#Rufio trading cards… #tbt
Initially, I thought Kamara’s Olympic aspirations unrealistic, and tried to manage her expectations. She was too young and lacked the requisite competitive experience as well as adequate financial and coaching support. In response, she self-financed her training and travel to World Cups by single handedly raising $50,000. Still, throughout the qualification process, she was competing against the best in the world largely without the benefit of a strip coach or even teammates to buttress her efforts. Yet, despite these disadvantages, she managed to win a bronze medal at the 2004 World Cup in Katowice, Poland. While recounting the event, Kamara told me that during the quarterfinal bout, her weapon had registered a touch when none had been scored. She freely acknowledged this malfunction to the referee. Kamara never expected – or wanted – anything she did not legitimately earn. Such integrity, intelligence, self-reliance and sheer grit earned her the respect and admiration of teammates and opponents alike.
Today I get home from class. And I hear that gamergate is getting shit on. I leave for work knowing that people are trying to pin a school shooting threat on gamergate.
I get home to see #stopgamergate2014 trending on twitter. I see people trying to exploit every possible thing they can to bring…
Seattle cancer researchers are hoping that they will be able to use scorpion venom to fight deadly brain cancer through a new product called “Tumor Paint.”
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the product, developed by Blaze Bioscience, for study in human trials in the U.S.
During the phase one trial, the tumor paint will be used to on an estimated 21 people with a glioma, or tumor in the brain or spine.
In theory the “paint” will light up the tumor with special florescent molecules that will allow surgeons to then remove cancerous tissue more effectively and safely.
The tumor paint is created by utilizing a protein derived from the paralyzing venom of an Israeli deathstalker scorpion. The re-engineered protein, which binds to cancer cells, is then joined with a fluorescent molecule “flashlight” that has been used safely in human surgeries for decades
THE UMBRELLA REVOLUTION
We don’t need any tear gas, we’re crying already.
風雨中抱緊自由。 Brace our freedom among the storm.
It is Day 3 since 28th September 2014, the day Hong Kong Police threw Tear Gas to protestors.
Hong Kong citizens are fighting for democracy to select our own Chief Executive. We don’t want China’s claws on our back and hands on our throat.
Please, Tumblr, reblog and spread the word like wildfire.
SAVE HONG KONG.
DO NOT LET HONG KONG FALL.
Photo credit to Marieke de Vries
Penises grown in laboratories could soon be tested on men by scientists developing technology to help people with congenital abnormalities, or who have undergone surgery for aggressive cancer or suffered traumatic injury.
Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are assessing engineered penises for safety, function and durability. They hope to receive approval from the US Food and Drug Administration and to move to human testing within five years.
Professor Anthony Atala, director of the institute, oversaw the team’s successful engineering of penises for rabbits in 2008. “The rabbit studies were very encouraging,” he said, “but to get approval for humans we need all the safety and quality assurance data, we need to show that the materials aren’t toxic, and we have to spell out the manufacturing process, step by step.”
At first I just thought it was hilarious that you could grow penises in a lab (like… petri dishes full of dicks or something :P) but yeah, could be a huge breakthrough for some people! I guess it can be pretty traumatizing if you lost it, or if you feel you should have one but you don’t.
Are you fucking kidding me.
yoooooo! all my trans dude followers, check this radness out!
(now we just have to get the science side to figure out vaginas…)
This is amazing and, on top of all live birth from a transplanted uterus, this means trans people might have more options soon enough for transition!