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Today marks 5,000 consecutive days of humans living & working aboard the International Space Station. That's almost 14 years going strong. Learn more about the #ISS: http://www.nasa.gov/station
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“We found that this technique was much better than conventional drug-delivery techniques at inhibiting the growth of lung cancer tumors in mice,” says Dr. Zhen Gu, senior author of the paper and an assistant professor in the joint biomedical engineering program.
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The author calls out Jeff Bezos's empire and gets a standing ovation.
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#onthisday   in 1571, the German painter, engraver and Renaissance Man Albrecht Dürer was born in Nürnberg (Nuremberg).

“The new art must be based upon science — in particular, upon mathematics, as the most exact, logical, and graphically constructive of the sciences.“ (Albrecht Dürer)


It was an age of changes. Print rapidly had become the first real mass medium, toppling the ivory towers of the medieval, mostly monastic scholars and their hand-copied, burghers grown rich in trade tipped the scales of power in their favour and away from nobility, the noble warriors themselves, owning land in return for providing military service to their liege lords, had outlived their dominant roles on Europe’s battlefields against well-drilled infantry and firearms, whole new worlds were discovered, new languages spoken by high and low alike, the Atlantic coast was no longer the end of the world and art shifted its focus during the late 15th century away from late medieval transcendence into an anthropocentric cosmos. Gothic cathedrals aspiring heavenwards became a thing of the past as well as the consciously otherworldly perspective of medieval art. The Renaissance had begun, first in Italy and soon beyond the Alps, beginning with humanism laying the ground for the Reformation and a couple of years later with the fine arts of the Northern Renaissance.
 
A Renaissance artist had to be a universal genius during the birth pangs of a new world order at the end of the Middle Ages during one of the most abrupt paradigm changes in history. Natural sciences and mathematics became fundamental for the new perception of god’s creation and depictions were hard-edged realistic, beginning with maps and the first vedute, large-scale cityscapes and culminating in religious and mythological images and sculptures created as scenes from contemporary life. And such was the life and works of Albrecht Dürer, tackling art theory from treatises on perspective and proportions, drawing, painting and designing fortresses and using especially the new, easily reproducible mediums of engravings and woodcuts to enhance his lasting European fame, without neglecting his roots in medieval Gothic art.
 
Depicted below is one of Albrecht Dürer’s best-known engravings, one of the three master prints,  “Ritter, Tod und Teufel” (Knight, Death and the Devil) from 1513, mixing the deep symbolism of the Middle Ages with the realism of the Renaissance. The knight, protected by his armour of faith from demons and death itself, was compared during the engraving’s long history of reception by Nietzsche with Schopenhauer: “Let no one try to detract from our belief in a still imminent rebirth of Hellenic antiquity, for that is the only place where we find our hope for a renewal and reformation of the German spirit through the fiery magic of music. What would we otherwise know to name which amid the desolation and weariness of contemporary culture could awaken some comforting expectation for the future? We peer in vain for a single, powerful, branching root, for a spot of fertile and healthy soil: everywhere dust, sand, ossification, decay. Here a desperate, isolated man could not choose a better symbol than the knight with Death and the Devil, as Dürer has drawn him for us, the knight in armour with the hard iron gaze, who knows how to make his way along his terrible path, without being dismayed at his horrific companions, and yet without any hope, alone with his horse and hound. Such a Dürer knight was our Schopenhauer: he lacked all hope, but he wanted the truth. There is no one like him.“ (The Birth of Tragedy, 1872)

More about Albrecht Dürer on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer

And “Knight, Death and the Devil” on

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight,_Death,_and_the_Devil

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Gripping both sides of civilian and military life, that is what John Rothschild said his daughter Sarah Rothschild depicts in her award-winning painting, “What Happens There Doesn’t Stay There.”
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There's only one day left to watch this before they pull it.  
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This is my child and she had been missing for over a week now. Without her medication or getting community mental health services. Please help find her she may still be in Michigan or taken across state lines.

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