Unroll that virtual scroll!

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A very cool addition to the NLM "Turning the Pages" virtual library, which I blogged about back in December: the Edwin Smith surgical papyrus. You literally click and drag to unroll the papyrus, and then toggle the annotations on or off. While it doesn't have the pretty pictures that some of their other virtual manuscripts do (like Robert Hooke's Micrographia), it's pretty cool to unroll the world's oldest surviving surgical text, written in Egyptian script circa the 17th century BC.

(Alas, while my first instinct was "This would look so cool on the iPad," the website's in flash. Boo.)

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Google Labs just released a new "experiment" - Body Browser. You have to upgrade to Google Chrome beta if you don't already have it, but when you do, you can play with a 3-D, rotatable reconstruction of a (female) human body. Sliders let you fade the circulatory, skeletal, muscular, and nervous…
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DEATH TRAP

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THE REAL QUESTION:

DOES ATHEISM HAVE A FUTURE?

AND THE ANSWER - NO!

Atheists

GET OUT OF MY UNIVERSEâ¦

you little liars do nothing but antagonizeâ¦

and you try to eliminate all the dreams and hopes of humanityâ¦

but you LOSTâ¦

THE DEATH OF ATH*ISM - SCIENTIFIC PROOF OF GOD

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Einstein puts the final nail in the coffin of atheismâ¦

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atheists deny their own life elementâ¦

LIGHT OR DEATH, ATHEISTS?

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By deadatheists (not verified) on 09 Apr 2010 #permalink

iPads don't have Flash????

(What the fuck is the dealio with this wackaloon fuck-up "Dead Atheists" dude polluting ScienceBlogs comments sections with his pathetic inanity? How sad and empty does your life have to be to spend your time doing shit like that? I wonder what horrible wrongness has occurred in this poor fuck's life to lead to this?)

The lack of flash on iPhones and iPads has been a bone of contention for a while, but many sites are using html5 which is okay on them. I'll leave it to the techies to debate the pros and cons of that though!

I usually go through and weed out these spastic, psycho comments, but what the hell, I'll leave that one so people can see the sort of thing I routinely get even though I don't even blog about atheism. Simply being at Sb is enough to get targeted by freaks. (Once, the wingnut likely behind this comment actually sent me a hateful email on Christmas, while I was celebrating with my family.)