DNA robot could kill cancer cells →
DNA origami, a technique for making structures from DNA, may be more than just a cool design concept. It can also be used to build devices that can seek out and destroy living cells. The nanorobots, as the researchers call them, use a similar system to cells in the immune system to engage with receptors on the outside of cells. “We call it a nanorobot because it is capable of some robotic...
Some of the workers we spoke to were just horrified when they realized what they...– One year later: interviewing the workers who stayed behind at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. (via nprfreshair)
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wastedtrutheverywhere: The Death of the Cyberflâneur Erich Lessing/Art Resource Gustave Caillebotte’s “Paris Street; Rainy Day,” from 1877. By EVGENY MOROZOV Published: February 4, 2012 THE other day, while I was rummaging through a stack of oldish articles on the future of the Internet, an…
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Participating in cultural life is not something out of ordinary to us: global...– Piotr Czerki. There is no nonsense quite like the nonsense that places everyone who happens to have been born within a given date-range, regardless of sex or class or ethnicity or nationality, under a single description. And that holds whether the description is written by some grumpy old fart or,...
I am a memory joined to your veins.– Rosa Jamali, Iranian poet (via indigenousdialogues)
Show us not the aim without the way. For ends and means on earth are so...– Ferdinand Lassalle - Franz von Sickingen. Quoted in: Arthur Koestler - Darkness at Noon (via winterkoning)
“The truth is the thing I invented so I could live.” ― Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
We come too late for the gods and too early for Being.– Martin Heidegger (via passionofashkan)
22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself. Everybody is too busy with their own...– 30 insights from Hugh McLeod on how to be creative. (via curiositycounts)
I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye — that was the trouble — I wanted to kiss you...– Ernest Hemingway (via true-grit)
theatlanticvideo: Georges Méliès’s 1902 Classic, ‘A Trip to the Moon’ The iconic sci-fi short went on to inspire countless films, including Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.
Anonymous-Wikileaks Stratfor Leak: Stratfor’s... →
The Microsoft Word doc is titled “The Stratfor Glossary of Useful, Baffling and Strange Intelligence Terms.” The author–not identified in the file’s metadata–succinctly introduces the list of terms and definitions: “Every profession and industry has its own vocabulary. Using baseball terms to explain a football game is tough. These are some of the terms we use.” The following is just a...
This is the worst war we’ve ever seen. And they’re getting away with it.– The late journalist Marie Colvin, as written in a personal obituary penned by Channel 4’s Lindsey Hilsum. Colvin, a reporter for the Sunday Times, was one of two western journalists killed after the shelling of a neighborhood in Homs, Syria on Wednesday. [Channel 4] (via producermatthew)
Mother Jones obtains Syrian government hit list... →
producermatthew: From Mother Jones: A 718-page digital document obtained by Mother Jones contains names, phone numbers, neighborhoods, and alleged activities of thousands of dissidents apparently targeted by the Syrian government. Three experts asked separately by Mother Jones to examine the document—essentially a massive spreadsheet, whose contents are in Arabic—say they believe that it is...
Ah yes, he loved in such a fashion As men today no longer do; As only poets,...– Eugene Onegin - Alexander Pushkin (via running-nowhere)
I like change, she said, as long as I remember I like change.– Brian Andreas (via modernhepburn)