Being a social robot, I'm designed to communicate with humans both verbally and nonverbally. Research has shown that as much as 55% of human-to-human communication is nonverbal, so it is essential for me to be able to recognize and respond appropriately with my own facial expressions and hand/arm movements. What is this gesture saying to you?⠀
⠀ #ColdShoulder ⠀
You think your world is chaotic? Take a look at what is going on inside a drop of water! 😳 The giant spiral bacteria are causing mayhem, a large a single cell eukaryote ciliate is in an uproar, and dozens of smaller ciliates are dancing like no one is watching.
Post 1 of 4: I've been seeing some really good environmental news that's been all over my news feed all day. Earlier today, NOAA announced their collaborative initiative to restore the reefs in the Florida Keys called Mission: Iconic Reefs. This announcement lays out details to their plan to restore seven different sites throughout the Keys that showed highest priority by species diversity, importance to the community/economy, and likelihood to have successful restoration. I will be sharing the details of that plan on here over the next few days, but feel free to look into it yourself as well!
Unfortunately, a lot of the reefs in the Keys have become severely degraded through natural stressors like hurricanes and disease, local stressors like water mismanagement and poor boating practices, and global problems like climate change. Historically, the Keys' reefs had an average live coral cover of ~40%, and that is now down to less than 2%. Research shows that for a reef to provide the many ecosystem benefits that are so well-known for, the live coral cover needs to be at 25%, which is the goal for this project, aiming to restore an area equivalent to over 50 full sized football fields. Also, collaborating partners include Mote Marine Laboratory where I worked over the past three years, Coral Restoration Foundation, an amazing organization we were lucky enough to frequently visit and work with, and my alma mater Nova Southeastern University. .....
Honestly, the dive I took this picture on was probably the hardest I've ever done. Very little live coral, and vast expanse of flat, algae-coated rock made me feel like I was on the surface of the moon. There was entire grove of Pillar Coral, my favorite coral species, and every single colony was dead. I felt defeated and depressed, and after I left at the end of the summer, I wondered if I would ever get to see that species again in the wild in my lifetime. This project is excellent news, and is the most optimistic I've been about Florida's reefs in a while.
No mês de Novembro o NIEC foi convidado a realizar uma oficina no Sábado Carioca com o tema Sustentabilidade, escolhemos abordar a transformação do óleo de cozinha em sabão, ainda, nossos monitores discutiram sobre a poluição dos rios, rompimento de barragens e vazamento de petróleo no oceano. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
O CIEP faz parte do projeto Sábado Carioca, uma iniciativa da Prefeitura do Rio que oferece atividades culturais, reforço escolar e almoço para os participantes. ⠀⠀
*As nossas fotos preservam a id dos alunos, por este motivo são desfocadas. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #projetodeextensao#ufrj#ciencias#interdisciplinary#science#instaufrj#rj#divulgaçãocientifica#labinterdisciplinar#niec
We live in the future. My parents toilet has a night light...in the bowl. #science
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The Big Bang Theory x The Young Scientist Foundation
Shelton Cooper Ph.D., Sc.D., grew up in Texas, and he entered high school at age nine. There weren’t many people who shared his genius or passion for science, especially not in his family. There are kids everywhere who also love science, but struggle to find the support they need to pursue it. Here’s the mission of the Young Scientist Foundation, which addresses this problem: “Connecting motivated high school students with passionate mentors, in order to provide those students a unique opportunity to embark on careers in science by engaging in meaningful medical research.” - The YSF Website
Support young science lovers like Shelton by donating online at: theyoungscientistfoundation.org
The Earth may not be our home forever. Eventually, we may have to leave. What if instead of finding a potentially habitable exoplanet light-years away, we stayed in our Solar System and built a habitat so enormous we could never overpopulate it? What if we built a halo ringworld? How would we go about building such a thing? Where would we find enough materials to construct this cosmic megastructure? How long would it take before we could move in into our new artificial home?
This view of nearly 10,000 galaxies is called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The snapshot includes galaxies of various ages, sizes, shapes, and colors.
The smallest, reddest galaxies, about 100, may be among the most distant known, existing when the universe was just 800 million years old.
DONT SLEEP FOLKS!! 💤🚫Although it’s finals week, this time is GOLDEN and can determine where you’ll be SUMMER 2020. REMEMBER: Your GPA is one thing and your ACADEMIC INVOLVEMENT is another. BOTH are just as important to get you to a whole new COMPETITIVE LEVEL. So let’s GET IT!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Quote inspo: @projectdiversifymedicine
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Creatine Monohydrate: the single most highly studied ergogenic supplement in the industry. 💯
What is it good for?
Our cells use ATP (adenosine triphosphate) as an immediate source of energy. ATP releases energy upon breaking a high-energy phosphate bond, yielding ADP (adenosine diphosphate) and a free phosphate group.
Creatine acts as a carrier molecule, pairing with free phosphate groups to form creatine-phosphate, a powerful energy buffer for our brain and skeletal muscles.
Naturally, our muscle cells build up a store of creatine-phosphate, which can be used for immediate ATP regeneration in times of heavy physical effort.
During exercise, the body’s natural creatine-phosphate stores are your first line of attack!
Conclusive research has shown that daily supplementation with 5g of creatine monohydrate directly increases plasma creatine levels, thereby increasing maximum power output and high-intensity anaerobic performance!
Each serving of Pre-Brodude contains exactly 5g of Creatine Monohydrate, giving you the edge you need to take your performance to the next level. 💯
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When I think of Holidays I think family gatherings and food. But that can also mean stomach discomfort that makes me grumpy and want to hide in a corner. Not this year though, we won't be leaving home without our tummy support. But lets be real, Rory doesn't let me leave the house without it on the daily. Let me give you the gift of more time spent with your family after your holiday meals. How? Check out my story.
Echos’ collaborator writer, Clementine Everleigh, talks about biomimicry and the relationship between nature and innovative design: “With nature existing and continuously evolving for the past 3.5 billion years, and with it being right on our doorstep, it’s no surprise that humans are increasingly looking to the environment for technological inspiration.” (link in bio)
The Echos Team
Biology has evolved very specific modalities for communication in the structure of the medium in which it lives. We speak by vibrating the structure of the atmosphere we breathe, however, dolphins have evolved the ability to translate dimensional information from their echolocation sonic beams.
Using Cymatics, scientists have the ability to visualize dimensional structure within sound and then attempt to translate dolphin language into pictures called CymaGlyphs: patterns that may resemble what dolphins perceive from their own returning sound frequencies and from the sounds of other dolphins.
Perhaps by studying the literal physical structure of the language in the medium in which it is spoken (water), we can learn more from these beautiful highly-evolved creatures.
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Real human cadaver footage is shared from an educational video
As fitness trainers, we talk a lot about our bodies and HOW we need them to move as we train, or train our clients. But have you ever actually SEEN what it really looks like?
JOINT MOVEMENT occurs as skeletal muscles contract, which pulls on the muscles tendon, which is attached to a bone. Depending on which side of the joint the tendon travels, a particular movement will happen.
Skeletal muscle cells are wrapped in a series of connective tissue layers. Individual cells are wrapped in a loose network of collagen, called Endomysium. Then, bundles of cells are wrapped together with a more dense collagenous layer called Perimysium. Finally, a third dense layer of collagen wraps the bundles together to create the muscle itself. This final layer is the Epimysium.
Tendons are continuations of the Perimysium and Epimysium. The collagen fibers arrange themselves in a parallel fashion, and then blend with its target bone.
When calcium enters the skeletal muscle cell, a series of events occurs that results in two proteins attaching to one another — myosin and actin. When these proteins attach, they perform what’s called the Power Stroke. When thousands upon thousands upon thousands of power strokes occur, the end result is a skeletal muscle contraction.
The connective tissue layers move as the muscle shortens, which then puts tension on the tendon, thereby causing movement at the joint.
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It’s called fashion sweetie, look it up. 💁🏻♀️
The past few days have been WILD. After scrubbing into c-sections and watching/helping in vaginal deliveries, I got to deliver a BABY HUMAN. 👶🏻 (With supervision and help of course.)
Seriously, one for the med school bucket list. ✅ It was a beautiful birth center delivery and I feel lucky to have participated.
Experiences like this are the reason I give my all to every single rotation. If/when I match into ENT, when am I ever going to get the chance to deliver a baby again? Probably never.
Showing up, being kind, and working hard will get you everywhere, even if you’re not in your intended career field. I may not be the smartest person, but I always try to work my butt off and build rapport with my teams. It’s paying off so far. 🤷🏻♀️
📣 #FountainOflife formulator, Dr. Ahlnas, will be visiting our Toronto headquarters on December 11, 2019.
Join us to learn everything about the most powerful plant source of #Lignans (plant antioxidants) known to science and to better understand why it is creating such a #MASSIVE health shift in the lives of thousands around the world!
Dr Ahlnas will be sharing lots of #facts and news about Fountain of Life aka FOL!
Filmed a video today that I probably won't post. Anyways, the video was a short rant on argumentation and "debates" in the carnivore community.
Last night, I came across a post that was maddening to read. Weak arguments supported by facts that have been cherry picked, and a ton of support in the comments cheering this person on - as if all of this praise suddenly strengthens their argument. PSA: Just because someone's argument is popular or promoted by a lot of people in a community, it doesn't make their argument any stronger, and it certainly doesn't make their argument true. It's important to think critically about these things. To step back and deconstruct what the other person is saying. Because most of the time, the person isn't saying anything at all. It may be rhetoric and shaved to a simplistic view of a very complex and ambiguous thing. Life, for the most part, is a grey area. Unlike gravity and the roundness of Earth - diet, nutrition, morality, etc. are not so clear cut. The real challenge is letting go of your egoistic need to beat or "one-up" others. If you really want to be the bigger person, then engage in civil discussion and treat your opponent with dignity and respect. Rather than hearing and talking over your opponent, listen to and digest what they have to say. If both parties are too emotionally charged, rather than expanding their worldview, they defend it... which prevents the genuine flow and exchange of information. Without flow and exchange, there is no synergy. And without synergy, there is no education or meaningful discussion.
I'm not interested in what appeals to people's feelings and beliefs, I'm interested in new perspectives and truth. Some contrarians to follow if you want solid, informative posts 🙌: @chrismasterjohn@doctorfitandfabulous@maxlugavere@simvandaele@theketologist
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Some days we have time to think more about food and some days there's just NO brain space left for food thoughts. And that's OK.
I've heard too many people confess thier guilt and shame around how they "didn't make enough time" for food decisions.
Of course, we all want to do this whole adulting thing well! But that doesn't mean food should or can always be a top priority.
Let's be honest, A LOT of energy and time is put into getting food into our body- we have to think about what to buy, get our butts to the store to buy it, lug it home and prepare it, cook it then sit down and eat it. It's not always as simple as "just eat it".
Our current diet culture is hell bent on pushing us to feel guilty- this includes the ridiculous myth that we all have time, energy and desire to plan out all our meals in advance, without exception.
We DO NOT always have the time, energy or desire to make food or eating a priority. Does out body run best on adequate food every few hours? YES.
Is it always possible? No.
Sometimes we will have tons of time, energy and desire to cook our hearts out. Sometimes we will have none. And that's ok.
Sometimes life throws us stuff that takes priority over food planning, prepping and cooking (like school/exams, work, family, stress, unexpected stuff, etc). That doesn't mean we are doing anything wrong. It simply means to have to find ways that make eating easier. 🍜🥗🥪
A bowl of cereal vs home made lasagna?
A PB sandwich vs a stiry fry?
Our body doesn't judge food like we do- it's just happy to get the fuel!
What are your go to foods or meals when you are tight for time and energy?