What do 3D printing, jelly, liver transplants, chainmail, dental fillings, ferrofluids, and the Six Million Dollar man have to tell us about our future? Materials scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik lets us know in this Royal Institution lecture
Well, the Poe toaster didn't show
for the second year in a row (previously
). Fear not, here's a lovely and disturbing animated short film of The Tell-Tale Heart
from 1953, narrated by James Mason. Although nominated for an Academy Award, the UPA production was apparently the first cartoon to be rated X
by the British Board of Film Censors.
i heart guts!
makes tee shirts and other stuff featuring seriously cute internal organs. They are also looking for organ transplant and related charities to collaborate with
, turning the cute organ characters into an educational tool. Other organ themed tee
Man on death row wants to donate liver to dying sister.
I think this opens up many questions and mucks up the waters if you are both pro life(viva Terri), and also support the death penalty. (first fpp)
Experiments in the Revival of Organisms
'Of course technique is everything...' Introduced by renowned Marxist
scientist and geneticist JBS Haldane, this Soviet film depicts the artificial maintenance of individual organs, a severed dog's head, and finally a dog in toto
(excuse the pun).
The illegal aliens who got two hearts and two lungs for their daughter REFUSED to have any of her organs donated when it was clear she was brain-dead...
Pssst -- buddy, wanta buy a kidney?
There is a regular trade from China of transplant organs taken from executed prisoners. People from the US have been travelling there and buying organs, then coming back to the US. Should we do anything about this, and if so what?
Capitalism to the extreme in Russia.
A Russian Grandma was caught trying to sell her grandson for $90,000. No she wasn't selling him to some adoption agency so he could go to a 'caring family' somewhere in the west. She was selling him for his organs
. She even rips off her other son (the boy's uncle). His excuse, "I wanted to buy a house and a new car and some clothes. It was my dream
." I'm sure it was his nephew's dream as well to be sold for his organs.
While I can see how this is beneficial,
it still completely creeps me out. Oh, sure, I'm getting used to the fact that I can buy anything and everything on the Internet now, but the idea that I can go to DiseasedOrgans.Amazon.com and toss a coupla pounds of cancer-ridden spleen into my electronic shopping cart is just a little too much for me...