On January 26th, 2013 I decided to drastically change my diet. I wasn’t happy with how I ate, looked, felt so I made new decisions regarding my food choices. I’ve always enjoyed cooking and have always been a good cook but since I only cooked for myself, I felt like a lot of my dishes had the same…
Got a passable take of the Dragonetti Concerto. At about 80%, was in an accident a few days before recording this and my right shoulder is very uncomfortable on the inside even if I don’t show it. Filmed at California State University, Northridge.
If Facebook had existed during the Big Bang, Ancient Rome, World War II, and the rest of Earth’s major historical events.
I wrote this and the entire history of the world in news feed form because I really like history jokes. This entire thing is probably the piece of writing that I am most proud of. It is also the most stolen thing I’ve ever done. People are constantly ripping off chunks and posting them on other sites without any credit. One such site that I won’t link to because fuck them posted this portion a few days ago and it has gotten 1.5 million views on their site. Again, with no credit. As someone whose employment is based on the quantifiable success of her content, and as someone whose career is based on having people know that I wrote the thing they’re currently enjoying, this is infuriating. But the bigger issue with that particular site, and in contextless, creditless posting in general, is that many people commented on that post saying that they wanted to see more, but they had no means of finding out that there was, in fact, more.
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.