Louis Pasteur, caricature
Louis Pasteur. Caricature of the French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) holding a glass of milk. This represents his development of a technique for sterilising milk with heat, a process now called pasteurisation. Pasteur devised this method after finding that many foods and drinks contained harmful microorganisms, but that high temperatures could kill them. He also developed the first vaccines using artificially weakened pathogens, immunising cattle against anthrax and developing the first human rabies vaccine. He also discovered the chirality of some molecules by observing the effects of their crystals on polarised light.
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The Churning of the Ocean of Milk, ca. 1780-90. Creator: Unknown
The Churning of the Ocean of Milk, ca. 1780-90. At the time of the great deluge aeons ago, many treasures— including amrita, the nectar of immortality—were lost beneath the primordial ocean. Gods and demons still jockeying for power decided to raise these powerful objects from the watery depths. They harnessed the serpent Vasuki as a rope to turn Mount Mandara and Vishnu assumed his tortoise avatar to support the giant pivot. The demons, tricked into pulling the head of the snake, were weakened by its poisonous breath. Here, many of the treasures have already been raised and are visible in the sky, while Vishnu is seen twice, below and atop the peak.
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19th October 1962: A line of boxer puppies drinking milk from their bowls. An all-white one deicides to pinch some of his neighbours food. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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