stormy weather


us healthcare


Jerry Hill shared a link (on facebook)
U.S. is last in global health-care rankings Slide Show
Despite having the most expensive health care system in the world, the U.S. ranks last overall among 11 industrialized countries on health care.

apparent motion


from the comments on the facebook post, some people couldn’t see the apparent motion in this figure and some people could start and stop the apparent motion.  once i read that, i learned that i could stop the motion, too, but then it got harder to start it back up… what’s YOUR experience?  anyone know why i checked “math” as one of the categories?

mri of pineapple

this speeded-up mri of a pineapple was imaged at boston university medical school and a few of the images were published on i particularly like the tomato.gif. mashable has a link to another website that had more images~very rich! but i had too many tabs/windows open and i crashed the browser … maybe another time


i first saw this .gif on google+ where someone commented that this is exactly what .gifs were invented for… i’m glad the comment was not regarding the utility of mris!

jangled nerves

Cerebro-spinal nervous system: we do look a little creepy under our skin

Cerebro-spinal nervous system is the portion of the nervous system in vertebrates comprising the brain, cranial nerves, spinal cord, and the spinal nerves concerned with transmission of impulses from sense organs to the voluntary muscles.

Credits: Rufus Benjamin Weaver
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