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Prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo, the only Chinese citizen ever to be awarded a Nobel Prize while still residing in China, has died at age 61. Liu died Thursday while on medical parole in northeastern China’s Shenyang city, where he was being treated for liver cancer. He was serving an 11-year prison sentence for trying to overthrow the government.

By the time Liu, a scholar and human rights advocate, was diagnosed in late May, his liver cancer was already in its late stages. Chinese authorities released video footage intended to show that Liu had been receiving good medical care, and they invited U.S. and German doctors to treat him. But Beijing rejected calls to allow him to seek treatment overseas.

Liu’s biographer and friend, the U.S.-based dissident Yu Jie, believes that China’s government had a motive to withhold or delay treatment: It feared the consequences of Liu getting out of prison alive.

Chinese Nobel Peace Laureate And Human Rights Advocate Liu Xiaobo Dies

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In May of 1939, the MS St. Louis set off from Germany with Captain Gustav Schroder at the helm and a belly full of Jewish refugees. After being denied entry to Cuba at Havana harbor, the St. Louis set route for Florida, in hopes that the land of the free would be more accommodating. It was not.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt had recently cracked down on immigration, restricting it to those with the financial means to support themselves. (At that point, the average German Jew’s checkbook register read simply “Property of der Fuhrer.”) As 1940 approached, and with it news that Nazi Germany was invading … uh, everything, the American public began to regard Jewish refugees as potential threats to national security. FDR, who had previously canceled the expiration of up to 15,000 Germans’ visas rather than, y'know, send them straight to Hell, caved to pressure from Secretary of State Cordell Hull, who rallied Southern Democrats and threatened to remove their support for the president if a certain boatful of refugees didn’t disappear real sudden-like.

The St. Louis, denied entry at the port of Miami, turned back for Europe. About a third of its passengers ended up in Great Britain, while the rest were sprinkled throughout Western Europe, aka “the place where the Nazis were.” By June of 1940, FDR had drunk deep of the Conspiracy Kool-Aid, stating: “Now, of course, the refugee has got to be checked because, unfortunately, among the refugees there are some spies, as has been found in other countries. And not all of them are voluntary spies – it is rather a horrible story but in some of the other countries that refugees out of Germany have gone to, especially Jewish refugees, they found a number of definitely proven spies.”

And by golly, he was right: In 1942, the United States convicted Herbert Karl Friedrich Bahr of being a Nazi spy posing as a Jewish refugee – the single known instance of such a thing happening. Of the 937 passengers aboard the St. Louis, 254 died in the Holocaust. In 1945, Cordell Hull was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Karma’s a lovely idea, isn’t it?

5 Stories That Prove Everyone Gets WW2 Wrong

Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) was an Italian neurologist who in 1986 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF). She also served as Senator for Life in the Italian Senate from 2001 until her death at 103.

She studied medicine at the University of Turin and remained there as an assistant after graduation, but lost her position when in 1938 Jews were barred from holding academic posts. Nevertheless she set up a laboratory in her bedroom, and the research conducted there set the basis for her groundbreaking discoveries. Over the years her work led to the creation of new anti-inflammatory drugs and a greater understanding of how cancer spreads and evolves.

Elizabeth Blackburn on the telomere effect: ‘It’s about keeping healthier for longer’

If you think of your chromosomes – which carry your genetic material – as shoelaces, telomeres are the little protective tips at the end. They are made of repeating short sequences of DNA sheathed in special proteins.

During our lives they tend to wear down and when telomeres can’t protect chromosomes properly, cells can’t replenish and they malfunction. This sets up physiological changes in the body which increase risks of the major conditions and diseases of ageing: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, a weakened immune system and more. But the process is somewhat malleable. It is happening in all of us at some rate, but the rate can change. An enzyme called telomerase can add DNA to the ends of chromosomes to slow, prevent and partially reverse the shortening.

Professor Elizabeth Blackburn in her lab before her Nobel prize award in 2009 Photograph: Micheline Pelletier Decaux/Corbis via Getty Images

Shirin Ebadi (b. 1947) is an Iranian lawyer, former judge, and human rights activist. In 2003 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to advance human rights, particularly those of women, children, and refugees.

As a lawyer, she was a strong campaigner for the rights of children and women in Iran, and drafted a law against physical abuse of children. Her Nobel Prize win was controversial in her home country, and she has been living in exile in the UK since 2009.

The number on this jacket represents the ratio of male to female recipients of the Nobel prize, an award that recognizes great achievements in social, creative and scientific fields. An award that this year finds itself belonging to not a single woman. I am honored to stand on this stage as a voice, and I know the Nobel institution compassionately shares my hope that more women will walk the Nobel stage. 

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pansexual michelle and trans peter accidentally catching feelings for eachother after she finds out about his secret hahahahaha

i can’t wait for michelle (who was once awarded the nobel prize for least amount of fucks given but she declined the award bc she just didn’t give a fuck) and her awkward trans spider-mess boyfriend (he’s like if god spilled a person for real he’s the epitome of wearing socks then stepping in a puddle) to become the most iconic couple in the mcu

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Some Inspirational Iranian women 

1 : Shirin Ebadi, is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women’s, children’s, and refugee rights. She was the first ever Iranian to receive the prize.

2 : Nasrin Sotoudeh, is a human rights lawyer in Iran. She has represented imprisoned Iranian opposition activists and politicians following the disputed June 2009 Iranian presidential elections as well as prisoners sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were minors. In 2012 she was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament. 

3 : Azar Nafisi, is an Iranian writer and professor of English literature. 

4 : Pardis Sabeti, is an Iranian-American computational biologist, medical geneticist and evolutionary geneticist, who developed a bioinformatic statistical method which identifies sections of the genome that have been subject to natural selection and an algorithm which explains the effects of genetics on the evolution of disease.

5 : Maryam Mirzakhani, is an Iranian mathematician. In 2014 She won the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. Becoming the first women and Iranian to do so.

6 : Anoushe Ansari, is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. In 2006 she become the first Iranian and the first self-funded women to visit the International space station. 

7 : Laleh Sedigh, is an Iranian race car driver. She is one of the most famous race car drivers in Iran.

anonymous asked:

Why the strong feels against Watson and crick?

Because of this.

One sentence. Her hard work was STOLEN and they gave her one friggin sentence in the acknowledgement section. Meanwhile they’re riding the cash cow to fame and glory, heralded as these biological geniuses.

It seems like textbooks have become more progressive in the past 5 years or so, but the biology textbook I was issued in high school (published in the early 2000s) dedicated a small, 2-3 sentence paragraph to Rosalind Franklin (which mostly focused on explaining what X-ray crystallography was, not focusing on her contribution or Watson and Crick’s theft of her experimental data), while Watson and Crick received an entire full page spread with their iconic photograph, posing next to a giant DNA model. The most recent version of that textbook now has an entire page dedicated to Rosalind and even includes a picture of her, though!

(Pierce, B. 2012. Genetics: A Conceptual Approach. 4th ed.)

Watson and Crick took credit for Franklin’s work and got away with it because she was a woman. She couldn’t even be awarded the Nobel prize because she died as a result of the radiation from the very X-ray diffraction techniques she used to discover the structure of DNA. Women were not taken seriously in science back then and even still today there is a huge deficit of females in STEM fields.

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december 10th, 2014: nobel prize awards & banquet

december 11th, 2014: nobel laureates dinner 

december 10th, 2015: nobel prize awards & banquet

december 10th, 2016: nobel prize awards & banquet

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Sea cucumbers can eviscerate themselves as a defense mechanism.

When using a microscope to study particularly small organisms, placing a drop of immersion oil on top of the slide cover will focus the light from the microscope and further magnify the specimen.

Rosalind Franklin died of ovarian cancer six years after using x-ray diffraction to identify the physical structure of DNA. Other people were awarded a Nobel Prize for her discovery; there is a very strict rule that a Nobel Prize cannot be given to someone who is dead. It isn’t like the Oscars. Her cancer was probably caused in part by excessive exposure to radiation.

A sound occuring below the frequency of twenty Hertz–the lowest sound usually detectable by the human ear–is referred to as infransound. Infrasonic noises may cause pain in the eardrum, and/or inexplicable feelings of dread.

When trying to identify which chamber of a human heart you are observing, it is helpful to know that the atria have smooth walls, whereas the ventricles’ are textured, and that the walls of the heart are much thicker on the left side than on the right.

Eels have not been observed spawning in nature.

The oldest confirmed wild bird is approximately sixty-six years old; her name is Wisdom and she has flown more than three million miles.

Human beings can also eviscerate themselves as a defense mechanism, but this is often called an Emotional Disturbance.

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royal family july 2017 photo challenge [6/31] : favorite photos of royal updos

crown princess mary:  official visit to iceland (2008) || christening of the twins (2011) || bambi awards (2014) || queen margrethe’s 75th birthday gala (2015)

crown princess victoria: pre-wedding dinner (2010) || nobel prize award (2012) || princess madeleine’s wedding (2013) || royal patriotic society’s event (2017)

princess madeleine: wedding to christopher o’neill (2013) || christening of prince nicolas (2015) || nobel prize award (2015) || swedish academy meeting (2015)

catherine, the duchess of cambridge: london olympics gala (2012) || south seas tour (2012)

princess sofia: nobel laureates dinner (2014) || swedish parliament open (2016)

crown princess mette-marit: crown princess victoria’s wedding (2010) || inauguration of king willem alexander (2013)