Cognitive Musings of a Carbon Collective

natgeofound:

Two young women stand near a turning aircraft propeller, 1940.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

Two young women stand near a turning aircraft propeller, 1940.
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic Creative

neuroticthought:

skunkbear:

As Virginia Hughes noted in a recent piece for National Geographic’s Phenomena blog, the most common depiction of a synapse (that communicating junction between two neurons) is pretty simple:

Signal molecules leave one neuron from that bulby thing, float across a gap, and are picked up by receptors on the other neuron. In this way, information is transmitted from cell to cell … and thinking is possible.

But thanks to a bunch of German scientists - we now have a much more complete and accurate picture. They’ve created the first scientifically accurate 3D model of a synaptic bouton (that bulby bit) complete with every protein and cytoskeletal element.

This effort has been made possible only by a collaboration of specialists in electron microscopy, super-resolution light microscopy (STED), mass spectrometry, and quantitative biochemistry.

says the press release. The model reveals a whole world of neuroscience waiting to be explored. Exciting stuff!

You can access the full video of their 3D model here.

Credit: Benjamin G. Wilhelm, Sunit Mandad, Sven Truckenbrodt, Katharina Kröhnert, Christina Schäfer, Burkhard Rammner, Seong Joo Koo, Gala A. Claßen, Michael Krauss, Volker Haucke, Henning Urlaub, Silvio O. Rizzoli

In case you all missed it.

nevver:

“…when you’re looking at live footage of a city in your country where people are being ASSAULTED by the police - side with the people.”

(Source: msnbc.com, via fotojournalismus)

With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.

According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.

20,000 people were without water (via micdotcom)

(via fotojournalismus)

blackfashion:

uglyangrygirls:

thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

This is terrifying

haunting.

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fotojournalismus:

North Korea, July 2014. Photos by Wong Maye-E/AP.

explosm:

This comic is available over at http://store.explosm.net/ as an AUTOGRAPHED print! That means Rob DenBleyker's actual hand germs are probably still all over it it. There are tons of others available, too! Pick one up for yourself or a non-mysophobic friend!

explosm:

This comic is available over at http://store.explosm.net/ as an AUTOGRAPHED print! That means Rob DenBleyker's actual hand germs are probably still all over it it. There are tons of others available, too! Pick one up for yourself or a non-mysophobic friend!

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booksactually:

THE LIES THAT BUILD A MARRIAGEby Suchen Christine LimWith this collection of short stories, Lim delves beneath Singapore’s prosperity and coded decorum to reveal genuine people facing difficult issues that are normally strictly taboo in Asia, such as the mother who discovers her son is gay; the daughter who learns her two mothers are lesbians; and the niece who finds her dead uncle dressed in his wife’s clothes.
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booksactually:

THE LIES THAT BUILD A MARRIAGE
by Suchen Christine Lim

With this collection of short stories, Lim delves beneath Singapore’s prosperity and coded decorum to reveal genuine people facing difficult issues that are normally strictly taboo in Asia, such as the mother who discovers her son is gay; the daughter who learns her two mothers are lesbians; and the niece who finds her dead uncle dressed in his wife’s clothes.


(NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSTORE !)

fotojournalismus:

Novice Buddhist monks walk to collect alms in the rain following a cleric’s rule of no footwear nor use of umbrellas on a street of Yangon, Myanmar on July 31, 2014. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)

fotojournalismus:

Novice Buddhist monks walk to collect alms in the rain following a cleric’s rule of no footwear nor use of umbrellas on a street of Yangon, Myanmar on July 31, 2014. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)