jtotheizzoe:

teded:

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout.
From the TED-Ed lesson How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins
Animation by Sharon Colman Graham

Shred that guitar, toot that horn, rattle those keys… it’s good fer yer neurons!

jtotheizzoe:

teded:

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout.

From the TED-Ed lesson How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Animation by Sharon Colman Graham

Shred that guitar, toot that horn, rattle those keys… it’s good fer yer neurons!

Yum.
artofcheese:

Caprese Salad. 
Photo by: Jacquelyn Portolese Photography

Yum.

artofcheese:

Caprese Salad. 

Photo by: Jacquelyn Portolese Photography

jtotheizzoe:

NEW VIDEO! It’s time for…

Summertime Science!!

This week I ventured out into the scorching heat of Austin in July to look at why we sweat, why we get sunburned, and why our fingers get all wrinkled when we go swimming. I had to go swimming and get a watermelon sno-cone for this video… the sacrifices I make for my videos, eh?

I would also like to note that the thumbnail is in no way photoshopped.

An earlier version of this video had an error in it, so I re-uploaded it. That means you’ll have to watch it again and reblog it again and love it again :)

A short film about gender roles, Trans, and what it is like to have an identity that deviates from the status quo.

(by Kilian Schönberger)

Tags: photography

Yummy science :)

scienceandfood:

DIY Kitchen Science: Crumbalicious Apple Pie
This duo of student scientists aimed to create a pie with the crunchiest apple filling by experimenting with four different types of apples: Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Pink Lady, and Fuji. To determine which apples had the greatest resistance to applied forces (and thus remained crunchiest), they measured both the force required to cut through each kind of apple and the “elastic modulus”, which is the amount of deformation caused by a given force. Read more…
Photo Courtesy: Patrick Tran

Yummy science :)

scienceandfood:

DIY Kitchen Science: Crumbalicious Apple Pie

This duo of student scientists aimed to create a pie with the crunchiest apple filling by experimenting with four different types of apples: Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Pink Lady, and Fuji. To determine which apples had the greatest resistance to applied forces (and thus remained crunchiest), they measured both the force required to cut through each kind of apple and the “elastic modulus”, which is the amount of deformation caused by a given force. Read more…

Photo Courtesy: Patrick Tran

Apparently when you eat cheese, you use all 23 senses. No wonder I love it so much!!!

Apparently when you eat cheese, you use all 23 senses. No wonder I love it so much!!!

(Source: jtotheizzoe)

Attention, science enthusiasts! If you’re looking for new science blogs to follow - here’s an excellent list: Part 1 Part 2
That amazing list was put together by the awesome Shychemist, check out his blog, help him expand the list!

Attention, science enthusiasts! If you’re looking for new science blogs to follow - here’s an excellent list: Part 1 Part 2

That amazing list was put together by the awesome Shychemist, check out his blog, help him expand the list!

(Source: spaceplasma, via science-junkie)

Tags: science blogs

A “Drinkable Book” Delivers Clean Water In A New Form
The pages of The Drinkable Book are made with silver nanoparticle-coated paper that filters 99.9% of bacteria, such as cholera, E. coli and typhoid from contaminated water. Invented by Carnegie Mellon researcher Dr. Theresa Dankovich, the paper costs pennies to produce per page. When someone receives the book, they tear out a filter, place it in the filter box that encases the book, and pour water through.
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A “Drinkable Book” Delivers Clean Water In A New Form

The pages of The Drinkable Book are made with silver nanoparticle-coated paper that filters 99.9% of bacteria, such as cholera, E. coli and typhoid from contaminated water. Invented by Carnegie Mellon researcher Dr. Theresa Dankovich, the paper costs pennies to produce per page. When someone receives the book, they tear out a filter, place it in the filter box that encases the book, and pour water through.

Read More>

(via fastcompany)

"Everyone knows that multitasking doesn’t work. It’s inefficient, and stunts creativity, productivity, and emotional intelligence. Yet, we all do it—I have seven tabs open right now, and the task bar looks pretty roomy to me. Fast Company has offered its readers various "monotasking" hacks, but Tabless Thursday might be the most accessible step in the right direction for a happier, more productive you. Here’s a useful guide to joining the movement."

To Get More Done At Work, Just Say No To Tabs (via fastcompany)