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.
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No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh. - Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
OH MAN I LEARNED ABOUT HIM AND ART HISTORY AND HE’S LIKE MY NEW FAVE
he takes dudes like these guys and lets them pick out/chooses an older picture to emulate and it’s a really interesting dichotomy between the hypermasculine way we’re supposed to think of black men and the way masculinity was thought of back in the day!
SO COOL RIGHT
Kehinde Wiley! I’ve seen his work at the Brooklyn Museum! Definitely check him out.
The Jack Kirby Museum opens TODAY for one trial week:
Monday, November 4–Sunday, November 10th 178 Delancey Street, New York City Admission is FREE; suggested donation $2 for adults
It looks like it’s open 12pm-7pm most days, but check www.kirbymuseum.org for details. There’s an opening reception Monday night at 7pm.
He got screwed by Marvel and Disney, but I will pretty much always be down for Jack Kirby…in addition to creating soo many great comics & characters (Avengers, Thor, Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men and a TON of others) Jack Kirby created the Black Panther at a time when the Black Panther Party was coming to the public forefront. Think about that. And he did it right, he didn’t make T’Challa a thug or an ex-convict…he made him the King of one of the most technologically advanced nations on earth. In Africa. Listen to Dr. James Peterson discuss the King of comics: [video]
"Most often spotted alongside the pier, armed only with a spade, their hands and imagination, the sand-artists spend their days creating marvellous works of art for public admiration in the hopes of a steady stream of donations as this is often their only means of survival. Passers-by sometimes offer extra money so they can be photographed with these works of art, some of which can take up to a week to complete depending on size and detail, only to be destroyed in minutes. So why do their creators make them? Some of these guys are homeless teenagers - sculpting often means they don’t have to go to bed on an empty stomach. For others, the money they make is used to travel to and from home, or to pay for shelter for the night.” (Source)