Biologists have discovered that there is a biological clock in the caterpillar brain that can measure the relative amounts of daylight and darkness to an accuracy of 15 minutes per day. Depending on these measurements, the caterpillar will either spin its cocoon and then emerge as an adult or go into diapause, a pupal stage that reduces its metabolism and cell activity so it can winter over in its cocoon and emerge the following spring as an adult. For instance, if a polyphemus moth, in its 4th instar, (one of the last larval stages between molts), detects 16 hours of daylight, it will pupate and emerge later as an adult, but if it detects only 12 hours of daylight, it will go into diapause.
We sent out a call to all of the graduating students of color at Bethel to see if anyone would be willing to sit down for an interview and ended up having six students agree to individual interviews. It was really wonderful to have the opportunity to spend time with these students as they shared their stories. That summer we edited these individual interviews in an 88 minute film which intercut their stories..
We inherit our prenatal qi and essence from our parents. This genetic inheritance is outside our control, and it can be the determining factor in a number of ailments. For example, if a man’s grandfather and father both died of heart disease in their 40s, he will be much more likely to develop heart disease than a person with a similar lifestyle whose ancestors lived into their 90s.
The term “artistic merit” which might describe something that is obscene but determined to possess historic, cultural, scientific or educational recognition I feel supports a notion that anything lacking “merit” = ok to censor. So I say scrap this artisitc merit based criteria, art is art.I don’t like them, but until I see some evidence presented that people who view shota or loli manga are more likely to commit sex crimes against children in real life, I see no reason to ban them. The ban was mostly proposed as a response to a vocal minority outside of Japan who felt it was poisoning the world, as far as I understand the matter.
Burberry stock has risen 65 per cent over the last 52 weeks and the 155 year old British label last month also reported stellar annual results. It saw a 39 per cent increase in underlying pre tax profits to 298m, after a 27 per cent increase in revenues to 1.5 billion. Retail analysts say they will be pressing Mulberry this week on where it plans to invest cash generated from its strong performance..