The molding city is a photo installation from a swedish artist and theatre deisgner Johanna Mårtensson. It was built completley out of bread and then the artist just let it mold, and photographed the process.
“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” - Albert Einstein
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This is a bacteria belonging to the genus Streptomyces. You may recognize it by its earthy odor. It is the bacteria that is responsible for the wet pavement smell when it rains after a dry spell!
Mistake leading to discovery: Recreational drug use
Lesson learned: Too much of a good thing can sometimes be, well, a good thing
For decades Nitrous oxide was considered no more than a party toy. Finally, in 1844, a dentist came upon the idea after witnessing a nitrous mishap at a party. High on the gas, a friend of fell and suffered a deep gash in his leg, but didn’t feel a thing. In fact, he didn’t know he’d been seriously injured until someone pointed out the blood pooling at his feet.
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Anonymous asked: what is the basic difference between gene or allele
Genes are the sequence of DNA that code for a specific trait whereas alleles are variations of that trait. For example, you can have a gene that makes your hair brown but there are different alleles of that trait that can make a persons hair blonde, black, or red. I hope that helped :)