Enjoy this viral video (CAUTION – LANGUAGE) about some men encountering a wolf spider in the house, particularly their surprise at the hitchhikers on her back. I will post my costume photo tomorrow.
Being a visual and verbal chronologue of my peculiar life, foremost my research interests—death and the anatomical body—and travels and people I've met in pursuit of same; my collecting interests—fossils, postmortem photographs, weird news, and new acquisitions to my “museum”; and (reluctantly) my health, having been diagnosed with MS in 1990. "Satisfying my morbid curiosity and yours..."
"The Big Bang, which today we hold to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the intervention of the divine creator but, rather, requires it. Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve," said Pope Francis yesterday, addressing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican.
Retiree João Silvestrini of Barretos, Brazil, recently joined Facebook. But he already has a very special connection with a wild juvenile swallow-tailed hummingbird (WATCH VIDEO HERE). "Hi! Come here! Let’s make a video here, come here, here! Come close to talk here, ok? Come, let’s talk a little bit, sit here. Want a little drink? Let’s get close to the machine again, shall we? Look there! We’re filming. That’s it, perch on my finger, that’s it! Here," he says in Portuguese during their one-sided conversation over breakfast.
"Consequently the species now stands at the brink of complete extinction, a sorry testament to the greed of the human race," says a spokesman for Ol Pejeta Conservancy on the natural death of one of two remaining breeding male northern white rhinoceros (ABOVE RIGHT). The species numbered 2,000 in the 1960s, but was decimated by poaching in the 1970s and 1980s, leaving today only six of these rhinos remaining in the world.
Multiple SclerosisVisitors will be able to listen to free podcasts for author interviews and expert discussions covering international issues relevant to neurology. Individuals can learn more through direct links to free resources such as reviews, opinions, and news throughout the Lancet online community.
from The Lancet