Figure 1 is ... striking:
We were able to show that the gills of zebrafish grow and get more 'sparse' with endurance training.
This means - to our understanding - that the water can more easily penetrate the gills and is transported through the gills more efficient, i.e. the oxygen is extracted from the water more efficiently.
Here's a little bit of the backstory on my 'work' blog: https://micro.tomo.graphics/manuscripts/2019/08/26/adaptatio...
And here's the manuscript on bioRxiv: https://doi.org/10.1101/744300
Just yesterday we submitted the 'minor revisions' for our submission of the manuscript to PLOS One :)
Here's a bit more information: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21782922
-- Keith Houston, The Book https://www.worldcat.org/title/book-a-cover-to-cover-explora...
James G. Keenan, “The History of the Discipline,” in The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology, ed. Roger Bagnall (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), 59.
I can't even fathom how to handle that, let alone how to _read_ something out of it.
Striking is an understatement.
Reading the Herculaneum Papyri: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Digital Restoration Initiative @ UKentucky
How apropos wrt Buddha's non-teaching. Given more time (decay) the teaching would be fully revealed :)
Of course, this is another level in fragility and love the care, precaution, and respect these teams place into preserving pieces, meaning and understanding of history.
Most likely that Koan comes from Linji Yixuan aka 1600 years ago, but Buddhism is likely 2400 or older years ago.
Linji Yixuan also has another saying "If you meet your forefather, kill him" once again this is not literal but is once again excessive reverence to other relationships instead of finding family in all things not just a specific forefather.
A similar statement would be Jesus Christ in the Gospels such as Luke saying you can't be his follower if you love your father, wife, children, siblings, etc more than him. Jesus demanded you love him more than you love your own life, and your duty to his faith is greater than your traditions saying "I must wait" to follow you for first I must bury my dead father and so on. [Once again it is probably not supposed to be taken literally for the Gospels choose certain metaphors for dramatic effect about how one organizes ones priorities.]
Reason and Language are useful as well, but the various buddhist teachers over 2400 years whole point is to unfocus and see beyond the limitation of how we try to use language to bring an artificial form of order that is not true understanding, nor is it true love or compassion. Instead it is a form of "clinging" that makes things feel overly familiar and safe when the nature of reality is constant change and finding peace with this "uncanny" and thus scary reality if we allow it to scare us in such a way.
Edit: translation is in this video starting at 18:35
Edit: also found this: http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/2019/07/gandhara-scro...
But one thing that stood out from the beginning of the article and wasn't satisfactorily addressed was the fact that breathing on such a fragile object could wreck the entire operation...why didn't they just wear surgical masks?
I mean, they went through all the trouble of pre-humidifying the scroll, laying special little glass paper-weights and even spraying each bit when necessary. But a single unexpected cough or sneeze could have made everyone have a very bad day!
Surprisingly light on details of its origin. Part of the US war loot from Peshawar perhaps?
The Library purchased the single scroll from a British antiquities dealer in 2003.
Records are in general scarce. They're special. They're highly skewed in what, who, where, and when they cover.
This affects traditional history and historiography which are document-centric, in that their scope is limited by available documents.
(There are other models and methods of history, some of which approach anthropology in looking at physical artefacts, some based on genetics and other methods. These are illuminating as well, though of necessity omit specific textual context.)
That situation has changed, due to improvements in media, reproduction, literacy, and now, raw data capture. The rate, quantity, and intention of recording is completely different today than 500, or 1,000, or 6,000 (the origins of writing) ago. Then, both recording and storage were highly intentional, for all that implies. Now, it's avoidance of leaving records that is intentional.
I'm a fan of the Internet Archive's work. I'm also cognisant of the potential risks and intrusions that it implies. The Archive tries to make such negative disruptions as small as possible, but the challenges remain.