Movable Science has launched Figure 1, a crowdscourced image library for healthcare professionals. Users can upload photos of medical conditions, x-rays and surgical procedures to help the community gain a greater understanding of how diseases manifest in actual patients. The photos are also shared with patients' privacy in mind. Faces are automatically identified to be blurred out and additional editing tools are available to safeguard privacy. The app is available for free in iTunes with an Android version on the way.
Check out @FeministTaylorSwift, the latest viral novelty Twitter account that parodies the songs lyrics of the pop idol singer with a feminist undertone. Since its launch by college senior and blogger Clara Beyer on June 12th, the feed has gained more than 78,000 followers after a plenty of blog and news media coverage over the weekend. For more info, check out the Know Your Meme entry.
Miss Teen South Carolina has a new challenger! At the Miss USA pageant last night, Miss Utah Marissa Powell responded to a question about gender-based income inequality in America with a rather strange fumbling answer, proclaiming the need to "create education better." Immediately after her response was broadcast, #MissUtah soared up to the leading trending topic on Twitter, accompanied by jokes mocking the 21-year-old's incoherence. While amusing, her answer wasn't nearly as disturbing as Miss Alabama Mary-Margaret McCord's defense of the recently leaked NSA PRISM surveillance program, asserting that she would rather have her phone messages tracked than feel unsafe.