last night of pedicabbing last night. I’m going to miss the scene
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fantastic article about people’s fear of cycling and how counterproductive bike safetey campaigns have been. great to see something academic written on this subject
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.
Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave.
another busy weekend. went to my friend michelle bday party with len. met her new boyfriend
saturday afternoon cyclesydney went and checked out the giant snails in sydney. we had a coffee at barcycle in walsh bay. very cool
and of course pedicabbing fri/sat nights. sat night we rolled into town with dave, aaron and our electrics expert dinga
aaron gets along with everyone
caught up with regular customers nadine and co. they are very funny