Scientists just solved a 3-million-year-old mystery about one of our early human ancestors

Lucy is a member of the Australopithecus afarensis group of human ancestors. She is one of the oldest and most complete ancient human fossils, so scientists have to take great care when studying her. Anthropologist John Kappelman and a team of scientists put Lucy through a machine that creates high-resolution digital scans. The resulting images are higher resolution than a medical CT scan — and may have revealed the cause of her death.

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Hello everyone! I don’t have a ton of time this morning but I wanna address something very quickly!

Yes, my dear friend Bones is deleting their blog. And yes, they are OKAY. They are alive, so please, don’t fret.

This is a choice they made for their own mental health, and I think it’s for the best. I know what it’s like to agonize over people’s opinions about yourself online - and honestly, I have never felt it on a level like Bones did!

They are a teenage college student, and they have dealt with a HUGE level of drama and attention constantly for a long time. That kind of pressure is difficult to manage - and it’s even MORE difficult when you know people are only watching you for any mistakes you make.

All I can say is… please.

Be mindful of what you say.

Whether you want to vent or not, please know that your words, typed or spoken, can have a lasting impact on anyone who reads them.

And if you know you’ve done something wrong, apologize.

And when someone says sorry, listen to them.

Trust me, there are much more important things for us to do, much HEALTHIER things, besides holding grudges.

We can’t make progress if we don’t move forward.

It’s gonna be okay, everyone. It sucks, but sometimes change is necessary. What’s done is done.

The rest is up to you.

I still have faith in you!

And if you need to talk, feel free to message me. Please understand that I will be at work for most of the day, so you may not see a response for several hours. If I can be of any help, let me know.

All of my love goes out to you!

anonymous asked:

(part 1/2) Imagine visiting some high and mighty natives and for whatever reason Bones can't speak unless spoken too. (maybe because he's a 'healer', 'divorced' or whatever stupid reason) And at first Spock is all finally I can have a conversation without any illogical comments, but then Spock realises how absolutely DULL conversations are without Bones to interject and debate with, and Spock begins to notice Bones has gone from biting his tongue to looking quietly forlorn.

(cont)  And the natives are frankly treating bones like crap and Spock is very quickly not liking this at all. So Spock starts phrasing everything he says as a question to Bones. Like Everything just so he can speak without breaking any rules. And Bones quickly catches on and is smirking and rocking on the balls of his feet for the rest of the day.

Imagine that anyone time a stuck-up diplomat asks Spock a question, he’ll immediately turn around and say something like “Doctor, what do you think?”

And Bones will laugh, “Well, I for one think that-”

“I was asking you, Mr. Spock.”

“And I was asking the doctor before you so rudely interrupted. Please continue Doctor McCoy.”

Egyptian Mummy's Face Recreated with 3D Printing

An Egyptian mummy’s head and face have been reconstructed with forensic science and 3D printing, offering scientists a tantalizing glimpse of the individual’s life and death.

The mummified head was discovered by accident in the collections of the University of Melbourne in Australia. A museum curator happened upon the remains during an audit and, concerned about the state of the specimen, sent it for a computed tomography(CT) scan.

“Turns out, [the skull] is actually quite intact; it has got bandages and looks well on the inside,” said Varsha Pilbrow, a biological anthropologist in the University of Melbourne’s Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience. “Of course, that then allowed us to think what to do next.”

With the help of an imaging specialist, Pilbrow and her team used the scans to create a 3D-printed replica of the mummy’s skull. Read more.

  • Bones:Who thought that this was a good idea?!?!
  • Spock:Doctor I assure you I had taken every possible scenario and risk into consideration when planning our current course of action.
  • Bones:Yeah, but dos you take him into account?
  • Kirk:Hey guys, check out this weird flower, it keeps trying to cuddle my neck. I think it likes me.
  • Spock:.... I have no excuse.

the-demon-inside-of-you  asked:

I am convinced that Bones tells dad jokes. He tells them to Jim, who secretly enjoys them. And he tries telling them to Spock to get him to laugh but Spock just doesn't get it. Like McCoy can be giving a physical a say "I hope you don't have a bladder infection cause then, urine trouble"... and Spock takes it serious. .. Just McCoy thinking dad jokes are hilarious.

“Bones, I’m serious.”

“Hi Serious.”


“I’m a Doctor”