branch of science

anonymous asked:

Thank you for the dino article. I'm in my 20s but still love dinosaurs and news like what you shared makes me wish I majored in paleobiology.

Happy to. :)

I’m 28 and a Chemistry major but Paleontology has always been one of my favourite branches of Science. If I had to change careers/majors, I think Paleontology would be one field I’d really enjoy.

branches of biology → ornithology

concerns the study of birds. The word “ornithology” derives from the ancient Greek ὄρνις ornis (“bird”) and λόγος logos (“rationale” or “explanation”). Several aspects of ornithology differ from related disciplines, due partly to the high visibility and the aesthetic appeal of birds.


OK so anyone here knows that True Colors is the most emotionally driven song in the whole movie. But there is some scientific stuff that they did with their animation that surprises me. And it has to do with Branch and Poppy. But first onto some observations. First off, saying I love you. As you know, in the song True Colors, I love you is said twice. Some think that it is strictly platonic I love you’s but I can prove that that is false. The Spanish language has two ways of saying I love you. Te amo for romantic and te quiero for platonic. In the Spanish version of the film, Branch and Poppy BOTH say te amo. When the trolls are escaping and Bridget and Poppy say they love each other, it is said as te quiero. So Poppy and Branch definitely love each other romantically. Second, science stuff. There is a strong correlation between arousal and specific eye movements like dilation and blinking. Our eyes naturally dilate to allow more light in, dilation also occurs in response to cognitive and emotional events. So when we are interested or in any way emotionally stimulated and what we are looking at, are pupils dialate. Put in more lame terms, when you see someone you love or like, your pupils dialate. When you watch Poppy react to Branch saying I love you, her pupils dialate. Branch’s do as well when he smiles at her. His also dilate multiple times throughout the movie when he’s looking at her. (You can see Poppy’s eyes dilate in the second gif) (It’s harder to see but you can also see Branch’s in the third one) So through the power of Science and investigating with different language versions of the same exact movie, we can come to the conclusion that branch and Poppy do in fact love each other romantically, not platonically. Look at these little fools in love :D

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branches of biology → paleontology

the scientific study of life that existed prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch (roughly 11,700 years before present). It includes the study of fossils to determine organisms’ evolution and interactions with each other and their environments (their paleoecology). Paleontological observations have been documented as far back as the 5th century BC.

Please don’t forget in the midst of Carrie Fisher dying that two other very important people were announced dead today. Vera Rubin, who studied galactic rotation and found evidence of dark matter, and novelist Richard Adams the man who wrote Watership Down.

Vera was an important person to the astronomy branch of science, and Richards works are an important piece of the literary world. Both died on Christmas day, but amidst George Micheal and Carrie Fisher’s deaths, they are being overlooked.  

RIP To all of them

Where to Look for Fossils

Vertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager Amy Henrici in the field. 

by Patrick McShea

As I travelled west from Pittsburgh to meet Carnegie Museum of Natural Hisotry Vertebrate Fossil Collection Manager Amy Henrici for a frog fossil hunting expedition in eastern Nevada, the same question was asked by each of my airplane seat mates.

How do you know where to look for fossils?“ 

For the sites we planned to visit the answer was simple. Earlier written reports by geologists mapping rock formations and mineral deposits noted the occasion occurrence of fossils in certain rock layers. 

Fossil searches involved locating and visiting sites where such rock layers are exposed on the surface, and then examining fragments that have eroded from these outcrops.The full process, which might stretch over decades, is an example of how published findings allow one branch of science to serve another.

As a geologist friend takes great pleasure in explaining, "Geologists let paleontologist know where fossils are in the multitude rock layers of Earth’s history, in time and in place.”

Patrick McShea is a museum educator who is traveling through Nevada with Vertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager Amy Henrici to search for frog fossils. He frequently blogs about his experiences.

branches of biology → botany

the science of plant life and a branch of biology. A botanist or plant scientist is a scientist who specialises in this field. The term “botany” comes from the Ancient Greek word βοτάνη (botanē) meaning “pasture”, “grass”, or “fodder”; βοτάνη is in turn derived from βόσκειν (boskein), “to feed” or “to graze”.

Ravenclaws are often perceived as “boring” by other houses…but it’s really just that their passions are narrow and incredibly deep. If it’s a certain genre they’re into, for example, or a branch of science, or even a particular fashion trend, you’d better believe they know e v e r y t h i n g about the thing they love. 

Their minds are always full and bright with new ideas, connections and areas of interest. 

If they seem boring, it’s because their worlds are internal and the joy they derive from the simplest of things might seem like academia to those whose heads aren’t in the same place. 

Haootia, from the Late Ediacaran of Newfoundland, Canada (~560 mya). Named after the Beothuk word “haoot”, meaning “demon”, it measured about 5cm in diameter (2″) and preserves the earliest known evidence of muscle fibers.

Based on the presence of muscles and its fourfold symmetry, it’s been identified as a cnidarian polyp – making it one of the only members of the Ediacaran biota with a clear relationship to other animal groups.

anonymous asked:

I stumbled on your Javik beefcake art, the purely science part made me think of this one post about "lick the science" funny thing about different science branches and licking their science, like archaeologist lick pots and geologist lick rocks if you haven't seen it. t'sovik science is lick the prothean

liara: yes… science


The Japan Branch of the SSSP or Science Special Search Party (科学特捜隊 Kagaku Tokusō Tai), also known as the Science Special Investigation Team (科学特別捜査隊 Kagaku Tokubetsu Sōsa-tai) but in the English-speaking world generally referred to as The Science Patrol. The photo is from 1966.

Members from left to right, starting at the top:

Ordnance and Munitions Officer Mitsuhiro Ide

Sharpshooter Daisuke Arashi

Captain Toshio Muramatsu

Communications Officer Akiko Fuji

Vice-Captain Shin Hayata

@antiquefox surprise I’m drawing urban/cyberpunk/apocalyptic modern!elves so you’re a city elf prince so HERE have a WIP in case I hate this by tomorrow XD

ft. ur “mildly disinterested” face b/c i adore it XD

sometimes there are days where i just think about all the indian characters i *see* on television and just… get so disappointed. we’re always either the crazy polytheistic nerd who spew nothing but facts, the background IT worker, or that one socially awkward background character who always follows around the white guy. give me a Captain Singh who actually stays as a recurring character throughout a television series! give me an lgbt indian woman who has her own agency! give me an indian person who doesn’t work in IT/computer science branch! and for God’s sake, end the whole “Indian accent” trope! it’s ridiculous and you know goddamn well that most of us don’t have it/we have it because English is not our first language. yall constantly talk about/reference the hindu gods and our culture but you mock people who actually follow/believe in these things.