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May 5, 2007
is a French sculpture artist whose work feels like Jules Verne as realized by Tim Burton; the sculptures all share cartoonish steampunk vibe that's really appealing. Sadly, the site is 100% Flash, so no linking to specific favorites, but at the very least the navigation remains fairly straightforward.
posted by jonson at 10:00 PM PST - 14 comments
New Notions 5 Reading Challenge
"Not long ago, I was challenged to rethink some notions I had previously held near and dear to my heart. Wrestling with the issue and trying to make it fit within my worldview made me abandon some antiquated (for me) ideas and adopt new ones. It was that occurrence that led me to think up the New Notions 5 Reading Challenge."
posted by Amy NM at 10:27 AM PST - 31 comments
Down syndrome and Alzheimer's.
People with Down syndrome are much more likely to develop Alzheimer's, and at a much earlier age: three-quarters of them will get it by the age of 65, compared with one-tenth of the general population. This Globe and Mail
article looks at a relatively new phenomenon due, in no small part, to longer life expentancies among those with Down syndrome.
posted by mcwetboy at 9:26 AM PST - 12 comments