Jacqueline Marsel wearing a dress by Elsa Schiaparelli, 1951. Photo by Regina Relang.
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.
Alexandra Levasseur - 1: Dancer II, 2013 Acrylics, Pencils on Panel 2: Oursin, 2013 Acrylics, Colored Pencils on Paper 3: Shot In The Foot, 2013 Acrylics, Colored Pencils on Paper 4: Terrain Inconnu, 2013 Acrylics, Colored Pencils on Paper 5: Eaux Troubles, 2013 Acrylics, Colored Pencils on Paper 6: Dancer III, 2013 Acrylics, Pencils on Paper
petition to rename allies sidekicks
- sidekicks help u win ur fights but are never the heros
- sidekick sounds more sporty
- sidekicks are expected to screw up occasionally
- u can fire ur sidekick
- 'straight sidekick' is way more alliterative
— Lindy West, Thin Women: I’ve Got Your Back. Could You Get Mine? (via theflowershop)