thoughtnami:

Arthur Rankin, Jr. ((July 19, 1924–January 30, 2014)

You’ve watched a production or two by this talented director and producer. Mr. Rankin and his business partner Jules Bass created cultural institutions that have entertained millions for generation and made the impossible possible. He worked alongside legendary actors and creators (including a group of animators who would later form the core of Studio Ghibli). 

While the Rankin-Bass name has been pushed aside thanks to the owners of their decades of output, no one could forget the shows, films, and specials they brought to the world. 

So, thank you, Mr. Rankin. 

carlvncnt:

Shot grandma & grandpa’s 70th wedding anniversary Save the Dates in Old Town San Diego, inspired by Disney & Pixar’s “Up”.

January 4, 2014

inkfromtheoctopus:

Beautiful women bathing naked together.The Adventures of Prince Achmed.1926. German.The oldest surviving animated film in history.

inkfromtheoctopus:

Beautiful women bathing naked together.
The Adventures of Prince Achmed.
1926. German.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.

creaturesfromdreams:

Featured Artist #8: Sandara Tang

The illustration of this Singaporean artist are colourful and with a delicate in its details. From fantastic animals to human characters, her drawings amaze by their creativity and beauty.

More Sandara Tang @: | deviantART | Facebook | CfD |

Stethoscope set to be supplanted by new technology

wildcat2030:

See on Scoop.it - The future of medicine and health
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Heart experts predict pocket-sized ultrasound machines will improve diagnostic accuracy and reduce complications

A doctor’s most important accessory, the stethoscope, may be heading for the scrap heap after 200 years, it has been claimed.

The development of new, more accurate and compact ultrasound devices could soon consign the Victorian stethoscope to medical history, two US heart experts predicted.

Professor Jagat Narula and Dr Bret Nelson, both from Mount Sinai school of medicine in New York, said several manufacturers already made hand-held ultrasound machines that were slightly larger than a deck of cards. Evidence suggests that, compared with the stethoscope, the devices can reduce complications, assist in emergencies and improve diagnostic accuracy.

Currently even a top-of-the-range stethoscope costs only a fraction of the several thousand dollars needed to buy the cheapest ultrasound device.

But according to the experts, the falling price of new technology and changes in medical training could eventually see the stethoscope supplanted by pocket-sized ultrasound probes.

The simple listening tube for monitoring abnormal heartbeats and wheezing lungs has been a common sight around the necks of doctors since its invention in 1816.

Writing in the journal Global Heart, of which Narula is editor-in-chief, the authors conclude: “Certainly the stage is set for disruption; as LPs were replaced by cassettes, then CDs and MP3s, so too might the stethoscope yield to ultrasound.


See on theguardian.com
bogleech:

admiralrainbow:

watchmedrown:

“Some may disagree with this picture, but I absolutely love it. The other day my daughter and I staged a tea party with three of my most docile tarantulas. My daughter is three years old and is very cooperative. She loves her tarantulas and even joins in with the care and maintenance for these creatures. I have recently been hearing some negative comments from neighbors and friends about these mean, attack driven creatures. I decided I would take a photo that would lighten the mood about how dangerous tarantulas are assumed to be….docile unless tempted. I feel that all tarantulas should be considered “defensive” rather than “aggressive.” I hope you enjoy the picture. ”
It just goes to show you that the fear set within us of spiders isn’t entirely instinctual and is mostly taught.

omg this is great

And nobody would bat an eye at this if they were hamsters, yet a hamster is several times more dangerous than a tarantula; its teeth can easily bite down to the bone.

bogleech:

admiralrainbow:

watchmedrown:

Some may disagree with this picture, but I absolutely love it. The other day my daughter and I staged a tea party with three of my most docile tarantulas. My daughter is three years old and is very cooperative. She loves her tarantulas and even joins in with the care and maintenance for these creatures. I have recently been hearing some negative comments from neighbors and friends about these mean, attack driven creatures. I decided I would take a photo that would lighten the mood about how dangerous tarantulas are assumed to be….docile unless tempted. I feel that all tarantulas should be considered “defensive” rather than “aggressive.” I hope you enjoy the picture. ”

It just goes to show you that the fear set within us of spiders isn’t entirely instinctual and is mostly taught.

omg this is great

And nobody would bat an eye at this if they were hamsters, yet a hamster is several times more dangerous than a tarantula; its teeth can easily bite down to the bone.

spookshowvixens:

A series of images from the beautiful Japanese film “Garo: Soukoku no Maryu" from 2013. This movie is amazingly fun and includes a visit to a world where every object ever thought of by man is a living being, an evil Queen capturing everything beautiful so she can devour it, a noble demon hunting Knight from our world with magical golden wolf armor, a battle against Nothingness itself and a final climatic confrontation with a steam-powered dragon. There is nothing to NOT like about this film.