astropheminism:

scienceyoucanlove:

Great women of science Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) - British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. Marie Skłodowska-Curie (1867-1934) - Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) - Chinese American physicist with expertise in the techniques of experimental physics and radioactivity. Émilie du Châtelet (1706-1749) - French mathematician, physicist, and author during the Age of Enlightenment.Mae Jemison (1956) - American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.Vera Rubin (1928) - American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates. She is famous for uncovering the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and the observed motion, by studying galactic rotation curves. Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) - English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world’s first computer programmer.
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And my personal favorite, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, who discovered the abundance of hydrogen in stars.

astropheminism:

scienceyoucanlove:

Great women of science 

Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) - British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie (1867-1934) - Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. 

Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) - Chinese American physicist with expertise in the techniques of experimental physics and radioactivity. 

Émilie du Châtelet (1706-1749) - French mathematician, physicist, and author during the Age of Enlightenment.

Mae Jemison (1956) - American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.

Vera Rubin (1928) - American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates. She is famous for uncovering the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and the observed motion, by studying galactic rotation curves. 

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) - English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world’s first computer programmer.

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And my personal favorite, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, who discovered the abundance of hydrogen in stars.

thesassiestsamwinchester:

thegreatnarwhalsmuffin:

schmergo:

A Harry Potter AU where everything’s exactly the same, except the house elves look like Lord of the Rings elves and Dobby’s, like, played by Orlando Bloom. But they’re still not allowed to have clothes

orlando bloom hitting himself in the face with a lamp

twelve year old Daniel Radcliff shoving a nearly-naked Orlando Bloom into his closet

scientificillustration:

The First Model of Oxygenated Haemoglobin by Center for Image in Science and Art _ UL on Flickr
“Author: Max Perutz
Date: September 1959
Description: The first model of oxygenated haemoglobin is one of the iconic images of twentieth-century biology. Complete molecule of haemoglobin is made up of four subunits, each of which consists of one polypeptide chain and one haem.There are two kinds of subunit, designated alpha (white) and beta (black), which have different sequences of amino acid residues but similar three-dimensional structures. The beta chain also has one short extra helix. The four subunits are arranged at the vertices of a tetrahedron around an axis of two-fold symmetry. Each haem (gray) lies in a separate pocket at the surface of the molecule. Haemoglobin is the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of vertebrates. 
Source: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology”

scientificillustration:

The First Model of Oxygenated Haemoglobin by Center for Image in Science and Art _ UL on Flickr

Author: Max Perutz

Date: September 1959

Description: The first model of oxygenated haemoglobin is one of the iconic images of twentieth-century biology. Complete molecule of haemoglobin is made up of four subunits, each of which consists of one polypeptide chain and one haem.There are two kinds of subunit, designated alpha (white) and beta (black), which have different sequences of amino acid residues but similar three-dimensional structures. The beta chain also has one short extra helix. The four subunits are arranged at the vertices of a tetrahedron around an axis of two-fold symmetry. Each haem (gray) lies in a separate pocket at the surface of the molecule. Haemoglobin is the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of vertebrates. 

Source: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology