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And the cloud that took the form (When the rest of Heaven was blue) Of a demon in my view

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{ Westinghouse demonstrates an electric razor using x-ray technology, May 1941 | Helmut Newton, Van Cleef + Arpels Diamond Necklace X-Ray, Paris 1979 }

Jamie wasn’t latching on properly, and my nipple got sorer and sorer

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{ Graham Reznick, I can See You, 2008 | Asger Carlsen, 2011 }

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{ I can See You, 2008, poster }

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{ Left: Chris Cunningham, Rubber Johnny, 2005 | Right: Asger Carlsen: “I have a lot of respect for Cunningham’s work and I like rubber Johnny. But I also had a big fascination for Francis Bacon while I was doing the first Hester image.” }

Her face against the pane in a halo of hurried breath

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Did you know that around 85% of humans only breathe out of one nostril at a time? This fact may surprise you, but even more remarkable is the following: our body follows a pattern and switches from breathing out of one nostril to the other in a cyclical way. Typically, every four hours it switches from left to right, or right to left.

{ United Academics | Continue reading }

images { John Stezaker, The Voyeur, 1979 | 2 }

But mind you don’t post yourself into the box, little man

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‘Il n’est point de secrets que le temps ne révèle.’ –Racine

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{ John Kacere | Aaron McElroy }

A darker shadow of the first, darkening even his own understanding of himself

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The tumor that appeared on a second scan. The guy in accounting who was secretly embezzling company funds. The situation may be different each time, but we hear ourselves say it over and over again: “I knew it all along.”

The problem is that too often we actually didn’t know it all along, we only feel as though we did. The phenomenon, which researchers refer to as “hindsight bias,” is one of the most widely studied decision traps and has been documented in various domains, including medical diagnoses, accounting and auditing decisions, athletic competition, and political strategy. […]

Roese and Vohs propose that there are three levels of hindsight bias. […] The first level of hindsight bias, memory distortion, involves misremembering an earlier opinion or judgment (”I said it would happen”). The second level, inevitability, centers on our belief that the event was inevitable (”It had to happen”). And the third level, foreseeability, involves the belief that we personally could have foreseen the event (”I knew it would happen”).

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images { 1. Joao Penalva | 2 }

A softer beard: a softer brush

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{ Because identical twins develop from a single zygote, they have the same genome. This removes genetics as a variable telling scientists that the differences they observe between the individuals are caused almost solely by environmental factors. Recent studies have shown that many of these environmentally induced differences are acquired via the epigenome. | The University of Utah | full story | Thanks to Patrick/xcorr.net }

Gave my hand a great squeeze going along by the Tolka in my hand

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{ 1. Jean Rouet, Untitled, 1960 | 2. Irving Penn, Palm of Miles Davis, New York, 1986 }

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{ 3. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, First x-ray, 1901 | 4 }

A monkey puzzle rocket burst, spluttering in darting crackles

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{ Edward Weston, Shell, 1927 | Chuck Jones, Spies, 1942 }

Twins, and, the, unnecessary, comma.

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{ Why identical twins differ—despite having the same DNA }

images { Walt Disney with elephant at the American Museum of Natural History }

A defect is ten times worse in a woman. But makes them polite.

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Punctuation i’snt that important to. me

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{ 1. Peter Holzhauer | 2 }