Friday, November 8, 2013

Discovery: new body part!

Ladies and gentlemen, they've done it again. Researchers have discovered what they believe to be another ligament that connects the thigh bone to the shin.

While this is fascinating simply because it showcases the amazing complexity of the human body, it is also useful as it could easily improve sports medicine.

Read more on BBC Health:
"New ligament discovered in knee, Belgian surgeons say" by Smitha Mundasad

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Adorable: Wedding at West Point

Now this is what makes America great.

The link leads to a lovely photo memoir of the first male couple to be married at West Point.

"The photos show other moments. Daniel, exhausted from another day studying, closes his eyes as Larry embraces him and kisses his neck. After a run by the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, Larry hands Daniel a flower.
Daniel, 28, graduated from West Point in 2007; Larry, 27, two years later. He served for a year before receiving a medical discharge. The two started dating after they met in Seattle last December, when Daniel, who had been deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, was on rest leave."
The photographer, Jill Knight, also did lovely story on a surrogate mother called "Special Delivery."