Article called ‘A pound of flesh’ by Julie Bindel in the SMH today – well worth reading

http://www.smh.com.au/national/-2pt2c.html

'It's possible if you are poor, desperate, and willing to part with, say, a kidney, to broker a deal with traffickers.' A kidney? $135,000. A heart? Up to $1.6 million. With the number of organs now  critically limited, wealthy patients are spending a fortune on illicit  transplants. But it is the desperate ‘donors’ who are paying the ultimate price

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MIT Media Lab – where silk worms making paper allow the study of the links between biological and digital fabrication in design

Capture silk worms 2Capture silk worms making paper

http://forum.gdvplanet.com/topic/973-science-art-silk-pavilion/