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The new #handswindow is up and it includes this astronomy themed shadow box I made this week from an upcycled drawer from @restoreqc *I’m obsessed with those talon candlestick holders I picked up at a thrift store this week. Unfortunately it gets to hot in the window for me to put candles in them ☀️🌎 •


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Doris Eaton Travis in 1920. She was a dancer, stage and film actress, dance instructor, writer and rancher, who was the last of the acclaimed Ziegfeld girls. #dancer #actress #writer #rancher #doriseatontravis #ziegfeldgirls

A Kenyan woman holding her dik-dik in Mombassa. (1909) #kenyan #woman #dikdik #mombassa

Today’s #tbt features more from our American Women’s Hospital Services (AWH) collections. This is a mobile clinic with a line of children in front.
This mobile clinic was used by AWH doctors and nurses to administer healthcare and health education in the rural South from the 1920s to the 1950s. The AWH was established with help from Woman’s Med graduate Dr. Rosalie Slaughter Morton in 1918.

#womeninmedicine #sciencehistory #historyofscience #historymatters #vintagemedical #histmed #medicalhistory #archivesofinstagram

John Ostrom is was a paleontologist who in the 1960’s revolutionized the way we see dinosaurs. Born in NYC in 1928, he studied at Union College. John planned to be a physician like his father, but he changed his mind after reading George Gaylord Simpson's book The Meaning of Evolution. He enrolled at Columbia University and studied with Edwin H. Colbert. Ostrom taught for one year at Brooklyn College and then spent five years at Beloit College before going to Yale. Ostrom was a professor at Yale University where he was the Curator Emeritus of vertebrate paleontology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History. With his discovery of Deinonychus in 1964, Ostrom showed that dinosaurs were more like big non-flying birds than they were like lizards. John even proposed the idea of feathered dinosaurs in 1976. His reaction to the eventual discovery of feathered dinosaurs in China, after years of acrimonious debate, was bittersweet. His 1964 discovery of additional Deinonychus fossils is considered one of the most important fossil finds in history. This active predator proved that at least some dinosaurs had a high metabolism, and were thus in some cases warm-blooded, was popularized by his student Robert T. Bakker. This helped to change the impression of dinosaurs as the sluggish, slow, cold-blooded lizards which had prevailed since the turn of the century. The find is credited with triggering the "dinosaur renaissance, which sparked new debates over the prehistoric animals. He died in 2005 at the age of 77.

#paleontologist #paleontology #science #biology #dinosaurs #raptors #birds #sciencehistory #newyork #newyorkcity #musuemofnaturalhistory #china #brooklyncollege #yale

A policeman in New York City stops traffic so a cat can carry its kittens safely across the street, 1925. #nyc #policeman #traffic #cats

#TBT: Lab technician operating the scanner for the bubble chamber on Dec. 3, 1960. The bubble chamber was an instrument that enabled researchers to discover new resonance particles. Inventor Don Glaser won a Nobel Prize for #Physics (1960) for his invention. #throwbackthursday
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#science #backintheday #sciencehistory #berkeley #eastbay #norcal #california #womeninstem

#Repost @protestpearls with @get_repost
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Astronaut Sally Ride... #Repost @womensmuseum with @get_repost
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At 27, with B.A., B.S. and master’s degrees, Ride was a Ph.D. candidate looking for post-doctoral work in astrophysics when she read in the Stanford University paper about NASA’s call for astronauts. More than 8,000 men and women applied to the space program that year, and 35 individuals, including six women, were accepted; one was Sally Ride. After begin accepted into the astronaut corps in 1978, Ride underwent extensive training that included parachute jumping, water survival, gravity and weightlessness training, radio communications and navigation. In 1983, Dr. Ride became the premier American woman to orbit Earth on board Space Shuttle Challenger, and her next flight in 1984 was an eight-day mission.
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After retiring from NASA in 1987, the former astronaut became a Science Fellow at the Center for International Security and Arms Control at her alma mater, Stanford University. Two years later she was appointed to her current position as Director of the California Space Institute and professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. In her ongoing commitment to empower upper elementary and middle school girls to explore the world of science, Dr. Ride founded the Sally Ride Science, an interactive Web site. Through “innovative science programs,” including science festivals, science camps, and a national contest for students to create a new toy or game, Sally Ride Science “informs and inspires” girls to explore fields from “astrobiology to zoology and everything in between.”
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In 2006 Sally Ride was inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame.
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#WomensHistory #SanDiegoHistory #CaliforniaHistory #SallyRide #WomenInSTEM #ScienceHistory #WomenInScience #STEM #NASA #Astronaut #WomenWhoInspire #USHistory #GirlBoss #GirlPower #ShePersisted #WomensMovement

Old photo of one of the famous gargoyles at Notre Dame. Gargoyle comes from the Latin word, meaning gullet or drain, they oversee Paris and contain a passageway inside that carries rainwater from the roof and out of the gargoyle's mouth. #famous #gargoyle #notredame #paris

Astronaut Sally Ride... #Repost @womensmuseum with @get_repost
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At 27, with B.A., B.S. and master’s degrees, Ride was a Ph.D. candidate looking for post-doctoral work in astrophysics when she read in the Stanford University paper about NASA’s call for astronauts. More than 8,000 men and women applied to the space program that year, and 35 individuals, including six women, were accepted; one was Sally Ride. After begin accepted into the astronaut corps in 1978, Ride underwent extensive training that included parachute jumping, water survival, gravity and weightlessness training, radio communications and navigation. In 1983, Dr. Ride became the premier American woman to orbit Earth on board Space Shuttle Challenger, and her next flight in 1984 was an eight-day mission.
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After retiring from NASA in 1987, the former astronaut became a Science Fellow at the Center for International Security and Arms Control at her alma mater, Stanford University. Two years later she was appointed to her current position as Director of the California Space Institute and professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. In her ongoing commitment to empower upper elementary and middle school girls to explore the world of science, Dr. Ride founded the Sally Ride Science, an interactive Web site. Through “innovative science programs,” including science festivals, science camps, and a national contest for students to create a new toy or game, Sally Ride Science “informs and inspires” girls to explore fields from “astrobiology to zoology and everything in between.”
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In 2006 Sally Ride was inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame.
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#WomensHistory #SanDiegoHistory #CaliforniaHistory #SallyRide #WomenInSTEM #ScienceHistory #WomenInScience #STEM #NASA #Astronaut #WomenWhoInspire #USHistory #GirlBoss #GirlPower #ShePersisted #WomensMovement

At 27, with B.A., B.S. and master’s degrees, Ride was a Ph.D. candidate looking for post-doctoral work in astrophysics when she read in the Stanford University paper about NASA’s call for astronauts. More than 8,000 men and women applied to the space program that year, and 35 individuals, including six women, were accepted; one was Sally Ride. After begin accepted into the astronaut corps in 1978, Ride underwent extensive training that included parachute jumping, water survival, gravity and weightlessness training, radio communications and navigation. In 1983, Dr. Ride became the premier American woman to orbit Earth on board Space Shuttle Challenger, and her next flight in 1984 was an eight-day mission.
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After retiring from NASA in 1987, the former astronaut became a Science Fellow at the Center for International Security and Arms Control at her alma mater, Stanford University. Two years later she was appointed to her current position as Director of the California Space Institute and professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. In her ongoing commitment to empower upper elementary and middle school girls to explore the world of science, Dr. Ride founded the Sally Ride Science, an interactive Web site. Through “innovative science programs,” including science festivals, science camps, and a national contest for students to create a new toy or game, Sally Ride Science “informs and inspires” girls to explore fields from “astrobiology to zoology and everything in between.”
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In 2006 Sally Ride was inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame.
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#WomensHistory #SanDiegoHistory #CaliforniaHistory #SallyRide #WomenInSTEM #ScienceHistory #WomenInScience #STEM #NASA #Astronaut #WomenWhoInspire #USHistory #GirlBoss #GirlPower #ShePersisted #WomensMovement

The Statue of Liberty's face, 1886. #statueofliberty #face #american #landmark

A dashing 21 year-old Winston Churchill in 1895. #dashing #21yearold #winstonchurchill #1895

At the @mit_eaps Climate and Chaos symposium earlier this spring, participants could check out a replica of Edward Lorenz’s LGP-30 computer. This computer, an anomaly for any professor's office in 1958, helped Lorenz develop the theory of deterministic chaos, better known as the "butterfly effect." Skeptical of claims that statistical long-range weather forecasting would perform as well as numerical forecasting, Lorenz tested a statistical model by running it repeatedly on his computer — an anomaly in 1958. He discovered that infinitesimal differences in the initial conditions he set produced dramatically different forecasts, which formed the basis of Lorenz's revolutionary theory. Lorenz’s theory shifted our thinking away from deterministic numerical weather prediction to more probabilistic forecasts, which had far-reaching implications for how we understand and describe the world. https://science.mit.edu/chaos-and-climate/

#MIT #scienceMIT #science #climate #meteorology #research #butterflyeffect #chaostheory #historyofscience #sciencehistory

Bea Arthur ("Maude") in her U.S. Marine Corps ID photo, 1943. She was one of the first members of the Women's Reserve and, aside from driving military trucks, Arthur was also a typist. #multitasker #actress #beaarthur #womensreserve

Today’s #archivesartifact is the Bailey Rib Approximator.
This intimidating medical instrument is just one of many that comes from our Hahnemann Medical College early cardiac surgical instruments collection which reflects @hahnemannhospital’s history of cardiac care. Created in the late 1940s by Dr. Charles Bailey, this tool was used in cardiothoracic surgery--or surgery of the chest, lungs, or heart. Dr. Charles Bailey, who was called “one of the most daring innovators in heart surgery” by Time magazine, was a 1932 graduate of Hahnemann Medical College.

#cardiovasular #heart #sciencehistory #historyofscience #historymatters #vintagemedical #histmed #medicalhistory #archivesofinstagram

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and their grandchildren on a Christmas card from 1987. #royalfamily #photo #queenelizabeth #princephilip #grandkids

Beautiful abandoned place. #beautiful #old #abandoned #place

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