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anarcho-queer:

Update: Food Not Bombs Plant More Garden Beds In Reclaimed Police Station

In three weeks time the abandoned Chicago Police station at 23rd & Damen has undergone a transformation. The community has come together to clean clean up the space & turn it into a community garden that hosts eight vegetable beds & six flower beds. This lot which was once an eye sore now is not only growing plants but also community & resistance.

In Saint Joseph, Missouri, a group of activists showed their solidarity with Food Not Bombs by creating a community garden in an abandoned parking lot on Felix Street between 8th and 9th.

The Stone Soup Garden meets every evening at 6pm to attend to the garden.

Make a donation to Food Not Bombs Pilsen.

HEY KWALKZ LET’S GO VOLUNTEER THERE.

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thescienceofreality:

#YesAllWomen tweets reveal persistent sexism in science By Fiona MacDonald via ScienceAlert. | Image Credit: First three images via ScienceAlert via Twitter, fourth image via Twitter.

Reading through the tweets on the #yesallwomen hashtag is heartbreaking, illuminating and frustrating all at the same time. 

And if you’re a woman, you’ll be nodding along to nine out of 10 of them.

The hashtag started after it was revealed that 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, lead suspect in the Isla Vista shooting, had shared extremely disturbing and misogynistic views in a video posted shortly before the attack.

Instead of flooding the internet with Rodger-specific fury, Twitter took the discussion to the next level and remind the world that sexism is still very much present across society, and #YesAllWomen experience it.

Among those tweets were many honest and confronting admissions of sexism from female scientists, students and communicators.

This isn’t the first time the issue of misogyny in science has been brought up, but it’s always sad and shocking to see certain opinions persist when females have come such a long way in the field.

As ScienceAlert is staffed almost entirely by women, we though we’d add a few of our own:

Because only 44 out of 835 Nobel Prize laureates are women.

Because senior scientists would still rather hire males, and pay them more.

Because people are still shocked when we tell them ScienceAlert is run by women.

Because that last tweet I screenshotted, via Hannah Hart, really hits home for myself and so many women I’ve talked to over the last few days [much less ever] when it comes to pointing out sexism in general, especially within the STEM world. 

Because my freshman Chem teacher told me I would not be at the top of the class because I was a woman but I was at the top of the class - and because I was always addressed as the mother or the whore at work and never the colleague - and because my supervisor would not give me a job recommendation unless I could assure him I would never choose to take care of my sick children rather than coming into the lab for my $50/day stipend - and because almost all of my brilliant female friends/colleagues chose to leave and seek more female friendly work experiences… I don’t know if they found them….

I have so many feels. As a women in science I know the feeling. 

biovisual:

Helicobacter pylori
H. pylori is found in the upper gastrointestinal tract of more than half of all human beings. Although it is present in people with chronic gastritis and gastric ulcers (and is linked to the development of duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer), its mere presence isn’t a sign of illness. Over 80 percent of people who are infected with it are asymptomatic. [source]

  1. Electron micrograph of Helicobacter pylori possessing multiple flagella (negative staining). Photograph courtesy Yutaka Tsutsumi, M.D. Professor Department of Pathology Fujita Health University School of Medicine
  2. Helicobacter pylori cells under the stomach mucus layer. © Michelle Wiepjes
  3. The spiral morphology of Helicobacter pylori © 2008 Michelle Wiepjes

SOURCE: Michelle Wiepjes at Tree of Life Web

emt-monster:

Fibrin

Fibrin is a protein that plays a role in blood coagulation.

It normally circulates around in its inactive form fibrinogen but is activated when it comes in contact with other clotting factors at a wound site. It then forms long, tough strands that lay down and create a mesh covering the platelets (as seen on the picture above).

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