Beautiful moments: wildlife photography

An image of two mice slugging it out over scraps of food on the London Underground has won a prestigious wildlife photography award from the UK capital’s Natural History Museum.

All of these photos are excellent! Such photographs are timeless because they capture the essence of a situation at the perfect moment, and preserve it.

Source: Photo of mice squabbling on subway platform wins prestigious photography award

Beauty

Feynman always says it best.

I also believe in being unsatisfied with one’s life, and being in constant doubt of every thesis I come across to explain nature around me. It’s what keeps one moving, evolving, without stagnation. The Universe is what it is. We are but observers of this cosmic dance, and such a beautiful show must be watched without prejudice, and with a child’s awe and curiosity.

What the heart calls home

Magnificent feeling, to a traveled tired soul,
On return to familiar abode.
Enchanted the feeling, in cozy warm hole,
Fleeting the satisfaction, a bare shell, without thy folk.

Where lies solemn solace for a drone,
Amid all nations known,
Not a house to call my own;
Without my beloveds in my home.

Nil says the water

Creatures in the dark, fumbling through naked truth
Such emphasis on transient sorrows leaves ties stranded;
Mercurial thoughts can offer no solace, what can soothe ?
A reflection in hindsight vivid, memory branded.

Be water, flow with joy, bend on a whim and a will,
Neither shape nor form, binds frame,
Without color or odor, energy be Nil,
Sannyasi, and an artist did once lay their claim.

Potential causality for psychiatric disorders

This is quite an interesting study. Certainly a long way to go in understanding the data better, but looks like the right direction forward in the research.

Particular genetic variants in the human genome that are important for the development of the brain early in the life of the foetus are frequently found in psychiatric disorders, recent work from Denmark shows. Researchers studied a total of 8 million genetic variants and found that some of them occur particularly often in people who

Source: Psychiatric Disorders Correlation With Prenatal Gene Regulation Confirmed