99th Tuesday

Pining for my Varsity Years

sagansense:

s-c-i-guy:

Bill Nye Fights Back
How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
Read the full article on Popular Science

From the article:

“We would not have this”—he paused—“all this, without the body of knowledge of science.” He added, “And to have people suppress that, ignore that, it’s certainly their First Amendment right, but it’s not in our best interest. And I don’t just mean the people of Kentucky or America, I mean humanity.”

Read and enjoy. If you tuned into the Ham/Nye “debate” you aren’t missing much, but the piece is a nice peek into the person life of Bill and a reflection of the current state of science illiteracy in America.

sagansense:

s-c-i-guy:

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.

Read the full article on Popular Science

From the article:

We would not have this—he paused—all this, without the body of knowledge of science. He added, And to have people suppress that, ignore that, it’s certainly their First Amendment right, but it’s not in our best interest. And I don’t just mean the people of Kentucky or America, I mean humanity.

Read and enjoy. If you tuned into the Ham/Nye “debate” you aren’t missing much, but the piece is a nice peek into the person life of Bill and a reflection of the current state of science illiteracy in America.

(via picardwouldtotallyrulekirk)

strangeremains:

Skull, found in France, with a knife still embedded it it.  The skull belonged to a Roman solider who died during the Gallic Wars, ca. 52BC. It was on display at the Museo Rocsen in Argentina.  

strangeremains:

Skull, found in France, with a knife still embedded it it.  The skull belonged to a Roman solider who died during the Gallic Wars, ca. 52BC. It was on display at the Museo Rocsen in Argentina.  

(Source: derwiduhudar, via picardwouldtotallyrulekirk)

attackonmytitties:

asherlockedwizard:

krystil-with-a-k:


sincerelynneka:
It’s called the border between heaven and earth .







Reblogging because beautiful deserves beautiful name.

HOLLY FUCKING CHIRST THIS IS MY COUNTRY 

attackonmytitties:

asherlockedwizard:

krystil-with-a-k:

sincerelynneka:

It’s called the border between heaven and earth .

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Reblogging because beautiful deserves beautiful name.

HOLLY FUCKING CHIRST THIS IS MY COUNTRY 

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awkward-fallen-angel:

i-am-mishafuckingcollins:

drsuperwholock:

freak-with-the-knife-collection:

Sam and Thor, scarily similar.

Sam Winchesthor

Oh, you have no idea.

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Sammy isn’t the only one



Oh yeah and let me add

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oupacademic:

(via Which everyday English words came from Arabic? | OxfordWords blog)

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

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thebrainscoop:

subborealstudios:

Emily Graslie’s, The Brain Scoop’s “Business Soon Raccoon” limited edition prints are now available here: Etsy
Get ‘em while they’re hot!

My friend Louis from art school sent along the original to me earlier this week! Soon Raccoon has never looked better. 

thebrainscoop:

subborealstudios:

Emily Graslie’s, The Brain Scoop’s “Business Soon Raccoon” limited edition prints are now available here: Etsy

Get ‘em while they’re hot!

My friend Louis from art school sent along the original to me earlier this week! Soon Raccoon has never looked better. 

(Source: tornadoallie, via grapehead)

littlebekz:

bornavillain:

thecrimsonalchemist:

There are just some sounds that everyone loves:

  • Shoes on gravel
  • Crackling of a fire
  • The snapping of necks of those who think they can disrespect you
  • Cats purring

what was that middle one

crackling of fire

(Source: thecrimsonalchemist)

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:
- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.
- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 
- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.
- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.
- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 
- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

fishingboatproceeds:

I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:

- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.

- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 

- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.

- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.

- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 

- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.

White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

(Source: twitter.com)