This lovely lady is Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1895-1918.) She was the eldest child of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alix of Hesse. From an early age she was considered compassionate yet moody.
During World War I she was a Red Cross nurse with her mother and sister, Grand Duchess Tatiana.
After her fathers abdication in March of 1917, she was imprisoned with her family, at Tsarskoye Selo, Tobolsk, and Yekaterinberg. It was in Yekaterinberg that she was killed by Bolsheviks along with her parents and siblings.
Her remains were found in the 1990s, but they weren’t confirmed to be hers until 2008. She was canonized as a passion bearer in the Russian Orthodox Church in 2000.
Mark Suciu and Sebo Walker, sunrise skate in Delhi - [o] Mehring
If you weren’t able to join us live for our first PBS Digital Studios #PBSscience chat, featuring me, Coma Niddy and Craig Musburger, here’s the video of our hangout.
Thanks for all the great questions! I had a lot of fun chatting with my fellow PBS creators and the people who watch our shows and let us do this awesome job every day.
A ROGUES GALLERY
of UNTREATABLE ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT ORGANISMS
Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]
Microorganisms with names in bold are shown in illustrations above, in the order listed.
Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Urgent
- Clostridium difficile
- Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
- Drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Serious
- Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter
- Drug-resistant Campylobacter
- Fluconazole-resistant Candida (a fungus)
- Extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBLs)
- Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
- Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Drug-resistant non-typhoidal Salmonella
- Drug-resistant SalmonellaTyphi
- Drug-resistant Shigella
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae
- Drug-resistant tuberculosis
Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Concerning
- Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA)
- Erythromycin-resistant Group A Streptococcus
- Clindamycin-resistant Group B Streptococcus
So, kids, the next time someone says to you, “You might as well take an antibiotic, it can’t hurt,” just say no!
This is not the black widow that bit me.
The spider that bit me is now spinning webs in the sky. Or wherever dead spiders end up. Unlike dogs, I have a strong suspicion that they do not all go to heaven.
I killed her. I didn’t do it on purpose, but she’s dead. We had a miscommunication about the ownership of a sleeping bag, and it got ugly. First for her, when I rolled over and squished her, and later for me. Before she went, she made sure I wouldn’t enjoy my stay for long. In that last instant of spider life, she bit me. I wouldn’t know that any of this drama had taken place for a couple hours, of course. But I would definitely come to know it. I would come to know it so hard. (This is a long story, so I spared you dashboard readers. Click through to read the gory details)
Here’s a proposed new naming scheme for deadly storms: Name them after climate science-denying politicians.
Evacuate!! Michele Bachmann is about to make landfall!
Yves Saint Laurent.
model looks (look at those cheekbones!!) & an incredible talent that revolutionized the way women dressed
I’ve been making YouTube videos for 7 months now and I STILL get messages from people on Tumblr or Twitter or wherever saying “Heywhahuh I didn’t know you had a YouTube channel!!”
Well I do have a YouTube channel, and it would be cool if you watched it and subscribed and shared it with your friends, because I know you love science and this my job now and when you watch I get to, like, eat :)
How can I make sure all of my Tumblr followers know this? Maybe I should rent one of those planes that uses smoke to write in the sky? Except that would be expensive to get it to all of your cities … hmm …
Here’s the new trailer for the channel we just put up. New videos are starting up next week!
NEW PIC Robert Pattinson for Dior Homme
Why Do We Clap?
You’ll give this Vsauce curiosity journey a standing ovation. Clapping has cultural roots as an inherently social behavior, and it turns us from a merely superb organism into a superorganism. But as we become increasingly solitary in our experience of things to applaud for (music, performance, media), will we stop clapping? Or is the like, retweet and upvote our new form of applause?