Neil deGrasse Tyson Funks the Universe!
Ever short of wonder, Tyson asks? Just think about the universe for a minute. You’ll be awed in no time. From multiverses to black holes to a healthy dose of tardigrades (which are not microbes, by the way, despite what the video says), I think you’re gonna love this.
Pico Iyer at TEDGlobal 2013, echoing Annie Dillard’s eloquent meditation on presence vs. productivity.
528 left in the cold. 528 is the number of U.S. Medical Graduates who did not match into a residency this year — more than double the number from last year. Why is this important? Workforce experts predict the United States will face a physician shortage of 130,000 by the year 2025.
The newest addition to human anatomy is just 15 microns thick, but its discovery will make eye surgery safer and simpler. Harminder Dua, a professor at the University of Nottingham, recently found a new layer in the human cornea, and he’s calling it (can you guess?) Dua’s layer.
This is a documentary about a remarkable woman, Salma, who was kept prisoner by her family for 20 years. Finding solace in poetry Salma wrote in secret (and with great risk to herself: her husband threatened to pour acid on her face if she did not stop writing). She managed to smuggle her poems out of the house where her talent was recognised by a publisher. Salma escaped and went on to become a professional poet.
I came across her story this evening on the news (she is in my town to launch the film (featured above) that traces her journey back to her village where many girls are locked in their homes by their families under religious pretensions). Naturally her poems will be jumping the Tumblr queue over the next couple of days.
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