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everyone who's ! I hope you have a great time in the .

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Henrietta Lacks.
Did you ever heard of her? Very probably not.

She died on October 4, 1951 due to metastasized cervical cancer.

But before she died, two samples were taken from her cervix (without her consent nor knowledge⚠️).

One of those samples turned out to be cancerous.
And the cells from that tumor turned out to be IMMORTAL.

Since then, those cells are cultivated and used for research, known as the "HeLa immortal cell line".

An estimate of 50 TONS of HeLa cells were cultivated so far.

Le fait que je n'ai pas reçu de réponse me remplit de joie et me fait penser que ce n'est pas un si gros problème que ça en avait l'air. Bon vent.

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Socialist, creates fake documentaries that are actually pretty real, cultural analysis, advertising critique. Simultaneously
ironic and serious. A full person, not a personality. Married, parent, agender, happy with that, not with the world. #introduction #reintroduction

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Idk of this is what I am supposed to do but hey I’m Torie! (She her) I am a 22 year old person who is studying chemistry and art history. I am passionate about socialism and especially the socialization of chemical knowledge worldwide. I am also passionate about being gay.

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#introductions Hi! I'm Esther Seyffarth, PhD student in computational linguistics. I work at the syntax-semantics interface, currently attempting to solve verbs.

Follow if you're interested in toots about language, linguistics, programming, computers, my way through academia, etc.

A list of software for

"We are a group of scientists, mathematicians and engineers who want to encourage a collaborative environment in which science can be pursued by anyone who is inspired to discover something new about the natural world."

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A muffin-topped tree-fondling hermit of ambiguous origin.
A sassmouthed déclassé cutie pie who won’t just get with the programme.
The lobster-clawed lunch lady baking cookies for the protest.
The creepy-silent older kid you confess your secrets to at recess
(but were forced to invite to your birthday party).
A wild-eyed lumpenintellektueller mindspiv yelling doggerel in the dark.
I’m the briny basketcase your mommy says to get off the phone with.

EN, ZH, and others. 🙆🏽‍♀️

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Hey #Fediverse. When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.

Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude

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Bonne nouvelle : le traitement des paiements à travers #Stripe est maintenant opérationnel !

Si vous utilisez #Liberapay pour recevoir des dons et que vous n'y avez pas connecté un compte Stripe, vous devriez le faire : (Si Stripe ne supporte pas votre pays, il vous faudra attendre un peu jusqu'à l'intégration de PayPal, navré.)

This is an **excellent** podcast about (and so much more), with Richard Feidler interviewing historian Rutger Bregman. The most inspiring (sorry) chat I have listened to in a long while.

I have found Bregman to be quite optimistic, and that is a very refreshing thing. I'm looking forward to reading his book, _Utopia for Realists_.

Can someone self-describe as a "thought leader" _and_ be an OK human?

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Pour mon serveur Calibre

Si vous voulez

Consulter ma bibliothèque / lire en ligne / Corriger mes metadonnées / ajouter un livre à la fois

Ajouter à votre liseuse compatible OPDS (comme koreader)

Ajouter des livres en masse (le dossier est ajouté toutes les 5 minutes à mon calibre)

Télécharger des livres en masse (plusieurs voire tous)

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I finally added my Patchwork Amoeba Jigsaw Puzzles to the store. Each puzzle piece is laser cut separately creating a patchwork effect in the wood grain (which makes it bloody hard to assemble)