A Sculpture of a Buddhist Deity Made From 20,000 Beetles

A Sculpture of a Buddhist Deity Made From 20,000 Beetles

Located roughly an hour north from central Tokyo is a fairly nondescript government building: Itakura Town Hall in Gifu prefecture. The building houses a small gallery that counts among its collections various obscure pottery work and paintings as well as a glass-enclosed sculpture of a Buddhist deity made from roughly 20,000 beetles in numerous varieties. If you have any form of entomophobia or insectophobia I suggest you don’t read on.

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Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump

Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump

President Trump issued a sweeping executive order on Tuesday that will begin to undo a slew of government efforts to fight global warming. Among those worrying and watching to see how the executive order plays out are scientists who actually are in favor of exploring bold interventions to artificially cool the climate. Just a year ago, some hoped that the U. S. government would start funding such research and take a leadership role.

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Trump plays the villain in trailer for ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ sequel

Trump plays the villain in trailer for 'An Inconvenient Truth' sequel

"Climate changes. Truth does not." That's the tagline for An Inconvenient Sequel, the follow-up to Al Gore's 2007 documentary An Inconvenient Truth. The documentary — which debuted at Sundance Film Festival — released its first trailer on Tuesday, and it couldn't be more timely. President Trump plays a prominent role in the trailer, which dropped on the same day that the president signed an executive order aimed at rolling back the Obama Administration's climate policies.

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Blind tadpoles learn visually with eye grafted on tail

Blind tadpoles learn visually with eye grafted on tail

The strategy uses a drug already approved in humans and could provide a road map for promoting the supply of nerves to new organs in regenerative medicine. In a new study, blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes that were grafted onto their tails after being treated with a neurotransmitter drug. Researchers used a neurotransmitter drug called Zolmitriptan, which is already approved for other uses in humans, to enhance integration and functionality of the grafted eye.

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