Les Mis Fandom World Map!

(insp. by this post)

So, Les Mis fandom is a pretty diverse bunch, with folks blogging, drawing and writing from all corners of the world - as evidenced by how Speak Your Language Day turns my dash into a beautiful kaleidoscope of languages for one glorious day a year. (thanks, seagreeneyes!)

Then why not get it on a map? LET’S DO THIS GUYS


  • go to this link
  • add a marker! Go to Additions > Add Marker
  • the only info it needs is City + Country, all other fields are optional (including username, if you want to remain anonymous!)
  • DONE! Now enjoy finding out how many people in the fandom share your homeland
  • (if you feel like more than one location applies to you - if you’re an emigrant/expat - feel free to put more than one marker!)

The more markers are put, the wider the Map View gets - let’s get the whole world covered!


Tiniest LED Implants Could Light Path to Treating Alzheimer’s

Researchers have built neural probes that hold what may be the smallest implantable LEDs ever made.

These new probes can control and record the activity of many individual neurons, measuring how changes in the activity of a single neuron can affect its neighbors.

The team, which has tested the probes in mice, anticipates that experiments using probes based on their design could lead to breakthroughs in understanding and treating neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

“Hundreds of millions of people suffer from neurological diseases, but treatment methods and drugs are currently very limited because scientific understanding of the brain is lacking,” says Fan Wu, a postdoctoral researcher in electrical engineering and computer sciences and co-first author of a new paper on the findings in Neuron.

“We have developed a tool that is needed to better understand how the brain works—and why it doesn’t work—to try to solve to these problems.”

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Funding:  The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

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