Source: Flickr / zipco-and-cal
Artist: Artem Chebokha
I could listen to From Mars to Sirius staring at these all day.
1. Whales are awesome
2. The “Gojira” comment makes this post even better.
He is so fucking awesome
Map of the World by Natural Skin Color
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
Also notable: areas near the equator with lighter average skin are much more heavily forested or are jungles/rainforests (the Congo and the Amazon) or at very high altitudes (the Andes). They spend more time without direct sun exposure due tree and cloud cover.
Another notable thing (sorry for commenting so many times): the areas that have “no Data” actually do not hold the normal trends. They average darker skin than their neighbors to the south. This is likely due to the lack of tall vegetation to cover the sun, and the near 24 hour sunlight in summers with light entering the atmosphere at such a steep angles as to vastly increase the intensity, resulting in summer sun exposure comparable to that received by people farther south in an entire year in a few months, necessitating darker skin coloration.
I bet at least partially the reason why the entire top has “no data” is because the way it looks now, you can sorta fool yourself into think the world is split evenly into dark skin people and light skin people.
I fucking love evolution
Coffee porn. (Cinemagraphs and gifs from this cool article.)
Game. Set. Match.
I normally don’t reblog stuff like this. but he read dude’s whole life, a book, & the constitution with this response.
Levi’s Shrink-to-Fits really are the best fit ever
Just got my first selvedge pair and shrunk them today, love them!
also my hands look like they are dieing from the indigo
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.