Category: poetic

  • A story told…

    Meteorites tell story of Mars’ water history. (1) But who else can tell your story? But someone else? You cannot ever know thyself. Except those who see you. And when they do, they will tell it to someone else. And you will be liberated. From the burden of Being. And you will be liberated. From…

  • Grain… Seed… Born!

    Researchers examined stable isotopes from bone collagen and dental enamel to reconstruct the diets of ancient Mongolians. Findings challenge the popular notion of a completely nomadic prehistoric population, linking grain cultivation with the success of the Xiongnu Empire (c. 200 BCE-150 CE) and showing continual grain consumption during the Mongol Empire of the Khans (c.…

  • Touching with light…

    In a lab at Columbia University, engineers have developed a strange yet clever way for robots to feel: Let’s call it the finger of light. It’s got a 3D-printed skeleton embedded with 32 photodiodes and 30 adjacent LEDs, over which is laid a squishy skin of reflective silicone, which keeps the device’s own light in…

  • Light. Low light. Essence.

    Light. Low light. Essence.

    It was a puzzle about birds. Migratory birds are known to rely on Earth’s magnetic field to help them navigate the globe. And it was suspected that a protein called cryptochrome, which is sensitive to blue light, was making it possible for birds to do this. Yet many of these animals are also known to…

  • Alive! [Poetic terror]

    Alive! [Poetic terror]

    Oh, terror! Will I die? Erased from the pages of existence? Will I seize to be? Breathless. I can almost feel the darkness. Flying in empty space. Beyond the rings of Saturn. I can almost listen to the whisper of silence. Empty. (Can anything be empty?) Rays of light. I can almost feel the warmth…

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