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Focus: How Anesthesia Switches Off Consciousness

Author(s): Philip BallA computer model of a network of neurons shows that a sudden breakdown in the net's ability to transmit information mimics the …

Under the skin: Incredible images reveal complexity of human body

Images showing the complexity of the human body have been released as part of an exhibition showing cutting edge imaging techniques. The University …

Preoperative scallop-by-scallop assessment of mitral prolapse using 3D TEE

Jean Dufy - Quai de la Planchette a Honfleur [1950]

Gandalf's Gallery was founded as a non-profit making, educational website dedicated to the exhibition of art.

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The Health-Care System Is So Broken, It’s Time for Doctors to Strike

Doctors are miserable, patients are miserable, and there’s no end in sight. It’s time to revamp the health-care system from the ground up—starting …

Here's Where You're Going to Find the Best Schools in the World

Asian countries claimed the top five spots in a global math-and-science-education ranking administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation …

OECD

Can a Weak Grip Predict Heart Disease?

Here’s a surprisingly easy and low-tech way to predict who’s most likely to have a heart attack or stroke: measure their grip.<p>A large study of nearly 140,000 people from 17 different countries found a clear and consistent link between grip strength and death from any cause, but especially from …

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

Stephen Colbert shocks South Carolina schools by funding every single teacher-requested grant

Good guy, Stephen Colbert gives a lesson in charitable giving.<p>Comedian Stephen Colbert announced Thursday that he would fund every existing grant …

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Something to remember, from Stephen Fry.

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<b>Devil’s Tower</b> in northeastern Wyoming is an igneous intrusion. Tribes including the Arapgo, Crow, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lakota, & Shoshone have had cultural and geographical ties to the monolith.<p>Their names for the monolith include: Aloft on a Rock (Kiowa), Bear’s House (Cheyenne, Crow), Bear’s Lodge (Cheyenne, Lakota), Bear’s Lodge Butte (Lakota), Bear’s Tipi (Arapaho, Cheyenne), Tree Rock (Kiowa), and Grizzly Bear Lodge (Lakota).<p>The name Devil’s Tower originated in 1875 during an expedition led by …

Le belle arti, Firenze 2014

SMILING FACES MYXOMA

Tiny Lab-Grown Heart Beats On Its Own

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death worldwide, and doctors have struggled to find effective treatments. Heart failure, an …

How a human lung is kept alive and breathing for a transplant

Lung in a box. Very cool.<p>To extend the time an organ can last before it’s transplanted into a recipient, engineers have developed the Organ Care System — which is essentially a box pumping blood and oxygen to the lung.<p>What’s especially neat about the OCS is that they can actually be used to improve imperfect donor lungs by flushing it with antibiotics and nutrients. Like refurbishing a lung, sort of. Putting donor lungs through the OCS helps increase and improve the number of potential donor …

The extraordinary surgeon who removed his own appendix

“My heart seized up and noticeably slowed; my hands felt like rubber.”<p>This is how Leonid Rogozov described the sensation of removing his own appendix …

Medicine

Cardiac events could be diagnosed using a "heart attack thermometer"

In order to confirm that a patient presenting with a heart attack has in fact had one, doctors typically use bulky, expensive lab equipment ... which …

A Furniture Farm Is Growing Whole Chairs

Artist Gavin Munro is cultivating lamps, tables, and more straight out of the ground.<p>When Gavin Munro was a young boy, he saw an overgrown bonsai tree that resembled a throne. Soon after, he got a spinal graft, requiring him to wear a back brace to heal and align his bones: “There were long periods …

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These Molded Trees Grow Into Fully Formed Chairs, Tables, And Lamps

U.K.-based company Full Grown offers a simpler, more eco-friendly way to manufacture wooden furniture with their forest of chairs and tables.<p>Making wooden furniture from scratch is a complicated process: you grow a tree for 60 or more years, only to chop it down, peel off its bark, cut it up into …

Furniture

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My own take on “Tardigrades on Moss” by Ernst Marcus (below)<p>I had a hard time figuring out sizes so they may not totally be to scale.

Some Bacteria are Sneakier Than First Suspected – Science World

An electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria, magnified 10,000 times. Each individual bacterium is oblong shaped (USDA)<p>“Bacteria are …

Should California Spend 4 Billion Gallons to Save a Few Fish?

In the the heart of California's drought-parched Central Valley, fruit and vegetable supplier to the nation, a water district is defying a federal …

From antibiotics to fossil fuels: the inconvenient truth about sustainability

Humanity has spent the last century creating life-changing luxuries. Here’s why our next move should be learning how to wean ourselves off these wonders<p>Humans are predictable. We routinely create extraordinary things and then disregard their impact and consequences because of our desire for …

Pen and wash – Whitby

thisnis my second pen and wash painting of Whitby. This was painted from my photograph taken on the beach in the town. Loving doing watercolours …

10 Reasons Why People Who Like Drawing Are More Likely To Be Successful

Drawing dates back to pre-historic era when it was the only form of communication between humans. Hence, it is through drawings that we study our …

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Coconut Curry Rice

Pin78<p>Share36<p>Tweet7<p>+12<p>Flip<p>Stumble<p>Share<p>Shares 123<p>When you hear Coconut Curry Rice, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most people assume it’s …

A Coloring Book for City Lovers

Fantastic Cities is filled with intricate urban worlds.<p>Adult coloring books are a thing now, according to the <i>New York Times</i>. And while we wouldn't blame you for pooh-poohing the latest trend piece from the paper of record, we have to admit that this new book of DIY cityscapes is downright exquisite.<p>…