Under the Mess I Call My Life

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How was your day, Paul?

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I have such a fear/paranoia that my friends are hanging out without me/don’t want me around/annoyed by me that I either force myself into their lives so far I eventually do annoy them or I retreat so far that they give up on me.

PASSENGERS aboard a Virgin flight from Brisbane to Sydney got a little more than a cup of tea or coffee with their fare as the cast of the Australian production of the Lion King decided to put on an impromptu performance.

Returning from a promo visit to Brisbane where they officially launched the Queensland leg of the top-grossing stage musical on Monday, the eight-strong chorus — led by the female vocalist behind the lead tole of Rafiki — Buyi Zama, broke into an acapella version of the famed anthem Circle of Life.

A look of bemusement quickly turns into a sea of smiles among the passengers on Virgin flight 0970 as many quickly begin filming and clapping along — with one woman even carrying her toddler closer to the chorus for a better look.


(Source: dailytelegraph.com.au, via goodstuffhappenedtoday)

fangirl challenge ▪ fifteen female characters

[2/15] Aria Montgomery (Pretty Little Liars)

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Doctor saves child’s life by practicing heart surgery on 3D-printed model

Heart surgery is an extremely difficult procedure. Even more so when the tiny anatomy of a small child is involved. When 14-month old Roland Lian Cung Bawi’s heart was failing him, his surgeon Erle Austin knew that he had to prepare meticulously for an intricate operation. Initially he consulted other surgeons, but this yielded conflicting advice. So Austin turned to 3D printing for help.

Using the facilities at the University of Louisville’s engineering school, Austin and his medical team produced a three dimensional model of little Ronald’s heart. Pediatric operations are difficult because the interior structures of a child’s organs are small and hard to see clearly. This model allowed the surgical team to come up with a precise plan to limit the amount of exploratory incisions, reduce operating time and prevent the need for follow-up operations.

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This is synthetic heart tissue … beating.

This week, my friends over at TED Radio Hour are broadcasting a talk by tissue engineer Nina Tandon. She explains how we’ll someday be able to grow replacement organs from our very own cells.

This is a lump of engineered heart tissue being stimulated by an electrical pulse once every second.

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