1. 11:29 16th Apr 2014

    Notes: 10

    I have an interview in 30 minutes! Wish me luck!

     
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    thebrainscoop:

Filming with anthropologist Dr. Robert Martin, talking about the biological imperatives of breastfeeding for human mothers and babes. Gotta have those long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids for yo’ brain. (at The Field Museum)

    thebrainscoop:

    Filming with anthropologist Dr. Robert Martin, talking about the biological imperatives of breastfeeding for human mothers and babes. Gotta have those long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids for yo’ brain. (at The Field Museum)

     
  3. 13:19 9th Apr 2014

    Notes: 30

    Reblogged from theladygoogle

    Tags: facial reconstruction

    theladygoogle:

    The reconstructed face of an archbishop who was beheaded in the 14th century

    (Source: strangeremains)

     
  4. Sent in my passport application so in one month I should be in Greece! I’ll be studying ancient science and medicine in the Greek islands for a couple of weeks and I can’t wait to be there. 

    Also sent in an application for a grant to travel to NYC this summer to visit all of the museums so send some good vibes that I get funding to pursue some of my research!

     
  5. 10:12

    Notes: 114

    Reblogged from dead-men-talking

    catafalques:

    pre-columbian peruvian skulls (owned by the DoD…) at the nmhm, silver spring, MD. 

     
  6. 09:31 6th Apr 2014

    Notes: 5057

    Reblogged from falabaloo

    Tags: neil degrasse tysonquotes

    Favourite quotes by person: Neil deGrasse Tyson

    (Source: gotchaeleven)

     
  7. 09:18

    Notes: 4998

    Reblogged from theolduvaigorge

    pongologist:

    So cute :)

    (Source: animalsandgifs)

     
  8. 11:53 5th Apr 2014

    Notes: 492

    Reblogged from thebrainscoop

    Tags: field museumphotography

    thebrainscoop:

    My friend Daniel - photographer, biologist, artist, friendliest person ever - is working on a photo project that highlights staff and volunteers of The Field Museum along with their favorite collections items.

    Posing with artifacts and specimens brings a certain ingenuity to the object; perhaps it would otherwise be something easily overlooked in a drawer, its history buried in comparative numbers. Singling out individual articles stresses their inherent uniqueness, and we’re drawn in with a curiosity trying to puzzle out why, out of 27 million items in this museum, these particular people chose the specimens in their hands.

    There’s a visceral connection between Laura’s gaze and that agave lace: she’s looking at it so lovingly and holding it so carefully, as if she’s imagining herself sitting in awe at the foot of the person who painstakingly knit the fibers together and watching the entire process come together. Having seen her knit her own scarves on our way home one evening I can fathom the respect she has for not only the collections but also the people responsible for their creation and care.

    Throughout Daniel’s portraits he’s been able to capture so well a humbling sense of gratification and pride, a mood that reflects our joy of being here because of the love we have for this world and its achievements. We’re all bursting with the same sense of wonder. 

    Check out more portraits in his series, including questions answered by the featured scientists.

     
  9. 14:40 3rd Apr 2014

    Notes: 4516

    Reblogged from humanistic-science

    Tags: hashtag accurate

    anders-wo:

    YES.

    (Source: antebellumem)

     
  10. 13:30 31st Mar 2014

    Notes: 310

    Reblogged from dead-men-talking

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    postcrescent:

IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE: Fox Valley Technical College will create a cold-weather body farm in Greenville, Wis. 
A body farm is an outdoor research facility where forensic scientists place animal carcasses and donated human cadavers in various settings - in the open air, in a shallow grave or in a sleeping bag - to study the decomposition of bodies by digestive enzymes, bacteria, insects and scavengers.
The information can help determine the time and circumstances of death, which detectives can use to validate or refute alibis given by suspects in a crime.
Body farms are in operation in Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas, but the technical college’s facility will be among the best suited to study the decomposition process in the extreme cold.
(Photo credit: Wm. Glasheen/Post-Crescent Media)  

    postcrescent:

    IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE: Fox Valley Technical College will create a cold-weather body farm in Greenville, Wis. 

    A body farm is an outdoor research facility where forensic scientists place animal carcasses and donated human cadavers in various settings - in the open air, in a shallow grave or in a sleeping bag - to study the decomposition of bodies by digestive enzymes, bacteria, insects and scavengers.

    The information can help determine the time and circumstances of death, which detectives can use to validate or refute alibis given by suspects in a crime.

    Body farms are in operation in Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas, but the technical college’s facility will be among the best suited to study the decomposition process in the extreme cold.

    (Photo credit: Wm. Glasheen/Post-Crescent Media)  

     
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    dead-men-talking:

humanisticscience and me playing with the heat radiation display in the new biomechanics exhibit at the Field Museum!

    dead-men-talking:

    humanisticscience and me playing with the heat radiation display in the new biomechanics exhibit at the Field Museum!

     
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    kqedscience:

Russian scientists: We have a “high chance” of cloning a wooly mammoth
“An exquisitely preserved wooly mammoth is currently undergoing an autopsy in Siberia. Some experts believe they’ll be able to extract high quality DNA and cells from the remains which could conceivably be used to clone the extinct mammal. The question now is, should we?”
Read more from io9. 

    kqedscience:

    Russian scientists: We have a “high chance” of cloning a wooly mammoth

    An exquisitely preserved wooly mammoth is currently undergoing an autopsy in Siberia. Some experts believe they’ll be able to extract high quality DNA and cells from the remains which could conceivably be used to clone the extinct mammal. The question now is, should we?”

    Read more from io9

     
  13. 17:36 11th Mar 2014

    Notes: 508

    Reblogged from archaeologicalnews

    800-year-old monk found poking out of cliff face

    archaeologicalnews:

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    The legs of an 800-year-old medieval monk have been discovered, poking out of a cliff face in Wales.

    Although badly damaged and missing their knees, shins and feet, the thigh bones were found after the fierce recent storms caused severe coastal erosion.

    They were spotted by rambler Mandy Ewington, who sent a photograph to coastal archaeologist Karl-James Langford.

    Mr Langford, 39, said “I thought she must have been mistaken but I went down to see for myself and thought: “Bloody hell,this is amazing!
    "You can clearly see a grave has been eroded into the sea. Read more.

     
  14. 17:30

    Notes: 16

    Reblogged from humanisticscience

    Tags: liveblog of academic career

    humanisticscience:

    My cat wont let me write my thesis. He doesn’t like that Egyptian mummies are more important right now than he is.

    I wrote 10 pages even with the cat. I will not be stopped by the power of feline. 

     
  15. My cat wont let me write my thesis. He doesn’t like that Egyptian mummies are more important right now than he is.