Boing Boing guestblogger Connie Choe is a health and culture writer by day and a professional kimchimonger by night.
This video about a young woman who suffers from dystonia
and can only walk backwards is really interesting, but I offer it up with a
sprinkling of disclaimers. 1. It's a clip from the evening news, so naturally
it reeks of sensationalism. 2. This shouldn't necessarily discourage you from
getting the flu vaccine. 3. Some numbskull tweaked about a second of this video
so that it sounds like the reporter is saying this should discourage you from getting the flu vaccine.
If you want to explore some neurological case studies that represent patients as actual people, rather than as tragic spectacles, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks is a great read.
Rod McCullom at Undark has a terrific overview of the perpetual “virtual lineup,” where half of all American adults “are enrolled in unregulated facial recognition networks used by state and local law enforcement agencies.”
Because ladybug hindwings are covered by an opaque outer shell called an elytra, scientists were not sure how the wings’ folding mechanism worked until Kazuya Saito created a clear replacement shell that allowed them to film the process in super slow-motion.
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Yes, yes there is. The ultraportable Twisty Glass Mini boasts all of the simplicity of its forebear, while fitting just a little bit better in your pocket.The Mini is perfect for casual smokers, and anyone who doesn’t have the patience or fine motor skill for rolling papers. This piece keeps the convenient design of its older […]
Learning to code is a perfect way to grow your technical sophistication, and open up a host of new career options. But since most “learn to code” initiatives focus heavily on web development, it can be tough to find good resources for general-purpose computer science outside of a 4-year degree program. To get a broad […]