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Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal

At the crossroads of art and science, Beautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science. Beautiful Brain presents a selection of his exquisite drawings of brain cells, brain regions, and neural circuits with accessible descriptive commentary.

These drawings are explored from multiple perspectives: Larry W. Swanson describes Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience; Lyndel King and Eric Himmel explore his artistic roots and achievement; Eric A. Newman provides commentary on the drawings; and Janet M. Dubinsky describes contemporary neuroscience imaging techniques. This book is the companion to a traveling exhibition opening at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis in February 2017, marking the first time that many of these works, which are housed at the Instituto Cajal in Madrid, have been seen outside of Spain.

Beautiful Brain showcases Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience, explores his artistic roots and achievement, and looks at his work in relation to contemporary neuroscience imaging, appealing to general readers and professionals alike.

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Luka Magnotta was a Canadian gay pornographic actor who worked as a model, stripper, and a male escort. He was born with the name Eric Newman on July 24, 1982, in Scarborough, Ontario. Luka was homeschooled for several years and had absolutely no contact with children his own age. His mother was said to be a germaphobe who was domineering and controlling of her children, isolating them from any contact with the outer world because, as Luka would write in a blog post, his mother thought the world was a ‘’dangerous and dirty place’’. It wasn’t until after his parents had divorced and the children were sent to live with his grandparents that Luka would begin attending school for the first time, starting in the sixth grade, where he was mistreated by his peers.

At age 18, Luka was seen several times by community workers in a crisis center complaining that he kept hearing voices inside his head, although health workers initially dismissed this, suspecting he was faking it, he was eventually diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. Once Luka reached the age of 20, he relocated to Toronto where he began his career as a stripper, going by the stage name ‘’Angel’’ or ‘’Luka’’. Approximately a year after that, Luka branched out from his stripping to embark on a modelling career and worked as a male escort. Around this time, Luka began actively visiting a psychiatrist, who revealed his paranoia that police were after him, that people were jealous of him and wanted him out of his home, and admitted to wanting to kill himself.

In 2005, Luka was convicted of three counts of fraud after coercing a vulnerable 21-year-old woman to purchase $16,900 of goods for him and fraudulently obtaining a credit card in her name. In 2008, he auditioned for the reality television show ‘’Plastic Makes Perfect’’ hoping to win more plastic surgery. In it, he reveals he had quite a few cosmetic procedures done on him, including his eyes, nose, and a hair transplant. However, he did not make the cut.

Prior to the murder, he was sought out by animal rights activists for uploading videos online of him killing kittens. One of these videos titled ‘’1 Boy 2 Kittens’’ showed him suffocating kittens to death with a vacuum cleaner.

Murder

Luka had begun dating an international student from China named Jun Lin, who was studying to become an engineer. However, the two broke up in 2012 and Jun began seeing another man. This enraged Luka, who, out of jealousy and fury, decided to unleash his wrath by committing an atrocity that would shake Canada to its core.

Luka kidnapped Jun and whisked him away to his apartment where he tied him to his bed frame, letting him linger there for a while. Then, with an ice pick, he began violently stabbing him in the chest until he was dead, then dismember his head and limbs. After sodomizing the headless, limbless torso, he cut off pieces of Jun’s flesh from his buttock using a knife and a fork, and got a puppy to chew on the corpse. Although it is not shown whether Luka consumed the flesh, cannibalism is highly assumed to have occurred. The entire murder was filmed and uploaded online, titled as, ‘’1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick’’ with the 1987 New Order song ‘’True Faith’’ playing in the background.

Afterward, Luka mailed body parts to several schools and political parties. Authorities found that the body parts belonged to that of Jun Lin and labeled Luka the prime suspect. However, by that time, Luka had already fled the country. An international manhunt was launched and Luka was eventually caught in a Berlin internet cafe reading up on articles about himself. Seven police officers barged in the shop and arrested him. He was soon escorted back to Canada.

Trial

Luka plead not guilty by reason of insanity for the following charges:

  1. First-degree murder;
  2. Committing an indignity to a dead body;
  3. Publishing obscene material;
  4. Mailing obscene, indecent, immoral or scurrilous material; and
  5. Criminally harassing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and several (unnamed) members of Parliament.

Luka’s trial commenced in September of 2014, and the process took a total of three months before he was found guilty of all five charges he was indicted on. He was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 25 years.

1 Lunatic 1 Ice pick

Luka Rocco Magnotta (real name Eric Newman) was a gay porn star and a prostitute. He murdered Chinese international student Lin Jun in 2012 and uploaded the gruesome video of the murder titled ‘1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick’ onto BestGore. The 11-minute video shows the naked body of Lin Jun tied to a bed frame, being repeatedly stabbed with a ice pick and a knife. He is then dismembered and Magnotta engages in necrophilia with the corpse. He then picks up a knife and fork and begins cutting into the buttock, and encourages a dog to eat some of the meat. Although not shown on film, it’s believed that cannibalism also took place.

Four days later (May 29th), Magnotta mailed the left foot of Lin Jun to the Conservative Party of Canada and he attempted to mail his left hand to the Liberal Party, but this was intercepted.

Reflecting psychiatric reports of Narcissism, Magnotta was caught while googling himself at an Internet Cafe. Upon searching his apartment and scene of the murder, police found the blood stained mattress and bathtub. Inside his closet was the message “If you don’t like the reflection. Don’t look in the mirror. I don’t care” written in red ink.

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TW: anti Asian racism and description of violence.

Some of you might be familiar with the story of Lin Jun, a young Chinese international student living in Canada. He was ‘allegedly’ murdered by Eric Newman (also known as his pornographic name, Magnotta), who then proceeded to dismember Lin.
'Magnotta’ had been apprehended and is now on trial. A Canadian news outlet recently released video footage from the apartment where Lin Jun lived. And Michael Grant, decided that his blatantly racist opinions needed to be seen by the world.
Please report this scumbag. According to someone on the thread he’s an employee at apple in Edmonton, though it seems Michael has now hidden information on what used to be a public profile.

EDIT:
People on the thread are calling him out and trying to report him and this was his reply:
'Why, because some people don’t agree with my opinion? We are adults, not children. If you don’t like my posts, then don’t read it.’

‘Narcos’ Producer On The Drug War, Colombia And Escobar’s Son’s Grievances

If there were a hall of fame for criminals, it would have to include notorious Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Escobar made billions making and selling cocaine. He used that money to buy a sprawling estate with elephants and zebras, but also spent it on houses, schools and hospitals for the poor, as well as a successful bid for Congress in Colombia. He was a ruthless killer who once bombed an airliner and was responsible for the deaths of thousands of police officers, government officials and innocent civilians. The drug kingpin was tracked down and killed by Colombian police in 1993.

The Netflix series Narcos — which is anchored by a widely-praised performance from Wagner Moura as Escobar — tells the stories of Escobar and the police and public officials who hunted him, including two American DEA agents, Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. Eric Newman, the show’s executive producer, spent years researching the story and putting the series together. He tells Fresh Air’s Dave Davies that violence came easy to Escobar, and he felt it his acts were justified. “Assassinations, bombings, murders, you name it … he was just fighting back,” Newman says. “But in reality he was very likely a sociopath, and certainly a terrorist when need be.”

THE ACADEMY INVITES 322 TO MEMBERSHIP


Actors
Elizabeth Banks – “Love & Mercy,” “The Hunger Games”
Choi Min-sik– “Lucy,” “Oldboy”
Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Imitation Game,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”
Martin Freeman – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Hot Fuzz”
Heather Graham – “The Hangover,” “Boogie Nights”
Tom Hardy – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”
Kevin Hart – “The Wedding Ringer,” “Ride Along”
Felicity Jones – “The Theory of Everything,” “Like Crazy”
Stephen Lang – “Avatar,” “The Men Who Stare at Goats”
Jodi Long – “A Picture of You,” “Beginners”
John Carroll Lynch – “Shutter Island,” “Zodiac”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – “Beyond the Lights,” “Belle”
Denis O’Hare – “Milk,” “Michael Clayton”
Michael O’Neill – “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Transformers”
David Oyelowo – “Selma,” “A Most Violent Year”
Dev Patel – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Slumdog Millionaire”
Rosamund Pike – “Gone Girl,” “Pride & Prejudice”
Chris Pine – “Into the Woods,” “Star Trek”
Daniel Radcliffe – “Kill Your Darlings,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
Eddie Redmayne – “The Theory of Everything,” “Les Misérables”
Jason Segel – “The Five-Year Engagement,” “The Muppets”
J.K. Simmons – “Whiplash,” “Juno”
Sonny Skyhawk – “Geronimo: An American Legend,” “Young Guns II”
Song Kang-ho – “Snowpiercer,” “The Host”
Emma Stone – “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” “The Help”

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Here are all 322 new members of The Academy:

Actors
Elizabeth Banks – “Love & Mercy,” “The Hunger Games”
Choi Min-sik– “Lucy,” “Oldboy”
Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Imitation Game,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”
Martin Freeman – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Hot Fuzz”
Heather Graham – “The Hangover,” “Boogie Nights”
Tom Hardy – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”
Kevin Hart – “The Wedding Ringer,” “Ride Along”
Felicity Jones – “The Theory of Everything,” “Like Crazy”
Stephen Lang – “Avatar,” “The Men Who Stare at Goats”
Jodi Long – “A Picture of You,” “Beginners”
John Carroll Lynch – “Shutter Island,” “Zodiac”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – “Beyond the Lights,” “Belle”
Denis O’Hare – “Milk,” “Michael Clayton”
Michael O’Neill – “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Transformers”
David Oyelowo – “Selma,” “A Most Violent Year”
Dev Patel – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Slumdog Millionaire”
Rosamund Pike – “Gone Girl,” “Pride & Prejudice”
Chris Pine – “Into the Woods,” “Star Trek”
Daniel Radcliffe – “Kill Your Darlings,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
Eddie Redmayne – “The Theory of Everything,” “Les Misérables”
Jason Segel – “The Five-Year Engagement,” “The Muppets”
J.K. Simmons – “Whiplash,” “Juno”
Sonny Skyhawk – “Geronimo: An American Legend,” “Young Guns II”
Song Kang-ho – “Snowpiercer,” “The Host”
Emma Stone – “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” “The Help”

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