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1 year ago 32 notes quote science crazy squids

flavorpillReblogged from flavorpill

But that’s not to say they aren’t complex structures. (That’s why squid researchers tend to translate “spermatophore” as sperm package rather than sperm bag.) Each spermatophore includes an ejaculatory apparatus, which can expel the sperm mass quite forcefully, and a cement body for attachment. Of course, neither of those is a needle or a knife—the sort of thing you’d expect to need for actual implantation (into either a female squid or a human mouth). I’ve written a bit about this mystery before. As it turns out, no one is quite sure how spermatophores implant themselves into skin.

But whatever the details, it’s happened to humans more than once. An earlier case study reports “sperm stings” from consumption of raw squid, but the recent Journal of Parasitology paper is the first report I’ve seen of spermatophore activity in a cooked squid (parboiled, to be specific). That’s … quite impressive, actually.

1 year ago 170 notes inspiration quote thought-provoking idea

newyorkerReblogged from newyorker

newyorker:

Atul Gawande writes on how success involves the recovery from failure: 

Scientists have given a new name to the deaths that occur in surgery after something goes wrong—whether it is an infection or some bizarre twist of the stomach. They call them a “failure to rescue.” More than anything, this is what distinguished the great from the mediocre. They didn’t fail less. They rescued more.

Click-through to read “Failure and Recovery”: http://nyr.kr/LeJ3GV

newyorker:

Atul Gawande writes on how success involves the recovery from failure: 

Scientists have given a new name to the deaths that occur in surgery after something goes wrong—whether it is an infection or some bizarre twist of the stomach. They call them a “failure to rescue.” More than anything, this is what distinguished the great from the mediocre. They didn’t fail less. They rescued more.

Click-through to read “Failure and Recovery”: http://nyr.kr/LeJ3GV

1 year ago 54 notes quote jesus religion hypocrisy

faithbhumandisasterReblogged from faithbhumandisaster

aaron weiss 

amen

(via simplyscott)

(Source: faithbhumandisaster, via simplyscott)

Jesus never mentioned homosexuality once. How has it become such an issue? Strange. Strange how all the things that Jesus actually did talk about fail to become issues. I mean, you start talking about war, and conservative Christians say, ‘Oh, I don’t want to be political and protest the war.’ Or you talk about poverty and the causes of poverty. ‘Oh, that’s a political issue; Jesus wasn’t political.’ Why don’t these people deal with the issues that Jesus did? It shouldn’t surprise me. If you look at the Gospels, the most respected religious people were the furtherest from the spirit of what Jesus was saying. It’s just the same thing all over again. But I am surprised. I really do continually expect Christians to be the most willing to accept pacifism, peacemaking, or redistribution of wealth, and care for the poor, and rethinking our prison systems and all that. But we end up being the most belligerent and self-righteous and all the rest. Scary.

2 years ago 436 notes quote writing

ilovereadingandwritingReblogged from ilovereadingandwriting

Paul Johnson (via ilovereadingandwriting)

So true.

(Source: advicetowriters.com, via teachingliteracy)

The writer learns to write, in the last resort, only by writing. He must get words onto paper even if he is dissatisfied with them. A young writer must cross many psychological barriers to acquire confidence in his capacity to produce good work—especially his first full-length book—and he cannot do this by staring at a piece of blank paper, searching for the perfect sentence.