Martin Waugh: Liquid Sculpture

Martin Waugh’s high-speed photography collection of pouring and splashing liquids in motion – many photographs have clever names: above, “Juggler” and “VegetableBowl”.

Martin Waugh: Liquid Sculpture

Martin Waugh’s high-speed photography collection of pouring and splashing liquids in motion — many photographs have clever names: above, “Juggler” and “VegetableBowl”.

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

While many fish and amphibians have the ability to regenerate severed limbs and damaged organs, us warm-blooded mammals have never quite managed to swing such a feat … until now. Scientists at the Wistar Institute, an American biomedical research center, have created a mouse with unnatural abilities:

“We have experimented with amputating or damaging several different organs, such as the heart, toes, tail and ears, and just watched them regrow. It is quite remarkable. The only organ that did not grow back was the brain.

When we injected foetal liver cells taken from those animals into ordinary mice, they too gained the power of regeneration. We found this persisted even six months after the injection.”

(Ellen Hever-Katz, Wistar Institute)

What’s more, the trait seems to be controlled by only about a dozen genes – which suggests (apparently) that humans could eventually be given this ability as well. Optimistic Skepticism: activated.

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

While many fish and amphibians have the ability to regenerate severed limbs and damaged organs, us warm-blooded mammals have never quite managed to swing such a feat … until now. Scientists at the Wistar Institute, an American biomedical research center, have created a mouse with unnatural abilities:

“We have experimented with amputating or damaging several different organs, such as the heart, toes, tail and ears, and just watched them regrow. It is quite remarkable. The only organ that did not grow back was the brain.

When we injected foetal liver cells taken from those animals into ordinary mice, they too gained the power of regeneration. We found this persisted even six months after the injection.”

(Ellen Hever-Katz, Wistar Institute)

What’s more, the trait seems to be controlled by only about a dozen genes — which suggests (apparently) that humans could eventually be given this ability as well. Optimistic Skepticism: activated.

Feist

Specifically, Leslie Feist of Canada. She’s done some live radio performances recently, both of which are excellent – and free to listen/watch:

Her website has more media, including music videos and her appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. I also found two higher quality music video downloads than are available on her site:

Her debut album, Let It Die, has gotten mixed reviews (her live work is seemingly where it’s at thus far) – but I like “One Evening” (as video-ed above) and “Gatekeeper”, especially.

Update: TenAJs posted another music video – this one is Windows-only, and you’ll need MPC and DivX to watch it:

Update: … and another (thanks again TenAJs):

Feist

Specifically, Leslie Feist of Canada. She’s done some live radio performances recently, both of which are excellent — and free to listen/watch:

Her website has more media, including music videos and her appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. I also found two higher quality music video downloads than are available on her site:

Her debut album, Let It Die, has gotten mixed reviews (her live work is seemingly where it’s at thus far) — but I like “One Evening” (as video-ed above) and “Gatekeeper”, especially.

Update: TenAJs posted another music video — this one is Windows-only, and you’ll need MPC and DivX to watch it:

Update: … and another (thanks again TenAJs):