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petition for the next companion to not be a white girl in her 20s who crushes on the Doctor 

petition for the next companion to be a grumpy chinese-american grandma who complains about plot-holes and knits the doctor horrific time-travel-themed sweaters to wear when she thinks it’s cold out (most of the time)

reblogging because this is the best idea ever

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Aerial view of the launch of STS-2 Columbia from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Aerial view of the launch of STS-2 Columbia from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

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Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster.

Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.

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Science Needs Women: 
For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation 

I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet. 

I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”

…for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.

…for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”

…for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.

…for every time a study comes out saying as many as 64% of women endure sexual harassment during field work

…for the fact that women earn 41% of PhD’s in STEM fields, but make up only 28% of tenure-track faculty in those fields.

…and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.

The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.

There are no words to express how I feel about this video. It is so important that we fight for young women to aspire to be scientists; that we push for recognition of badass ladies in science as incredible role models for girls.
Science is still incredibly sexist. The comments on the video alone are enough to show it. When I tell people I’m studying astrophysics, I am frequently met with surpise, rude remarks, and, occassionally, laughter. I am told that I will ‘never care for my man with a job like that’ or that ‘everyone knows women don’t have the capacity for physics’.
I do feel hope. When my grandmother told her friends what I was studying, they immediately hugged me and congratulated me. They told me how they could never have even dreamed of going to university to become physicists when they were my age. And while their husbands casually reminded me that I was ‘too smart for my own good’ and that I should leave ‘that kind of work for those made for it’, they raised their voices and their pride.
We have come so far, yet we have a long ways to go. And it all starts at home, where girls, just like boys their age, explore the world around them. All children are curious and want to learn: so why is it that as they grow up, only half of them are encouraged to do so?
Here’s the shocker: girls love science. We love discovery, the awe and wonder at the universe. Stop telling us our looks are more important than our minds. Stop telling us that we were not made to explore. Stop sending girls home because the way they dress is more important than the way they learn.
Women in STEM change the world. Can you wish for anything better for your young girls?

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the sexual tension when u and ur crush are online on fb at the same time and u just stare at their lil green dot

and suddenly you know what gatsby felt like

This is actually the most profound and appropriate literary allusion I’ve encountered so far this week.

oh my god

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idk man it just makes me so so so sad when you’re watching a cutiepie talk about their passion like when they light up and start bubbling over with words and then all of a sudden they stop themselves and say stuff like “sorry, i know this is boring” or “sorry i just got excited”

like you know somewhere in their life someone they respected told them “shut up nobody cares” and ever since they can’t talk about their favorite things without apologizing every 5 seconds

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Within the last couple days:

• Robin Willians died

• an innocent black teenager was shot to death

• a police officer at west lake mall maced a black man that just happened to walk by, then arrested him and refused him water

• policemen have been using brute force against peaceful protesters

• Ebola has broken out

• 94 people were killed in 3 days in the Ukraine

• people have begun to plan a real life purge

Someone please tell me. What, in THE HELL is going on

If 1969 was the summer of love then 2014 boasts the summer of hate.

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