On an eight-day flight aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992, AAAS member Mae Carol Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space. Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!
Mae C. Jemison, born on this day in 1956, has a few firsts to her name: She was the first woman of color in space, as well as the only real astronaut to have served on the U.S.S. Enterprise, where she portrayed a lieutenant on an episode of Star Trek: TNG.
“we inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.”
kinder gets up close.
“you can impress from a distance, but you can only impact up close”
-howard g. hendricks
kinders write by candlelight
find their own shadows
make a tiger on the ceiling.
“find beauty not only in the thing itself
but in the pattern of the shadows,
the light and dark which that thing provides.”
imagine my surprise
just before undergoing
an out-patient medical test
listening to the waiver
read aloud to me
most of it
consisting of the usual
risks, percentages, side effects
somewhere in the middle
“medicine is not an exact science.”
best liability statement i have ever heard.
“i am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.”
-alexander the great
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kinders explore light and shadows.
‘find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows,
the light, and the dark which that thing provides.’
shared his formula
for time travel
but has not come up
with a return formula
as of yet.
he even made me my very own copy.
i love the cover
everyone’s copy looks like this.
“the truth is, time travel is hard, and people are lazy.”
-margaret person haddix, Redeemed
“researchers in the u.k. have developed
a vegetable called ‘super broccoli’
designed to fight heart disease.
not to be outdone,
researchers in america have developed
a way to stuff an oreo inside of another oreo.”