If you close your eyes and hold out your hand, you know where your hand is. Without visual feedback, you can feel where your own hand is. This is called proprioception. Finding genes specifically associated with proprioception turned out to be hard. Some of the first were discovered in 2009. The proprioception protein called PIEZO1 looks really cool.
— EMDB bot (@emdb_bot) September 23, 2018
“What we’re realizing now is that mechanical sensation, this physical force, is also a signalling mechanism, and very little is known about it.” https://t.co/DaBoQ96D1D
— Nature News & Comment (@NatureNews) January 11, 2020
Unfortunately, the flu shot only reduces risk and severity. It’s not a silver bullet. I think that’s a really hard thing to communicate to the public. It defies simple answers to simple questions like “does it work or not?”
Chuck imparted some good advice for writing. “Use cinematic transitions, not whitespace transitions,” he said. Then he swiped transparency off the projector and onto the floor. “And do not. talk. about. Fight. Club.”
Writing 101: What Is Flash Fiction? Learn How To Write Flash Fiction in 7 Steps
There’s a tweeter who puts up micro flash fiction that I love. My favorite is one from 2018 about vampires.
“Hello! Do you have a minute to talk about Dracula?”
“No- wait, Dracula?”
“Yes. We have pamphlets.”
“Vampires have missionaries?”
“Where else would new vampires come from?”
“I assumed you bit people.”
“There are many hurtful stereotypes. May we come in?”
— Micro Flash Fiction (@MicroFlashFic) July 26, 2018
I’ve been listening to the Great Courses “Art of Storytelling,” and I think this post summarizes the Big Point of the course. A good story is important. Telling it well is critical.
Astronomy is the perfect example of a field that rests on good storytelling. Learning about exoplanets can’t cure cancer or improve crop yields. But exoplanets are fascinating. It’s a compelling question: where are our neighbors?
“The Forbidden Cave” (sorry) pic.twitter.com/zczTLElGo7
— PBF Comics (@PerryFellow) September 16, 2019
I feel attacked.
When your friend gets themselves into some nonsense and you’ll be damned if you’re gonna let ’em go through that nonsense on their own. pic.twitter.com/CWKZNOVor3
— Isaac Fitzgerald🤞🏻🖤 (@IsaacFitzgerald) December 22, 2019
It’s bring your dog to workout day. pic.twitter.com/lMKyoRQihu
— jamie (@gnuman1979) January 3, 2020
We don’t deserve dogs.
Electroboom does a great job being funny while still debunking things in a lighthearted way. Spoiler: the energy, it is not free.
“Productivity and well-being are not mutually exclusive. In fact, prioritizing your well-being can improve not only your productivity, but also your motivation, insight, creativity, and enjoyment.”
Fair warning: Oglaf is not safe for work.
— Oglaf (@Oglaf) December 15, 2019
True story: One weekend, when I was on a road trip, I stopped at that fine establishment for weary travelers: the International House of Pancakes. Oglaf updates every Sunday. As I waited for my griddle confections, I said to myself: “Self, what would improve this meal of carbs in carb sauce with a side of black coffee? A hilarious comic, that’s what.” And I pointed my mobile device to the appropriate universal resource locator. And do you know what IHOP’s WiFi told me? That Oglaf is not allowed, because it is pornography.
I don’t need that kind of judgment, IHOP! So now I support Oglaf on Patreon.