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Quick and Dirty Art for Mental Health

One of the few true benefits of my recent commitment to a mental hospital were the workshops, fellow patients, and therapists who helped us ‘explore our feelings’ and build a ‘stronger mind-body connection’ as a new age front for compulsory prescriptions, locked doors, and an $80,000 bill. Ironically, my own free hand as an artist…

Solar cells made with bismuth vanadate achieve a surface area of 32 square meters per gram.  This compound can be paired with cheap oxides to split water molecules (and make hydrogen) with record efficiency. Short-term geoengineering could postpone global warming, only to have it happen more quickly in the future. Carotenoids tinge blackbird bills a deep orange,…

The Buzz: Music as Morphine?

It’s been hypothesized that music may mitigate physical pain, a by-product of many medical procedures, but this has always been hard to test due to the wide range of music preferences. In a recent study that capitalized on mp3 player mania, researchers tested this theory by allowing subjects to listen to their own pre-made play…