Scientists grow “yarn” out of human skin cells – Yes, this is exactly as gross/cool as you think it is. The researchers say it, “…could be used by surgeons to close wounds or assemble implantable skin grafts.”
A metaphor on electability – “Sure, I love apple pie, and that one has almost everything I want in a pie. I love that crisp flaky crust and spicy-sweet filling. I’m not a huge fan of the crumbly, buttery streusel topping, but I can handle it. More importantly, though, I’m guessing Rick from Texas prefers pecan pie, so I think I’ll vote for that one instead.”
Biodiversity Heritage Library has 150,000 free downloadable botanical and animal illustrations – And so, so much more like a guide to taxidermy from 1833 and handwritten notes on local botanical collections.