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They come and they go these times, cycling, in eternity, four fold, the seasons mark the rotations. Blue for winter, green for Spring, red for Summer, yellow for Fall, we cycle through the colors of the Dhyana Buddhas in our meditation.

The West is red, the East blue, green the North, South is yellow. Our center is both white and black, mixed, fragments of distinction, reflecting back and forth as colors begin to be reborn in the magical display of the tantra.

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Some cone conditioning to get you through your #humpday. 😅
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I picked up this workout from my fellas @tonehouse @evanfitness_nyc @j_fit4life_ 💪🏼
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One touch. Two touch. Side shuffle left. Side shuffle right. Hops.
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3 sets of each before continuing on to the next movement.
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For all you #beasts out there, throw two sets of burpees into the rotation- three sets facing one direction, then three sets facing the opposite direction.
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Keep going! Don’t look back. #humanhero2017 #conditioning #movementcoach #getoutside #letsgo (at South Pointe Park)

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anonymous asked:

Crazy idea (and way too time consuming for you guys), but I would LOVE to watch LoK with commentary by you and Julia. Just throwing that wish into the void.

a bunch of us on the site have been kicking around the idea of a podcast or something, maybe “Bryke 52″ since there are 52 episodes and it’s a magic number. Rotating panel of hosts, so that @progmanx and I will be distilled in our Asami rabbit hole (we’d have to do 1x07 together though). Idk, I think it’d be fun, but still definitely in its infant stages. I’m sure Julia would want to be involved, being a Beifong-o-phile.

Compound Eyes?

Does anyone know information on compound eyes (ie; insect compound eyes)?

I’m working on building a fictional race that has a set of 6 compound eye clusters (3 pairs, which are symmetrical along the sagittal plane). Each compound eye cluster are attached to a network of small, fast-twitch muscles which allow the eye cluster to “shift” or “wobble,” basically allowing for small, but fast rotations on two axis’s. 

They retain a high level of dynamic visual acuity, and by shifting the compound eye clusters, they’re able to partially overlap “pixels” and use their visual cortex to create a composite image of their surroundings. 

I was wondering if that made sense from a biological perspective; and if anyone had ideas on how that would effect vision (color sensitivity, resolution, distance vision, etc).

The more I understand about this the more realistic this fictional race will be, and that helps me from a world-building perspective, so please, let me know of anything you guys think of; be that advantages, disadvantages, issues of scale, or anything like that. 

Gradblr Challenge: Day 17

Wednesday, 03.22.17

Today’s been a class-filled day. My paper presentation is tomorrow, and I’ve spent my free time today getting ready for it.

The end of my third and last rotation is coming up and I’m torn between two options. One is my current lab: the PI is young, enthusiastic, and supportive; the lab is new and small. The other is my first lab: the PI is much older, very well-established in the field, but also very busy; the labs are larger. I enjoy working with the people from both labs, so fitting into the lab culture really isn’t a problem. 

I want to pick the new lab because I feel like I do better when I have a good relationship with my PI, and I feel like I will get a lot of mentoring from him, based on my time in the lab. But my previous mentor has said to seriously the older PI because his being more well-established means he’ll have more connections for me to hit up for post-grad opportunities. This is a bonus, but I have a sense I will regret it if I pick the older lab. Ugh, I emailed my previous advisor hoping he would reaffirm my decision, but he just made it more complicated. 

How did you other science gradblrs end up in your thesis lab? Am I missing out on substantial amounts of opportunities if I decide to go with a new, un-tenured PI?

(tagging @cancerbiophd and @caffeinatedcraziness since I remember them being bio PhD students as well)

anonymous asked:

Oh oh oh! So I'm in choir, and we're kind of like this happy-crazy family, and today one of the baritones had food poisoning but he showed up for practice anyway even though he really wasn't up for much other than curling up on the floor behind all the stands and he's basically everyone's fav brother so we made him a nest out of our coats and there was like a rotation of people checking in on him every so often because we were all really worried and the teacher got kind of annoyed since 1/2

2/2 we kept on sneaking to the back when we were supposed to be focusing but family first y'know? He left halfway to throw up in the bathroom and he was like ten shades whiter when he came back and there was an actual literal chorus (not the singing kind) of “are you okay??!!” and it was the greatest thing ever i swear. but yeah anyway choir is awesome like that.

Oh my god!! It’s so sweet that you all looked after him! Omg! This actually reminds me of a similar thing that happened to me when I was in 5th year choir (although mine involved my choir mistress not believing that one of the tenors was feeling sick until he literally threw up and that didn’t end well….)

Sometimes I think I’m a cartoon character who gets a re-design every couple seasons, but within a season rotates between like 3 standard outfits.  

Team VILT! (Finally) Doing some semblance training!! (Team VILT also means Grimmfuture!au)
  • Alician, collapsed on the forest floor in front of a line of trees which have various amounts of damage, from being completely toppled over to only having some bark torn away, panting in exhaustion: Ve...Verrus...can't we...have a break? Please?
  • Iccarus, sitting against another tree on the side, looking over to his Team's leader, who's standing tall and silent, struggling to not sound exhausted himself: Yeah, maybe a break would be...good, y'know?
  • Verrus, after a moment of silence, starring at the ground, she looks up and speaks with authority: Agreed. However, we must continue afterwards.
  • Icarrus, jumping up and stretches, groaning a bit as he rotates his arm, the golden bangles infused with dust jingling on his wrist, looks behind him to see trees with various scars left by various elements: Hey, how come Nekros doesn't train with us?
  • Alician, sitting up suddenly, an exasperated puft of air coming from her as she does, flexing her fingers and winces at the bloodied knuckles: Yeah, shouldn't we train as a team?
  • Verrus, her back turned to her team, as she's setting up a picnic-styled lunch setting: Nekro's semblance...is something else. To exercise it with many people around is much more....dangerous. So her and I train on our own.
  • Icarrus, snickers and elbows a drooling-at-the-smell-of-food Alician: Heh, I bet her semblance is something lew-
  • Verrus, turning quickly and smashes her staff to the ground, causing one of her many tattoos to glow ominously red upon her arm, the very same design appearing upon the ground: I suggest you rethink your statement. Or not say it at all.
  • Iccarus, eyes wide, hands up in surrender: Okay okay. Sheesh I'm sorry.
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Finding Darkness In The Light: How Vera Rubin Changed The Universe

“Instead, the speeds rose rapidly, but then leveled off. As you moved farther away from a galaxy’s core, the stars’ rotation speeds didn’t drop, but rather leveled off to a constant value. The rotation curves, unexpectedly, were flat. Rubin’s work began in the Andromeda galaxy, our closest large, galactic neighbor, but quickly was extended to dozens of galaxies, which all showed the same effects. Today, that number is in the thousands, and our multiwavelength, advanced surveys have shown that it can’t be missing atoms, ions, plasmas, gas, dust, planets or asteroids that account for the mass. Either something is screwy with the laws of gravity on galactic (and larger) scales, or there’s some type of unseen mass in the Universe.”

When you look at a galaxy in the night sky, it’s easy to imagine that it’s just a system of masses like our Solar System, except on a larger scale. Instead of a single, central mass, you have many stars responsible for the galaxy’s gravitational pull. The stars revolving around the galactic center feel the tug from all the other stars and orbit accordingly, with the inner stars orbiting quickly and the outermost ones – the ones most distant from the gravitational sources – orbiting more slowly, just like the planets. At least, that’s what you’d expect. But when the techniques and the technologies for measuring this finally came to fruition, the result was a colossal surprise: the stars in a galaxy didn’t determine the galaxy’s mass or rotation properties. In fact, if you went out and measured the gas, dust, plasma, planets and everything else we can observe in the galaxy, they don’t explain it either. Something unseen and invisible was influencing the way galaxies behave.

On Sunday night, Vera Rubin passed away at age 88. Here was her most titanic, Universe-changing contribution to the enterprise of science.

Just an old photo this evening 😊 Had an super interesting day at the ER today,tons of sprained ankles, broken hips, cuts and so much more. Somehow the 10ish hours there just seemed to fly by🏥and then it was home to work on budgets and school related things. Now, I0’m ready to pass out ✌🏻💤♥️