i learned to use the fluorescent microscope today! one step closer to the confocal laser scanning microscope!
(image: E. coli expressing mCherry fluorophore)
Stephen Colbert the Tolkien master
i so often hear the argument “women are awesome because we can bleed for five-seven days without dying,” and it’s starting to bug me.
the average blood loss during menstruation is less than 80 mL. even in extreme cases, it is rarely above a few hundred mL.
the average total blood volume is 4.5-5 L (4500-5000 mL).
that’s just not that much blood loss, not even 2%!
for comparison, you can donate a unit of blood (500 mL, or 10-11%) with usually no side effects.
you usually don’t need a blood transfusion until you’ve lost 30% of your total blood volume (1350-1500 mL). and you’re usually not in any danger of dying until your total blood loss reaches 40% (1800-2000 mL).
so why is losing 2% of your total blood volume every month and not being harmed supposed to be impressive?
women are awesome for many many many reasons. i just don’t think this is one of them.
this hits me in all the feels.
Forget grainy black and white ultrasounds. The newest baby accessory is a 3-D doll of your fetus.
Who wants to bet that it’s a matter of about 118 seconds before conservative US legislators start requiring women seeking abortion to have a 3D print of the foetus, to dress it in a little hat, then stab it through the chest in order to receive treatment? Oh, and you have to drive hundreds of kilometres to get to the clinic, and the speed of the bus can never go below 50 mph.
the idea of a fetus doll is extremely disturbing. am i the only one who thinks that fetuses are usually pretty hideous looking?
Took a trip to the Louisville Zoo today with my lovely girlfriend. Had a wonderful time.
that orangutan is amazing. he will interact with you, and you can actually feel a transient connection with him. he was pretty much the highlight of our zoo trip :)
Hate that horrible silence while you’re working/studying? Perhaps your music is annoying you? Or maybe you just want to relax. Try these to help you fill the silence:
- Coffitivity - Coffee shop environement stimulator
- RainyMood - Sounds of rain
- USS Enterprise - Engine hum
- Celestial - Sounds like airplane engines
- Fireplace - Sounds of a crackling fire
- Nature - Forest sounds
- Oceanside - Waves Crashing
- Train - Sounds from onboard a train
Try these out and you’ll feel yourself focusing a little more.
i sooo need this. i can’t study to music at all anymore, i get too distracted.