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The spellbinding art of human anatomy

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By US Desk
Fri, 07, 20

This piece — titled “The Consumer” was illustrated by medical illustrator Vanessa Ruiz who believes in the unique power of anatomical art....

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Looks like Pac-Man got a CAT scan. London artist SHOK-1 uses a freehand spray paint technique to create X-ray images of pop culture icons. This piece — titled “The Consumer” was illustrated by medical illustrator Vanessa Ruiz who believes in the unique power of anatomical art. “Anatomical art has the power to reach far beyond the pages of a medical textbook ... connecting our innermost selves with our bodies through art,” she says.

The amazing science of sourdough

Bacteria? In my bread?!? Yes! With more people leaning into hobbies like baking, you’ve probably been seeing sourdough all over your social feeds — but do you know how it works? Unlike other breads, sourdough uses natural yeast captured from the air, not the kind from the packet, that combines with (good) bacteria in flour to get its lift. Like kids, starters must be fed, kept warm and named. And because of the unique microbiome of a baker’s body and home, no two of them are the same.

The action of making bread is a kind of restoration of certain kinds of biodiversity into our food, onto our bodies and throughout our houses in a way that connects all of these processes. flavor our daily bread. And in making sourdough starters, the flour, starter, and bread enrich our bodies and homes.