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Too long, didn’t read

I wish journal articles had a TL; DR (too long; didn’t read) section that would concisely summarize the results; abstracts are sometimes too verbose.

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Marimo

Aegagropila linnaei, known as Marimo in Japan, is a species of green algae that grows into a round ball at a rate of about 5 mm a year. In Japanese, mari means bouncy ball and mo is a generic term for plants that grow in water. So, marimo means bouncy underwater plant.

Attractiveness

It takes only 150 milliseconds and no eye movement to judge a stranger’s attractiveness.

Hare lip

The term hare lip derives from a translation of Ambroise Paré writings about bec de lièvre, which translates to hare lip.

De corporis humani fabrica

During the Renaissance, Vesalius corrected early misconceptions by performing dissections of human cadavers and published his findings in a seven volume series titled De corporis humani fabrica, which translates to "On the fabric of the human body".

During the Renaissance, Vesalius corrected early misconceptions by performing dissections of human cadavers and published his findings in a seven volume series titled De corporis humani fabrica, which translates to “On the fabric of the human body”.

Third state of consciousness

In a recent study published in the journal of Anaesthesia, findings suggested that patients may be able to respond to commands despite an adequate bispectral index (BIS). Authors used the isolated forearm technique, wherein a tourniquet is applied to a forearm prior to the administration of neuromuscular blocking agents so that neuromuscular function distal to the cuff is not impeded. Article here.

Squircle

A squircle is a mathematical shape that is part square and part circle.

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