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Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body: Galleries: Media: Autopsy

Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body: Galleries: Media: Autopsy
WARNING: Some people may find images from actual postmortem dissections disturbing. Viewer discretion advised. Videos on this page require either QuickTime Player or Windows Media Player. Postmortem dissection, or autopsy, was among the first scientific methods to be used in the investigation of violent or suspicious death. Autopsy remains the core practice of forensic medicine. Beginning an autopsy New York University Medical Center, The Forensic Autopsy (New York, 1978). View with QuickTime: Low Quality | High Quality View with Windows Media Player: Low Quality | High QualityRead the transcript Dissecting and analyzing the body parts University of Calgary and the Office of the Alberta Attorney General, Investigating Sudden Death, vol. 1(Alberta, Canada, 1978–80). View with QuickTime: Low Quality | High Quality View with Windows Media Player: Low Quality | High QualityRead the transcript

How to Embalm a Body by Nicole Pasulka The first dead body I saw was my grandfather’s, at his funeral. More recently, I attended the funeral of a friend who’d died in a car accident. I forced myself to the dais to say goodbye. Looking over at him—he was striking in his beard and suit, clutching a leather-bound book—I thought he didn’t seem quite like himself: I’d never seen him with such cleanly cut hair. Likewise, my grandfather didn’t seem like himself, either: He was waxy, glowing, with makeup on his collar. Though not entirely lifelike, their embalmed bodies were at least similar to how they appeared in life—similar enough that their casketed images surface alongside my memories of their smiles, movements, and voices. Though thin and energetic, Carla, a funeral director in New Jersey, manages to project calm and control. I happened to head for the bathroom after a particularly morbid account of a man who had died in the woods and had his face eaten off by bees. “You didn’t just vomit, did you?” “What did you just do?”

Mark Vernon Do you ever get the feeling that something went wrong? What with credit crunches, wars, congestion charges, and unemployment, it is natural to hark back to less complicated times. In this witty and inspiring book, Mark Vernon does just that. However, we are not talking about the 1980s – try 400BC! Filled with timeless insight into life, relationships, work and partying, Plato's Podcasts takes a sideways glance at modern living and presents the would-be thoughts of Ancient Philosophers on various topics central to our 21st century existence. 'Bravo! ‘Ancient wisdom goes modern in this unique book. ‘Mark Vernon has an unparallelled ability to convey profound philosophical ideas in a manner that is both accessible and personal but also rigorous and challenging. ‘Vernon consistently does his own thinking, and invites the reader to join in… The writing is highly engaging, and [he] has a good eye for the colourfully weird detail.’Steven Poole, The Guardian

Global Warming and Climate Change skepticism examined 10 things funeral directors don't want you to know 10 facts funeral directors don't want you to know By Ellen Goodstein • Most Americans avoid planning their funerals and instead leave the decisions to their loved ones. But making arrangements immediately after a death can be unnecessarily expensive because it's such an emotional time. "The unsuspecting consumer is setting himself up to be vulnerable to excessive spending on items and services that he doesn't need or want," declares Joshua Slocum, executive director of the Vermont-based Funeral Consumers Alliance, a not-for-profit consumer information and advocacy group. FCA fields calls from angry and confused consumers everyday. "I just spoke with a woman who had asked for a very modest service for a loved one," says Slocum. "She said to me, 'We did everything we could to cut costs, and this is the best we could do.' "It's a crying shame," says Slocum. Costs add up quickly According to AARP, funeral and burial costs can easily reach as much as $10,000. 1. 2. 3.

Russian Numbers - Russian Language Lesson 2 - Main Lesson - Russian Language Lessons New Russian Audio: To help you learn Russian this lesson now has sound. Click the green icon to listen. (Help) The next step in learning Russian is to learn the Russian numbers. Russian numbers: 1 to 10 1 - один ("a-deen") 2 - два ("dva") 3 - три ("tree") 4 - четыре ("chye-tir-ye") 5 - пять ("pyat") 6 - шесть ("shest") 7 - семь ("syem") 8 - восемь ("vo-syem") 9 - девять ("dyev-yat") 10 -десять ("dyes-yat") Read through the numbers 1-10 a couple of times until you are comfortable with them. Russian numbers: 11 to 19 Now that you are comfortable with your first Russian numbers, try to learn the numbers from 11 to 19. 11 - одиннадцать 12 - двенадцать 13 - тринадцать 14 - четырнадцать 15 - пятнадцать 16 - шестнадцать 17 - семнадцать 18 - восемнадцать 19 - девятнадцать Russian numbers: 20 and onwards As you could see, the numbers 11-19 are simply formed by adding "надцать" to the numbers 1-9. 20 in Russian is "двадцать". 20 - двадцать 21 - двадцать один 22 - двадцать два 23 - двадцать три 24 - двадцать четыре 0 - ноль

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Scientists unveil tools for rewriting the code of life MIT and Harvard researchers have developed technologies that could be used to rewrite the genetic code of a living cell, allowing them to make large-scale edits to the cell’s genome. Such technology could enable scientists to design cells that build proteins not found in nature, or engineer bacteria that are resistant to any type of viral infection. The technology, described in the July 15 issue of Science, can overwrite specific DNA sequences throughout the genome, similar to the find-and-replace function in word-processing programs. Using this approach, the researchers can make hundreds of targeted edits to the genome of E. coli, apparently without disrupting the cells’ function. “We did get some skepticism from biologists early on,” says Peter Carr, senior research staff at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory (and formerly of the MIT Media Lab), who is one of the paper’s lead authors. DNA consists of long strings of “letters” that code for specific amino acids. ‘Plug and play’