X-Rays of People Doing Things

eeew!! but wow!!!

Man saying the word “pion” (pronounced: peony) 


Patient suffering from dysphagia or trouble swallowing


A baby nursing


Dog drinking


Playing the violin



Julianne Moore by Inez and Vinoodh for T Magazine

"Leonard Shlain on the integration of Art and Physics

“Revolutionary art and visionary physics are both investigations into the nature of reality. Roy Lichtenstein, the pop artist of the 1960s, declared, “Organized perception is what art is all about.” Sir Isaac Newton might have said as much for physics; he, too, was concerned with organizing perceptions. While their methods differ radically, artists and physicists share the desire to investigate the ways the interlocking pieces of reality fit together. This is the common ground upon which they meet. (…)

The novelist Vladimir Nabokov wrote, “There is no science without fancy and no art without facts."
"1) The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. - - Stuart Chase
2) Sanely applied advertising could remake the world. - Stuart Chase"
"Corporation: an ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility."
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
"Democracy has been described as four wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch"
"War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography."

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913)

"Poverty … is the invention of civilization."
Marshall Sahlins (via the-sound-of-sincerity)
"The amount of hunger increases relatively and absolutely with the evolution of culture"
Marshall Sahlins (via booksaremylover)

Some quotes on Violence by Martin Luther King…

“Violence never really deals with the basic evil of the situation. Violence may murder the murderer, but it doesn’t murder murder. Violence may murder the liar, but it doesn’t murder lie; it doesn’t establish truth. Violence may even murder the dishonest man, but it doesn’t murder dishonesty. Violence may go to the point of murdering the hater, but it doesn’t murder hate. It may increase hate. It is always a descending spiral leading nowhere. This is the ultimate weakness of violence: It multiplies evil and violence in the universe. It doesn’t solve any problems.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars… Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones. Violence is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding: it seeks to annihilate rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. ― Martin Luther King Jr.


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Our daily Shuttle magnificence!




CGP Grey: Humans need not apply

Great video essay about automation and the pro/cons of robotic labor.  Highly recommended viewing.

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