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2010-07-07 (Wednesday)


  1. A pint bottle full of HeLa

    The story of Henrietta Lacks and her cells that went on to be used in medicine without her family knowing.


  1. Anthony Lau, Floating City 2030: Thames Estuary Aquatic Urbanism - a set on Flickr

    A project to visualise a floating city in the Thames Estuary. Lovely images. (via BLDGBLOG)

  2. Introducing play DJ Shadow’s “Endtroducing” | KOKO London

    Been wanting to see this for a while now, and looking forward to seeing it later this year. ‘Endtroducing’ played live on instruments.

  3. LRB · Cathy Gere · Dying and Not Dying

    About Henrietta Lacks, who died in 1951, but whose cells, named HeLa, are still being used today.

  4. LRB · Rosemary Hill · Keep Calm

    From 2007, an article that keeps coming back to me, about the Co-operative Correspondence Club, a distributed newsletter for women that lasted most of the twentieth century.


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    Even I'm amazed by @samuelpepys' unintentional topicality this evening: "mightily pleased in hearing a boatfull of Spaniards sing."

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    @maryloosemore Don't think you can buy me off now with your thirty pieces! I'll call the Electoral Commission first thing in the morning!

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    @tobybarnes Why oh why doesn't #worldcup have PR? I'd even accept the Alternative Vote! This is a travesty!

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    I had #GER in #BRIGSweepstake. @maryloosemore has #NED but hasn't repaid me for her ticket. I may take legal advice. To the Supreme Court!

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    I demand a recount! #worldcup (Is that how it works?)

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    Cup of tea, slice of fruit cake, 'King of the Hill'... ahh, that's better.

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    It wouldn't have been sensible to punch the guy who cycled a foot in front of me while I crossed on a green man, but it would've felt good.

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    @mattsheret Oooh, ooh, I know this one! Is it the theme to 'Ever Decreasing Circles'?

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    @ianbetteridge No, cake is always an extra large please.

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    @matlock Making the internationally-recognised "good luck" gesture! (Well, I would be if I could think of one.)