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Aftermath is a 1966 album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones. Following a newfound success that rivalled their contemporaries in the Beatles, the album is the Stones' first to consist entirely of original songs, all credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards(both pictured), who wrote dark, sarcastic, provocative lyrics about love, desire, power and dominance, modern society and rock stardom. Brian Jones experimented with instruments not usually associated with popular music, including the sitar, Appalachian dulcimer and marimbas, which expanded the band's music beyond their blues and R&B influences. An immediate success rivalling the Beatles' Rubber Soul (1965), Aftermath reflected youth culture in the Swinging London scene and countercultural values while pioneering the album era and subversive content in punk and glam rock. It is considered the most formative of the Stones' early music and their first classic album, frequently appearing on professional rankings of the greatest albums. (Full article...)
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Carol W. Greider (born April 15, 1961) is an American molecular biologist. She completed her PhD in 1987 at the University of California, Berkeley, under Elizabeth Blackburn. Their research focused on telomeres, with which the ends of chromosomes are tipped, and they discovered the enzyme telomerase which replenishes the tips and determines the life span of the cell. For these discoveries, she shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Blackburn and Jack W. Szostak.
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