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This 1911 photo of Marie Curie in a roomful of dudes (including Max Planck, Henri Poincaré, Ernest Rutherford, and young Albert Einstein, lurking in the background, second from right) bespeaks so much both about the gendered state of science and about the enormity of cultural bias Curie overcame to become the “Martyr of Science,” the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.
Also see Curie on science and wonder. 

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This 1911 photo of Marie Curie in a roomful of dudes (including Max Planck, Henri Poincaré, Ernest Rutherford, and young Albert Einstein, lurking in the background, second from right) bespeaks so much both about the gendered state of science and about the enormity of cultural bias Curie overcame to become the “Martyr of Science,” the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.

Also see Curie on science and wonder

(via mindblowingscience)

wtfevolution:

"So I made some carnivorous mammals.”
"Uh huh."
"And I made some carnivorous birds.”
"You did indeed."
"And I made some carnivorous fishes, and carnivorous reptiles, and even carnivorous bog plants.”
"I know, evolution. Those were nice."
"Well, I’ve got a new one."
"Great."
"Carnivorous… potatoes!”
"I’m sorry?"
"Carnivorous potatoes! They’ll have, like, tiny, sticky hairs to trap the little mites that crawl by underground. Then the mites die, and the potato can absorb their nutrients.”
"Are you serious?"
"Of course I’m serious." 
"Death by potato?" 
"That’s the idea." 
"I’m… not really sure what to say to that."
"Sometimes inspiration just strikes me, you know?"
Source: Wikimedia Commons / Bmerva / licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

wtfevolution:

"So I made some carnivorous mammals.”

"Uh huh."

"And I made some carnivorous birds.”

"You did indeed."

"And I made some carnivorous fishes, and carnivorous reptiles, and even carnivorous bog plants.”

"I know, evolution. Those were nice."

"Well, I’ve got a new one."

"Great."

"Carnivorous… potatoes!”

"I’m sorry?"

"Carnivorous potatoes! They’ll have, like, tiny, sticky hairs to trap the little mites that crawl by underground. Then the mites die, and the potato can absorb their nutrients.”

"Are you serious?"

"Of course I’m serious." 

"Death by potato?" 

"That’s the idea." 

"I’m… not really sure what to say to that."

"Sometimes inspiration just strikes me, you know?"

Source: Wikimedia Commons / Bmerva / licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

sirmitchell:

I don’t have time do a proper write up about Mondo Con as I am still playing catch up (as usual) but I wanted to quickly go over what I’ll have and where I will be. 

I’ll be in the Kirby Hall at table T-2. In between the wonderful Scott C., and Jay Shaw. I’ll have all of these prints above. Plus SUPER Dicks of the 20th Century, and SUPER Dicks of Mondo Con. I’ll have APs of almost the entire Marvel show I did in April, as well as a new shirt, and some fun other things. 

Also, just as a heads up, I will be in a panel about toys today from 11-12, and will be unavailable. 

I’m probably forgetting something major, but yeah, I got all kinds of stuff! Swing by, say hello, have an amazing time. It’s gonna be great! 

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science-junkie:

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country
If global carbon emissions continue on current trends and sea levels are affected by climate change about as much as expected, about 2.6 percent of the global population (about 177 million people) will be living in a place at risk of regular flooding.
Read more and check the interactive map @nytimes.com

science-junkie:

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

If global carbon emissions continue on current trends and sea levels are affected by climate change about as much as expected, about 2.6 percent of the global population (about 177 million people) will be living in a place at risk of regular flooding.

Read more and check the interactive map @nytimes.com

wilwheaton:

drnerdlove:

What’s Wrong With “Taking The Red Pill”?

“Take The Red Pill, And I’ll Show You How Deep The Rabbit Hole Goes.”
[…]
One of the key tenets of the Red Pill philosophy is that women are instinctively hypergamous– that they onlydatemen of “superior” status and are quite literally incapable of loving men unconditionally – and thus men must be as “alpha” as possible at all times. Of course, because women are also incapable of logic and reason and only respond to emotions, it’s only fair for men to play upon their psyches in order to get their way. One of the most popular ways of doing this is known as “dread” game – deliberately making your girlfriend fear your dumping her or breaking up with her. Various ways of inducing “dread” include:
Not answering her calls for a week
Hitting on her friends (in a plausibly deniable way)
Flirt with other women in front of her
Running extremelyhot and cold – being incredibly romantic one day and incredibly distant for three days after
If this sounds suspiciously like “emotional abuse”… well,that’s because it is.

(Read More)


I can not believe that there are men who think this “Red Pill” thing is a good idea.

The only people that think its a good idea have never really cared about a significant other. Or in a more lighthearted note, probably never gotten laid

wilwheaton:

drnerdlove:

What’s Wrong With “Taking The Red Pill”?

“Take The Red Pill, And I’ll Show You How Deep The Rabbit Hole Goes.”

[…]

One of the key tenets of the Red Pill philosophy is that women are instinctively hypergamous– that they onlydatemen of “superior” status and are quite literally incapable of loving men unconditionally – and thus men must be as “alpha” as possible at all times. Of course, because women are also incapable of logic and reason and only respond to emotions, it’s only fair for men to play upon their psyches in order to get their way. One of the most popular ways of doing this is known as “dread” game – deliberately making your girlfriend fear your dumping her or breaking up with her. Various ways of inducing “dread” include:

  • Not answering her calls for a week
  • Hitting on her friends (in a plausibly deniable way)
  • Flirt with other women in front of her
  • Running extremelyhot and cold – being incredibly romantic one day and incredibly distant for three days after

If this sounds suspiciously like “emotional abuse”… well,that’s because it is.

(Read More)

I can not believe that there are men who think this “Red Pill” thing is a good idea.

The only people that think its a good idea have never really cared about a significant other.

Or in a more lighthearted note, probably never gotten laid

archiemcphee:

Don’t worry, Cthulhu is still fast asleep and no one has heard from the Kraken for centuries. This nightmarish maw is the beak of a female colossal squid, one that weighed 770 lbs (350 kg), measured nearly 11.5 feet long ( 3.5 m) and was recently dissected by scientists during a live webcast from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand. The squid was found by Captain John Bennett and his crew in Antarctic waters back in December 2013. She’s only the second intact colossal squid specimen ever recovered, providing an extraordinary opportunity for scientists to learn more about this mysterious species.

The squid’s eyes measured nearly 14 inches in diameter. The better to see you with, my dear. She also had three hearts, all the better to love you to tiny, bite-size pieces.

Click here for additional images, courtesy of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Learn more about the colossal squid here.

Click here to watch the entire dissection.

[via Business Insider Australia and The Huffington Post]

(via mindblowingscience)