it’s called the Doctrine of Signatures!
this is so neat
L.A. and Orange counties contain more than half of the country’s most heavily crowded neighborhoods, a Times statistical analysis has found.
Rising rents aren’t helping. “A federal study three years ago found that between 1990 and 2009, rents in the Los Angeles metropolitan area rose more than 20% while the incomes of renters sagged 6%, after adjusting for inflation,” reporters Emily Alpert Reyes and Ryan Menezes note.
Get a better look at the most crowded areas in our interactive map, which lets you see what percentage of housing units are considered crowded in a particular zip code and compare the L.A. area to other cities in the U.S.
The Academy of British Cover Design held its inaugural awards ceremony last night. The competition was open to any cover produced for a book published between January 1 and December 31 2013 by a designers based in the UK. Here are the winning cover designs in each of the 10 categories:Children’s
Tinderby Sally Gardner;…
A bit of a detour into neuroscience today with a look at the chemical structures of some of the major neurotransmitters in the brain. Inspired in part by this post on the chemicals related to various emotions.
All available to download as free A3 PDFs at the bottom of the accompanying post (http://wp.me/p4aPLT-6C).
Afghanistan — Daily Life (February 2014)
1. Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah listen to his speech during a campaign rally in Jalalabad on Feb. 18, 2014. (Rahmat Gul/AP)
2. An Afghan man, with a woman on the back, rides a bicycle in Kabul on Feb. 7, 2014. (Rahmat Gul/AP)
3. An Afghan National Army soldier looks out from the windshield of an armoured car at the Forward Base in Nari district, near their army outpost in Kunar province on February 24, 2014. (Omar Sobhani/Reuters)
4. Afghan labours drink tea during their break at a charcoal shop on the outskirts of Kabul on Feb. 15, 2014. (Rahmat Gul/AP)
5. Afghan boys make a snowman by the palace of the late King Amanullah Khan, which was destroyed during the civil war in the early 1990s, in Kabul on Feb. 7, 2014. (Rahmat Gul/AP)
6. Afghans walk at a crowded market in Kabul on February 18, 2014. (Omar Sobhani/Reuters)
7. Afghan men take a photo on a destroyed Soviet military vehicle at a junkyard in Panjshir province, north of Kabul on February 14, 2014. (Omar Sobhani/Reuters)
8. An Afghan internally displaced girl holds a child as she poses for a picture at her home in a poor neighbourhood in Kabul on Feb. 19, 2014. (Massoud Hossaini/AP)
9. An Afghan man makes special sweets at a traditional factory in Kabul on February 18, 2014. (Omar Sobhani/Reuters)
10. Dil Roba, 10, an Afghan girl, sits on her wheelchair at her temporary home on the outskirts of Kabul on Feb. 14, 2014. (Rahmat Gul/AP)
This is too bad, the extinction of a species carries a high environmental consequence, we need not take it lightly, we must protect species such as the tiger, if we are not serious consequences.
NEW DROP CAPS.
Coming at you soon: Ellery Queen’s The Greek Coffin Mystery, Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club. If you’re even trying to contain your excitement, you’re one step ahead of us.