the image lab


to anyone who may need it:

tumblr mobile can automatically pause all gifs on your dash, no not just on data saving mode

go to your account page, click settings, then general settings.

scroll down until you see experiments, and click on labs. The tumblr labs image flashes around a bit so be aware of that

under that screen turn on “Tumblr Labs,” then “Tap To Play Gifs”

this is on an Android, so if someone with apple could check that’d be really helpful! 

So I’ve seen scams about this floating around Facebook but this is the first one I’ve seen on Tumblr. I love the fidget cube and it is amazing - but the only real one that isn’t a bad reproduced knockoff or a straight up scam is from Antsy Labs. Antsy Labs is the company that originally kickstarted this project.


Basically you’re either going to get a really crappy version of one, IF you get one at all. There are some that are just taking people’s money and running.

When I first saw this website I checked it out and they didn’t even have a contact us section and their “return policy” looks sketchy as hell.

Don’t lose your money on this! If you want a real one go check out @antsylabs!


Happy comicbooks Wednesday! I share with you a little proyect I have with my pal @danieruhuli, the anthropomorphization of our favorites comics publishing houses (and seals)! Hope you like it, and please make me know if you want us to design another one of your liking!

So I’m super pumped for The Arcana, and of course I had to design my main character….

I went way overboard as usual, but it’s a nice break from doing thesis work!

Check out The Arcana’s playable and completely awesome demo for both Apple and Android devices. The art is amazing, the story sounds really promising and, you get to chose your characters name and pronouns!

Chapters are set to start releasing sometime within the next month or so, follow them on Twitter and Instagram!!

Can’t wait!


3-D computer imaging of a trilobite

Serendipity (Music Box Ver.)
Serendipity (Music Box Ver.)

hey kids,, i found this thing while messing around on the different pitched percussions on musescore called the crotales and it sOUNDS rather like a music box so therefore we are going to pretend that this is a music box

Emergency Medicine Advice

Alright, I made an advice post for Obstetrics & Gynecology that people liked, and I got requests to make more. So, here’s some of my EM advice. As always, I’m not an expert by any means and have my own problems, but these are just my reflections while on clerkships. There’s always a learning curve, so if I can alleviate some of that for others, that’s great! Let me know if these are helpful, because if so, I might go back and reflect on other rotations I’ve done and make more. Now, I rotated at a metropolitan level one trauma center for EM. So, here’s some of my advice:

1. At the start of each shift, be enthusiastic and eager. This goes a long way, and residents/attendings will be more likely to include you on cool things even if it’s not one of your own patients.

2. Let your residents/attendings know that you want to do/assist with any and all procedures. Be enthusiastic about the opportunity to do all of them! Because of this, I got to suture countless lacerations, irrigate and debride abscesses, do vaginal speculum exams, ultrasound heart/lungs/abdomen/pelvis/joints, do a paracentesis, help reduce joints, splint extremities, etc.

3. The ED is fast-paced. Your residents and attendings will be signing up for and seeing patients constantly. When you see a new patient on the board, let someone know immediately that you are going to see that patient, and jump into it! Don’t be forgotten.

4. I liked to pend labs/imaging before presenting my patient to my resident. Even if it was completely wrong, it showed that I actually thought about my plan rather than rambling things off. Also, it provided for great learning opportunities. For the times that my work-ups were correct, my residents liked that the orders were already there. Of course, if your residents/attendings don’t like this, don’t do it.

5. Also related to above, know your assessment and plan before presenting! This is the most important part of the ED. It frustrated me at first, but really you have to consider the big and bad things at all times even if it’s unlikely. For example, for chest pain, always consider ACS, dissection, pneumothorax, PE, etc. For back pain, consider spinal stenosis, cancer, aortic dissection, etc. For headache, consider meningitis, SAH, mass, etc. Even just last night, I had a patient with leg pain and chalked it up to an arthralgia… Nope, it was subtle septic arthritis. Never let your guard down, and have thorough work-ups even if you aren’t convinced by a history. Also, have an idea of what the dispo will be from the first time you see the patient. This may change as labs and imaging return, but keep it in mind.

6. Take ownership of your patients. Read their chart, and know their labs and imaging results before the resident/attending does. Update the team and keep your notes up to date with the latest plan.

7. Don’t be afraid to get on the phone for your patients. Call the lab. Call radiology. Call social work. Sign out the patients to the medicine team for admits. Your resident may do this without you, so ask to be involved if you want to practice.

8. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many patients at first. Making quality plans for a few patients is better than making mediocre plans for many of them.

9. Check in with your patients multiple times during their stay. Did you give them pain medications? Don’t forget to follow-up if it helped. Ask if the zofran helped their nausea. Are they breathing better after a duoneb? Do they need another? Don’t forget to keep checking on vitals as well.

10. At my hospital, there were 2 rooms we used for codes/traumas. If you have a few minutes, go in there and study where things are. There were times I was asked for a stat OG tube, bougie for an airway, 4x4 gauze, scissors, etc. and it was helpful knowing where things were in stressful situations without being frazzled.

11. For the first couple of codes and traumas you see, get to know how things are done at your hospital. Once you’re more comfortable, ask your resident/attending how you can be helpful. Of course as a student, you won’t be doing anything too crazy, but you can help roll patients, hold a cervical spine stabilization, manage basic airways with supervision, and do CPR if you put yourself out there as willing to help.

12. If you walk into a patient’s room and someone looks sick-sick, tell someone immediately! Don’t take your chances, and it’s better to be on the safer side. If they look like they’re in bad shape, don’t stall the process of getting an attending to lay eyes on them and put in orders.

13. You’ll see a lot of psych crisis evaluations, social issues, and drug abuse. Check your judgement at the door, and don’t be surprised at what comes through the door. If you feel unsafe at any time, tell someone. Take threats seriously.

That’s all I can think of right now. EM is an exciting rotation, and every shift is truly different. Get as much out of it as you can, and have fun getting involved and doing hands-on things! Let me know if you have other advice as well. I’d love to hear.



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Your head was pounding, but this was nothing new. Headaches came with hunger, lack of sleep, and stress, and you fell under all three categories. You had been on the run for weeks with only the clothes on your back, literally. You had no weapons, no money, no food. You weren’t proud of yourself, but for the past few weeks you had been stealing fruit from the market that was near the safe house.

The safe house.

The safe house that wasn’t safe anymore.

Your eyes snapped open, muscles tense and ready to run.

“Ah-ah, no!” Someone chastised, pushing your upper body back down.

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Stretchy Prosthetic Skin Feels Pressure, Temperature

by Txchnologist staff

Researchers in South Korea and the U.S. have developed what they call a “smart” prosthetic skin embedded with heat, humidity and pressure sensors that can relay sensations to the wearer. 

They say their stretchy silicone-based material can recreate the feelings of temperature and mechanical strain and pressure through electrodes that stimulate the wearer’s nerves. They argue their integrated device represents the next generation of prosthetic skin research by making previously rigid or semi-flexible sensors soft.

“Recent advances in the design of prosthetic limbs integrated with rigid and/or semi-flexible tactile sensors provide sensory reception to enable feedback in response to variable environments,” the team write in the paper reporting their work published today in the journal Nature Communications. "However, there still exists a mechanical mismatch between conventional electronics in wearable prosthetics and soft biological tissues, which impede the utility and performance of prosthetics in amputee populations.“

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Boston Science March, April 22 2017
first image: protestor in a lab coat, sign reads “My Patients need science”
second image: big crowd in a green park with the city skyline behind them. one protestor faces the camera, his sign reads “Don’t Deflate Science” with the new england patriots logo
third image: protestor holds a sign reading “English majors for Science”


Remembering 1 year ago, when I was privileged to have breakfast with @thegavinmacintosh and his wonderful family on the Beach after a NASA-ASU meeting at Cal Tech. I gave Gavin a high school graduation gift, a montage of major Solar System objects I made in my NASA planetary image lab at ASU.  I feel so grateful to Gavin for raising my awareness about LGBT issues, inspiring me to continue healthy living, and for letting me help support his brothers’ education and Gavin’s charities in 2016, helping to raise over $5,500.  Wherever you go in life G, you will have my gratitude, friendship, loyal support, and best wishes!  Dr. Dave

@gavinmacintoshteam @rhinos-are-just-chubby-unicorns @awesomemarrcusuniverse @macintoshapplepie @g8rguy @gavinstan @m3li07 @deke18 @ewen7

Top 10 comic writers

I figured this would be a fun top 10 list to do as an aspiring comic book writer. I wanted to talk about my 10 favorite comic writers and why I love them. This is as of the very start of December 2015 i’m sure December 2016 i’ll have a whole new list. The rules for this list in particular are that my favorite thing about this person is their writing and not there drawn art. Since there is many artists/writers who are brilliant and could have made this list. I’ll likely do a top 10 artists and top 10 writer/artists list in the future. That said this isn’t to speak ill of the art of the writers on this list who do art I love all their art styles they simply aren’t doing published work really with their drawings. I also want to note I don’t think I’ve read anyone on this lists whole body of work maybe something on there would make them move up or down but I won’t know until I read them. 

Marguerite Bennett: Angela Queen of Hel one skyrocketed to the top of my favorite single issues after reading it. Even when I don’t love a story she does I can’t deny that the writing is on point. She is really great at making fantastic dialogue, she is amazing at representation, she is committed to making this awesome stories. I need to catch up on DC Bombshells because I really enjoyed that one and it really just shows everything she is best at in full force. I think she is one of the writers who could just sky rocket up in the names of best writers ever. 

Jeremy Whitley: Princeless yo, go read Princeless or better yet go read Raven the Pirate Princess. Raven the Pirate Princess is one of the best series i’ve ever read and that is something I can say about a lot of series I’ll mention in this list but Jeremy’s comics are really something special. He manages to blend more modern themes into fantasy seamlessly. He also isn’t afraid to go straight for the social justice and I love that about his writing. Oh also his Danny and Misty story in Secret Love was really good. 

G Willow Wilson: She is a Marvelous writer who with Ms. Marvel has managed to in every issue really illustrate what is great about super hero comics. She has done a great job with the X-men and has really proven her mastery of banter. She might have been even higher on on the list for Ms. Marvel alone but I just really didn’t feel the first run of A-force for many reasons and wrote a post on it. Even then I think she wrote some pretty good interactions I just had a problem with like a lot of other things. Seriously though she is fantastic and I only imagine great things in her future. 

Al Ewing:  Al is a person that has been doing work for a while but I just got savvy this year. His writing on Mighty Avengers transcended the art. His run on Loki is brilliant and you should go read it. That is the only Loki I really want to see right now or I at least don’t want to see Loki revert. I liked the first issue of the Ultimates a lot and I think despite me not being a fan of New Avengers art at all for the characters in the book he is still proving he has great ideas. Also I just love his commitment to diversity making sure to have queer characters, woman and people of color in his current books and pretty much all his books have a nice balance of gender and racial diversity. 

Kate Leth: Her writing is the most recent of my discoveries on this list and likely will soar up in future lists. Just her story in Secret Wars Too alone leaves me tingling with joy. She has done amazing things on the Bravest Warriors and Adventure Time comics. I love Adventure Time Seeing Red and Bravest Warriors comics might be be better then the show. Her little online web comic series is also super cute and funny. Kate is a real master of energetic humor. 

Noelle Stevenson: Earlier I mentioned Lumberjanes well here is the woman who spear headed it all until the mermaid arc. Lumberjanes is just so amazing that she sky rocketed up my list of favorite writers. Then she did my all time favorite Wonder Woman story in Sensational Comics.If Noelle is writing it I will read it. Even when I thought i’d hate the Secret Wars Runaways I ended up really loving it.  

Brian k Vaughan: The Runaways is the comic that is responsible for me loving comics and  Saga was my real gateway comic into indie comics. Brain is an amazing writer who knows how to just do everything so well. The only reason he isn’t like number one is because I find he likes to end on a low note and that’s not the kind of stories I like. Still he knows how to make a hell of a ride.

Kelly Thompson: Kelly Thompson will be one of the biggest names in comics I am sure. I love Jem and the freaking Holograms so much. This turned me a person who really didn’t care about Jem into a massive fan who is totally committed to the comic. It’s at the top my stack whenever it releases and I can’t help but jump at it. Then there is Heart in a Box a comic i’ve only read the first chapter of but it still created this amazing feeling of pacing in me. Like she really created a cool thing there from what I have read. Her work on Captain Marvel and The Carol Corps is also really great. Really she is this high on the list because she is a writer who no matter what she has her name on I’m going to be at least giving it a look. 

Kieron Gillen: Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine are two comics I read this year but have climbed to my favorite comics of all time. Even with me not really enjoying Siege I couldn’t take away points from him really when Young Avengers and Wic/Div are so powerful. I don’t even really like drama and Wic/Div manages to make me totally committed to the series despite all the death and despair that is in the comics. Young Avengers also turned a bunch of characters I could have not given a damn about really and turned them into pretty much my favorite characters. 

Ryan North: I feel like Ryan is in a lot of ways the opposite side of the coin to Gillen. No one rights joy as well as Ryan North does and he really knows how to make it radiate. From his amazing run on adventure time, to his web comic Dinosaur comics he knows how to make the giggles come. However, nether project is the reason why he is my favorite, it’s all about that Squirrel Girl in one year this writer with the rest of the creative team have made me totally fall in love with Squirrel girl. No comic has me more constantly in love with every panel, little jokes below the panels, and hell even the letters page then Squirrel Girl.