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.
A spectacular electrical storms light up the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle range after the massive 8.8-magnitude Puyehue volcano erupted in Chile which had laid dormant for over half a century. The eruption belched an ash cloud more than six miles high over the Andes and cause a flurry of earth quakes. Photos by: Francisco Negroni | Flickr | 500px
Finland also has extremely low income inequality, not just because there aren’t lots of rich people but because there aren’t very many poor people. This lack of economic diversity makes it much easier to create a school system that works for all children. This doesn’t work in America, where we try to leave “no child” behind by creating a standard that works for every student in every situation. This, of course, leaves most children behind in one way or another.
Also, Portugal is EXTREMELY INTERESTING TO ME!
FINLAND AND SWEDEN ARE STATISTICALLY THE BEST PLACES IN THE WORLD TO LIVE.
Highest levels of happiness, better health outcomes, family friendly workplaces and communities, focus on rehabilitation of criminals instead of punish***, and paid maternity AND paternity leave…up to 15 months!!!!
*** isn’t it interesting how some states call their corrections department “department of rehabilitation and corrections” yet do almost nothing to rehabilitate our criminals?