1994 Was a Prison of My Own Making

We tend to recall the past not on its own merits but in terms of what it lacked in retrospect. Virtually the entire period of planetary existence is lumped into the condescending unit “before Christ.” Our hominid ancestors are described not as astonishing animals that harnessed the destructive force of fire, but “prehistoric” — people…

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All Black Everything

For those of us who grew up black in the 1980s, going to the movies meant picking a character to identify with and pretending that person was black. It was a great era for film: There was “The Breakfast Club” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Back to the Future” and “Top Gun.” But black people…

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MDI biological laboratory receives $30,000 to support organoid course

IMAGE: A highly magnified image of a kidney organoid generated from stem cells. Participants in the MDI Biological Laboratory’s ‘Applications of Organoid Technology’ course will use such organoids to study kidney… view more  Credit: Leif Oxburgh Laboratory at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute. BAR HARBOR, MAINE — The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it…

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