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Dissecting the Living: Vivisection in Early Modern England

In 1664, Robert Hooke—a pioneering member of the Royal Society and lead scientific thinker of his day—decided to investigate the mechanisms involved in breathing. In his laboratory, he strapped a stray dog to his table. Then, taking his scalpel, he proceeded to slice the terrified animal’s chest off so he could peer inside the thoracic...
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Dachshund + Pitbull: greatest dog breed ever

Odd : Boing Boing (17 hours ago)

"Rami is a one-year-old, Pit Bull / Dachshund mix shelter dog who is looking for a home where he can be loved by someone who is really into living, breathing optical illusions running around the house." Read Post

UCLA Is Only West Coast Medical Center to Offer Pioneering Surgery for Phrenic Nerve Damage

Health : Newswise Medical News (18 hours ago)

A pioneering surgery may help people suffering from a frustrating breathing condition in which the damaged phrenic nerve prevents the diaphragm from getting the message to breathe. Read Post

Royal Society puts 60 seminal scientific papers online

Odd : Boing Boing (5 years ago)

The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge (aka The Royal Society) is celebrating is 350th birthday next year. Spun out in part of the fantastically cool Invisible College, the Royal Society's members have ... Read Post


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