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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.

— 6 days ago with 21514 notes

jtotheizzoe:

skeptv:

Pixar: The math behind the movies

The folks at Pixar are widely known as some of the world’s best storytellers and animators. They are perhaps less recognized as some of the most innovative math whizzes around. Pixar Research Lead Tony DeRose delves into the math behind the animations, explaining how arithmetic, trigonometry and geometry help bring Woody and the rest of your favorite characters to life.

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/pixar-the-math-behind-the-movies-tony-derose

Talk by Tony DeRose.

via TED Education.

It’s not exactly shocking that computer animation would involve a lot of math, but it’s so cool to see exactly how they apply it. Don’t ever say math isn’t worth it. Remember: you wouldn’t have your precious Frozen without it.

— 3 months ago with 733 notes
jtotheizzoe:

Tripedal to the Metal
That’s some loco motion, huh? Found this neat little GIF showing how an ant’s legs move at a full gallop. While calmly strolling though the picnic grounds, ants have five of their six legs at a time in contact with the ground. But when it’s time to put the (tiny) pedal to the metal, they change their gait to this alternating tripod motion.
This pattern isn’t controlled by the insect’s brain, but rather by bundles of neurons in the leg called central pattern generators. While moving at such a clip, it just so happens that three legs is the minimum number it needs on the ground at a time to balance its rigid exoskeleton without toppling over.
Is that part of the reason that insects have six legs and not another number like four or eight? Or did the gait evolve to match the hardware? My guess is the latter, but I am not sure. What say you, insect folks? 
(GIF via NC State University)

jtotheizzoe:

Tripedal to the Metal

That’s some loco motion, huh? Found this neat little GIF showing how an ant’s legs move at a full gallop. While calmly strolling though the picnic grounds, ants have five of their six legs at a time in contact with the ground. But when it’s time to put the (tiny) pedal to the metal, they change their gait to this alternating tripod motion.

This pattern isn’t controlled by the insect’s brain, but rather by bundles of neurons in the leg called central pattern generators. While moving at such a clip, it just so happens that three legs is the minimum number it needs on the ground at a time to balance its rigid exoskeleton without toppling over.

Is that part of the reason that insects have six legs and not another number like four or eight? Or did the gait evolve to match the hardware? My guess is the latter, but I am not sure. What say you, insect folks? 

(GIF via NC State University)

— 3 months ago with 2363 notes
kenobi-wan-obi:

stigmartyr762:


The Sun, seen in different wavelengths of light.


it’s a fuckin sun party let’s go

kenobi-wan-obi:

stigmartyr762:

The Sun, seen in different wavelengths of light.

it’s a fuckin sun party let’s go

(via scinerds)

— 3 months ago with 11290 notes
This is what I’ve been up to lately. We’re having a small exhibition with our darkroom collective.
Also my hard drive failed the other day, so I think this is a good time to focus on creating new material instead of just posting stuff I’ve shot ages ago. I’m planning to do more sets & stories and not just single pictures.
So if you’re looking for a constant flow of pictures on your dash, you might want to unfollow me, but if not - see you in a bit.
WRONG BLOG. Fucking smartphones. Here’s a link to my other blog if you want to check it out and unfollow: vilku.tumblr.com

This is what I’ve been up to lately. We’re having a small exhibition with our darkroom collective.

Also my hard drive failed the other day, so I think this is a good time to focus on creating new material instead of just posting stuff I’ve shot ages ago. I’m planning to do more sets & stories and not just single pictures.

So if you’re looking for a constant flow of pictures on your dash, you might want to unfollow me, but if not - see you in a bit.

WRONG BLOG. Fucking smartphones. Here’s a link to my other blog if you want to check it out and unfollow: vilku.tumblr.com

— 3 months ago
iheartmyart:

Civil Sector of Maidan’s political action performance piece, The Kingdom of Darkness Is Surrendered, forced police to see themselves reflected in the mirrors held by protesters. Ukraine, 2014 
 (via Icons on the Barricades: Incredible Ukrainian Protest Art | ARTnews)

iheartmyart:

Civil Sector of Maidan’s political action performance piece, The Kingdom of Darkness Is Surrendered, forced police to see themselves reflected in the mirrors held by protesters. Ukraine, 2014 


(via Icons on the Barricades: Incredible Ukrainian Protest Art | ARTnews)

— 3 months ago with 372 notes

jtotheizzoe:

okkultmotionpictures:

EXCERPTS >|< Congruent Triangles (1977)

A series of GIFs excerpted from Congruent Triangles, a short animation movie by Bruce and Katharine Cornwell. The video demonstrates with animation the various relationships of angles and sides to congruency in triangles.

We invite you to watch the full video HERE


EXCERPTS by OKKULT MOTION PICTURES: a collection of gifs excerpted from open source/unknown/rare/controversial moving images. A digital humanities project for the diffusion of open knowledge.

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There’s three sides to this awesome story.

— 3 months ago with 2149 notes
kokiron:

bigeisamazing:

Crows are one of the smartest animals out here.

kokiron:

bigeisamazing:

Crows are one of the smartest animals out here.

(Source: ForGIFs.com, via scinerds)

— 3 months ago with 260617 notes
breedinbloom:

aka the best concert that ever happened in 1991

breedinbloom:

aka the best concert that ever happened in 1991

(Source: breedinbloom, via scur-vy)

— 4 months ago with 4109 notes

pronunciation | nats-ka-‘shE (nahtzkah-SHEE)Japanese | 懐かしいtip | The final pronunciation doesn’t have an “oo” sound in it.

pronunciation | nats-ka-‘shE (nahtzkah-SHEE)
Japanese | 懐かしい
tip | The final pronunciation doesn’t have an “oo” sound in it.

— 4 months ago with 11266 notes