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Olaudah Equiano: Who was the African author whose autobiography exposed the realities of the slave trade? | The Independent
Google’s latest Doodle marks what would have been the 272nd birthday of Olaudah Equiano (1746-1797), the African writer whose memoir gave the world one of its first accounts of the slave trade from a victim's perspective.
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3 days ago by dk33per
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RT : Google marks 272nd birthday of abolitionist Olaudah Equiano who helped to end African slave trade
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3 days ago by nzeribe
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Ich geb‘s ja zu, Frau Oppenheim hätt‘ ich nicht erkannt.
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14 days ago by amade.ch
Asima Chatterjee, the Scientist Who Did So Much More in a Time of Less - The Wire
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Let us remember Asima Chatterjee as a world-class chemist in a time when science was a lot less comfortable to do and involved a lot more of getting your hands dirty than it does today.


Asima Chatterjee in 1961. Credit: The Indian Scientists, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

India’s most prestigious science award, the annual Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, was first given in 1958, but it was only in 1960 that its ‘chemical sciences’ category was introduced. And it just took one year for the prize to go to its first female recipient, Asima Chatterjee, for her achievements in phytomedicine – the study of plant extracts for therapy. It was a long wait, about 14 years, before another woman would be awarded the same prize, and an astounding 48 years before a woman would win it for the ‘chemical sciences’ category again.

As much as the many barriers she broke should be celebrated, Chatterjee was a scientist and the best way of honouring her is to honour her science.

As Asish De has elucidated, being a natural products chemist in those days was no joke. While for centuries plants have been used for their medicinal properties, the biological mechanisms underpinning these plants’ effects was not known until chemists like Chatterjee began their work. They had the painful task of extracting minute amounts of active chemicals – the ingredients suspected to be responsible for the curative properties – present in these plants. Then, the molecular structures of these extracts would have to be determined. In the 1940s, when Chatterjee was conducting her research, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) machines and spectroscopic techniques that come to the aid of scientists who work on these problems today weren’t yet in the picture. So her work must have required amazing levels of precision and endless trial and error.
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26 days ago by ndf
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A neuroscientist, a poet and a Nobel laureate walked in to ...👇🏽 I drew (my very own 👉…
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9 weeks ago by fortythieves
The birth of hip-hop happened 44 years ago at a block party in the Bronx - Vox
An interactive Google Doodle celebrates the innovation that spawned the genre by letting you spin records yourself.
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9 weeks ago by dk33per
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RT : “Yes, yes y'all! And it don't stop!” The celebration continues—take our for a spin →…
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RT : Hip-Hop was born in the Boogie Down Bronx! 🎤 Today's honors the origins of this American musical…
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9 weeks ago by LibrariesVal
44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop
Today marks 44 yrs since the ! DJ your own mix with turntables & legendary beats ️
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9 weeks ago by states37
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Excited to see and others’ work on on the , plus the fun with turntables.
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9 weeks ago by jonvoss
44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop
Today marks 44 years since the ! DJ your own mix with turntables & legendary beats 🎧 🎚️
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44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop
Today marks 44 yrs since the ! DJ your own mix with turntables & legendary beats 🎧 🎚️
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9 weeks ago by enobrev
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RT : Today's w/ about was done by the amazing . Find out about all of his work here:
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9 weeks ago by laze
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Love seeing this ! Hip-Hop's the reason I stand here today.
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