A 20'something Californian out of her element while receiving her education in NWArkansas in BioArchaeology.
WHOA THERE COOL IT THAT’S WAAAAY TOO MUCH FROSTING FOR ONE DUNKAROO YOU GOTTA RATION THAT SHIT
Complains about always being alone
Guy show interest, starts texting me, and wants to come over
Panic PANIC and back out of guy coming over
Complains to self about how awkward I am at life
Still upset I am alone…
Ladies and gentleman my depressing strange night.
if you’re not fuckin pumped for the holiday season then you’re feliz navidead to me.
"The jewel contains electric terminals so that, when connected to a battery concealed in the wearer’s pocket, the eyes roll and the jaws snap." (from the V&A description)
The importance of consent: a narrative.
I will forever reblog this gifset.
look at how badass she is though i mean some of it gets on her too and doesn’t even give a fuck
She pours hot liquid on her own leg she’s that badass.
fire cannot kill a dragon.
- by Stefano Benazzi, Huynh Nhu Nguyen, Dieter Schulz, Ian R. Grosse, Giorgio Gruppioni, Jean-Jacques Hublin and Ottmar Kullmer
"Over the last century, humans from industrialized societies have witnessed a radical increase in some dental diseases. A severe problem concerns the loss of dental materials (enamel and dentine) at the buccal cervical region of the tooth. This ‘‘modern-day’’ pathology, called non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs), is ubiquitous and worldwide spread, but is very sporadic in modern humans from pre-industrialized societies. Scholars believe that several factors are involved, but the real dynamics behind this pathology are far from being understood. Here we use an engineering approach, finite element analysis (FEA), to suggest that the lack of dental wear, characteristic of industrialized societies, might be a major factor leading to NCCLs. Occlusal loads were applied to high resolution finite element models of lower second premolars (P2) to demonstrate that slightly worn P2s envisage high tensile stresses in the buccal cervical region, but when worn down artificially in the laboratory the pattern of stress distribution changes and the tensile stresses decrease, matching the results obtained in naturally worn P2s. In the modern industrialized world, individuals at advanced ages show very moderate dental wear when compared to past societies, and teeth are exposed to high tensile stresses at the buccal cervical region for decades longer. This is the most likely mechanism explaining enamel loss in the cervical region, and may favor the activity of other disruptive processes such as biocorrosion. Because of the lack of dental abrasion, our masticatory apparatus faces new challenges that can only be understood in an evolutionary perspective" (read more/open access).
(Open access source: PLoS ONE 8(4): e62263, 2013)
IF U EVER FEEL SAD REMEMBER THERE IS A FLOWER CALLED HANGING NAKED MEN AND IT LITERALLY LOOKS LIKE PURPLE MEN WITH THEIR DICKS OUT
ISNT NATURE WONDERFUL
"One of the Pleistocene mammals depicted without fail in popular books – encyclopedias of prehistoric life and the like – is the Woolly rhinoceros Coelodonta antiquitatis (the species name is written antiquus in many sources). Originally named in 1807 (but known for some time prior), this cold-adapted, shaggy-coated rhinocerotid rhino occurred from the Atlantic fringes of Europe all the way east to Beringia, and as far south as the southern Caucasus and south-east China. Why it never moved into North America is unknown – it should have.
As is the case for various ‘Ice Age’ megamammals, the Woolly rhino wasn’t necessarily an inhabitant of freezing cold places with blizzards and thick snow on the ground, or even of tundra-dominated habitats. Spanish specimens come from dry, temperate habitats dominated by grasses and broadleaved trees. Fossils of other Coelodonta species show that this group originated in the Tibetan region during the Pliocene, their evolution perhaps driven by the uplift of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (Deng 2002, Deng et al. 2011). C. thibetana from Tibet is currently the oldest known member of the group. Previously, the oldest Coelodonta species was the animal usually called C. nihowanensis. It’s been argued that this name is not available as it’s a nomen nudum (a name lacking a type specimen). A Middle Pleistocene rhino, C. tologoijensis, is known from Transbaikalia, Mongolia and perhaps south-western Siberia. These older species are smaller than C. antiquitatis and have more slender limb bones (Kahlke & Lacombat 2008). [Image below by Atirador.]
Plant fragments stuck in Woolly rhino teeth (most typically inside the infundibula – the crescent-shaped recesses present in the middles of the molars) show that they were grazers, 96% or so of their diet being made up of grasses, with mosses and forbs forming the remainder (Guthrie 1990). However, preserved stomach contents show that Woolly rhinos also ate dwarf willows and birches.
The form of the Woolly rhino’s skull and teeth are in agreement with this grazing lifestyle: the mouth and lips are broad, and the head dipped downwards towards the ground, even when the animal was in its normal, relaxed posture. The skull is unusual in having both an extensively ossified nasal septum, and a down-turned anterior region on the premaxilla that contacts the edge of the upper jaw. As a consequence, it has ‘reverted’ to the possession of enclosed bony nostrils – a condition present in mammal ancestors but not, ordinarily, in mammals themselves. The snout region is also unusual in that incisors are wholly absent in both the upper and lower jaws. This is presumably an extreme specialisation for grazing and raises the question as to whether Coelodonta had keratinous pads, or some other, similar structures, in these parts of the jaws” (read more).
(Source: Scientific American)