jtotheizzoe

jtotheizzoe:

skunkbear:

The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

This is the most adorable experiment that has ever been done.

globalpost

globalpost:

TOKYO, Japan — Hostesses, women paid to flirt with men at bars or clubs, were once frowned upon along with sex workers — though the vast majority say they never sleep with customers.

But the job has become mainstream, and an increasingly popular career move for young Japanese women. Hostesses grace talk shows, star in television dramas, and have become models and entrepreneurs.

There are at least 70,000 hostess bars and clubs in Japan, according to Japan’s National Police agency. Experts say the job’s newfound popularity reflects — at least in part — a lack of professional opportunities for Japanese women.

WATCH

scienceyoucanlove

scienceyoucanlove:

Dermatographic urticaria (also known “skin writing”) is a skin disorder seen in 4–5% of the population and is one of the most common types of urticaria in which the skin becomes raised and inflamed when stroked, scratched, rubbed, and sometimes even slapped.

The symptoms are thought to be caused by mast cells in the surface of the skin releasing histamines without the presence of antigens, due to the presence of a weak membrane surrounding the mast cells. This weak membrane easily and rapidly breaks down under physical pressure causing an allergic-like reaction.
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first photo Photo by Wikipedia

Also, my long time followers will remember I had this more than a year ago! The pictures (minus the first one) are of me (sorry if they’re gross)

thelifeofapremed
thelifeofapremed:

The road to medicine is by no means an easy path, but nor is anything in life. When you find what your passionate about, there is nothing you’ll work as hard to achieve. So remember when your piled in books or can’t get any sleep because your running endless rounds. There is nothing out there that would be as happy working as hard for! There is nothing greater than knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life for the better :)

Always remember: Where’s a Will, there’s a Way!

thelifeofapremed:

The road to medicine is by no means an easy path, but nor is anything in life. When you find what your passionate about, there is nothing you’ll work as hard to achieve. So remember when your piled in books or can’t get any sleep because your running endless rounds. There is nothing out there that would be as happy working as hard for! There is nothing greater than knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life for the better :) Always remember: Where’s a Will, there’s a Way!