Going somewhere? Juvenile cancer crabs hitch rides on sea nettles, dropping off as jellies get closer to shore. It’s the beach or bust for these travelers! Thanks to Instagrammer @reesies87 for this fun video!
Thomas explains what he loves about science, the puzzle which is never truly solved. It’s not about finding the solution, but about the journey you take.
Watch Thomas’s video here: http://youtu.be/IL5VRLISTs8
And follow him on tumblr! scienceing
This guy. This is why we SCIENCE, Tumblr. This is why. All the love and support, Thomas, congrats on this wonderful piece!
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Today in Book News: California history textbooks will now be asked to cover “the significance of President Barack Obama’s election,” under a law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown. The new law requires California’s Instructional Quality Commission “to consider including, and recommending for adoption by the state board, instruction on the election of President Barack Obama and the significance of the United States electing its first African American President, as appropriate.” The author, Democratic Assemblyman Chris Holden, said in a statement: “We want to make sure that future generations understand that the election of our nation’s first African American president was a historic step in the effort towards equality and that previous elections involved intimidation and violence that prevented millions of African Americans from voting.”
Did you know nearly half of the 14 million new HPV infections each year occur among 15-24 year-olds? Prevent HPV-related cancer today. Ask your preteen or teen’s doctor about the HPV vaccine: http://on.nyc.gov/1rrxcLP #VaccinateHPV
Prevent Cancer Today: #VaccinateHPV!
About 79 million people in the U.S. have human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and another 14 million get HPV each year. Who should get vaccinated and why?
HPV infection can cause genital warts and can lead to cancer many years later
- Each year, there are approximately 33,200 HPV-associated cancers in the U.S. – about 20,600 in women and 12,600 in men. HPV cancers include cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, and oropharyngeal cancers.
- Early vaccination and prevention is critical for cancer prevention, which is why it is especially important for parents to take control and bring their pre-teens and teens to the doctor to receive the vaccine.
The best way to prevent HPV is with a vaccine, which may be up to 99% effective in preventing these cancers.
- The vaccine is recommended for all girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 12. It is important to vaccinate your child now, before he or she is old enough to be exposed to HPV. The vaccine may be given to pre-teens as young as 9.
- Females aged 13 through 26 and males aged 13 through 21 should be vaccinated if they have not previously received the vaccine.
- Men who have sex with men, who are at greater risk for HPV infection, and men with weak immune systems (including those who have HIV/AIDS) aged 22 through 26 should also receive the HPV vaccine.
The vaccine is safe!
- Nearly 67 million doses of HPV vaccine have been given in the U.S. through March 2014, and studies provide continued evidence of the vaccine’s safety. The most common side-effects are mild, temporary symptoms, including soreness where the shot was given and fever, headache and nausea.
Save yourself an additional trip to the doctor!
- The HPV vaccine is safe to receive with the other recommended adolescent vaccines. Many children also see health care professionals for physicals before school or for participation in sports, camping events, travel and so on. These are all great opportunities for your preteen or teen to get the HPV vaccine.
Visit our HPV page to learn more & ask your child’s provider about the HPV vaccine today!
Recent research about the mental benefits of playing music has many applications, such as music therapy for people with emotional problems, or helping to treat the symptoms of stroke survivors and Alzheimer’s patients. But it is perhaps even more significant in how much it advances our understanding of mental function, revealing the inner rhythms and complex interplay that make up the amazing orchestra of our brain.Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brain? On the outside they may look calm and focused, reading the music and making the precise and practiced movements required. But inside their brains, there’s a party going on.
From the TED-Ed lesson How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins
Animation by Sharon Colman Graham
If you’re wondering what “rubber bullets” are and what they look like this is it. This is what Ferguson police are shooting and the peaceful protesters. This is what’s making gaping holes inside of the protesters.
Rubber bullets are rubber in the same way baseballs are wool.
10 photos of Galapagos tortoises chowing down. Just because.
I have never eaten food that made me as happy as those tortoises are.
Except once, and it was thin sliced golden beets stuffed with goat cheese in pomegranate molasses and I actually snarled at the waiter like an animal when he tried to take the plate away afterwards.
So what I’m saying is be very careful trying to take those pumpkins away from those tortoises, even if you think the tortoise is totally done, because bitch, you do not KNOW.