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The Science of Happiness: What data & biology reveal about our mood

While true happiness may have a different definition to each of us, science can give us a glimpse at the underlying biological factors behind happiness. From the food we eat to room temperature, there are thousands of factors that play a role in how our brains work and the moods that we are in. Understanding these factors can be helpful in achieving lasting happiness.

Infographic by Webpage FX

#science   #happiness   #biology   
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teded:

A Guide to the Energy of the Earth

Energy moves in and out of Earth’s physical systems, and during any energy transfer between them, some energy is lost to the surroundings as heat, light, sound, vibration, or movement.

Our planet’s energy comes from internal and external sources. Geothermal energy from radioactive isotopes and rotational energy from the spinning of the Earth are internal sources of energy, while the Sun is the major external source, driving certain systems, like our weather and our climate.

Sunlight warms the surface and atmosphere in varying amounts, and this causes convection, producing winds and influencing ocean currents. Infrared radiation, radiating out from the warmed surface of the Earth, gets trapped by greenhouse gases and further affects the energy flow.

From the TED-Ed Lesson A guide to the energy of the Earth - Joshua M. Sneideman

Animation by Marc Christoforidis

#science   #energy   #gif   #gif set   
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discoverynews:

Elusive On/Off Switch Found for Human Consciousness
New research is showing that the brain does have an on/off switch that triggers unconsciousness! 
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discoverynews:

Elusive On/Off Switch Found for Human Consciousness

New research is showing that the brain does have an on/off switch that triggers unconsciousness! 

#woah   #cool   #brain   #science   #consciousness   
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theserif:

tort-time:

littlefootdoesstuff:

cyberalpaca:

Pet your turtles, they enjoy snugglies more than pain

I feel like this is especially appropriate for cars and turtles in the road.

And don’t drill holes in them or paint em. Its painful and toxic and you’ll make the poor things cry! 

Our turtles love having their heads and chins scratched.  And a light pat on their shells.  No hits, or thumps.  They love good pets, please pet them with love.

Shells are LITERALLY their backbone, imagine if someone thumped you hard on the spine. It would suck right? Don’t do it. 
Also their shells are covered in a VERY thin layer of fingernail-like material called scutes. When you paint it, a) it’s very easy for the toxins in the paint to absorb into the turtle’s system and poison them, b) it cuts off circulation to the thin layer of living skin below the scutes, c) it deforms the shell because turtles, especially young turtles, grow rapidly and the paint will inhibit proper shell growth and d) prevents the turtle from absorbing necessary vitamin D from UV rays (you know, that stuff they need to live). NEVER EVER PAINT A TURTLE EVER.
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ru-debega:

theserif:

tort-time:

littlefootdoesstuff:

cyberalpaca:

Pet your turtles, they enjoy snugglies more than pain

I feel like this is especially appropriate for cars and turtles in the road.

And don’t drill holes in them or paint em. Its painful and toxic and you’ll make the poor things cry! 

Our turtles love having their heads and chins scratched.  And a light pat on their shells.  No hits, or thumps.  They love good pets, please pet them with love.

Shells are LITERALLY their backbone, imagine if someone thumped you hard on the spine. It would suck right? Don’t do it. 

Also their shells are covered in a VERY thin layer of fingernail-like material called scutes. When you paint it, a) it’s very easy for the toxins in the paint to absorb into the turtle’s system and poison them, b) it cuts off circulation to the thin layer of living skin below the scutes, c) it deforms the shell because turtles, especially young turtles, grow rapidly and the paint will inhibit proper shell growth and d) prevents the turtle from absorbing necessary vitamin D from UV rays (you know, that stuff they need to live). NEVER EVER PAINT A TURTLE EVER.

#tortoise   #turtle   #animals   #signal boost   
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nellucnhoj:

Batman: Master crime-fighter; terrible Facebooker.
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nellucnhoj:

Batman: Master crime-fighter; terrible Facebooker.

#xD   #comic   #batman   
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vinebox:

Willow Smith made this Vine about her brother bruh

#xD   #vine   #willow smith   
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punkbread:

when all your favorite people are online

image

#xD   #me   
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postllimit:

pi day fun facts: i memorized 434 digits of pi in the sixth grade to beat a kid who claimed he knew 500 just bc he was an asshole

he knew six

#this   
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thealgerian:

  Crack in the ice, Lake Baikal in Russia
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thealgerian:

  Crack in the ice, Lake Baikal in Russia

#beautiful   #nature   #lake baikal   #crack in the ice   #photo   
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vinebox:

When girls do the calculation to see when they cycle coming

#xD   #so true   #me   #vine   #video   
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