View Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notebooks Online and Go Inside the Mind of a Genius

Thanks to the British Library, we can go inside the mind of a genius and peruse Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks. The first true Renaissance Man, Da Vinci not only painted the Mona Lisa, but was a master inventor who is sometimes credited with creating the parachute and helicopter. And, to top it all off, he wrote his notes backward, in mirror image from right to left.

Who wouldn’t want to understand more about what this master of painting, drawing, engineering, and mathematics was thinking? Now you can flip through 570 pages of his notebook The Codex Arundel. Works of art themselves, the pages date from 1480 to 1518, and are a fascinating glimpse into Da Vinci’s process. Interestingly, for a man so in tune with technology, the artist never attempted to publish his notebooks during his lifetime. Instead, they were left to his pupil Francesco Melzi and individual sheets have since been dispersed among wealthy collectors, many ending up in museum collections.

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Metade dos átomos do seu corpo veio de outras galáxias

Poeira de galáxias

Sabendo que todos os átomos mais pesados -do hélio para cima na tabela periódica– são criados nas estrelas, costuma-se dizer que todos nós somos seres feitos de “poeira de estrelas”.

Mas parece que nossos elementos constituintes -e de tudo o mais que conhecemos, inclusive da Terra- não vieram apenas de vizinhanças mais próximas.

Na verdade, parece que pelo menos metade dos nossos corpos são “poeira de galaxias” -de outras galáxias, que não a nossa aconchegante Via Láctea.

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Hermano de Benedicto XVI, implicado en abusos a más de 500 niños en Alemania


Al menos 547 niños del famoso coro católico alemán de Ratisbona fueron víctimas de malos tratos, incluyendo violaciones, entre 1945 e inicios de la década de 1990, según un informe publicado este martes sobre uno de los peores escándalos de la Iglesia en Alemania.

Este escándalo también pone indirectamente en cuestión al hermano del ex papa Benedicto XVI y al cardenal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, el jeve de la Congregación para la Doctrina de la Fe, que acaba de ser apartado por el papa Francisco. Estos dos dignatarios religiosos son criticados por no haber hecho lo suficiente para arrojar luz sobre este drama.

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Most Popular Tea Bags Contain ILLEGAL Amounts of Deadly Pesticides (avoid these brands at all costs)

 

 

Pesticides are everywhere. They are sprayed in school playgrounds and public parks, and can even be found on the produce we buy from the grocery store.

We do everything we can do avoid contact with these pesticides, from washing our produce before we eat them, to buying organic or homegrown fruits and veggies. Yet somehow it always manages to find a way into our home.

One of the more recent examples of this includes the discovery of incredibly high levels of pesticides in some of the world’s most popular tea brands including Lipton, Tetley, and Twinings.

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A startup that’s tackling a massive healthcare crisis is moving in on a $7 billion market

Nomad Health co-founders Alexi Nazem, left, and Zander Pease. 

“It was so painful.”

That’s how Dr. Alexi Nazem summed up his almost yearlong experience trying to get freelance work as a doctor.

Nazem had to work with brokers, who shepherded him through a process that eventually led to a 94-page contract that had to be filled out by hand and mailed in.

Realizing there had to be a better way, Nazem created Nomad Health, a site that helps connect freelance doctors to work in healthcare systems.

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Brasileiro Eduardo Saverin, co-fundador do Facebook, investe em startup de saúde

O B Capital Group, do co-fundador do Facebook Eduardo Saverin, junto ao veículo de investimentos do governo de Cingapura (EDBI), liderou uma nova rodada da CXA Group, no valor de US$ 25 milhões. Agora, a startup tem um valuation de US$ 100 milhões.

Se juntaram à empreitada os investidores Royal Philips NV, RGAx (uma unidade da Reinsurance Group of America), NSI Ventures e BioVeda Capital.

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