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6:04pm September 16, 2014

nubbsgalore:

aurora borealis over the april 2010 eruption of iceland’s eyjafjallajokull volcano, photographed by (click pic) ragnar th. sigurdsson, james appleton, mike herbertdavid martín castán and kristinn r. kristinsson

6:04pm September 16, 2014
neurosciencenews:


Study First to Use Brain Scans to Forecast Early Reading Difficulties
Read the full article Study First to Use Brain Scans to Forecast Early Reading Difficulties at NeuroscienceNews.com.
UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges.
The research is in Psychological Science. (full access paywall)
Research: “White Matter Morphometric Changes Uniquely Predict Children’s Reading Acquisition” by Chelsea A. Myers, Maaike Vandermosten, Emily A. Farris, Roeland Hancock, Paul Gimenez, Jessica M. Black, Brandi Casto, Miroslav Drahos, Mandeep Tumber, Robert L. Hendren, Charles Hulme, and Fumiko Hoeft in Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/0956797614544511
Image: The researchers found that the developmental course of the children’s white matter volume predicted the kindergarteners’ abilities to read. This image is for illustrative purposes only and is not connected to the research. Credit cuidado infantil.

neurosciencenews:

Study First to Use Brain Scans to Forecast Early Reading Difficulties

Read the full article Study First to Use Brain Scans to Forecast Early Reading Difficulties at NeuroscienceNews.com.

UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges.

The research is in Psychological Science. (full access paywall)

Research: “White Matter Morphometric Changes Uniquely Predict Children’s Reading Acquisition” by Chelsea A. Myers, Maaike Vandermosten, Emily A. Farris, Roeland Hancock, Paul Gimenez, Jessica M. Black, Brandi Casto, Miroslav Drahos, Mandeep Tumber, Robert L. Hendren, Charles Hulme, and Fumiko Hoeft in Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/0956797614544511

Image: The researchers found that the developmental course of the children’s white matter volume predicted the kindergarteners’ abilities to read. This image is for illustrative purposes only and is not connected to the research. Credit cuidado infantil.

6:04pm September 16, 2014

wilwheaton:

kuribohkun:

sherlockocity:

Muggleborn students at Hogwarts (part 1/?)

This is beautiful.

Forever reblog because this is fucking wonderful.

5:53pm September 16, 2014

skyliting:

spacemuffinz:

hawaiiansquirrel:

luanlegacy:

stanley-tsaii:

Just a set of quick photos I did for class.

you lost all your energy before you even walked out the door? you lazy bum

That’s exactly what a monday feels like

kinda what social anxiety feels like
I’M GONNA DO IT I’M GONNA DO THE THING WITH THE PEOPLE
*gets to door*
wait never mind i need to alphabetize my sock drawer

That’s what a lot of chronic illnesses are like.

10:42am September 16, 2014
uncalar:

A flying armadillo sketch: Done in Bamboo Paper on an iPad mini with the @wacom Bamboo Fineline (about 15min) Turns out there’s a simple extra thing to do once you’ve connected that calibrates the pen properly! Suddenly it’s a whole new experience. Totally natural sketching for me and the button becomes programmable.
I wish I could open an art app but c’est la vie. It’s not supported (yet) in many apps since this device is marketed for note taking. I do like the app for for sketching. I haven’t had time yet to play with the ‘ink’ tool as the iPad belongs to my wife ;) I will make time to do more over the coming days.
One thing to mention is that the pen works perfectly fine as a stylus for navigating the iPad or other apps. You just don’t get the pressure stuff but I still enjoyed having a proper stylus point and not a rubbery nib. 

uncalar:

A flying armadillo sketch: Done in Bamboo Paper on an iPad mini with the @wacom Bamboo Fineline (about 15min) Turns out there’s a simple extra thing to do once you’ve connected that calibrates the pen properly! Suddenly it’s a whole new experience. Totally natural sketching for me and the button becomes programmable.

I wish I could open an art app but c’est la vie. It’s not supported (yet) in many apps since this device is marketed for note taking. I do like the app for for sketching. I haven’t had time yet to play with the ‘ink’ tool as the iPad belongs to my wife ;) I will make time to do more over the coming days.

One thing to mention is that the pen works perfectly fine as a stylus for navigating the iPad or other apps. You just don’t get the pressure stuff but I still enjoyed having a proper stylus point and not a rubbery nib. 

12:47pm September 15, 2014

jadenite:

I saw this post and had to draw it. :P

bonus:

photo bat-puffs4.png

12:16pm September 15, 2014

gorlassar:

…No wonder they’re little demons, with parenting like that *snort*

10:50pm September 14, 2014

kytri:

dontbearuiner:

darrylayo:

DC Entertainment left a little message at Small Press Expo.

The message is “stay outta comic town, see”

What’s fascinating to me is that basically a third of that list is Vertigo. Further, a number of the DC titles are either not standard continuity, or are standalone stories known separate from continuity.

Kingdom Come, Hush, All-Star Superman…those were all standalone titles. 

And even though Identity Crisis was main continuity, it, too, was its own title, written in such a way to fracture the universe, bringing us 52. 

So what DC is saying, aside from “stay outta comic town, see,” is “our regular comes-out-on-Wednesdays stuff doesn’t hold up as must-read material.”

I don’t think that’s the message they meant to send.

Reblogging for choice commentary.

4:44am September 14, 2014

barafurbear:

anotheralexandros:

tommytv:

nychealth:

Let’s stop HIV in New York City

  • If you are HIV-negative, PEP and PrEP can help you stay that way.
  • If you are HIV-positive, PEP and PrEP can help protect your partners.

 

Daily PrEP

PrEP is a daily pill that can help keep you HIV-negative as long as you take it every day.

  • Ask your doctor if PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) may be right for you.
  • Condoms give you additional protection against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy.

 

Emergency PEP

If you are HIV-negative and think you were exposed to HIV, immediately go to a clinic or emergency room and ask for PEP (Post-exposure  Prophylaxis).

  • PEP can stop HIV if started within 36 hours of exposure.
  • You continue taking PEP for 28 days.

Many insurance plans including Medicaid cover PEP and PrEP. Assistance may be available if you are uninsured. Visit NYC Health’s website to find out where to get PrEP or PEP in New York City.

This is such a giant step that barely any people know about it seems, so amazing to see progress in the treatment of HIV

I honestly thought this might be exaggeration but the CDC says that PrEP is 92% effective. Damn. Damn.

reblogging because this deserves waaaay more attention D:

7:37pm September 13, 2014
mc-squidward:

doragray:

jennlferlawrence:

frostingpeetaswounds:

i laughed so hard at the “i don’t know” and “something is wrong”

the twilight one is like abstract poetry

If you read it all together it’s like the most awkward, tense conversation ever.
"My name is Katniss Everdeen," I sighed. Nothing happened.
"I don’t know," he sighed.
Harry looked around, I shake my head and shrugged.
Harry stared. “I am seventeen years old.”
I frowned and he waited.
"My home is District 12."
Harry chuckled and said nothing. Now I wish I had.
I laughed. We looked at each other. I swallowed hard. He shrugged. Harry blinked and hesitates. I flinched.
He looked around. “I’m not really surprised.”
I took a deep breath, something he didn’t have last time. “Something is wrong.”
He didn’t answer. He stood up.

OMG

mc-squidward:

doragray:

jennlferlawrence:

frostingpeetaswounds:

i laughed so hard at the “i don’t know” and “something is wrong”

the twilight one is like abstract poetry

If you read it all together it’s like the most awkward, tense conversation ever.

"My name is Katniss Everdeen," I sighed. Nothing happened.

"I don’t know," he sighed.

Harry looked around, I shake my head and shrugged.

Harry stared. “I am seventeen years old.”

I frowned and he waited.

"My home is District 12."

Harry chuckled and said nothing. Now I wish I had.

I laughed. We looked at each other. I swallowed hard. He shrugged. Harry blinked and hesitates. I flinched.

He looked around. “I’m not really surprised.”

I took a deep breath, something he didn’t have last time. “Something is wrong.”

He didn’t answer. He stood up.

OMG