A new material has been developed that’s so devoid of reflection, looking at it is like looking into a black hole!
We found some forgotten variola (smallpox) at the FDA laboratories in Bethesda, Maryland! They were fully sealed and there’s no evidence of tampering, and are now located at the secure BSL-4 CDC laboratory in Atlanta, Georgia, where the rest of the US stockpile is located.
The last naturally-occurring Variola major case was in a Bangladeshi girl in 1975, and the last Variola minor case was in a hospital cook in Somalia, in 1977. Eradication was complete by early 1978, and was formally declared in 1980.
In late 1978, a medical photographer became infected by a smallpox sample kept at the University of Birmingham, and subsequently died from the disease. One other person also became infected, but survived. The researcher who was overseeing the photography operation was distraught and committed suicide soon after the photographer’s death. After this, the WHO strongly encouraged all countries to destroy their stockpiles of smallpox.
There was significant resistance to the recommendation and pressure by both Russia and the United States, and today there are two formally declared laboratories that have the live virus - the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia, and VECTOR in Koltsovo, Russia.
Having worked in several labs, there’s this fear of throwing things out that people might one day come back and need, or want to use again. Even samples that we can hardly identify, waaaaay back in the -80C freezers, get kept around unless we know what they are and who was using them and that they wish to destroy the sample or declare it unsuitable for future research. Stuff gets shoved to the back, and you don’t look at it for years or sometimes decades. There are some truly bizarre things to be found when cleaning old freezers…but hopefully I never come across something like this.
There are probably more smallpox samples out there, in former Soviet states, and in the US. Hopefully they’re all as well-sealed and safe as this one was.
I love that smallpox is eradicated! Also, it’s prudent to keep samples of smallpox, just in case.
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MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,
"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."
Ultimate Spider-Man - Robert Atkins
Meet Marvel comics’ new Thor - she’s not what you’d expect!
Learn more & see some exclusive art from the upcoming comics series: http://bit.ly/1ymF6LN
Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Original Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops).
This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain American, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge will who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?
“The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute - she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”
Scary lady nipples….
From Facebook, to the Motion Picture Association of America ratings systems, to the Federal Communications Commission ‘nipplegate’ indecency rules, ideas about ‘obscenity’ continue to be calibrated to heterosexual male erotic consumption and control. The rules around the way society sees women’s bodies continue to mean that women are not in possession of our own bodies or how people think about us.
Image ht @Guy4ProgressYou gon’ learn today.
Why did you tag me? What am I learning. I have seen this argument and I don’t agree at all
Why don’t you agree?
Because a females breasts are different than a mans. Basic biology. Did you miss that class?
Female faces are also different than a man’s. Why don’t we cover that? Oh wait. Some places still fucking do.
Hey guess what I never fucking said those women didn’t need feminism. American and first world women are not p
Oppressed because they need to be publicly decent.
Way to avoid my questions?
Way to miss the answer to your question because it wasn’t what your fragile little feminists wanted to hear.
No really. L2read and them answer me. Why, if women have different facial identities don’t we cover that? Ooor, why don’t men have to cover their chest. Don’t avoid it, silly. Just answer. :) who knows? You may change my mind.
Because faces are not sexual objects and breasts are sexual in nature. That’s fucking obvious. That’s like trying to say why do we peal oranges and not apples.
No. Sorry, hon. Breasts are biologically used to breast feed. They are NOT sexual objects. Sorry that the patriarchy has led you to believe this. I used to have a great anatomy textbook to show you the differences.
Ok what’s the big deal about a fucking wearing a shirt lol. Grow the fuck up you cunt.
And this is what MRA’s do when you prove them wrong. They get bitchy
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