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SEM of Human Shin Bone

POLAND. 1948. Teresa, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of “home” on the blackboard. So sad... is inviting you to share a photo of your multiple sclerosis-inspired tattoo. Please include a brief description of the inspiration behind the tattoo. What does the tattoo mean to you? Why did you choose to get the tattoo? Was there anything special that motivated the design?

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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of cancellous (spongy) bone of the human shin. Bone tissue is either compact or cancellous. Compact bone usually makes up the exterior of the bone, while cancellous bone is found in the interior. Cancellous bone is characterised by a honeycomb arrangement of trabeculae. These structures help to provide support and strength. The spaces within this tissue normally contain bone marrow, a blood forming substance. Credit: SCIENCE SOURCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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From the book On the Writing of the Insane (1870) by G. Mackenzie Bacon, medical superintendant at an asylum near Cambridge, England. The pictures are the product of a “respectable artisan of considerable intelligence [who] was sent to the Cambridgeshire Asylum after being nearly three years in a melancholy mood”. Bacon describes how the unnamed patient, for the two years he was committed, spent “much of his time writing"

What is a Quasi Crystal?: "You can normally explain in simple terms where in a crystal each atom sits – they are very symmetrical. With quasicrystals, that symmetry is broken: there are regular patterns in the structure, but never repeating. They're quite beautiful, and have potential applications in protective alloys and coatings", Professor David Phillips, president of the Royal Society of Chemistry. This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been won by Daniel Shechtman for the discovery of ...

Bone Chapel, Campo Maior, Portugal On September 16, 1732 there was a tragic event in Campo Maior, a gunpowder magazine exploded after being struck by lightening, killing 1,500 people and destroying 823 houses. The Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos) was built in 1766 entirely lined with the bones of the victims.