Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Piecing things together

What is Mosaic?

a) the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials.

b) a collection of compelling stories that explore the science of life?

Top marks if you answered a and b – and never mind if you didn’t.

 Simply check out Mosaic, launched by the Wellcome Trust and now bookmarked as one of my regular reads.

In the first week's issue I particularly liked The Alzheimer’s Enigma which asks whether we will ever be able to pinpoint the cause of this devastating condition  if, like good detectives, we gather enough clues. 

Another feature that told me things I didn't know was The Future of Sex which is about the reinvented female condom – once described as as a plastic bag 
with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish.

The image used to accompany the article 
sparked a bit of a Twitterfest – what do you think?

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