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Squeel Yeah!

Caribbean law student living in Canada, pursuing a multi-shipping existence whereby my main interests include SuperWhoLock, 00Q, Cumberbatch, Hiddles and the occasional Klaine, because everything is gay and nothing hurts!
Jul 22 '14

dapperfucker:

best of “she wears short skirts”

Jul 22 '14

hopeforyouyet:

Ha!

(Source: zq-tweets)

Jul 22 '14
"Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know."

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

(via bansheewhale)

Jul 22 '14

doctorwhoot:

i-are-lamp:

THIS IS GOLD

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS

(Source: iraffiruse)

Jul 22 '14
Jul 22 '14

haleycue:

pandamiglio:

My dog destroys things then acts like he doesn’t even see it

Dying

Jul 22 '14
Jul 22 '14

(Source: gifharrypotter)

Jul 22 '14

mayahansens:

the sickest burn in all of television history

Jul 22 '14

beastboy:

chameleons have such cute hands

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look they’re like little mittens

Jul 22 '14
"There are 41 wars being fought around the world right now. Most of us are busy and we race through our weeks without paying a great deal of attention, but yesterday this week stopped, because one of those wars reached into the sky and grabbed 298 people who could have been any of us."
CBS’ Scott Pelley, commenting on our shared humanity, after the missile attack of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 (source)

(Source: jordanfifer)

Jul 22 '14
Jul 22 '14
waywardandwanderlust:

heartsandmagic:

Cat doesn’t know what to do with the butterfly that flew on its paw.

I can’t breathe I’m laughing too hard

waywardandwanderlust:

heartsandmagic:

Cat doesn’t know what to do with the butterfly that flew on its paw.

I can’t breathe I’m laughing too hard

Jul 22 '14

(Source: c-cassandra)

Jul 22 '14

fluffmugger:

fozmeadows:

scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

I’m guessing it means she thrashed him like a boxer.