hitrecord:

“Really Out There”

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undergroundghosts:

fun date idea: read me fairytales and play with my hair.

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itseasytoremember:

wicked-is-hella:

itseasytoremember:

I wonder if there are Quidditch “street rules” matches where everyone’s taking liquid luck and all spells are fair game

People have died and gone missing due to Quidditch as it is what are you doing

THEY TURN UP IN A MONTH OR TWO IT’S FINE CALM DOWN

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"I’m an adult, but not like a real adult."

— anyone between the ages of 18 and 25 (via prettyboystyles)

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noirbettie:

totallyfubar:

I have a physics textbook from before the electron was discovered and they just sound so frustrated it’s hilarious

"We have no fucking idea what is happening but we know SOMETHING is happening."

(via w-for-wumbo)

psych2go:

For more posts like these, go visit psych2go

Psych2go features various psychological findings and myths. In the future, psych2go attempts to include sources to posts for the for the purpose of generating discussions and commentaries. This will give readers a chance to critically examine psychology.

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roachpatrol:

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

roachpatrol:

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

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blackcubs:

Wonderful

blackcubs:

Wonderful

(Source: divisionxvi, via kateycake)

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uhohmarty:

X-ray of a Hammerhead Shark.

uhohmarty:

X-ray of a Hammerhead Shark.

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carnivalsofsilverfish:

Third Doctor for my gender/racebent calender!  I spent two weeks pulling my hair over how to distinguish Three from One, and then I went AHA.  Perfect opportunity for a lovely hijabi (by the by, is that a word or like, is that something doofus white allies invented? because if so let me know and I will change it) Doctor.
Working on this today, I started thinking about how cool it would be to do something (and by “something”, I mean maybe another Who related calendar, maybe a set of bookmarks, etc) with more gender identities than simply female.  I’m definitely going to do this in the future, but I don’t think 13 incarnations is nearly enough to do justice to the amazing and wonderful spectrum of people that exist but are woefully underrepresented in the media, and so rather than try to smoosh it all into this calender, I’m going to do more things.  What I think is going to happen is a series of fan incarnations of The Corsair. :D Extremely gender fluid space pirates, man.  Get ready.  It’s gonna fucking rock.

carnivalsofsilverfish:

Third Doctor for my gender/racebent calender!  I spent two weeks pulling my hair over how to distinguish Three from One, and then I went AHA.  Perfect opportunity for a lovely hijabi (by the by, is that a word or like, is that something doofus white allies invented? because if so let me know and I will change it) Doctor.

Working on this today, I started thinking about how cool it would be to do something (and by “something”, I mean maybe another Who related calendar, maybe a set of bookmarks, etc) with more gender identities than simply female.  I’m definitely going to do this in the future, but I don’t think 13 incarnations is nearly enough to do justice to the amazing and wonderful spectrum of people that exist but are woefully underrepresented in the media, and so rather than try to smoosh it all into this calender, I’m going to do more things.  What I think is going to happen is a series of fan incarnations of The Corsair. :D Extremely gender fluid space pirates, man.  Get ready.  It’s gonna fucking rock.

(via cameoappearance)

carnivalsofsilverfish:

OMFG you guys I was so excited to get to Six.
So here’s Six as a lady of the Solomon Islands!  Everything about the outfit is the same, except I exchanged the cat pin with a pin featuring a bird of the Islands. UuU

carnivalsofsilverfish:

OMFG you guys I was so excited to get to Six.

So here’s Six as a lady of the Solomon Islands!  Everything about the outfit is the same, except I exchanged the cat pin with a pin featuring a bird of the Islands. UuU

(via cameoappearance)

carnivalsofsilverfish:

Gender/Race bent Second Doctor for my calender!I knew I wanted to make her First Nations, and when I went back and looked at all the outfits of the various Doctors, I realized that I was gonna get real tired of bow ties real fast, so I took the opportunity to use a bolo tie and made her Navajo, which also just happens to work perfectly with the fact that 2 plays a recorder, which I changed into a Navajo flute (the fetish is on the other side)!I’m always a little on the fence about incorporating items that have to do specifically with the culture of the character I’m creating, because I worry about stereotyping, so let me know if I’ve gone overboard here!

carnivalsofsilverfish:

Gender/Race bent Second Doctor for my calender!

I knew I wanted to make her First Nations, and when I went back and looked at all the outfits of the various Doctors, I realized that I was gonna get real tired of bow ties real fast, so I took the opportunity to use a bolo tie and made her Navajo, which also just happens to work perfectly with the fact that 2 plays a recorder, which I changed into a Navajo flute (the fetish is on the other side)!

I’m always a little on the fence about incorporating items that have to do specifically with the culture of the character I’m creating, because I worry about stereotyping, so let me know if I’ve gone overboard here!

(via cameoappearance)