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anonymous asked:

there is no difference between the brains of men and women. try harder, misogynist.

Female brains have a higher percentage of grey matter.

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/19/10/4065

“While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials, UCLA researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex.”

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/more-evidence-that-male-and-female-brains-are-wired-differently

“The female brain appears to have increased connection between neurons in the right and left hemispheres of the brain, and males seem to have increased neural communication within hemispheres from frontal to rear portions of the organ.”

http://mobile.the-scientist.com/article/38539/male-and-female-brains-wired-differently

Here are some other links with information on the differences between male and female brains:

http://www.livescience.com/41619-male-female-brains-wired-differently.html

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2016/06/brain-activity-during-cooperation-differs-by-sex.html

But I guess science is just misogynistic.

majestictophat  asked:

What even is Celsius to Fahrenheit???? water freezes at 0 degrees C and 30 degrees Fahrenheit??

I’m gonna research the heck out of this because I’ve been wondering about this myself.

It’s a weird conversion formula of sorts. Digging this out from RapidTables:

“The temperature T in degrees Fahrenheit (°F) is equal to the temperature T in degrees Celsius (°C) times 9/5 plus 32:

T(°F) = T(°C) × 9/5 + 32″

So, Fahrenheit basically takes the Celsius temperature, multiplies it by a fraction (or a whole plus a fraction???), and then tacks on the number 32.

Huh. 32 is apparently because the person who invented the Fahrenheit scale (Mr Daniel Fahrenheit) was working with limited instruments at the time (it was the 1700s). 

From this article from LiveScience:

“Fahrenheit’s thermometer was a take on an alcohol-based thermometer invented by Olaus Roemer, a Danish scientist. Roemer marked two points on his thermometer — 0 as the lowest point, 60 as the temperature of boiling water, 7.5 as the point where ice melted and 22.5 as body temperature.

Because the mercury thermometer was more accurate, Fahrenheit decided to expand the Roemer scale by multiplying its values by four. He made adjustments to those metrics based on further research, even putting the thermometer under his wife’s armpit to gain a body temperature.

In his initial scale, the zero point was determined by placing the thermometer in an equal mix of ice, water, and salt (ammonium chloride). This stable temperature was set as 0. The second point, at 32, was an equal mix of ice and water. The third point, 96, was approximately the human body temperature, referred to as “blood-heat." 

Huh. Interesting. 

I’m just… not too sure it’s an effective means of measurement in this day and age.

Get with the times, America.

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