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Friday, Nobel Prize, and Tumblr: UNSUNG WOMEN OF SCIENCE Photo courtesy the Smithsonian Institute/flickr BARBARA MCCLINTO CK (1902-1992) Through her research with corn, Barbara McClintock hypothesized that genes were much more fluid than initially thought. She was ignored at the time, but vindicated decades later with a Nobel Prize. UNSUNG WOMEN OF SCIENCE ANANDIBAI JOSHI (1865-1887) Not only was Anandibai Joshi the first Indian woman to get a degree in Western medicine, but she's also believed to be the first Hindu woman to step foot on American soil. UNSUNG WOMEN OF SCIENCE Image courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania Archives THE ENIAC PROGRAMMERS (BETTY SNYDER HOLBERTON, JEAN JENNINGS BARTIK, KATHLEEN MAUCHLY ANTONELLI, MARLYN WESCOFF MELTZER, FRANCES BILAS SPENCE, RUTH LICHTERMAN TEITELBAUM) This team of women was the first to program the first all-electronic, multipurpose computer, the ENIAC. Pictured here are Jean Jennings Bartik (left) and Frances Bilas Spence (right). UNSUNG WOMEN OF SCIENCE Image courtesy of Marie Tharp Maps, LLC MARIE THARP (1920-2006) Tharp was co-creator of the first global underwater map. Her discovery of the central rift valley that runs along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge paved the way for the acceptance of continental drift. sciencefriday: For Women’s History Month, let’s write women back into science history. Female scientists have contributed to some of science’s biggest breakthroughs, from unraveling the structure of DNA, to discovering fission, to mapping the ocean floor. So why don’t we know their names? In this archival episode of Science Friday, we’re celebrating science’s unsung heroines. We’ll hear about Maria Sibylla Merian, the 17th century “mother of entomology,” whose watercolors documented insect metamorphosis. We’ll also learn about Marie Tharp, whose maps of the ocean floor paved the way for continental drift theory. Plus, meet the women programmers of the ENIAC, the first all-electronic, multipurpose computer. Learn about more unsung women of science here.
Friday, Nobel Prize, and Tumblr: UNSUNG WOMEN OF SCIENCE
 Photo courtesy the Smithsonian Institute/flickr
 BARBARA MCCLINTO CK
 (1902-1992)
 Through her research with corn, Barbara McClintock
 hypothesized that genes were much more fluid than
 initially thought. She was ignored at the time,
 but vindicated decades later with a Nobel Prize.

 UNSUNG WOMEN OF SCIENCE
 ANANDIBAI JOSHI
 (1865-1887)
 Not only was Anandibai Joshi the first Indian woman
 to get a degree in Western medicine,
 but she's also believed to be the first Hindu woman
 to step foot on American soil.

 UNSUNG WOMEN OF SCIENCE
 Image courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania Archives
 THE ENIAC PROGRAMMERS
 (BETTY SNYDER HOLBERTON, JEAN JENNINGS BARTIK,
 KATHLEEN MAUCHLY ANTONELLI, MARLYN WESCOFF MELTZER,
 FRANCES BILAS SPENCE, RUTH LICHTERMAN TEITELBAUM)
 This team of women was the first to program the first
 all-electronic, multipurpose computer, the ENIAC.
 Pictured here are Jean Jennings Bartik (left)
 and Frances Bilas Spence (right).

 UNSUNG WOMEN OF SCIENCE
 Image courtesy of Marie Tharp Maps, LLC
 MARIE THARP
 (1920-2006)
 Tharp was co-creator of the first global underwater map.
 Her discovery of the central rift valley that runs along
 the Mid-Atlantic Ridge paved the way
 for the acceptance of continental drift.
sciencefriday:
For Women’s History Month, let’s write women back into science history.
Female scientists have contributed to some of science’s biggest breakthroughs, from unraveling the structure of DNA, to discovering fission, to mapping the ocean floor. So why don’t we know their names? In this archival episode of Science Friday, we’re celebrating science’s unsung heroines. We’ll hear about Maria Sibylla Merian, the 17th century “mother of entomology,” whose watercolors documented insect metamorphosis. We’ll also learn about Marie Tharp, whose maps of the ocean floor paved the way for continental drift theory. Plus, meet the women programmers of the ENIAC, the first all-electronic, multipurpose computer. Learn about more unsung women of science here.

sciencefriday: For Women’s History Month, let’s write women back into science history. Female scientists have contributed to some of science...

Tumblr, Yeah, and Access: The Hill Follow @thehill JUST IN: Trump super PACS file federal lawsuit to block Wisconsin recount hill.cm/H RbqbiD TRUN TR aUMP UMP RETWEETS LIKES 53 40 8:31 AM-2 Dec 2016 George Takei @George Takei Follow The Trump Campaign is seeking to block the recount in Michigan through legal objections. One has to ask: WHY ARE THEY WORRIED? RETWEETS LIKES 5,469 10,375 3:53 PM-1 Dec 2016 POLITICO @politico Follow POLITICO Trump team moves to block Pennsylvania recount politi.co/2geCFHG via @ludacristiano | Getty RETWEETS LIKES 107 160 I'l ride with you @mrshellwinger Follow @GeorgeTakei Why are 19 WI counties refusing access to ballots for recount? What are THEY hiding? I wasn't suspicious until this started RETWEETS LIKES 64 138 3:57 PM-1 Dec 2016 from Pomona, CA xanthera: moxperidot: bonkai-diaries: In a totally unsurprising development, Trump’s camp is trying to block all recount efforts. Which begs the question, why? to use every conservative white person’s favorite phrase “you shouldn’t worry if you have nothing to hide” #yeah like #when this whole recount business started I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try #granted I didn’t think much would come of it #but I thought it might be worth a shot #and now that the trump campaign is blocking their efforts it tipped me off big time #like #if you’re so confident in your win why don’t you let us do this #what are you hiding #if anything this would’ve been a perfect chance to let us go through with it and laugh when nothing came up #but the fact that the efforts are being stopped makes me so suspicious of them
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xanthera:

moxperidot:

bonkai-diaries:
In a totally unsurprising development, Trump’s camp is trying to block all recount efforts. Which begs the question, why?
to use every conservative white person’s favorite phrase “you shouldn’t worry if you have nothing to hide”


#yeah like #when this whole recount business started I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try #granted I didn’t think much would come of it #but I thought it might be worth a shot #and now that the trump campaign is blocking their efforts it tipped me off big time #like #if you’re so confident in your win why don’t you let us do this #what are you hiding #if anything this would’ve been a perfect chance to let us go through with it and laugh when nothing came up #but the fact that the efforts are being stopped makes me so suspicious of them

xanthera: moxperidot: bonkai-diaries: In a totally unsurprising development, Trump’s camp is trying to block all recount efforts. Which be...

Animals, Bored, and Cats: Tiger-o-war... Zoo gives visitors the chance to test their strength against big cats.. okashido: hayjulay: poorlittlequeenie: thebearqueen: nothing-here-go-away: wolfstrider: thomassawyerismyname: mangiemay: irvinator1: booksarerevolution: vegankween: 1. Those tigers look thin. 2. Zoos are fucking stupid. 3. Capturing wild animals and using them for human entertainment is a super shitty thing to do. 4. This is not cool. This is abuse and horrible.  Zoos are prisons. Some zoos only take old animals to where they are given an easy life. Their maintenance is funded by people coming into the zoo. Those tigers are not thin. “Zoos are fucking stupid” wow such science you sold me They weren’t captured for this purpose, they probably weren’t captured at all, it’s called rescuing.  This is cool. This is not abuse, it’s actually exercise if you think about it. Zoos are not prisons. Zoos allow us to rescue animals, research them, and protect them from hunters and the dangers that we, as humans, impose on them. I’m so done with all the shit about zoos on my fucking dash.  Zoos literally save animals every day so why don’t you do your freaking research. This comment is perfect^ Animals come to zoos as a result of  being born captive getting injured in the wild and rescued to live a healthy life in captivity being rescued from black market dealers, private collectors, or the like who decide that they can no longer care for the animals or who had been illegally keeping the animals being in a breeding program to increase their numbers because the animal is endangered in the wild If you knew anything about tigers at all, you’d know that they are endangered in the wild due to poaching and hunting. It is of utmost importance that their numbers increase, or they will go extinct within the next fifty years. I don’t know what zoo this is so I don’t know their reputation, but the tigers look healthy, and this tug-of-war is good for them because some animals get stressed in zoos when they are bored. This isn’t solely to entertain zoo guests, it is to give the tigers something fun to do. Zoos do not snatch animals from the wild without a good reason. If you want to protest animal captivity, go to SeaWorld and protest the orcas being kept there, they are far too large to belong in such cramped spaces and they are solely kept for entertainment. Thank you and good day. ALSO ITS NOT LIKE THEY’RE FORCING THE TIGERS TO GRAB THE ROPE, THE TIGER WANTS TO PLAY Tigers play just like domestic cats play with each other, this is for the educational benefit of the visitors and the enrichment benefit of the tigers. Also word to the comment above. Tigers are endangered to the point that they cannot repopulate themselves in the wild, they need the help of captive institutions like zoos, where they live carefree lives free of stress and can breed and birth without fear that other predators and mating competitors will come along and eat their cubs.Furthermore, these tigers are NOT thin. In fact, one of the ones in the large group looks borderline obese. People who know nothing about animals need to stop talking about animals. Boosting the shit out of this because I’m so damn tired of whiney morons (who probably never get outside) bitching about animal’s rights when they really have no fucking clue. DO YOUR GODDAMN HOMEWORK. ALL OF EVERYTHING IN THIS COMMENTARY This is adorable
Animals, Bored, and Cats: Tiger-o-war...

 Zoo gives visitors the chance to test their
 strength against big cats..
okashido:

hayjulay:

poorlittlequeenie:

thebearqueen:

nothing-here-go-away:

wolfstrider:

thomassawyerismyname:

mangiemay:

irvinator1:

booksarerevolution:

vegankween:

1. Those tigers look thin.
2. Zoos are fucking stupid.
3. Capturing wild animals and using them for human entertainment is a super shitty thing to do.
4. This is not cool.

This is abuse and horrible.  Zoos are prisons.

Some zoos only take old animals to where they are given an easy life. Their maintenance is funded by people coming into the zoo.

Those tigers are not thin.
“Zoos are fucking stupid” wow such science you sold me
They weren’t captured for this purpose, they probably weren’t captured at all, it’s called rescuing. 
This is cool.
This is not abuse, it’s actually exercise if you think about it.
Zoos are not prisons. Zoos allow us to rescue animals, research them, and protect them from hunters and the dangers that we, as humans, impose on them.
I’m so done with all the shit about zoos on my fucking dash. 
Zoos literally save animals every day so why don’t you do your freaking research.

This comment is perfect^

Animals come to zoos as a result of 
being born captive
getting injured in the wild and rescued to live a healthy life in captivity
being rescued from black market dealers, private collectors, or the like who decide that they can no longer care for the animals or who had been illegally keeping the animals
being in a breeding program to increase their numbers because the animal is endangered in the wild
If you knew anything about tigers at all, you’d know that they are endangered in the wild due to poaching and hunting. It is of utmost importance that their numbers increase, or they will go extinct within the next fifty years. I don’t know what zoo this is so I don’t know their reputation, but the tigers look healthy, and this tug-of-war is good for them because some animals get stressed in zoos when they are bored. This isn’t solely to entertain zoo guests, it is to give the tigers something fun to do.
Zoos do not snatch animals from the wild without a good reason. If you want to protest animal captivity, go to SeaWorld and protest the orcas being kept there, they are far too large to belong in such cramped spaces and they are solely kept for entertainment.
Thank you and good day.

ALSO ITS NOT LIKE THEY’RE FORCING THE TIGERS TO GRAB THE ROPE, THE TIGER WANTS TO PLAY

Tigers play just like domestic cats play with each other, this is for the educational benefit of the visitors and the enrichment benefit of the tigers. Also word to the comment above. Tigers are endangered to the point that they cannot repopulate themselves in the wild, they need the help of captive institutions like zoos, where they live carefree lives free of stress and can breed and birth without fear that other predators and mating competitors will come along and eat their cubs.Furthermore, these tigers are NOT thin. In fact, one of the ones in the large group looks borderline obese. People who know nothing about animals need to stop talking about animals.

Boosting the shit out of this because I’m so damn tired of whiney morons (who probably never get outside) bitching about animal’s rights when they really have no fucking clue.
DO YOUR GODDAMN HOMEWORK.

ALL OF EVERYTHING IN THIS COMMENTARY

This is adorable

okashido: hayjulay: poorlittlequeenie: thebearqueen: nothing-here-go-away: wolfstrider: thomassawyerismyname: mangiemay: irvinator1:...

Animals, Bored, and Cats: Tiger-o-war... Zoo gives visitors the chance to test their strength against big cats.. torumekiathewarlock: okashido: hayjulay: poorlittlequeenie: thebearqueen: nothing-here-go-away: wolfstrider: thomassawyerismyname: mangiemay: irvinator1: booksarerevolution: vegankween: 1. Those tigers look thin. 2. Zoos are fucking stupid. 3. Capturing wild animals and using them for human entertainment is a super shitty thing to do. 4. This is not cool. This is abuse and horrible.  Zoos are prisons. Some zoos only take old animals to where they are given an easy life. Their maintenance is funded by people coming into the zoo. Those tigers are not thin. “Zoos are fucking stupid” wow such science you sold me They weren’t captured for this purpose, they probably weren’t captured at all, it’s called rescuing.  This is cool. This is not abuse, it’s actually exercise if you think about it. Zoos are not prisons. Zoos allow us to rescue animals, research them, and protect them from hunters and the dangers that we, as humans, impose on them. I’m so done with all the shit about zoos on my fucking dash.  Zoos literally save animals every day so why don’t you do your freaking research. This comment is perfect^ Animals come to zoos as a result of  being born captive getting injured in the wild and rescued to live a healthy life in captivity being rescued from black market dealers, private collectors, or the like who decide that they can no longer care for the animals or who had been illegally keeping the animals being in a breeding program to increase their numbers because the animal is endangered in the wild If you knew anything about tigers at all, you’d know that they are endangered in the wild due to poaching and hunting. It is of utmost importance that their numbers increase, or they will go extinct within the next fifty years. I don’t know what zoo this is so I don’t know their reputation, but the tigers look healthy, and this tug-of-war is good for them because some animals get stressed in zoos when they are bored. This isn’t solely to entertain zoo guests, it is to give the tigers something fun to do. Zoos do not snatch animals from the wild without a good reason. If you want to protest animal captivity, go to SeaWorld and protest the orcas being kept there, they are far too large to belong in such cramped spaces and they are solely kept for entertainment. Thank you and good day. ALSO ITS NOT LIKE THEY’RE FORCING THE TIGERS TO GRAB THE ROPE, THE TIGER WANTS TO PLAY Tigers play just like domestic cats play with each other, this is for the educational benefit of the visitors and the enrichment benefit of the tigers. Also word to the comment above. Tigers are endangered to the point that they cannot repopulate themselves in the wild, they need the help of captive institutions like zoos, where they live carefree lives free of stress and can breed and birth without fear that other predators and mating competitors will come along and eat their cubs.Furthermore, these tigers are NOT thin. In fact, one of the ones in the large group looks borderline obese. People who know nothing about animals need to stop talking about animals. Boosting the shit out of this because I’m so damn tired of whiney morons (who probably never get outside) bitching about animal’s rights when they really have no fucking clue. DO YOUR GODDAMN HOMEWORK. ALL OF EVERYTHING IN THIS COMMENTARY This is adorable I think some people are actually fucking idiots and will find the smallest non issue to start a flame war over. And they don’t even do their research! Madness.
Animals, Bored, and Cats: Tiger-o-war...

 Zoo gives visitors the chance to test their
 strength against big cats..
torumekiathewarlock:

okashido:

hayjulay:

poorlittlequeenie:

thebearqueen:

nothing-here-go-away:

wolfstrider:

thomassawyerismyname:

mangiemay:

irvinator1:

booksarerevolution:

vegankween:

1. Those tigers look thin.
2. Zoos are fucking stupid.
3. Capturing wild animals and using them for human entertainment is a super shitty thing to do.
4. This is not cool.

This is abuse and horrible.  Zoos are prisons.

Some zoos only take old animals to where they are given an easy life. Their maintenance is funded by people coming into the zoo.

Those tigers are not thin.
“Zoos are fucking stupid” wow such science you sold me
They weren’t captured for this purpose, they probably weren’t captured at all, it’s called rescuing. 
This is cool.
This is not abuse, it’s actually exercise if you think about it.
Zoos are not prisons. Zoos allow us to rescue animals, research them, and protect them from hunters and the dangers that we, as humans, impose on them.
I’m so done with all the shit about zoos on my fucking dash. 
Zoos literally save animals every day so why don’t you do your freaking research.

This comment is perfect^

Animals come to zoos as a result of 
being born captive
getting injured in the wild and rescued to live a healthy life in captivity
being rescued from black market dealers, private collectors, or the like who decide that they can no longer care for the animals or who had been illegally keeping the animals
being in a breeding program to increase their numbers because the animal is endangered in the wild
If you knew anything about tigers at all, you’d know that they are endangered in the wild due to poaching and hunting. It is of utmost importance that their numbers increase, or they will go extinct within the next fifty years. I don’t know what zoo this is so I don’t know their reputation, but the tigers look healthy, and this tug-of-war is good for them because some animals get stressed in zoos when they are bored. This isn’t solely to entertain zoo guests, it is to give the tigers something fun to do.
Zoos do not snatch animals from the wild without a good reason. If you want to protest animal captivity, go to SeaWorld and protest the orcas being kept there, they are far too large to belong in such cramped spaces and they are solely kept for entertainment.
Thank you and good day.

ALSO ITS NOT LIKE THEY’RE FORCING THE TIGERS TO GRAB THE ROPE, THE TIGER WANTS TO PLAY

Tigers play just like domestic cats play with each other, this is for the educational benefit of the visitors and the enrichment benefit of the tigers. Also word to the comment above. Tigers are endangered to the point that they cannot repopulate themselves in the wild, they need the help of captive institutions like zoos, where they live carefree lives free of stress and can breed and birth without fear that other predators and mating competitors will come along and eat their cubs.Furthermore, these tigers are NOT thin. In fact, one of the ones in the large group looks borderline obese. People who know nothing about animals need to stop talking about animals.

Boosting the shit out of this because I’m so damn tired of whiney morons (who probably never get outside) bitching about animal’s rights when they really have no fucking clue.
DO YOUR GODDAMN HOMEWORK.

ALL OF EVERYTHING IN THIS COMMENTARY

This is adorable


I think some people are actually fucking idiots and will find the smallest non issue to start a flame war over. And they don’t even do their research! Madness.

torumekiathewarlock: okashido: hayjulay: poorlittlequeenie: thebearqueen: nothing-here-go-away: wolfstrider: thomassawyerismyname: m...

Dad, Drugs, and Facebook: ooo Verizon 9:46 PM facebook.com jkxox if you know anyone that has cancer tell them to open an apricot seed and eat 10 of the kernels every morning with a glass of orange juice joannnnneeee jkxox it contains vitamin B17 & laetrile which kills cancer cells, my dad made my mom do this everyday for a year and it worked, alhamdulilah Kate Rae Spread the word. Mobile Uploads Yesterday at 4:05pm View Full Size Report Photo Like Share K elodieunderglass: scientia-rex: radvinesandheadbands: chocolate–goddess: cyberstripper: queendamurk: Spread the word it’s true Why don’t doctors tell people this Guys you could save someone’s life. Ah, yes, the “X kills cancer but doctors don’t want you to know” routine. Thanks for suggesting that I and everyone I have worked with for the last ten years don’t give a shit about saving lives because… I don’t know, we get the BIG BUCKS in academic research where there’s no actual profit motive??? Seriously. If something worked, there are academic researchers who would be working on it, even if major corporations refused to. Nothing is going to be an anti-cancer miracle and the people who claim they’ve found one are wrong. I don’t care whether they think they’re right or whether they’re trying to scam you. Do you even know how widely different cancer cell types are? Do you have any idea how many cellular molecular pathways go into producing different cancers? “Cancer” as a singular disease doesn’t exist. What works for HER-2 positive breast tumors doesn’t even come close to working for leukemia. And “well it can’t hurt” is often wrong. Foods that are supposed to work like drugs CAN have side effects, whether or not they help at all. Just ask somebody who ate a grapefruit right before they took their HIV medication. If you want to get a better understanding of cancer, read The Emperor of All Maladies or go to fucking medical school. Worth noting, specifically regarding the apricot kernel thing: (TW for poisoning, child poisoning, gaslighting) There is no such vitamin as B17. You can call amygdalin “Vitamin B17″ if you want to, and some people do - but saying that apricot kernels contain two or more cancer-fighting ingredients is misleading. Vitamin B17, amygdalin and laetrile are functionally the same thing. Apricot kernels contain other things besides the very small amounts of amygdalin you might get from them.  Namely: cyanide. CYANIDE. This is a recommendation for an easy and convenient way to get cyanide poisoning. 50g of laetrile contains enough cyanide to kill you. The symptoms of cyanide poisoning include stumbling, nerve damage, brain damage, disability, and of course death. The UK’s Food Standards Agency recommended in 2006 that if people want to eat apricot kernels, they should limit them to 2 kernels per day - more than that puts you at risk for cyanide poisoning - but the consistent recommendation from alternative medicine peddlers is 10 kernels per day. Here are some studies and case reports of people specifically poisoning themselves with apricot kernels, including a January 2015 paper on about a little 4-year-old boy who went into a coma, because parents just fed him handfuls of apricot kernels in an attempt to treat his brain tumor, until he collapsed from cyanide poisoning. Complementary alternative medicine (CAM) encourages people to overdose on other “cyanogenic glycosides” - or natural products that can contain lethal amounts of cyanide. That’s the term to google if you’re interested in learning more. Anyway, the reason doctors and scientists and pharmaceuticals are “keeping this a secret from you” is because there are plenty of other things that are just as effective at improving cancer outcomes - like psychosocial support, light guided meditation, or even practicing religious faith - which are easy to recommend, don’t require buying expensive supplements, aren’t toxic in large doses, and which DON’T ACTIVELY TRY TO KILL YOU because that is a CONTRADICTION OF MEDICINE.  OP’s phrasing of “my dad MADE my mom do this” plus my recent detective series kick makes me think how well this would work as a Perfect Murder Mystery Story. Like, the poor concerned daddy just wanted the cancer patient to get better! And she succumbs naturally and non-suspiciously to the cyanide. There would be less likelihood of an inquest for a cancer patient… and if the coroner noticed the cyanide, well, we all knew about her belief that the apricot kernels would save her.  There you go, there’s a free murder mystery plot for you all.  In conclusion, it’s important to analyze evidence independently or consult trusted advisors before starting a course of CAM. Like in all things that you see on social media.
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 joannnnneeee
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 it contains vitamin B17 & laetrile which
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elodieunderglass:

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Spread the word

it’s true

Why don’t doctors tell people this

Guys you could save someone’s life.

Ah, yes, the “X kills cancer but doctors don’t want you to know” routine. Thanks for suggesting that I and everyone I have worked with for the last ten years don’t give a shit about saving lives because… I don’t know, we get the BIG BUCKS in academic research where there’s no actual profit motive??? 
Seriously. If something worked, there are academic researchers who would be working on it, even if major corporations refused to. 
Nothing is going to be an anti-cancer miracle and the people who claim they’ve found one are wrong. I don’t care whether they think they’re right or whether they’re trying to scam you. Do you even know how widely different cancer cell types are? Do you have any idea how many cellular molecular pathways go into producing different cancers? “Cancer” as a singular disease doesn’t exist. What works for HER-2 positive breast tumors doesn’t even come close to working for leukemia. And “well it can’t hurt” is often wrong. Foods that are supposed to work like drugs CAN have side effects, whether or not they help at all. Just ask somebody who ate a grapefruit right before they took their HIV medication. 
If you want to get a better understanding of cancer, read The Emperor of All Maladies or go to fucking medical school.

Worth noting, specifically regarding the apricot kernel thing:
(TW for poisoning, child poisoning, gaslighting)
There is no such vitamin as B17. You can call amygdalin “Vitamin B17″ if you want to, and some people do - but saying that apricot kernels contain two or more cancer-fighting ingredients is misleading. Vitamin B17, amygdalin and laetrile are functionally the same thing.
Apricot kernels contain other things besides the very small amounts of amygdalin you might get from them. 
Namely: cyanide.

CYANIDE.
This is a recommendation for an easy and convenient way to get cyanide poisoning.

50g of laetrile contains enough cyanide to kill you.
The symptoms of cyanide poisoning include stumbling, nerve damage, brain damage, disability, and of course death.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency recommended in 2006 that if people want to eat apricot kernels, they should limit them to 2 kernels per day - more than that puts you at risk for cyanide poisoning - but the consistent recommendation from alternative medicine peddlers is 10 kernels per day.

Here are some studies and case reports of people specifically poisoning themselves with apricot kernels, including a January 2015 paper on about a little 4-year-old boy who went into a coma, because parents just fed him handfuls of apricot kernels in an attempt to treat his brain tumor, until he collapsed from cyanide poisoning.
Complementary alternative medicine (CAM) encourages people to overdose on other “cyanogenic glycosides” - or natural products that can contain lethal amounts of cyanide. That’s the term to google if you’re interested in learning more.
Anyway, the reason doctors and scientists and pharmaceuticals are “keeping this a secret from you” is because there are plenty of other things that are just as effective at improving cancer outcomes - like psychosocial support, light guided meditation, or even practicing religious faith - which are easy to recommend, don’t require buying expensive supplements, aren’t toxic in large doses, and which DON’T ACTIVELY TRY TO KILL YOU because that is a CONTRADICTION OF MEDICINE. 
OP’s phrasing of “my dad MADE my mom do this” plus my recent detective series kick makes me think how well this would work as a Perfect Murder Mystery Story. Like, the poor concerned daddy just wanted the cancer patient to get better! And she succumbs naturally and non-suspiciously to the cyanide. There would be less likelihood of an inquest for a cancer patient… and if the coroner noticed the cyanide, well, we all knew about her belief that the apricot kernels would save her. 
There you go, there’s a free murder mystery plot for you all. 
In conclusion, it’s important to analyze evidence independently or consult trusted advisors before starting a course of CAM. Like in all things that you see on social media.

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