Dani’s Cerebrum

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sixpenceee:

Informal infographic depicting evolution 

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Robin Williams isn’t dead. He’s just waiting in the jungle until someone rolls a 5 or 8.

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scienceisbeauty:

The Evolution Of The Batman Logo till 2012. Check out all about the Batman’s 75 Anniversary on the corresponding DC Comics page.

(Image via Imgur)

catsbeaversandducks:

Vegans, please do not do this. Cats are not omnivores like us, they are obligate carnivores and cannot survive on a meat-free diet.
Edit: a lot of people commenting on this are arguing that the owners of this cat just “didn’t know what they were doing”, that protein is protein, and that any animal can survive on a vegan diet if done properly. NO. Cats are OBLIGATE CARNIVORES. They will die on a vegan diet. Some animals can do perfectly well on a vegan diet - dogs for example can be fed a vegan diet, if you’re careful. Cats ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT.
Via I Fucking Love Science

catsbeaversandducks:

Vegans, please do not do this. Cats are not omnivores like us, they are obligate carnivores and cannot survive on a meat-free diet.

Edit: a lot of people commenting on this are arguing that the owners of this cat just “didn’t know what they were doing”, that protein is protein, and that any animal can survive on a vegan diet if done properly. NO. Cats are OBLIGATE CARNIVORES. They will die on a vegan diet. Some animals can do perfectly well on a vegan diet - dogs for example can be fed a vegan diet, if you’re careful. Cats ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT.

Via I Fucking Love Science

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cranquis:

emt-monster:

Helmets.

Wear one.

thatscienceguy:

Lightning Appreciation Post:

  • There are nearly 500 lightning strikes every second around the world.
  • Only about 100 of these strike the earth, the others are between and within the clouds themselves.
  • Lightning is very visible from space (last gif from Astronaut Reid Wiseman)
  • Besides regular storms (thunder storms, hurricanes, etc.) lightning can be found in volcanoes (gif 3) and even intense forest fires.

In conclusion: nature is fucking awesome!

(via physicsphysics)

oatmeal:

i swear to god this is what they must be doing.  

(p.s. bonus panel here)

This happens to me all the time.

cranquis:

spooniestrong:

I know this is common knowledge to most of us, but for the new Spoonies, we need to educate :-)

This graphic has some good stuff — but here’s the not-so-good portions that I, as a physician, do not agree with (plus sources when applicable):

  • "Tylenol and Antibiotics" are NOT a “dangerous drug interaction to avoid" — in patients with bacterial infections + fever, we often use acetaminophen and an antibiotic together. However, since acetaminophen is primarily metabolized by liver, and most antibiotics undergo liver metabolism AT VARYING LEVELS, it is wise to be wary of taking both of these medication categories together — especially if you already have a pre-existing liver condition (in which case, you shouldn’t be taking acetaminophen at all, unless your liver doc said it’s ok!). But not all antibiotics are created equal, so don’t just lump "antibiotics" into this warning. In most cases, low/normal doses of acetaminophen, used for a few days of fever/pain control while concurrently undergoing standard-dose antibiotic therapy, will not nuke your liver.
  • Aspirin does NOT interact w/ “diabetes meds" to cause low blood sugar. The graphic doesn’t specify whether they mean insulin or oral meds such as glucophage, but regardless — aspirin is actually used often (and according to clinical studies, not ENOUGH) among diabetic patients, in order to help decrease their risk for cardiovascular disease. Aspirin can RARELY cause low blood sugar if given to children by itself, though. Sources: Epocrates.com, UpToDate.com
  • Birth Control (I assume they mean Hormonal Contraceptives — which are only one category of “birth control”) and Antibiotics do NOT interact… 99.98% of the time. I run into this flat-out medical myth all the time, and here’s the skinny: the ONLY antibiotic proven to decrease hormonal contraceptive efficacy (for “The Pill”, “The Patch” and “The Ring”) is Rifampin (which is used very rarely, mainly for treatment of tuberculosis). Planned Parenthood has addressed this beforeUpToDate.com has this to add: “In spite of anecdotal reports of oral contraceptive failure, other antibiotics [besides Rifampin] have not been proven to affect the pharmacokinetics of [oral contraceptives]. For women taking antibiotics other than rifampin with oral contraceptives, back-up contraception is not required.” [BONUS TIP: “Vaginal miconazole suppositories and creams (i.e. Monistat, etc) do not appear to affect serum steroid levels in women using the contraceptive vaginal ring.” That’s not an antibiotic at all, but an interesting fact I didn’t know before, so there you go.]

Incidentally, the interaction between St. John’s Wort and Antidepressants is true — but did you know that St. John’s Wort CAN also interact with hormonal contraceptives? (See the Planned Parenthood link above; also Epocrates.com). Since many more people take St. John’s Wort (an over-the-counter herbal treatment) than Rifampin, that would be a useful addition to this type of infographic. 

Besides all that: the other specific interactions on this graphic are correct to the best of my medical knowledge/training, and the “General Rules” section is terrific.

As a doctor who also thrives on social media, I love medical infographics — except when they mix in (unsourced) health mis-information. Infographics are powerful, and we must be careful to create mis-infographics which may pre-condition patients into incorrectly “avoiding”/ignoring a doctor’s recommended treatment, just because the pretty graphic they saw online had already labeled that treatment as a “dangerous drug interaction”.

You guys have to create a diversion. What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?

Every time the Disney Channel airs The Lion King, I always wait for this scene and then I sing along with Timon and Pumbaa.

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coolpng:

my dad has a folder on his computer named Cool Dad and it’s just pictures of himself

(via fuckoffmiimi)

thefrontbuttons:

If you reblog this before July 1 2014, I will write your url down and stick it in a jar or whatever. Over the summer I will take the jar of urls and I will scatter them around. They may get taped to public loos, they may be thrown into crowds at festivals, or they may get put under napkins at restaurants.
Some one may find your url, and who knows, they could message you telling you where they found it.
You have until July 1 to reblog.

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"Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. Through it — my music, I know I will live forever."

1958 -

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