December football. I’m freezing.
Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
Stanley Kubrick on the set of Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Leo the Lion http://ift.tt/18RydY7
Alice In Wonderland (1903)
The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll’s tale.
Saint petersburg, Russia during XIX century
“If you read the biographies of people who have written good books, you often see the point where they suddenly come into themselves, and those weeks in the spring of 1997 were when I came into myself as a writer. They feel like some of the best weeks of writing I’ll ever have. The discovery that I could write better about something as trivial as an ordinary family dinner than I could about the exploding prison population of the United States, and the corporatization of American life, and all the other things I’d been trying to do, was a real revelation.” —Jonathan Franzen
Colorado River Delta #2Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, 2011, by Edward Burtynsky