“The dream of clean, low carbon, near-limitless electricity just edged a little closer to reality. Researchers in the US have finally succeeded in releasing more energy from a fusion reaction than the energy they had to supply to the fuel to get the reaction started. It’s a significant milestone on the road to self-sustaining fusion reactions in future power stations.”
Image and words via COSMOS Magazine and Science Alert/fb
i am a small speck in the universe
but i am anchored by my connections to so many other specks in the universe
by preserving myself, I make things better for the people around me
why does this have so many notes wtf hippie blogs
oh my god ally what in the hell
short list of actors who have not won an oscar:
- james dean
- johnny depp
- brad pitt
- helena bonham carter
- robert downey jr
- glenn close
- will smith
- samuel l jackson
- liam neeson
- sigourney weaver
- tom cruise
- julianne moore
- ralph fiennes
- laura linney
- ed harris
- gary oldman
now will you please for the love of christ shut up about leonardo dicaprio
It’s alive! Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost scientists found a ‘giant virus’ that has been asleep for 30,000 years. Named Pithovirus sibericum, it contains 500 genes and was revived in the lab. The researchers are now trying to assess if ancient viruses such as this one could pose a threat for humans. via Science Alert/fb
What if your heart could beat perfectly until your last days? Theoretically, that’s now possible.
Scientists at Washington University and University of Illinois have combined electrical engineering, 3D printing, and biology to create a custom thin mesh of electrodes that lays over the heart to correct improper cardiac impulses, ensuring the heart beats the right way every time.
This has huge implications for patients who suffer from myocardial infarctions, arrhythmias, and more. Click here to read more.
Science is pretty cool.
"Were you surprised when Jo’s comments about the Ron/Hermione thing, like, it became this huge thing everywhere…"
In which Emma Watson says ALL THE THINGS we were saying when we first heard about the interview.
yes but what you don’t understand is that when I straighten my hair I AM A BETTER RAPUNZEL THAN RAPUNZEL I AM THE FUCKING HAIR QUEEN OK
I have watched 2:40 hours of pingu so far.
I am creating a compilation of every NOOT NOOT in the entire series.
I am destroying myself.
This is it so far.
Wellesley Asian Alliance’s annual poster campaign is underway. Want to participate in the dialogue? Send us a message on tumblr or tweet with the hashtag #waaposter
A photo campaign explores the diverse experience that black students at Harvard have to face.
there are BIRDS OUTSIDE
I was listening to an interview with Ann Patchett on NPR the other day and she was talking about how nuns were the first ‘career women’ before birth control was a thing. Because if you wanted to have a career/etc. and not be tied up with childcare, you’d need to be celibate.
James was a tall, thin man with untidy black hair that stuck up at the back. During his Hogwarts years, he had an indefinable air of having been well cared for and even adored. As late as his fifth year, he started wearing glasses, although in his first year he had not.
While at Hogwarts, James became the very best of friends with Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew, and the group called themselves “the Marauders”. The four friends enjoyed untold popularity while at school, and particularly liked playing pranks together.
Though more mischievous than diligent, James was a very clever student. At some point, he became Chaser for his house’s Quidditch team, and he was entirely aware of his talent. He was something of an obnoxious youth for the majority of his time at school; he liked to show off and was exceptionally self-confident. He habitually ruffled his hair to make it even untidier, to look as though he’d just got off his broomstick, according to Lily Evans.
By his seventh year, James had lost the less savoury aspects of his personality, and was even appointed Head Boy, despite the fact that he had not been a prefect.
The Field Museum is offering SIX PAID summer internships - 3 for high school students, 3 for undergraduates. I will be hosting a session during the six-week period to help you ladies with your final video project. In the past we’ve only been able to offer 2 of these paid internships, but thanks to The Field Museum’s Women’s Board they have helped us to expand our program.
Applications due March 28th!
For those of you in Chicago!