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  6. jaclcfrost:

    don’t underestimate me. i’ll wear sweaters in the summer. i’ll eat like eighteen gallons of ice cream in the winter. fuck the temperature. i don’t give a fuck

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    Thank you Tom

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    I considered. Heracles went mad and killed his family; Theseus lost his bride and father; Jason’s children and new wife were murdered by his old; Bellerophon killed the Chimera but was crippled by the fall from Pegasus’ back. "You can’t."

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  7. neilnevins:


    Panda researchers in China wear panda costumes to give mother-like feeling to a lonely baby panda who lost her mother [x]

    without context it looks like some guy disguised himself as a panda so he could sneak into their panda community and now he’s making a quick getaway with the baby panda

    (Source: lalondes, via quil-vari)





    Reblogging this purely for that very last response. Fucking perfect, Ricky.


    Favorite line: even if she looks like a truck.

    I want to know where and how Theodore found out about sex.

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  8. hold up



    okay. I found this website that has a collection of people who made their prom outfits out of duct tape, yes, DUCT TAPE.

    i meanimage

    can we all just take a moment


    to appreciate all of the hard workimage

    that must have gone into these outfits


    like damn, that is a lot of duct tape and dedication

    good job guys

    There is actually a competition run by duck tape for the best duck tape prom dress and suit. I believe the winner gets like a ton of scholarship money!

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    Thank God for that white shirt


    Precisely.  Sorry followers I am not through with this heinous atrocity.

    Because this is possibly the best thing I’ve seen all year, I will reblog until the next best thing I’ve seen all year f. Tom Hiddleston happens.

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