Friday, September 26, 2014

comedycentral:

Click here for more of Jon Stewart’s coverage of the recent House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

beautifuloutlier:

I want to note that the way the sex binary looks like it’s present throughout the animal world is that white scientists have a terrible habit of labeling everything “male” or “female” even when it makes no sense.

Like, by any reasonable metric, bees have three sexes: drone, queen, and worker. Workers are only labelled female because someone couldn’t abide the idea of something not being either one or the other.

And before someone calls “genetics” there are many species where both sexes have the exact same genetics, and even many where individuals can change reproductive capacity at will, and scientists suddenly have no problem calling the ones who grow eggs “female” even though they were “male” two weeks ago.

Some species of mammals reproduce asexually. They have only one sex. It is still called “female” because it makes babies even though one might reasonably ask why even make the distinction when every single individual makes babies just the same.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Biologists call a small male fish who darts in to fertilize eggs a “sneaker,”, a medium male who resembles a female a “female mimic,”, and a large aggressive territorial male a “parental,” to place a positive spin of his egg guarding. Both the sneaker and the female mimic are “sexual parasites” of the parental male’s “investment” in nest construction and territorial defense. The sneaker and the female mimic are said to express a gene for “cuckoldry,” as though the parental male were married to a female in his territory and victimized by her unfaithfulness. In fact, a territorial male and the female who is temporarily in his territory are not pair-bonded. Scientists sneak gender stereotypes into the primary literature and corrupt its objectivity. Are these descriptions only harmless words? No. The words affect the view of nature that emerges from biology. Joan Roughgarden (2004) Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, University of California Press, Berkley
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(Source: onychophorawesome)

Sunday, September 14, 2014
sharkchunks:

hotdogcephalopod:

science-sexual:

littlemicrobiologyblog:

mrcaptaincook:

kinesin (a motor protein) pulling a some kind of vesicle along some kind of cytoskeletal filament
via John Liebler at Art of the Cell

Kinesins are my favourite proteins! Walk it out kinesin! 

Look at these precious babies.

Kinesins are adorable don’t let anyone tell you otherwise

Just because nobody has yet…

sharkchunks:

hotdogcephalopod:

science-sexual:

littlemicrobiologyblog:

mrcaptaincook:

kinesin (a motor protein) pulling a some kind of vesicle along some kind of cytoskeletal filament

via John Liebler at Art of the Cell

Kinesins are my favourite proteins! Walk it out kinesin! 

Look at these precious babies.

Kinesins are adorable don’t let anyone tell you otherwise

Just because nobody has yet…

Saturday, August 23, 2014
castiel-knight-of-hell:

freebatchisthenewjohnlock:

al-grave:

100lb of Magnetic Putty

science side of tumblr, please explain

noot noot

castiel-knight-of-hell:

freebatchisthenewjohnlock:

al-grave:

100lb of Magnetic Putty

science side of tumblr, please explain

noot noot

Thursday, August 21, 2014

roboboners:

jayda95:

all-because-we-fell-in-love:

floozys:

vagina’s are able to stretch wide enough to give birth to a fucking baby and then return to it’s original size but of course being penetrated by that grass blade you call a penis is what’s going to make it “loose”

Uhh. The baby doesnt come out of where the penis goes in…

stay in school y’all

i hate to be the bearer of bad news but the vagina and the vagina are, in fact, the same thing

Friday, August 1, 2014

(Source: bambambaklava)

Friday, July 25, 2014
-frabjousday:

medicalschool:

A child’s skull prior to loosing it’s baby teeth

THIS IS FREAKING ME OUT
SO IMMA REBLOG IT

-frabjousday:

medicalschool:

A child’s skull prior to loosing it’s baby teeth

THIS IS FREAKING ME OUT

SO IMMA REBLOG IT

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

officialunitedstates:

Insects actually have no importance of any kind in food webs and all that.  If there were no insects on earth we would all be better off and there would be no repercussions whatsoever.  want more proof? mars doesn’t have insects and it is doing fine.  it’s red but it’s fine

Friday, June 27, 2014

sitcorn:

doctors HATE her! local farmer puts one of her apples at the hospital entrance every day. the doctors can’t enter. the city is without medical care. patients are dying