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.
breathe into the ＢＥＥ ＯＲＢ to reveal your fate
"When I was fifteen, I was raped by three boys while competing at a gymnastics tournament. I was so ashamed, that I stood on a train track, and waited for the train to come. At the last moment, I tried to jump away. I woke up after a month. It was the middle of the night, and I could immediately tell that something was missing. I started feeling all over my body, and that’s when I realized that I’d lost my arm. Now I counsel teenagers who have been diagnosed with HIV. I’m normally the first to meet with them after they get their results. I try to explain to them that there’s a way out of even the most impossible situations."
"When my children are settled, I am going to retire and devote more time to my meditation. Every time you meditate, you get a little further from the world. You become more and more like the lotus, which grows in the water, but never touches the water."
"So what’s the benefit of withdrawing from the world?"
"Meditation is like a glass of juice. I can describe the glass of juice to you. But you’re not going to know the glass of juice until you taste it."
“ When you find your self a villain in the story you have written then it’s plain to see, that sometimes the best intentions are in need of redemption, would you agree? ”
My favorite line in any song ever. From the band Death Cab for Cutie (Via sassytonythetransbandit)
“ But I know our filthy hands can wash one another’s
And not one speck will remain… ”
Death Cab For Cutie, Soul Meets Body (via introspectivepoet)
“ I don’t recall a single care
Just greenery and humid air
Then Labor day came and went
And we shed what was left of our summer skin… ”
Death Cab For Cutie, Summer Skin (via introspectivepoet)
River otters at the Zoological & Botanical Garden in Ichikawa, Japan
omg the last one he pops up ahjfskghfagskjfkhdjs ahahaha
This is what heaven looks like…
stop it, dey so cute
Remember the time Squidward thought Sponge Bob was coming out.
I NEVER UNDERSTOOD THIS as a child and oh my god