thank you bp! you have caused the end of life as...
Even if the well that is spewing crude recklessly into the Gulf of Mexico were capped tomorrow, the damage is already done. Hundreds of thousands of animals are going to die. The fishing industry will be devastated for a generation. However, this underwater funnel of oil is not going to stop tomorrow. NBC news reports that BP suspects it may go on for months. At the current rate of 200,000...
psychedelic trips and anxiety! →
so some scientific studies show that taking psychedelics can help reduce anxiety, at least until the green monster with teeth on its fingertips starts gnawing your face off.. how awsm is that!?
time to leave the dark ages? →
california has over 700 inmates on death row and has executed only 13 since 1977 costing more than $1 billion. maybe it’s time to leave the dark ages and kill capital punishment?
what is the memory capacity of the human brain? is...
“Mr. Osborne, may I be excused? My brain is full,” a student with a particularly tiny head asks his classroom teacher in a classic Far Side comic by Gary Larson. The deadpan answer to this question would be, “No, your brain is almost certainly not full.” Although there must be a physical limit to how many memories we can store, it is extremely large. We don’t have to worry about running out of...
In medical school..
Forget about how you crammed for exams in your undergraduate. In medical school, studying is about more than just passing exams; it’s the fact that knowing something can actually help, and even save someones life. Although, to get to that stage you have to pass exams. And, thankfully missing things in exams is the same as missing them in real life — so we study, study, and study some...
Why would you look for a loophole for that? Are you worried when you go to hell, you’d only be taking the local and you want make sure you’re going to be on the express?
“jetzt erst recht” by lafee (german...
Step 1 Question with Answer
An 80 year old man with a history of CHF is brought to the ER because of sudden-onset abdominal pain. He has severe hypotension, which you suspect is precipitating the patient’s discomfort. Which of the following arteries provides blood to the area immediately proximal to the location of the pathology in this man’s abdomen? A. Celiac artery B. Ileocolic artery C. Middle colic...
Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act,...
Whenever researchers use MRI to observe test subjects as they perform a particular task, it seems that some new secret of our brain is unlocked. Altruism is no exception. One such study focused on anonymous charitable donations, which are pretty specific altruistic acts: the giver receives no tangible reward, he or she gives away hard-earned money to benefit a total stranger, and he or she cannot...
new york, new york city speed!