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.
"So I made some carnivorous mammals.”
"And I made some carnivorous birds.”
"You did indeed."
"I know, evolution. Those were nice."
"Well, I’ve got a new one."
"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?"
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
“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.
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