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.
the beauty of the universe, part I - fire rainbows
brief explanation of their formation here
THOSE THREE MIDDLE ONES ARE SOME 3RD IMPACT SHIT RIGHT THERE
Stranger Than Fiction, 2006 (dir. Marc Forster)
the best ever
I will literally never get over how adorable this is.
I think we should all celebrate by taking a moment to appreciate Robert Pattinson’s attitude and I’m laughing so much right now.
JUST ALL THAT HE IS.
I’m going to miss this
Who would have thought he hated Twilight so much?
He hates Twilight more than Stephen King.
From the Tuscany series
[via Le Journal De La Photographie (currently defunct)]