Arial shot of leopard sharks in La Jolla
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.
save the bees
paul souders spent two weeks in the hudson bay looking for polar bears, but spotted only two. luckily, this one, photographed thirty miles offshore of churchill, manitoba, felt comfortable enough to get “very, very close. scary close,” as he put it. “i couldn’t believe i was doing something this crazy close. …i could hear her slow, regular breathing as she watched me below the surface, increasingly curious. it was very special.”
Choi Xoo Ang’s Disturbing Sculptures
Choi Xoo Ang, the Seoul born artist and dark master of the imagination, has created sculptures at once hyperrealistic and completely nightmarish, making you feel as if your real life has bled into an inescapable, bad dream.
Twisted tongues, stitched backs and floating heads appear throughout Choi’s polymer clay figures, which display remarkable realism despite their fabulous content. Many of the pieces give metaphorical shape to real issues in modern day Korea, including human rights and abuse.
Frozen Lighthouses on Lake Michigan
ahh so cool!
Photographs of Earth from the ESA
- NAMIB DESERT - 10/05/2013 KARI/ESA
- GREENLAND’S EAST COAST - 02/11/2009 ESA
- MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA - 25/05/2012 USGS/ESA
- TIBESTI MOUNTAINS - 16/11/2012 ESA
- THE PALOUSE REGION - 12/04/2013 KARI/ESA
- PERUVIAN LANDSCAPE - 04/07/2013 KARI/ESA