No matter how far wrong you've gone, you can always turn around.
“The people thrown into other cultures go through something of the anguish of the butterfly, whose body must disintegrate and reform more than once in its life cycle. In her novel Regeneration, Pat Barker writes of a doctor who “knew only too well how often the early stages of change or cure may mimic deterioration. Cut a chrysalis open, and you will find a rotting caterpillar. What you will never find is that mythical creature, half caterpillar, half butterfly, a fit emblem of the human soul, for those whose cast of mind leads them to seek such emblems. No, the process of transformation consists almost entirely of decay.” But the butterfly is so fit an emblem of the human soul that its name in Greek is psyche, the word for soul. We have not much language to appreciate this phase of decay, this withdrawal, this era of ending that must precede beginning. Nor of the violence of the metamorphosis, which is often spoken of as though it were as graceful as a flower blooming.”
— Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost (via sunrec)
Since the Affordable Care Act was signed three years ago, more than 370 innovative medical practices, called accountable care organizations, have sprung up across the country, with 150 more in the works. At these centers, Medicare or private insurers reward doctors financially when their patients require fewer hospital stays, emergency room visits and surgeries — exactly the opposite of what doctors have traditionally been paid to do. The more money the organization saves, the more money its participating providers share. And the best way to save costs (which is, happily, also the best way to keep patients alive) is to catch problems before they explode into emergencies.
Thus the accountable care organizations have become the Silicon Valley of preventive care, laboratories of invention driven by the entrepreneurial energy of start-ups.
These organizations have invested heavily in information technology so they can crunch patient records to identify those most at risk, those who are overdue for checkups, those who have not been filling their prescriptions and presumably have not been taking their meds. They then deploy new medical SWAT teams — including not just doctors but health coaches, care coordinators, nurse practitioners — to intervene and encourage patients to live healthier lives.”
What’s that you say? You want a game with strong art direction and a keen design aesthetic put in a position of priority over gritty realism?
You want a game full of colourful characters with a thick sense of atmosphere?
You want female heroes who weren’t designed to be sexy fanservice?
You want gay characters with individual personalities that aren’t just a mishmash of tired stereotypes?
You want characters with fantastic supernatural powers working through believable problems with a heavy helping of spooky fantasy on the side?
You want slick, appealing animation from respected independent artists?
Well hey how about you check out this here kickstarter and decide if you like what you see.
o wow this is local to me!!! well part of them anyway
This looks amazing!! @__@;
Ooooooooooohhhhhh this looks SUPER good
Moth Sonar Jamming
A species of arctiid moth known as Bertholida trigona has evolved a clever way to save itself from being eaten by bats. It has the ability to disrupt the bat’s echolocation. The moth accomplishes this by clicking its tymbal at an extremely fast rate (4,500+ clicks per second). These clicks disrupt the bat’s echolocation and cause it to miss when it goes in for the kill. The exact biological mechanism that causes the bat to miss is still unclear, but it is thought that the clicks disrupts the bat’s neural processing of when the echoes return. All of this happens in a couple of seconds and the moth has to click at the exact moment when the bat ramps up its echolocation, signalling it is going to strike. It is a very fast and amazing process.
Other tiger moths use clicks as-well but these clicks are a from of warning, telling the bat that the moth is toxic.
Career Timeline: 1976 - Dune
Moebius meets Alejandro Jodorwosky, and begins work as a concept artist on a filma adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, specializing in costume design and storyboarding. The film was infamously abandoned, but created many new relationships for Moebius, particularly with Jodorowsky and writer Dan O’Bannon.
Considered by many film historians to be the very first animated cartoon, Émile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie (1908) is one of the earliest examples of hand-drawn animation. The animation was drawn on paper, then shot onto negative film. According to the Public Domain Review, the title is in reference to the “fantasmograph,” a mid-nineteenth century variant of the magic lantern that projected ghostly images on to surrounding walls.
Animals That See In Slow Motion
Ever wonder why it’s so hard to swat a fly? It’s because they, and many other small animals see in slow motion and can use that info to react faster to a coming attack! Anthony explains how this works and which animals have the fastest reaction times out there.
via DNews Channel.