Growing Out My Bush
is a fascinating Tumblr where one woman explores the perception of the female body by first shaving and then photographing the re-growth of her pubic hair. Especially interesting are "The Reality of Nude Photos
" and "How Breasts Can Look
Is Psychometric g a Myth?
- "As an online discussion about IQ or general intelligence grows longer, the probability of someone linking to statistician Cosma Shalizi's essay g, a Statistical Myth
approaches 1. Usually the link is accompanied by an assertion to the effect that Shalizi offers a definitive refutation of the concept of general mental ability, or psychometric g
." [more inside]
Pictures of some brains from the Texas State Mental Hospital. (Not for the squemish.)
"I walked into a storage closet filled with approximately one-hundred human brains, none of them normal, taken from patients at the Texas State Mental Hospital. The brains sat in large jars of fluid, each labeled with a date of death or autopsy, a brief description in Latin, and a case number."
The pancreas is a completely crummy organ......
so which parts of the human body could you design better? Interesting article and comments.
Do You Taste What I Taste?
- The first of Slate's 3-part series on the physiology of taste [parts 2
Researchers discover that lactic acid is more than just a byproduct. According
to George A. Brooks
, "lactate is the link between oxidative and glycolytic, or anaerobic, metabolism." You can read the abstract
of the paper at the American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism