Monday, November 12, 2018

Yaaaaay, girls!

Three women were awarded Nobel Prizes in 2018:

Prof. Strickland of U. of Waterloo, Canada won for the work in her first paper. 
Frances Arnold of Caltech is the first Nobel prize winner that I can claim to know personally ;)
The Physics Prize  

A third woman won a Nobel Prize this year, human rights activist Nadia Murad, for  efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.  

The Literature prize for 2018 has been postponed.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Yaaaay, TV!

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More programmes about the Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics, and Mathematics; the Breakthrough Junior Challenge; and Breakthrough Initiatives. @brkthroughprize

The 2019 winners.  Click for photo source, winner names, and details.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

a medicine story

In 1969, she was tasked with finding an alternative antimalarial drug to chloroquine.  With inspiration from folk recipes and ancient records, she found artemisinin. 
HERE is the inspiring story.  
A handful of qinghao immersed in two liters of water, wring out the juice and drink it all (青蒿一握, 以水二升渍, 绞取汁, 尽服之)
Tu Youyou was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2015. 

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