1. 🍻 #artsy #tryingtobeartsy #throwback #girlstimeout #justforfun

     

  2. #mazerunner #midnightmovie #selfie #sisters #love (at Cathay Cineplex, Downtown East)

     

  3. ucresearch:

    asapscience:

    Ever wonder how social media and the internet are affecting your brain? You may never be the same!

     

  4. explore-blog:

    Can plants think? Also see the excellent and pause-giving What a Plant Knows.

    Surely, the oldest plants in the world, having witnessed life for thousands of years, must know a whole lot more about it than we do. 

    (HT The Dish)

     

  5. jtotheizzoe:

    We Were All Female

    AsapSCIENCE brings us an important lesson on human developmental biology. All men - yes, even the manliest of men *cough* - began as females. Sort of.

    See, the default developmental pathway for a zygote is toward female. That’s due to signals that come from genes on the X chromosome. In XY males, however, a special Y-chromosome gene inhibits just a few of those X chromosome genes and tunes the embryo to respond to testosterone. This takes what would become female parts and “adjusts” them slightly to become the second male brain.

    Yep … your family jewels used to belong to the princess. This also answers the “why men have nipples" question.

    On a weird science side note, when this system malfunctions in development, the results can be pretty interesting. In a condition called androgen insensitivity syndrome, the embryo is XY, but can’t respond to those early testosterone signals. Instead, it follows the “default” pathway and develops all of the outer female anatomy (vagina, etc.) but none of the inner (ovaries, uterus). Male, but female!

     

  6. medicalmischief:

    This might be useful for some of you who are interested in surgery! Credit belongs to ASAPScience on Facebook. (Follow them for more cool science related facts and info!)

     

  7. asapscience:

    In the EPIC battle to beat bacteria, who will win: PAPER TOWEL OR HAND DRYERS? I guess you’ll have to watch to find out? :) 

     

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  9. asapscience:

    Half female, half male. 

    Bilateral gynandromorphism is a rare genetic disorder occurring in insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and birds, where a strange combination of genetic material splits a creature perfectly in half, with one side male and one side female.

     

  10. dbskful:

    Youtubers react to TVXQ! Catch Me MV [Part 1 2]

     

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  12. dbskful:

    Youtubers react to TVXQ! Catch Me MV [Part 1 2]

     

  13. medicalmischief:

    This might be useful for some of you who are interested in surgery! Credit belongs to ASAPScience on Facebook. (Follow them for more cool science related facts and info!)

     

  14. (Source: irinashyks)

     

  15. 😴 #nofilter