Synchronized Chaos Magazine – July 2011: Science, Nature, Spontaneity

Synchronized Chaos is serving you up a summer “cocktail” for July: equal parts science and nature with a splash of spontaneity. Tapati McDaniels takes you inside the 4th annual conference on pharmacogenomics and consumer genetic testing, held on May 26, 2011, at the South San Francisco Conference Center. Leena Prasad kicks off Whose Brain Is […]

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Poetry from Carolyn Havenhill

His Spirit In the depth of this sorrow My heart hears you weep A prayer in the Bible I hope you will read God sends His Love To Help Carry Us Through No Matter what has been done to us Or the things that we do. He mapped out our future For as we have […]

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Whose brain is it? [July 2011 – Leena Prasad]

Whose Brain Is It? by Leena Prasad Lou has lost weight. He has dark circles under his eyes from insufficient sleep but does not look tired and appears to be happy. He is focused at work and getting a lot done. He is also spending more time on his guitar and writing a new song […]

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Personalized Medicine 4.0: Pharmacogenomics and Consumer Genetic Testing

  [Article by Tapati McDaniels] On May 26, 2011, the department of Biology at San Francisco State University hosted the fourth annual conference on biotechnology as it applies to medicine. Each year journalists, health professionals, educators, alumni and students gather to learn about the latest applications of genetic research in various aspects of health care. […]

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Photography by Daniella Engen

Daniella Engen is particularly interested in photographing wildlife and producing larger-than-life imagery.  The work featured here is currently on display at Luv a Java coffee house on Dolores and 26th Street in San Francisco, CA. The photos are a small collection of some of the artist’s favorite nature photos from places such as Australia, Czech […]

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Photography by Sara Diamond

Artist statement: “My recent artwork is an exploration of a “dream logic,” a constructed combination of the fantastic and the real. These photographs contain an intrigue of something found in the crossover between dream states and hyperreality, a whimsical dichotomy between surrealism in the everyday and the constructed. By juxtaposing figures into different landscapes and […]

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Flash Fiction by Carter Maddox

Street Light Interference Effect, or, You are a Slider You’ve got this electricity thing.  Capability.  Talent.  Call it what you want.  It works. Seventh grade was the first time it happened.  Pre-Algebra class.  Ms. It’s-None-of-Your-Business-Whether-or-Not-I’m-Married taught you how to find x if twenty-times-x-equals three hundred.  She was the Cheshire cat.  Her grin was so wide […]

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Book Review: Quiet Chaos, by Sandro Veronesi

[Reviewed by Bruce Roberts] Several years ago, the brother of one of my wife’s students took his own life. The family, of course, was devastated, but his younger sister, in my wife’s class, seemed to forge right on. The mother would call, asking if the girl was distracted, emotional, falling behind, but no, she seemed […]

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Watercolor Paintings by Ari Bernabei

About the featured artwork: “The drawings are studies in intimate detail of subjects that can symbolize sustenance, desire, fertility, nature (esp. human-engineered/consumed nature). The association of world maps with nature and consumption speaks to our age.” –Ari Bernabei To contact the artist directly, please email aribernabei@att.net. Also, visit aribernabei.com.

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