We’re two stars that share one name.
anyway hi + peace be upon u
Thomas Hardy, Under the Greenwood Tree (via currentsinbiology)
Histology Look-a-like #153
33 Day Chick Embryo v A Rocket
5…If you think embryology is the worst, horrible and incredibly boring. Then this image proves you wrong because quite clearly it is an absolute blast.
4…In this growing chick you can see the regions of the developing brain (prosencephalon, mesencephalon rhombencephalon) that appear to be forming the rocket itself.
3…The plume of flames is formed by the developing neural tube (primitive spinal cord) and somites (balls of mesenchymal cells that will differentiate to form muscle, bone, dermis and connective tissue).
2…Notice that the end of this plume terminates in a cone of fire. It has this appearance because the neural groove is still present in this region. The neural grove is a furrow in the ectoderm the high sides of which will eventually meet in the midline to form the hollow neural tube.
1…If you are having trouble figuring out the anatomy. This interactive 33hr chick helps demonstrate the embryological structures in serial sections.
We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.
I wish for all this to be marked on by body when I am dead. I believe in such cartography - to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books. We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience."
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient (via elucipher)