Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux for Premiére Magazine (December 2013)
Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
save the bees
this is why bees are the best
Alicia Vikander as Marlene Dietrich by Paolo Roversi for Acne Paper Magazine (x)
Victor Hugo, “Château,” 1863
Artists and their cell phones
I think I filled in my internet cat quota for the day.
+ Like a Rolling Stone
+ by Bob Dylan
"The history of Western philosophy has been intimately connected with the development of logic. Plato and Aristotle replaced ordinary human talk with “Logos,” conceptually ordered discourse and inferences from premises to conclusion. A primary theme in philosophy has been progress in logic: from the syllogism to medieval consequential to modern mathematical logic. Arendt understood logic, as she did everything else, in the context of human life. She focused on logic’s use, especially on its use in totalitarian ideology, where argument was more likely to represent lack of thought than understanding. Convinced that thoughtfulness is the only sure protection against evil, she argued not for training in logic or critical thinking, but for remembrance and stories, narrative forms of understanding which have had little standing in philosophy since Plato banished the poets from his ideal Republic."
Andrea Nye, from Philosophia
, chapter entitled “Hannah Arendt: Between Past and Future.” (via ounu
Paris in the Snow, 1894
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam