Stunning photos of tears under a microscope vary by emotion
"The project, called "The Topography of Tears," captures unique moments in human experience, but there’s also a scientific reason why every tear looks so different. There are three different types of tears: basal (lubricating), reflex (responding to stimuli) and psychic (triggered by emotion). Each type of tear contains different organic substances, and the molecular makeup depends on the causative agent. For instance, emotional tears contain the neurotransmitter leucine enkephalin, a natural painkiller that the body releases to mitigate stress."
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My dad is a diver, he used to dive with seals and he said that they would just play around you and basically they were just mermaid dogs
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I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.
This is groundbreaking
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Matt Stajan’s son Emerson died shortly after childbirth.
Stajan honored his son after this penalty shot.
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