1. sarahj-art:

    Happy Batman Day!

  2. sixpenceee:

    If only everything really complicated was explained this way. 


  3. "There are two great mysteries that overshadow all other mysteries in science. One is the origin of the universe. That’s my day job. However, there is also the other great mystery of inner space. And that is what sits on your shoulders, which believe it or not, is the most complex object in the known universe. But the brain only uses 20 watts of power. It would require a nuclear power plant to energise a computer the size of a city block to mimic your brain, and your brain does it with just 20 watts. So if someone calls you a dim bulb, that’s a compliment."

    Michio Kaku (via mindblowingscience)

  4. "The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away."

    ― Marcus Aurelius (via philosophy-quotes)

  5. "

    “The bottom line is that saying there are differences in male and female brains is just not true. There is pretty compelling evidence that any differences are tiny and are the result of environment not biology,” said Prof Rippon.

    “You can’t pick up a brain and say ‘that’s a girls brain, or that’s a boys brain’ in the same way you can with the skeleton. They look the same.”

    Prof Rippon points to earlier studies that showed the brains of London black cab drivers physically changed after they had acquired The Knowledge – an encyclopaedic recall of the capital’s streets.
    She believes differences in male and female brains are due to similar cultural stimuli. A women’s brain may therefore become ‘wired’ for multi-tasking simply because society expects that of her and so she uses that part of her brain more often. The brain adapts in the same way as a muscle gets larger with extra use.

    “What often isn’t picked up on is how plastic and permeable the brain is. It is changing throughout out lifetime

    “The world is full of stereotypical attitudes and unconscious bias. It is full of the drip, drip, drip of the gendered environment.”

    Prof Rippon believes that gender differences appear early in western societies and are based on traditional stereotypes of how boys and girls should behave and which toys they should play with.


    Men and Women Do Not Have Different Brains, Claims Neuroscientist (via featherframe)


    (Source: thegendercritic)

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  7. tastefullyoffensive:

    Types of Commas [thenamenononehas]


  8. sixpenceee:

Did you know that sperm whales sleep vertically? 


    Did you know that sperm whales sleep vertically?