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Barbara McClintock by chid0 :
Barbara McClintock, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983 for her discovery of transposable genetic elements. The remarkable thing about her discovery is among other things the fact that she did so as early as the 1940’s. Way before anyone had an idea about molecular structure of DNA. Genetics was an obscure and unfashionable field at that time. Noone really believed her. Until all those famous others like Morgan, Watson, Crick, Pauling etc. made their discoveries - and her work was reestablished.But there is another reason why I chose her, one that is even more important for me. Howard Green, a colleague, wrote this about her after she died in 1992:"Barbara McClintock was a woman who rejected a woman’s life for herself. She began to do it as a small child and never deviated. Her childhood was not a happy one, and perhaps this provided the force, the moral tension that was so strong in her and so necessary for the life she lived. And we must not forget that at the foundation of every creative life there lies a sense of personal inadequacy that energizes the struggle. This sense was strong in Barbara."

prairiefunk:

Barbara McClintock by chid0 :

Barbara McClintock, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983 for her discovery of transposable genetic elements. The remarkable thing about her discovery is among other things the fact that she did so as early as the 1940’s. Way before anyone had an idea about molecular structure of DNA. Genetics was an obscure and unfashionable field at that time. Noone really believed her. Until all those famous others like Morgan, Watson, Crick, Pauling etc. made their discoveries - and her work was reestablished.

But there is another reason why I chose her, one that is even more important for me. Howard Green, a colleague, wrote this about her after she died in 1992:

"Barbara McClintock was a woman who rejected a woman’s life for herself. She began to do it as a small child and never deviated. Her childhood was not a happy one, and perhaps this provided the force, the moral tension that was so strong in her and so necessary for the life she lived. And we must not forget that at the foundation of every creative life there lies a sense of personal inadequacy that energizes the struggle. This sense was strong in Barbara."

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comradewodka:

“this cat doesn’t even want to eat it just wants to WARM ITS FACE”

i want to do this now.

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Carpe, carpe diem. Seize the day, boys, make your lives extraordinary.

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"Is the scene always visual? It can be aural, the frame can be linguistic: I can fall in love with a sentence spoken to me: and not only because it says something which manages to touch my desire, but because of its syntactical turn (framing), which will inhabit me like a memory."

— From A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments by Roland Barthes,
translated from the French by Richard Howard. (via othersashas)

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I am determined that only the deepest love will induce me into matrimony.

So… I shall end an old maid, and teach your ten children to embroider cushions and play their instruments very ill.

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— Elizabeth Bennet (via connoisseurofhumanfolly)

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"For my sister Isabee." — @the_waitinglist contributor Angel Boston of Reading, PA. Angel has been waiting for a lung and bone marrow transplant since July 2, 2013. (Photo by @anangelfish) // #endthewaitinglist #angelswait

Angel’s picture for her sister.

thewaitinglist:

"For my sister Isabee." — @the_waitinglist contributor Angel Boston of Reading, PA. Angel has been waiting for a lung and bone marrow transplant since July 2, 2013. (Photo by @anangelfish) // #endthewaitinglist #angelswait

Angel’s picture for her sister.

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get-lost-in-dreamland:

The SwingJean-Honoré Fragonard (1767) + details

The Swing is Fragonard’s best-known painting, encapsulating for many the finesse, humour and joie de vivre of the Rococo. No other work better demonstrates his ability to combine erotic licence with a visionary feeling for nature. According to the poet Collé, the history painter Doyen was commissioned by an unnamed ‘gentleman of the Court’ to paint his young mistress on a swing, pushed by a bishop with himself admiring her legs from below. Fragonard, who became well-known for his erotic genre-pictures, proved better suited to paint the work, in which the impudent reference to the church has been omitted, leaving the girl as the main focus, delicious in her froth of pink silk, poised mid-air tantalizingly beyond the reach of both her elderly seated admirer and her excited young lover.

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achildlikeprincess:

90s Kate Winslet is everything 

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