How many thoughts do humans have a day? Ask that question as a search term, and at least 186,000,000 results will pop up on Google. According to the top result (via the Cleveland Clinic), we human beings process about 70,000 thoughts per day. That figure however, was first discussed on Twitter and is simply not true.
For 70 years, the cells of Henrietta Lacks have been used without her consent. HeLa cells are special because they can divide indefinitely. The data visual above highlights some of the many medical breakthroughs achieved through the HeLa cell line. “The Mother of Modern Medicine,” is inspired by Kadir Nelson’s painting of the same title.
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have restored sensations of touch in the hand and arm of a paralyzed man. This medical breakthrough means that in the future it will be possible for paralyzed people to feel physical feedback automatically.