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This post is going to be my last post about the HIMYM finale. I was calming down, finally, when I read something that just pissed me off all over again. “People didn’t like the finale because it wasn’t a happy one.”
You know what, no, let me tell you why I hated the finale:
- Because it actually…
|—||Stephen King, “Doctor Sleep” (via quoted-books)|
MIT researchers have successfully incepted the minds of mice with events that never happened. Spooky.
I knew it.
Einstein’s Brain (…and the neuroscientist who studied it)
Marian Diamond began her graduate work in 1948 and was the first female student in the department of anatomy at UC Berkeley. The first thing she was asked to do when she got there was sew a cover for a large magnifying machine (?!?!?!?!).
"They didn’t know what to do with me because they weren’t used to having a woman. They thought I was there to get a husband. I was there to learn."
Such challenges were not uncommon. Years later she requested tissue samples of Albert Einstein’s brain from a pathologist in Missouri. He didn’t trust her.
"He wasn’t sure that I was a scientist. This is one thing that you have to face being a woman. He didn’t think that I should be the one to be looking at Einstein’s brain."
Marian persisted for three years, calling him once every six months, and received four blocks of the physicist’s brain tissue (about the size of a sugar cube).
Her research found that Einstein had twice as many glial cells as normal males — the discovery caused an international sensation as well as scientific criticism.
What are glial cells? Previously, scientists believe that neurons were responsible for thinking and glial cells were support cells in the brain. Now Researchers believe the glial cells play a critical role in brain development, learning, memory, aging and disease.
Star Dust (by Molly Strohl)
It is often an unrecognized fact that humans are made of the same matter and atoms as stars. Our fragile human bodies are so much more connected with the universe than we commonly believe ourselves to be, and Molly Strohi want to re-establish that connection with Star Dust. she had originally intended the series to be fashion driven, but as soon as she started taking photos, it was clear that the emotion was more important to me than the clothes.