Category: Reposted

Pretty soon they’ll be able to attach Ted William’s head to a body and revive him< maybe.

CNS Neurosci Ther. 2017 Apr 21. doi: 10.1111/cns.12700. [Epub ahead of print] A cross-circulated bicephalic model of head transplantation. Li PW1, Zhao X1, Zhao YL1, Wang BJ1, Song Y1, Shen ZL1, Jiang HJ1, Jin H1, Canavero S2, Ren XP1,3,4. Author information Abstract AIMS: A successful cephalosomatic anastomosis (“head transplant”) requires, among others, the ability to…



Cancer in your life? Read this!

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604086/immunotherapy-pioneer-james-allison-has-unfinished-business-with-cancer/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=9ffb7af71b-weekly_roundup_2017-04-27_edit&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-9ffb7af71b-153825025&goal=0_997ed6f472-9ffb7af71b-153825025&mc_cid=9ffb7af71b&mc_eid=6df695caea  



I didn’t know he was so smart! It’s the birthday of naturalist John Muir

It’s the birthday of naturalist John Muir, born in Dunbar, Scotland (1838). He grew up on a farm in Wisconsin. His father was a strict Christian, and by age 11, Muir could recite three-quarters of the Old Testament and all of the New Testament by heart. One evening, the boy was up late reading, and…



It’s the birthday of one of the founders of psychiatry,

It’s the birthday of one of the founders of psychiatry, Philippe Pinel, born in Saint-André, France (1745). He studied mathematics, theology, and internal medicine before becoming the chief physician at a Paris insane asylum in 1792. Before Pinel arrived, conditions at the asylum were horrible: Among other things, patients were chained to the walls, and…



Don’t believe man is screwing up our atmosphere? A little taste from the 1930s of how easy it is.

On this day in 1935, “Black Sunday,” the Great Plains region experienced one of the largest dust storms in American history. That morning, the weather was clear and warm, little to no breeze. But by afternoon, the sky had turned a strange purple and the wind had started to whip. A towering black plume of…



Today is the birthday of American jazz legend Billie Holiday, born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia (1915).

Billie Holiday’s parents were barely teenagers when they had her, and unwed – her mother only 13 years to her father’s 15. Shortly after her birth, her father left to pursue his dreams of becoming a jazz guitarist. Her mother left young Eleanora in the care of her aunt so that she could work during…



I always say, “The Nose Knows!”

On this day in 1832, Charles Darwin traveling aboard the HMS Beagle landed on the shores of Rio de Janeiro as part of a five-year trip. His Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, which emerged as a result of his journey on the Beagle, remains one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th…



Robots replace workers?

Robots and Jobs!  



If the disputed Standing Rock pipeline leaks, will the powers that be act as they did for Flint, Michigan?

HEALTH Flint: a day by the bottle In the wake of the city’s water crisis, residents have turned to bottled H2O. By Rachel Feltman February 21, 2017 Empty water bottle The Voorhes IN 2014, THE GOVERNMENT of Flint, Michigan, switched the city’s water source to the Flint River, and you’ve probably heard what happened next:…



If you read Infinite Jest all the way through, I don’t know how you did it! Obviously I’m no intellectual!

It’s the birthday of David Foster Wallace (books by this author), born in Ithaca, New York (1962). He wrote Infinite Jest (1996), which was 1,079 pages long with 388 footnotes. It was dense and intellectual, a futurist novel about addiction, tennis, and separatist groups, among many other subjects. But it was a best-seller, and it…