Tall Cake and I have talked about this, it’s interesting.
Somehow I really missed that discussion while reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
At TEDxYouth@Manchester, genetics researcher Dan Davis introduces the audience to compatibility genes — key players in our immune system’s functioning, and the reason why it’s so difficult to transplant organs from person to person: one’s compatibility genes must match another’s for a transplant to take.
(Images from Davis’s talk, Drew Berry’s animations, and the TED-Ed lessons A needle in countless haystacks: Finding habitable worlds - Ariel Anbar and How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi)
Shirley Temple — Born on This Day
In addition to the many roles Shirley Temple Black played during her film career she held two during the Ford administration: Ambassador to Ghana, 1974-1976, and Chief of Protocol, 1976-1977.
Here she shakes hands with President Ford after being sworn in as the first female Chief of Protocol on July 20, 1976.
-from the Ford Library
Shirley Temple Black
April 23, 1928 - February 10, 2014
a bunch of the plein air sketches I was working on during my Utah trip! A week drawing rocks, getting mistaken for a ranger twice- pretty ideal.
what the heck, this seems appropriate for Mystic Places as well.
I was sketching and keeping a mini travel journal the entire time I was out in Utah- I’m sure Atrus would’ve been proud. :)
Week 30: surgical illustration of thenar trauma | original sketch in pencil and then I cleaned up everything in photoshop
Very thankful for all the anatomy textbooks and skeletal models that are lying around in the studio. I still need to shade everything in but it’s getting there. Slooooow and steady…
Too many frivolous patent lawsuits and no regulation has amounted to a legal nightmare for many, with good ideas at fixpatents.org for solutions mentioned at the end.
Ancient sea creatures filtered food like modern whales
The animals lived 520 million years ago during the Early Cambrian, a period known as the ‘Cambrian Explosion’ in which all the major animal groups and complex ecosystems suddenly appeared. Tamisiocaris belongs to a group of animals called anomalocarids, a type of early arthropod that included the largest and some of the most iconic animals of the Cambrian period. They swam using flaps down either side of the body and had large appendages in front of their mouths that they most likely used to capture larger prey, such as trilobites.
However, the newly discovered fossils show that those predators also evolved into suspension feeders, their grasping appendages morphing into a filtering apparatus that could be swept like a net through the water, trapping small crustaceans and other organisms as small as half a millimetre in size.
Read more from the press release.
The abstract of the scientific paper.
Read how the Daily Mail butchered this information by labelling it an ancestor of whales.
And for good measure, the Daily Mail song.
Day Nineteen: Favorite non-human female character: Romana
“I may be inexperienced, but I did graduate from the Academy with a triple first. ”
Biochemist Florence Seibert won a gold medal for developing tuberculosis tests #Groundbreaker