wilwheaton
The message that we send when we don’t represent the broader culture in our stories is that ‘You are other’. As a community, as an organism, it is a thing that makes us ill. It is actually bad for us.
Kelly Sue DeConnick (kellysue) , speaking about the continuing need to diversify the kind of characters that appear in comics, as part of the ECCC panel—Broadening Comics Readership. (via robot6)
michiecao
Going into this presentation, I was extremely worried about whether I would even have enough credit or experience to my name to give such advice to students. I was nervous about what I would talk about, how I would be received, and whether I’d ruin their chances for college if I messed up. In retrospect, these were unnecessary concerns, because in the bigger scheme of things, one talk is not going to make that much of a difference to anyone anyway. The most important thing, at least for me, was just being able to take this first step of giving a public presentation and believing you have something worth sharing - which I believe I did. :)
seanbonner
kateoplis
kateoplis:

A Ghost Heart, ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart — one that won’t be rejected — can be grown.
"Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.
Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.
Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this — first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts — for years. …
'The nice thing about this technology,' Taylor says, 'is that it will work with any organ or tissue. So it's not just about hearts.'”
Ghost heart [spectacularuniverse]

kateoplis:

A Ghost Heart, ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart — one that won’t be rejected — can be grown.

"Take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.

Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor - a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it - and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.

Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this — first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts — for years. …

'The nice thing about this technology,' Taylor says, 'is that it will work with any organ or tissue. So it's not just about hearts.'”

Ghost heart [spectacularuniverse]

superamit

superamit:

petervidani:

For your convenience, a reading of today’s Staff Blog post.

The smile of a loved one. Your childhood blanket. A handsome bodyguard to take you in his arms. “Security” can mean a lot of things in this crazy life, but nothing says “security” like Tumblr’s two-factor authentication. It’s available as an option in your Settings page as of right now.

You know how you need two keys to launch a nuclear missile? Two-factor authentication works like that. One key is your password, the other key is your cellular phone, and you need both to access your Tumblr Dashboard.

Keep your Dashboard safe and secure, like you do with your nuclear missile. Learn more about two-factor authentication today.

BEST BLOG POST EVER WRITTEN (AND SPOKEN) ABOUT TWO-FACTOR AUTH. HIGH-FIVE TO THE AUTHOR, WHOEVER YOU ARE.