exceprt from a note left for me by my flatmate
Your feet are waving at me from the coffee table. They are cute. Also, when you opened the fridge tonight & the light illuminated your face, I paused in a moment of awe at how beautiful you are & as you stood up, your shoulders pulled back & poised, I saw a strength and resolve like no other exude from you.
Sam Claflin and Jena Malone in Glamour Magazine
Insomniac tendencies, sleeplessness.
Sandman, blow some sleep into my eyes.
O Canada by Joyce Wieland, 1970. Lithograph in red on wove paper.
To make this print, Wieland put on greasy lipstick and pressed her lips onto a clean lithography stone, forming the syllables of the Canadian national anthem. The piece plays with ideas of feminism and nationalism. The “O” in the title is repeated in the shape of the lips, suggesting both fervent patriotism and a kind of eroticism.
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.