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peterfromtexas:

Meanwhile in Toronto

peterfromtexas:

Meanwhile in Toronto

Monday, April 21, 2014
magnicifent:

the internet is beautiful 

magnicifent:

the internet is beautiful 

usedtodohugs:

Fixin’ It With Soos is finally in English instead of Russian!

(Though I WILL miss Russian Soos)

"Autografix Free Trial" is my favorite part.

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

(via magnius159)

This was beautiful

(via tallestsilver)


The Blue Arch of a Mosque in EsfahanPhoto and caption by Tandis KhodadadianPhotographed April 2013, Esfahan, Iran

The Blue Arch of a Mosque in Esfahan
Photo and caption by Tandis Khodadadian
Photographed April 2013, Esfahan, Iran

(Source: smithsonianmag.com)

Detective stories and murder mysteries have lots of brilliant, ultra-knowledgable characters.  The intended effect is along the lines of “wow, this character is a genius and knows so much stuff!”  When something contemporary reaches for that, though, it just leads me to picture Sherlock or Hannibal or whoever googling the shit out of a hundred different kinds of bark.

oldmanstephanie:

we went on a field trip to the zoo last week

phemiec:

policymic:

Watch: 9-year-old Japanese girl can absolutely shred

Stop what you’re doing and pay attention – Li-sa-x is in the building.

No, she’s not Malcolm X’s lost Japanese grandchild. She’s a regular 9-year-old who happens to enter beast mode whenever she picks up an electric guitar. Exhibit A is this video from December 2013, which showcases her viral cover of Racer X’s “Scarified” metal solo.

Her Facebook fan page is the cutest shit ever. She describes herself as “I <3 Guitar!!” and “Japanese 9 year old girl,” and her influences are guitarists Guthrie Govan and Paul Gilbert. That’s about it.

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darkhist:

glow blog

darkhist:

glow blog

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