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.
You have to unlearn the habit of waiting to be told what comes next in your education if you want to take control of your adult life,” writes Brazen Careerist cofounder Penelope Trunk. Why? Because if you’re going to create your own value in the workplace, she argues, you have to make your own learning path.
This awesome animation talks about how social networks increase our loneliness and separate us instead of making us more social. We are obsessed with the self promoting and we have a lot of friends that only create vague connections, superfluous chats with too many people instead deep connections. The technology guide us to choose quantity instead of quality.
We arrived to São Paulo on Friday, in the midst of heated public protests against the Brazilian government. The wave of protests began as opposition to transportation fare hikes (from 3 Reis to 3.20 Reis). The manifestations have been on the streets right near our hotel. They have become the largest public demonstrations Latin America’s biggest nation has seen in two decades.