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The random tangents that move my mind

Even in the early 1930’s they knew of global warming…

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Study of leaping toads reveal the mechanisms that protect muscles
Most people are impressed by how a toad jumps. UC Irvine biologist Emanuel Azizi is more impressed by how one lands.
“Toads are ideal for studying jumping and landing because they’re so good at it,” he noted. “This work is providing the basic science on how muscles respond during high-impact behaviors like landing or falling.”
They discovered that during landing, toads’ muscles adapt to the varying intensity of impact. As the creatures hop over longer distances, their landing muscles increasingly shorten in anticipation of larger impacts.
This pattern indicates that rapid and coordinated responses of the nervous system can act to protect muscles from injury, said Azizi, who added that future efforts will be aimed at understanding what sensory information is used to modulate these responses.
Azizi’s findings on the underlying function of muscle control, he said, could one day improve rehabilitation programs for people with neuromuscular deficiencies.
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Study of leaping toads reveal the mechanisms that protect muscles


Most people are impressed by how a toad jumps. UC Irvine biologist Emanuel Azizi is more impressed by how one lands.

“Toads are ideal for studying jumping and landing because they’re so good at it,” he noted. “This work is providing the basic science on how muscles respond during high-impact behaviors like landing or falling.”

They discovered that during landing, toads’ muscles adapt to the varying intensity of impact. As the creatures hop over longer distances, their landing muscles increasingly shorten in anticipation of larger impacts.

This pattern indicates that rapid and coordinated responses of the nervous system can act to protect muscles from injury, said Azizi, who added that future efforts will be aimed at understanding what sensory information is used to modulate these responses.

Azizi’s findings on the underlying function of muscle control, he said, could one day improve rehabilitation programs for people with neuromuscular deficiencies.

Read More: UC Irvine study of leaping toads reveals muscle-protecting mechanism

by DivineError

Due to recent piracy problems I felt the need to make this image. More than one person has made profit from images that I gladly share for free, and it’s getting on my nerves. All I ask is that people do not sell my images, and link to my original DA pages as credit to me and `delya, but apparently some people don’t have that respect. If you ever see this image anywhere without a link to my user page ([link]), I give you permission to go Hulk Smash their asses.

The Oxford English Dictionary lists a large number of other names for the substance, with references dating back to the circa-1440 English-Latin dictionary entry mentioned above: star-fallen, star-falling, star-jelly, star-shot, star-slime, star-slough, star-slubber, and star-slutch.[11]
The slime mold Enteridium lycoperdon is called “caca de luna” (Moon’s excrement) by the locals in the state of Veracruz in Mexico.[12]

I would Have weight loss too.. (Eat this SHIT)and the Holy grail has nothing to do with the image it is all BS
always look deeper that just the surface and it is mostly turns out to be "caca de luna"

The Oxford English Dictionary lists a large number of other names for the substance, with references dating back to the circa-1440 English-Latin dictionary entry mentioned above: star-fallen, star-falling, star-jelly, star-shot, star-slime, star-slough, star-slubber, and star-slutch.[11]

The slime mold Enteridium lycoperdon is called “caca de luna” (Moon’s excrement) by the locals in the state of Veracruz in Mexico.[12]

I would Have weight loss too.. (Eat this SHIT)

and the Holy grail has nothing to do with the image it is all BS

always look deeper that just the surface and it is mostly turns out to be "caca de luna"

Shut-Up and Take My Money

Shut-Up and Take My Money

You’re born with a ton of fucks to give, so you spend them like a kid with a credit card. You give fucks about your friends, about your grades, about your fashion sense, about strangers’ opinions. You give way too many fucks about way too many things. You have so many. Then, as you get older, you have maybe 10 fucks per month, so you learn to budget them. You allocate fucks to family and career, but there aren’t enough fucks to give to the newest fads. Oh, someone at work has something they need my help with that’s outside my job title? I’ll do my best to allocate some fucks, but this month is pretty tight. Then, as you get even older, you’re down to 1-2 fucks per month, and those fucks are pretty damn precious. You give them to your family and your hobbies and your job, and that’s kinda it. It’s not your fault – fucks expire too quickly. I would’ve liked to save my fucks from when I was younger but I can’t. Then, you hit fuck insolvency. You’re getting like 1 fuck a year, and you have to make it last. So you go without, and even previously fuck-worthy things, you just can’t give a fuck. Some people run out really quickly, Some people have a fuck trust fund that pays out a decent amount even into old age. But at some point, the fuck faucet runs completely dry and you’re out of fucks to give. It’s just basic Fuckonomics.

-Unknown English Teacher (via swarthyvillain)

I’ve never read anything more fucking true in my whole fucking life. 

Fuck.

(via robinade)

Well if this isn’t fucking meta…I don’t know what is.

(via spookychan)

(via kyrie101)

Anyone who still thinks drinking and driving is a good idea needs to watch this video.  It will almost definitely convince them they’re making bad decisions.  It also might make them…and you…cry.

You hit a home run with this one, Budweiser.

I do not use the word home lightly.

So when I sigh it into the crook of your neck,

Believe that your spine is a timber frame,

Your kiss a welcome mat,

And your enveloping arms my front door

—(via kvtes)

(Source: sekaoj, via onedayitdid)