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joerojasburke:

But seriously, how quickly could a giant sauropod dinosaur react to an attack on a body part 150 feet from its brain? The excellent blog SV-POW! has the answer:

… sauropods really did have individual sensory nerve cells that ran from their extremities (tip of tail, soles of feet)–and from the rest of their skin–to their brainstems. In the longest sauropods, these cells were probably something like 150 feet long, and may have been the longest cells in the history of life. We haven’t found any fossils of these nerves and almost certainly never will, but we can be sure that sauropods had them because all vertebrates do, from hagfish on up. That’s just how we’re built. So how long does it take to send a nerve impulse 150 feet? The fastest nerve conduction velocities are in the neighborhood of 120 meters per second, so a signal from the very tip of the tail in a 150-foot sauropod would take about half a second to reach the brain…[continue reading]

Cartoon by Ed McLachlan, Punch magazine, 1981

joerojasburke:

But seriously, how quickly could a giant sauropod dinosaur react to an attack on a body part 150 feet from its brain? The excellent blog SV-POW! has the answer:

… sauropods really did have individual sensory nerve cells that ran from their extremities (tip of tail, soles of feet)–and from the rest of their skin–to their brainstems. In the longest sauropods, these cells were probably something like 150 feet long, and may have been the longest cells in the history of life. We haven’t found any fossils of these nerves and almost certainly never will, but we can be sure that sauropods had them because all vertebrates do, from hagfish on up. That’s just how we’re built. So how long does it take to send a nerve impulse 150 feet? The fastest nerve conduction velocities are in the neighborhood of 120 meters per second, so a signal from the very tip of the tail in a 150-foot sauropod would take about half a second to reach the brain…[continue reading]

Cartoon by Ed McLachlan, Punch magazine, 1981

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joshg1973:

Geography Can Be Tough

The Canadians at NATO tweeted a map for the benefit of Russian soldiers who keep slipping over the border into Ukraine.  Just now the Russians at NATO tweeted their agreement with that sentiment, what with the West forgetting which flag to stamp on the Crimea.  

I have no idea where the text went and I find it interesting that Abkhazia and South Ossetia are a bit wobbly and not clearly parts of Russia.

worldnewsmedia:

"The de-escalation strategy with Moscow has failed," warns Joachim Krause, Director of the Institute for Security Studies, concluding ominously that "A war between Russia and the West… is a real possibility.” As Handelsblatt reports, Krause states “we should not deny this reality any longer.”  (Source)

fnhfal:

War in Ukraine 

fnhfal:

War in Ukraine 

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Pitti Uomo 86 2014
Alfonso Curzio de Francesco
Florence, Italy
Photo by Yu Yang

beforeeesunrise:

Pitti Uomo 86 2014

Alfonso Curzio de Francesco

Florence, Italy

Photo by Yu Yang

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