mulderscullyfeels:

thescientificnature-ofthewhammy:

the x-files + touch me

This is explicit porn to any XF fan.

Our ship was hotter than any ship before or since and don’t you forget it. 

(Source: himmelst)

Sloan Sabbith vs Charlie Skinner - Season 1 and Season 2

(Source: rebeccahallidays, via wejustdecidedto)

God witnessing a human drinking cow's milk for the first time

god: why are you approaching that cow
god: what are you doing
god: no
god: what
god: are you seriously going to do that
god: oh fuck, he's doing it
god: he's actually doing it
god: this is fucked up
god: I've fucked up
1021girl:

snickerdoodlesandsausages:

enjolrasactual:

in-love-with-my-bed:

the-winchesters-creed:

ayellowstateofmind:

Imagine stabbing someone with this knife. 

It would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.

if you want information it is

and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin

why would you stab a PERSON when you can have TOAST?

There’s the hufflepuff

1021girl:

snickerdoodlesandsausages:

enjolrasactual:

in-love-with-my-bed:

the-winchesters-creed:

ayellowstateofmind:

Imagine stabbing someone with this knife. 

It would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.

if you want information it is

and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin

why would you stab a PERSON when you can have TOAST?

There’s the hufflepuff

(Source: picapixels, via constantlyregenerating)

vulcanblood:

2farts2furious:

she’s a harvard graduate and speaks like 6 languages

(via karmindy)

(Source: so-you-better-run, via entro-pi)

marveloki:

You know those gifs you see of elephants painting and everyones like “oh wow that’s so amazing and intelligent I love elephants”?

If you really love those elephants, read this and stop reblogging those gifs.

(via thequarksoup)

asylum-art:

Hua Tunan :Owl Illustration Created with Lively Splatters of Paint

Chinese illustrator, painter, and street artist Chen Yingjie (aka Hua Tunan) creates paintings that are alive with energy. Using a splattering technique, he creates beautiful creatures that radiate with vibrant colors. Night Owl is one of his recent pieces filled with a dynamic power that emanates from the bird’s single golden eye.

(via towelboat)

thejunglenook:

scienceing:

bruhcardi:

mrsdong:

ratchet-jean:

bl-whore:

annie-in-neverland:

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS
ITS A FUCKING DINOSAUR
THATS RIGHT
SCIENTISTS HAVE RECENTLY CLONED A DINOSAUR
ONE SCIENTIST SAID THAT THEY CAN REPOPULATE THE EARTH WITH DINOSAURS WITHIN TEN YEARS
FUCKING NO
WE HAVE ALL SEEN JURASSIC PARK
THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA
LIKE GREAT FOR CLONING AND WOW A DINOSAUR
BUT LETS NOT MAKE JURASSIC PARK REAL OK

We’re all gonna die

UNLESS THEY’RE HERBIVORE THEN IT WOULD BE COOL OKAY

no they didnt smh can’t y’all use google

that is so fucking clearly not a dinosaur????? come on wtf

more like scientists have a baby kangaroo

When will people learn to check their sources. Here is one (of many) sources that out this “report” as a hoax.

Yep. It’s a baby kangaroo. Awwww.

thejunglenook:

scienceing:

bruhcardi:

mrsdong:

ratchet-jean:

bl-whore:

annie-in-neverland:

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS

ITS A FUCKING DINOSAUR

THATS RIGHT

SCIENTISTS HAVE RECENTLY CLONED A DINOSAUR

ONE SCIENTIST SAID THAT THEY CAN REPOPULATE THE EARTH WITH DINOSAURS WITHIN TEN YEARS

FUCKING NO

WE HAVE ALL SEEN JURASSIC PARK

THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA

LIKE GREAT FOR CLONING AND WOW A DINOSAUR

BUT LETS NOT MAKE JURASSIC PARK REAL OK

We’re all gonna die

UNLESS THEY’RE HERBIVORE THEN IT WOULD BE COOL OKAY

no they didnt smh can’t y’all use google

that is so fucking clearly not a dinosaur????? come on wtf

more like scientists have a baby kangaroo

When will people learn to check their sources. 
Here is one (of many) sources that out this “report” as a hoax.

Yep. It’s a baby kangaroo. Awwww.

Anonymous Asked:
What is your advice for those that find it difficult to read scientific papers? Just repetition? I've found that I am able to understand and contribute loads more if I listen to the content said rather than read, but the way some [most of what I've read actually] papers are written, it is very dry and I am unable to stay interested throughout the entirety of an article.

markscherz:

Strategise. There are only three things you need to get out of any paper:

  1. Context/background
  2. Results
  3. Implications of those results

The best way to do that is to read selectively. There are only three parts of any paper that you absolutely have to read: the abstract, the introduction, and the discussion. If the paper is well-written, you needn’t look at the methods or the results. That can already be enough to make the reading of any paper ten times faster and more interesting.

Once you have an understanding of what they have shown in the paper, if you need to you can then become sceptic, and go check their methods and results to make sure that their conclusions are valid based on their findings.

Certainly this policy varies from paper to paper, and if you intend to cite the paper you do need to be quite intimately familiar with how it was performed, but I think also you are unlikely to cite 80% of the literature you read. The best way forward is to streamline your process, and selectively deviate.

The more you read, the better you will get at this. Take it slow at first. Don’t set your sights too high. But keep devouring literature. Find nice papers to read. If you can, try to read as many Science and Nature articles as you can - those are the gold standard, and the most readable literature out there. It will help you get used to it.

Remember that the introduction of most research literature is not citeable, but can help you find more literature. Most of the value of a paper is in its discussion.

Find the way that best works for you to take notes on the paper as well. Don’t just highlight everything. I like to keep all of my notes carefully collated in a research notebook, and mark the PDFs of the papers I read to correspond to the pages of the notebook with the notes.

I then have an excel spreadsheet that cross-references the PDFs and the pages of my notebook. I might highlight a key passage in the PDF somewhere, but mostly I take notes on the important conclusions and any other citeable information in the paper.

fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Mammal Monday, Tarsier. Tarsiers are small animals with enormous eyes; each eyeball is approximately 16 mm. © The Field Museum, Z84060, Photographer Catherine Hoogstraal Walker.
One of the tarsiers that lived at the Brookfield Zoo.
3x4 negative
10/15/1947

fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Mammal Monday, Tarsier. Tarsiers are small animals with enormous eyes; each eyeball is approximately 16 mm.
© The Field Museum, Z84060, Photographer Catherine Hoogstraal Walker.

One of the tarsiers that lived at the Brookfield Zoo.

3x4 negative

10/15/1947

(via anthrocentric)

"It is time we acknowledged how disgraceful it is for the survivors of a catastrophe to believe themselves spared by a loving God, while this same God drowned infants in their cribs. Once you stop swaddling the reality of the world’s suffering in religious fantasies, you will feel in your bones just how precious life is - and, indeed, how unfortunate it is that millions of human beings suffer the most harrowing abridgments of their happiness for no good reason at all"

Sam Harris (via letsthinkfreely)

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