jangojips:

valdanderthal:

macabre-mind-94:

Differences between male and female skulls.

Some of this stuff overlaps into ancestry as well but it’s a good quick guide 

In GENERAL, males have more pronounced, robust cranial features. It is important to remember that there is a lot of overlap in reality, and many skulls are ambiguous or have a percentage of uncertainty!

jangojips:

valdanderthal:

macabre-mind-94:

Differences between male and female skulls.

Some of this stuff overlaps into ancestry as well but it’s a good quick guide 

In GENERAL, males have more pronounced, robust cranial features. It is important to remember that there is a lot of overlap in reality, and many skulls are ambiguous or have a percentage of uncertainty!

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VIA dead-men-talking   •  SOURCE macabre-mind-94
#bonessss  #science  

Lichens are fungi that have discovered agriculture.

 - lichenologist Trevor Goward (via newagenaturalist)
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VIA biologizeable   •  SOURCE newagenaturalist
#science  

arrowsforpens:

firesnaps:

MD Lab: Hello, yes, is the CDC 

CDC: Uh, yes. 

MD Lab: Listen, I don’t want to alarm you, but we found some small pox this morning. 

CDC: Wait— wait what? You found smallpox. Like a person infected with smallpox? How and what. 

MD Lab: No, no, no. Not a person. Just a vial of it. Well, Carl found it. Erm, a few vials. Multiple vials of smallpox are in play here. 

CDC: I’m trying to get past the “found” smallpox here. How do you “find an eradicated disease 

MD Lab: Yes, Carl found it. He was cleaning out an old storage room and he discovered a literal box of smallpox. We assume it’s been there for a while. Honestly, I didn’t even know that room existed until we found it while moving some cabinets the other wee— 

CDC: Is the threat contained? Did Carl follow your lab’s procedure on discovering potentially hazardous material? 

MD Lab: Erm. He sorta just…chucked it onto my desk. But it didn’t break! 

CDC: You’re telling me a lab worker threw a box of smallpox at you. 

Carl? What? No, he’s Bill in accounts’ son. He’s been cleaning here all summer

CDC: ….ffs. Who runs this lab 

MD Lab: …uhhhh, the FDA. 

I actually work for one of those agencies and got a reassuring email from the Commissioner this morning. It was an FDA lab inside an NIH facility, and the CDC cleared everybody, no contamination risk and it’s all locked up again!

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VIA adventuresinchemistry   •  SOURCE firesnaps
#science  #living the dream  
oxidoreductase ASKED: I've had male friends in engineering/computing sciences tell me tell me that I went into biology because it's the "softest" science and that I couldn't do what they do.

adventuresinchemistry:

anndruyan:

shychemist:

Ugh.

Its sad that this kind of attitude is still so prevalent. The concept of a field of science as more manly or that could be only done by a man needs to be destroyed. Gender roles make me upset. :(

I try my best not to think like this, but I’ll admit this mindset slips through once in a while. I try not to think like this because it happens in almost every STEM field.

I’ve even considered switching to pure physics instead of going for an astrophysics undergrad degree because I’ve had male colleagues tell me astro is popular among women for being the easiest physics. Screw that.

I just ignore that mindset and remember that “easiness” is subjective, and while there are “hard” and “soft” sciences and even though I’m considered to be in a “hard” science I can’t for the life of me remember biological concepts.

I hate the way that a lot of people dismiss biology as a “soft science,” which I think is at least partially because there are a lot of women in biology. Like women end up there because it is somehow easier than other fields, which is ridiculous, it’s just different than other fields. Because the all the various STEM fields are different from one another and use different methodologies. 

I tend to think that more women end up in the life sciences because there are more women in them. A lot of women gravitate towards fields where we feel safe, and I think that a component of that is having a substantial number of other women available as mentors and colleagues. Which is not to say that the life sciences are exempt from misogynist shitfuckery, because there is still plenty of that around, but its easier being a woman in a class with a substantial number of other women, rather than being in a class with only a few other women. So if you have any interest at all in bio you end up there out of sheer self preservation. Or at least that’s been my experience as a woman in both chemistry and biology.

I read somewhere (so feel free to question what follows) that (many) women want to pursue a career where they feel like they are helping or contributing to something. Which means they want a career where they are either directly working with people or where what they do will have an impact on people’s lives. Biology, more so than physics/chem/geosciences, allows for those career paths.

Also, the field of “biology” is so wide-ranging, that a basic undergrad degree preps for almost any grad degree program. There are way more options with biology - especially options that people know about - than there are with other fields. If anything, the other fields have a PR problem because when we imagine physicists and chemists, we imagine them exclusively working in labs doing esoteric work. People who pursue biology understand that there is a huge range in lab/field/in between work. It is easier to envision what a biologist does/can do and what they research.

In that regard, biology is more accessible, which is probably why bio programs at university are often so much larger than the rest of the science department. 

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VIA adventuresinchemistry   •  SOURCE shychemist
#science  #just my 2¢ u kno  
medicalthoughtdump:

Scale of Infectious Dosedef: the AMOUNT of pathogen (ie NUMBER of organisms) required for cause infection in a host.

medicalthoughtdump:

Scale of Infectious Dose
def: the AMOUNT of pathogen (ie NUMBER of organisms) required for cause infection in a host.

POSTED 4 days ago with 184 notes
VIA adventuresinchemistry   •  SOURCE ndusmle
#science  #!!!!  #this is so freaking cool  

wrote-miss-ibis:

cellarspider:

lyricalred:

whiskyrunner:

Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.

look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon

And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.

And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.

So metal

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VIA anthrocentric   •  SOURCE jenkristofu
#animals  #science  

Compilation of links on Forensic Anthropology:

zomganthro:

klariza-helps:

Various links leading back to blogs, articles, rebloggable posts, or asks. Some of these links lead to even more, which is why it seems rather short. I’ve been compiling this for more of a future reference thing for myself, but figured it’s worth sharing. Don’t try anything like these links anywhere except in your writing, please; use it for research purposes, though your research should not end here. Local libraries have plenty of material that could teach you more than the below links, and make sure you know your material before diving into writing without knowing the topic at hand.

For general mystery writing help, check out The Writer’s Helper’s tag or the Write World Mystery tag. You can find a blog dedicated to forensics here. Find the rest of the crime writing series here

WARNING: Graphic images may or may not be in the links below, so please be careful. 

Full disclosure: I haven’t looked at most of these but I imagine a few must be helpful

POSTED 1 week ago with 201 notes
VIA zomganthro   •  SOURCE klariza-helps
#science  
explore-blog:

22 years ago today, the first photo was uploaded to the web – and it was of an all-girl science rock band from CERN, signing about colliders, quarks, and antimatter.
Oh, and they were actually really, really good.

explore-blog:

22 years ago today, the first photo was uploaded to the web – and it was of an all-girl science rock band from CERN, signing about colliders, quarks, and antimatter.

Oh, and they were actually really, really good.

thefrecklebum:

things-jo-says:

m0nstermommy:

I can not STAND people that don’t take owning reptiles seriously.

You can’t just buy them a house, give them water, turn off their lamps, and call it a day. They take so much more care than that. 

I am talking about people who get monitors, beardies, snakes, & stuff like that. Getting a little turtle is not that much work. My stepdad and mom raise Poison Dart Frogs (which btw are not poisnous in captivity) and people want to buy them for their kids ALL the time. They won’t sell to people like that. Frogs are a lot of fucking work. Keep up with their vivs, cultures, and news flash YOU CAN’T HOLD FROGS. They aren’t dogs.

Someone posted earlier a picture of their monitor. They live in apartment. Yes, right now the monitor isn’t that big but do you know how big monitors get??? Have you seen a full grow black throat monitor, or even a savannah monitor, in person? They are HUGE. People who own them literally have to create dog runs for them. You can’t keep those things in a cage! 

Don’t even get me started on snakes. 

Please people… reptiles are not like fish. They need to be properly taken care of. Don’t be an uneducated ass hole. 

I like this but your ‘Reptiles Are Not Like Fish. They need to be properly taken care of’ is bullshit.

All animals need to be taken care of properly. It does not matter what it is. If you throw a pair of goldfish into a bowl or really anything less them 35-150 gallons you are an asshole and don’t deserve that animal.

THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT

POSTED 1 week ago with 223 notes
VIA moreanimalia   •  SOURCE m0nstermommy
#animals  #science  

watershedplus:

On rare years when the conditions are right in the arid landscape of the Badlands, in the American West, wildflowers burst into a display of colour for just a few days.
The vegetation in the region has adapted to the climate, with just a small amount of moisture the desert can become coloured with sweeping fields of Scorpion Weed, Beeplant and the flowers of the Pincushion Cacti. These blooms can be very short-lived to conserve moisture.

Photographs by Guy Tal

From here

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VIA fuckyeahplantae   •  SOURCE watershedplus
#plants are fucking awesome  #science