One hundred years is a mere blink in the life of an elf

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wolveswolves:

Wolves vulnerable to contagious yawning

New research shows that when one wolf yawns, a packmate often does too.

Watching a pack of wolves at the Tama Zoological Park outside Tokyo last year, Japanese researchers found that the sight of a wolf yawning often triggered yawning in other wolves. And the more time the wolves spent together, the more likely it was to happen.

This is the first time this phenomenon has been observed in wolves, the researchers say.

For centuries, scientists have been puzzling over why we yawn. We tend to yawn more when we’re tired than when we’re not, but people and animals yawn at plenty of other times too. (How many of you have yawned so far just reading this article?) Some studies have found that yawning cools the brain, since the intake of outside air lowers internal temperature. Others say that yawning helps keeping us alert, which may explain why some people yawn right before doing something stressful, like jumping out of a plane.

Still, these theories don’t totally explain one of the more fascinating aspects of yawning: When we see someone else yawn, our chances of yawning go way up. University of Tokyo biologist Teresa Romero says that the leading hypothesis among scientists is that this contagious yawning is related to empathy—meaning an empathetic person or animal will feel tired when he or she observes another individual looking tired. (See “‘Contagious’ Yawning Occurs More Among Loved Ones.”)

Until now, contagious yawning was thought to be something only humans and other primates like chimpanzees do. Scientists who had looked for evidence of yawn contagion among domestic dogs had gotten mixed results—some studies seemed to show that one dog yawning triggered another dog to yawn, whereas other studies didn’t find any association.

Romero was especially interested in how dogs and wolves thought differently, so she figured that investigating contagious yawning among wolves might help provide a better understanding of the two species’ differences.

Romero wanted the latest study to be in as realistic a setting as possible, so she and her colleagues spent 524 hours over five months observing a pack of 12 wolves at the Tama Zoological Park, which is known for its naturalistic enclosures. They noted every time a wolf yawned spontaneously, then recorded the responses of any wolves nearby that had seen the yawn. The researchers also measured how frequently the wolves yawned without seeing their packmates also doing so.

The researchers found that the wolves were significantly more likely to yawn after seeing another wolf do so than at other times. In 50 percent of their observations, a wolf yawned after seeing another do so; wolves yawned only 12 percent of the time when they didn’t see another wolf do so.

Yawns were also more likely to be contagious among wolves with close social bonds, the researchers report Wednesday in PLOS ONE.

Canine behavior expert Monique Udell of Oregon State University in Corvallis, who was not involved with the study, says some “previous studies concluded that contagious yawning was unique to dogs due to their domestication. This new study shows that might not be the case.”

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fer1972:

Paintings by Ruben Pang


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ifimeanalottoyou:

Drugs Under The Microscope


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prettyskeletons:

Anatomical illustrations from De humani corporis fabrica libri decem. Giulio Cesare Casseri, 1627.

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wctruitt:

American soldiers soothe a little French girl with a puppy, during the liberation of France, 1944


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John Martin’s triptych known as the Judgement Series - The Last Judgement, The Plains of Heaven and The Great Day of His Wrath (1851-3)

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Diva - Beyonce

thelittleinez:

Day 131. A song that captures your alter-ego:

Diva - Beyonce


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How We Love - Ingrid Michaelson

the59thstreetbridge:

How We Love- Ingrid Michaelson

tried to find someone else who knows
all the hurt that a heart can hold
she smelled like cinnamon and winter clove
and sparked like firewood inside a stove
wanted to ask her just to sit and stay
instead he watched as she walked away


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Footloose - Kenny Loggins

radtracks:

footloose // kenny loggins

i’ll hit the ceiling
or else i’ll tear up this town


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"My heart is a thousand years old. I am not like other people."

—Charles Bukowski (via teenager90s)

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singingtowers:

My favorite thing about tumblr is following peoples personal storylines. Like when somebody I follow finally goes on a date with the person they like or comes out to their best friend or finishes a huge homework assignment I am literally on the couch pumping my fist and being really happy for them


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Let's Hear It for the Boy - Deniece Williams

elizabethannabellesnow:

80steenmovies:

Let’s Hear It for the Boy- Deniece Williams

Footloose, 1984 (dir. Herbert Ross)

My baby, he don’t talk sweet
He ain’t got much to say
But he loves me, loves me, loves me
I know that he loves me anyway

And maybe he don’t dress fine
But I don’t really mind
'Cause every time he pulls me near
I just wanna cheer

Let’s hear it for the boy
Let’s give the boy a hand
Let’s hear it for my baby
You know you gotta understand
Maybe he’s no Romeo
But he’s my loving one-man show
Whooa, whooa, whooa-oh
Let’s hear it for the boy

My baby may not be rich
He’s watching every dime
But he loves me, loves me, loves me
We always have a real good time

And maybe he sings off-key
But that’s all right by me, yeah
'Cause what he does, he does so well
Makes me wanna yell

Let’s hear it for the boy
Aaaah, let’s give the boy a hand
Let’s hear it for my baby
You know you gotta understand
Oh-oh-oh, maybe he’s no Romeo
But he’s my loving one-man show
Whooa, whooa, whooa-oh
Let’s hear it for the boy

'Cause every time he pulls me near
I just wanna cheer
Let’s hear it for the boy
Aaaah, let’s give the boy a hand
Let’s hear it for my baby
You know you gotta understand
Maybe he’s no Romeo
But he’s my loving one-man show
Whooa, whooa, whooa-oh
Let’s hear it for the boy….


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