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.
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg is a self proclaimed crafter. A week ago she made a stuffed dinosaur from scraps on the space station. The little T-rex is made form the lining of Russian food containers and the toy is stuffed with scraps from an old T-shirt. While many toys have flown into space, this is the first produced in space.
I’m just going to leave this here…
9/20 The peacocks like to run their beaks along grass stems and pull off all the seeds. They’re so tidy about it, it’s insanely cute.
Also our yard is full of decapitated grass now.
The Power Of Aging In 9 Images.
This is astounding. I love it.
William Longacre will now be known as “Good Guy Longacre,” and Haury and I are homies for life.
Mickey’s been in similar situations, I see
this makes me giggle. it makes me feel like they are a real couple
Minnie will tear your shit up
Well, considering at the time this was made the voice actor to Mickey and the voice actress to Minnie were actually married so…
so in character it hurts
Goofy’s expression at the last one tho
The Wreath of Khan