Hashem Al-Ghaili

Hashem Al-Ghaili


Molecular biologist and a science communicator

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..", comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

Fascinating album shows detailed images of human development

I stumbled upon a fascinating photo album on Flickr published by user lunar caustic. The album shows a collection of photos of human development in unprecedented details. The images were taken to be included in a catalog highlighting the embryonic development. Similar pictures were taken by Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson back in 1965 and were published in Life magazine. Images and […]

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