Archive for ‘Science’

July 22, 2019

Why Turtles need their Shell

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July 10, 2019

Annoying interviewer is the female version of Piers Morgan

by allthoughtswork

Is this an interview or a stoning? Every time I hear that forceful, self-important inhale of hers, I know she’s gearing up to take another whack.  This is one of the most sloped-foreheaded, uninformed, unempathetic women I’ve ever witnessed. Besides evangelists, I mean.

Come to think of it, she’s probably one of the traumatized children he’s talking about it. She sounds triggered. Hmm.

Gabor Maté is a sage. His approach to addiction and mental health removes the sting and stigma while simultaneously empowering the sufferer–let’s see religion or Prozac do that. I’ll wager my house she’s intimately acquainted with both.

July 10, 2019

Plant a tree, it works

by allthoughtswork

Start with just one and work your way up to 4 million like Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado did. If they can restore part of the Brazilian rainforest, you can at least improve that ugly back yard.

 

July 10, 2019

“Adjusting to space was a lot easier than adjusting to Earth”

by allthoughtswork

At 7 minutes in, astronaut Scott Kelly describes what a body goes through when you come back home from outer space. I get nauseated at family reunions, too, so I can relate.

July 7, 2019

Rory Sutherland is my spirit animal

by allthoughtswork

June 30, 2019

Swimming classes are now compulsory

by allthoughtswork

“All I’m saying is, I wished for an endless summer vacation, and now the glaciers are melting.”

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June 20, 2019

June 21: First day of summer, longest day of the year

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Here in Portland, Oregon, that means 15 straight hours of visually navigable daylight, and since school let out last week, the little shits are already screaming around and getting into trouble. I live VERY close to an unlit children’s baseball field. ‘Nuff said.

Their parents aren’t much better. It’s alarming just how many of our fair city’s scheduled events revolve around carbs and booze, right in the middle of the T-shirt-clingin’ heat. With odds like that, those who aren’t parents yet, might be by spring.

June 19, 2019

Donor heart all cleaned up and ready for company

by allthoughtswork

This Is What A Cleaned Heart Looks Like

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When you wash away all the donor cells, you’re left with a protein scaffold called a ghost heart. Now, it’s ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart – one that won’t be rejected – can be grown.

June 18, 2019

If you live in the western part of your time zone, you’re fucked

by allthoughtswork

People who live on the West side of each time zone go to bed later (dark blue), get less sleep, make less money, and suffer more diseases on average, as a map from the new study shows

In any given time zone, the sun sets over an hour later on the west side of it than on the east. That’s an extra 60 minutes of leftover pizza and online shenanigans.

Thankfully, I’m an early-to-bed-early-to-rise type. I like to get my sinning out of the way before everybody else.

June 18, 2019

Can you swim in shade balls?

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