- 2 days ago
French Friend: well, the total cost of me going to Med school is about 406 a year -
American Friend: THOUSAND?
French Friend: Um, no. 406 Euro. It sounds a little high but it covers the cost of my textbooks, extra classes and most of my housing. How much is it for you?
omg so many have this figured outSource: nosynonymforsynonym
- 2 days ago
- 2 days ago
Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the women they find most attractive are roughly the same age - 20 to 23 - regardless of the age of the man. (538)
Good fucking Christ.
Yeah, it’s gross but like from a biology perspective, completely expected. Males should look for females at their peak reproductive age, it doesn’t matter how old they are.The slightly surprising one is actually females. They should be looking for older males that have already acquired resources. After a certain age, you have to worry about how long the resources will last, so the switch to younger men by women in their 40s makes sense. But I might’ve expected the ones in their 20s to aim older.
Biology is evolved for our ancestors, not us. As a self-aware species we have the intellect to overcome our biology so I’m not saying that 50 year olds being interested in mostly 20 year olds isn’t creepy from today’s standards.
(via fufflybunny)Source: abbyjean
- 6 days ago
New Research: Fossils of New Squirrel-like Species Support Earlier Origin of Mammals
A research team led by paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have described three new small squirrel-like species that place a poorly understood Mesozoic group of animals firmly in the mammal family tree. The study, published today in the journal Nature, supports the idea that mammals originated at least 208 million years ago in the late Triassic, much earlier than some previous research suggests.
The three new species—Shenshou lui, Xianshou linglong, and Xianshou songae—are described from six nearly complete 160-million-year-old fossils found in China. The animals, which researchers have placed in a new group, or clade, called Euharamiyida, likely looked similar to small squirrels. They weighed between 1 and 10 ounces and had tails and feet that indicate that they were tree dwellers.
Based on the age of the Euharamiyida species and their kin, the divergence of mammals from reptiles had to have happened much earlier than some research has estimated. Instead of originating in the middle Jurassic (between 176 and 161 million years ago), mammals likely first appeared in the late Triassic (between 235 and 201 million years ago).
(via paleoillustration)Source: amnhnyc
- 1 week ago