Daily Archives: February 13, 2012

René Magritte

René François Ghislain Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images. His work challenges observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality. Magritte was born in Lessines, in the province of Hainaut, … Continue reading

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When Carl met Sigmund

With the UK release of the new Cronenberg film ‘A Dangerous Method’ starring the gorgeous Keira Knightly this week, we thought you might like to re-visit the very interesting history behind the relationship between Carl Yung and Sigmund Freud. – Deskarati – … Continue reading

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Alone Above the World

28 years ago yesterday, NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless left the relative safety of Challenger’s payload bay and went untethered into orbit around Earth, venturing farther than anyone ever before. The historic photo above was taken when McCandless was 320 feet from … Continue reading

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NASA considers plan to put astronauts on the far side of the Moon

While most proposals for future space exploration involve trips to the Moon or Mars, we don’t actually have to land anywhere to break new ground. This plan would establish an outpost further from Earth than any human has ever gone. The … Continue reading

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How do your Axons know where to go?

Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a startling feature of early brain development that helps to explain how complex neuron wiring patterns are programmed using just a handful of critical genes. The findings, published in Cell, may help scientists … Continue reading

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A mitosis mystery solved

Although the process of mitotic cell division has been studied intensely for more than 50 years, Whitehead Institute researchers have only now solved the mystery of how cells correctly align their chromosomes during symmetric mitosis. To solve a mystery, sometimes … Continue reading

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