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At TEDxYouth@Manchester, genetics researcher Dan Davis introduces the audience to compatibility genes — key players in our immune system’s functioning, and the reason why it’s so difficult to transplant organs from person to person: one’s compatibility genes must match another’s for a transplant to take.

To learn more about these fascinating genes, watch the whole talk here»

(Images from Davis’s talk, Drew Berry’s animations, and the TED-Ed lessons A needle in countless haystacks: Finding habitable worlds - Ariel Anbar and How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi)

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Maslow’s Modern Hierarchy of Needs [x]


Maslow’s Modern Hierarchy of Needs [x]


They say dress for the job you want


They say dress for the job you want

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"Fill your heart with bees. If someone breaks your heart, then they have to deal with the bees."

Sir Bombalot (via wilwheaton)

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"The phrase ‘Set a thief to catch a thief’ had by this time (after strong representation from the Thieves’ Guild) replaced a much older and quintessentially Ankh-Morporkian proverb, which was ‘Set a deep hole with spring-loaded sides, tripwires, whirling knife blades driven by water power, broken glass and scorpions, to catch a thief.’"

Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards! (via discworldquotes)

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Recently came across the TOP image. It is an image of all 128 possible states of a “seven segment” display. It struck me as a fascinating example of the kind of thing I’ve called paradigmatic horror before. This example isn’t quite so monstrous, but the second image shows exactly how weird and random are the numerals we recognize and use. They’re arranged seemingly at random, all out of order, and the vast majority of the possibilities are all but meaningless. Every digital clock you encounter contains this multiplicity.

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