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A new Discover magazine article muses on the history of the artificial heart. This brief article includes quotes from THI founder Denton A. Cooley and our own Dr. Billy Cohn, and mentions our work on the HeartMate II.

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Parasitic worms leave millions of victims paralyzed, epileptic, or worse. So why isn’t anyone mobilizing to eradicate them?

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Liesl Pfeffer combines her photographs to create abstract nature-inspired collages. One could label her work as “mixed media”, though she’s given herself the title of “photo-media artist”.

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Mosaic illustration of a human skull for May 2011 cover of Discover magazine. Skull evolution (for Discover magazine)

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Penicillium chrysogenum, the source of penicillin. Image from Discover Magazine. It never fails to amaze me that much of what we call design or art is simply a reflection of the natural world. #Penicillium_chrysogenum #Photomicrograph #Discover_Magazine

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Planetary alignment pyramid scheme

Planetary alignment pyramid scheme | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine | Eclectic Focus

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An unknown number of women may perceive millions of colors invisible to the rest of us. One British scientist is trying to track them down and understand their extraordinary power of sight.

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Prior to agriculture, humans lived happier, healthier, freer and easier lives, claims one of the world’s top scientists and thinkers. In an article published in Discover Magazine nearly 30 years ago, Pulitzer Prize winning anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond calls agriculture “a catastrophe from which we have never recovered.” …

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