Furniture finished with fire. The beauty and character of burned wood is now captured in a long lasting material, creating the strange sensation of sitting on burnt furniture.
What a cool collection. If only I could afford nice things.
Some beautiful examples of the California Red Sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis).
A very sad news:
Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection
A baby who generated great excitement last year because it appeared she had been cured of HIV is infected with the virus after all, health officials say. The news from Mississippi generated a lot of optimism. But Dr. Hannah Gay, who had treated the baby at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, remained on the lookout for HIV infection. “Ever since we discovered this case in 2012, we’ve known that was a possibility,” she said in a conference call yesterday.
The baby was not put back on anti-HIV drugs, but doctors kept checking her for signs of infection every six to eight weeks. More than two years elapsed with no sign of the virus.
"So, last week was one of those regularly scheduled visits," Gay said. "The child came; she had no abnormalities on physical exam." But blood tests showed that the baby had an active HIV infection. The virus had emerged from some mysterious hiding place in her body.
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