theatlantic: theatlanticvideo: Microscopic Video Reveals T Cells ‘Hunting’ Parasites Like Tiny Sharks In a new study, a cross-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania track how T cells move through brain tissue as they seek and destroy the parasite toxoplasma gondii in mice. Tiny sharks are inside you.
After interviewing more than 20 tribal leaders, victims’ relatives, human rights...– Medea Benjamin h/t anticapitalist (via letterstomycountry)
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.– Rumi (via sadseas)
journalofanobody: If it be so, so be it!” Having said thus, why the hurry? For the shadow trails the light, implacably, indifferent to men. —From Heart’s Flower: The Life and Poetry of Shinkei
This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness....– (via journalofanobody)
Journal of a Nobody: Lovers by Jorge Gaitan Duran... →
journalofanobody: We are like those who love. In nude we become two strange monsters Groping each other tightly, The scars of unforgiving desire show That we love tirelessly: The tedium, the suspicion invincibly ties us Like two wanting adulterous gods in a web. Like two lunatics in love, Two…
We think by feeling. What is there to know? I hear my being dance from ear to...– Theodore Roethke, from “The Waking” (via benchbynight)
The world is not divided between East and West. You are American, I am Iranian,...– Marjane Satrapi, Iranian Graphic Novelist (via humanformat)
I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the...– Franz Kafka (via ninianne)
Pentagon, CIA, White House opened up to Hollywood... →
Just weeks after Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency officials warned publicly of the dangers posed by leaks about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, top officials at both agencies and at the White House granted Hollywood filmmakers unusual access to those involved in planning the raid and some of the methods they used to do it, newly released government records show. At a briefing...
A dream, like trying to remember, breaks open words for other, hidden...– Rosmarie Waldrop, from “The Ambition of Ghosts, I. Remembering into Sleep” (via proustitute)
Your Brain on Art →
One big insight is that the richness of artistic experience is rooted not in a marginal region of the brain, but in some of its most vital everyday functions. Artists feed different, especially provocative clues to brain systems we all use constantly. We have powerful circuits for recognizing faces, for example; an Expressionist portrait by Kokochka, Kandel argues, confounds them by using...
Pattern recognition is the new form of work which combines into one the roles of...– Marshall McLuhan (via theantidote)