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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells–taken without her knowledge in 1951–became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.
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“My role is that of a witness, not a preacher”, says Dr James Hansen, one the world’s leading scientist on climate issues. A witness, as defined by the writer Robert Pool, is “someone who believes he has information so important that he cannot keep silent.” 930 more words
Book review: Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree, Kate Messner, illustrated by Simona Mulazzani
Messner, Kate. Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree. Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani. Chronicle Books, 2015.$16.99. ISBN 9781452112480. Unpaged. Ages 5-8. 119 more words
More than 190 world leaders and representatives gathered this week in Paris to address the issue of climate change and to re-affirm their commitment to tackle climate change. 752 more words
This is an amazing book on the journey leading up to the discovery of the Higgs boson. I have always been fascinated by Physics and have eagerly followed (or tried to, with my limited understanding!) the developments in particle physics theories and the experimental results. 396 more words