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schim:

Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]

PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.

It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats. 

Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.

http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/neurological/c_ct_headpressing

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)

http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)

dichotomized:

Three preserved human fetuses, presented in an antique display cabinet. The first is an altogether healthy fetus, the second suffers Polymelia, six arms, and the final, suffers a rare infection of the Shope papilloma virus, which causes of series of horn like growths in the forehead.

dichotomized:

Three preserved human fetuses, presented in an antique display cabinet. The first is an altogether healthy fetus, the second suffers Polymelia, six arms, and the final, suffers a rare infection of the Shope papilloma virus, which causes of series of horn like growths in the forehead.

darmonee:

callmekitto:

Good job pet store. That is what’s up.

I worked in a pet store for 5 years, and every Easter our rabbit sales went up exponentially. I can tell you from experience that almost half of the rabbits we sold were brought back in as early as two weeks after they were adopted. Some people let them loose, and some people send them to a shelter. People need to understand this very statement, and truly think about it. A rabbit is a big commitment, and should not be a fad or seen as a compulsory pet. 
I cannot like this anymore than once, but I sure as hell hope people will spread this message, because it’s important as hell. I used to hand out care sheet BOOKLETS to everyone looking to adopt, and it prevented many of them from adopting in the end. 

darmonee:

callmekitto:

Good job pet store. That is what’s up.

I worked in a pet store for 5 years, and every Easter our rabbit sales went up exponentially. I can tell you from experience that almost half of the rabbits we sold were brought back in as early as two weeks after they were adopted. Some people let them loose, and some people send them to a shelter. People need to understand this very statement, and truly think about it. A rabbit is a big commitment, and should not be a fad or seen as a compulsory pet. 

I cannot like this anymore than once, but I sure as hell hope people will spread this message, because it’s important as hell. I used to hand out care sheet BOOKLETS to everyone looking to adopt, and it prevented many of them from adopting in the end. 

post-mitotic:

lymph vessels
nobody seems to care much about these guys, yet your arm would swell up without them — there’s just enough net fluid leak from capillaries to cause problems in the absence of another set of pipes to return that transudate to the circulatory system
let’s have a little respect for lymphatics
colored SEM, 27x
credit: Susumu Nishinaga

post-mitotic:

lymph vessels

nobody seems to care much about these guys, yet your arm would swell up without them — there’s just enough net fluid leak from capillaries to cause problems in the absence of another set of pipes to return that transudate to the circulatory system

let’s have a little respect for lymphatics

colored SEM, 27x

credit: Susumu Nishinaga

skullbird:

Sketches of various constrictor profiles, attempting to help illustrate that these snakes don’t just vary in color and size, but there’s tons of variation even down to facial structure.

This was a fun exercise~

mediclopedia:

Dr. Alexander Seifalian does amazing work on regenerative medicine.. growing custom organs for those in need. He has successful grown tracheas, tear ducts, and other various blood vessels and has even started to grow organs for the face. 

As he continues his amazing work, I cannot wait to see what he grows in his lab next! 

His work at UCL has evolved quickly and has already begun human trials. He has already successfully grown a nose using a template and the necessary stem cells, and then implanted it on a patients arm so that skin can grow around it and look flawless. It was then implanted on the patients face.

kingdom-of-the-cats:

Napo walking in the vegetation (by Tambako the Jaguar)

kingdom-of-the-cats:

Napo walking in the vegetation (by Tambako the Jaguar)

thedevilsguard:

Soviet troops pass corpses of German soldiers in East Prussia late 1944.

thedevilsguard:

Soviet troops pass corpses of German soldiers in East Prussia late 1944.

mucholderthen:


2 Seconds of Eternityby FalcaoLucas

Via falcaolucasart

mucholderthen:

2 Seconds of Eternity
by FalcaoLucas

Via falcaolucasart

scarletsamhain:

willy wonka and I are one

plasmatics-life:

Total Lunar Eclipse (April 15, 2014) |  by Nick Franchi

plasmatics-life:

Total Lunar Eclipse (April 15, 2014) | by Nick Franchi

heythereuniverse:

Human Blood  | Anne Weston
A human blood sample showing red cells, white cells, platelets (coloured yellow/green) and fibrin (light brown)

heythereuniverse:

Human Blood  | Anne Weston

A human blood sample showing red cells, white cells, platelets (coloured yellow/green) and fibrin (light brown)

secondworldwarineurope:

After the Fall: Photos of Hitler’s Bunker and the Ruins of Berlin, 1945

Russian soldiers and a civilian struggle to move a large bronze Nazi Party eagle that once loomed over a doorway of the Reich Chancellery, Berlin, 1945.

At the Reichstag, evidence of a practice common throughout the centuries: soldiers scrawling graffiti to honor fallen comrades, insult the vanquished or simply announce, I was here. I survived. Berlin, 1945.

An image almost too perfectly symbolic of Berlin in 1945: A crushed globe and a bust of Hitler amid rubble outside the ruined Reich Chancellery.

An American soldier, PFC Douglas Page, offers a mocking Nazi salute inside the bombed-out ruins of the Berliner Sportspalast, or Sport Palace. The venue, destroyed during an Allied bombing raid in January 1944, was where the Third Reich often held political rallies.

Oberwallstrasse, in central Berlin, saw some of the most vicious fighting between German and Soviet troops in the spring of 1945

A new view of a photograph that appeared, heavily cropped, in LIFE, picturing Hitler’s bunker, partially burned by retreating German troops and stripped of valuables by invading Russians.

Desk inside Adolf Hitler’s bunker, Berlin, 1945.

A Russian soldier stands in Adolf Hitler’s bunker, Berlin, 1945.

An SS officer’s cap, with the infamous death’s-head skull emblem barely visible.  (source)

fot: William Vandivert