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February 07 2018

February 06 2018

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nikkiswango:

Favorite Battlestar Galactica Dynamics (In no order) ✫ Bill/Kara 

I know what you are. You’re my daughter. Don’t forget it.

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fovmulder:

X-Files Meme: [2/5] Objects
→ FBI Badge

I used to think that adulthood was one crisis after another. I was wrong.

jcgreen72:

foundbysara:

as it turns out, adulthood is multiple crises, concurrently, all the time, forever

Confirmed

February 05 2018

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fuunsaiki:

ri-science:

In 1912 Alfred Wegener proposed a controversial theory about how the Earth’s land masses formed. He said the great continents had once formed a single landmass, which had broken up over time. The idea went against all conventional ideas, and was roundly dismissed.

It took the work of young cartographer Marie Tharp to prove him right.

In 1947, she worked on a team that were running expeditions around the world, mapping the ocean floors with echolocation. However, Marie wasn’t allowed on the missions because women were seen as ‘bad luck’…

But the work she did back at the university was invaluable. Converting endless data into detailed profiles, she realised that the ocean floor isn’t a flat, featureless plane, but a complex, varied landscape.

Most importantly, she spotted a long, V-shaped valley in each of her profiles: a rift valley that supported Wegener’s theory, formed by two land masses moving apart, splitting the ocean floor in two.

But even with this evidence, Tharp’s ideas were dismissed as ‘girl talk’.

She then realised that her profiles tied in with worldwide earthquake maps being developed by a colleague.

The mounting evidence started to convince some sceptics, but not all. Renowned explorer Jacques Cousteau was so unconvinced that he sent an expedition to film the ocean floor and clear things up once and for all. What did his footage show? Exactly what Tharp had predicted.

Tharp’s steadfast determination had paved the way for Wegener’s continental drift theory to gain traction. As the tide of opposition waned, it gave birth to our modern understanding of plate tectonics and secured Tharp’s position as one of the most outstanding cartographers of the 20th century.

Watch the full story on our YouTube channel.

Once again I am filled with awe for a brilliant woman and disgust that I’ve never heard her name before today.

Why Amazon Go should be a no-go: We will drown in a sea of plastic

ultraviolet-techno-ecology:

fleur-de-maladie:

antoine-roquentin:

Even the fruits and vegetables are wrapped in plastic so that the sensors can read them, inculcating a culture of convenience and waste.

The whole pitch of Amazon Go is that it is so convenient and quick, so easy to buy more than you need, so useful to give Amazon ever more detail about your most personal habits. Manoj Thomas, a professor of marketing at Cornell University, tells the Star: “We know that when people use any abstract form of payment, they spend more. And the type of products they choose changes too.”

But this convenience has a cost, not only to your wallet and your privacy, but also to the climate and the oceans – because everything in the store, even the oranges and vegetables, have to be individually packaged and labeled. The artificial intelligence and machine learning, all those sensors on the ceiling, may figure out that you have picked up a tomato, but it can’t figure out what it weighs.

If you read The New Plastics Economy from the World Economic Forum, you find that by 2050 oceans are expected to contain more plastics than fish (by weight), and the entire plastics industry will consume 20% of total oil production and 15% of the annual carbon budget.

If you read David Roberts’ truly scary recent article about climate change, and realize that plastics are essentially solid fossil fuels, then you have to make a direct connection between climate and the manufacture of every plastic bottle and plastic-wrapped product you buy.

i have done fulfillment for amazon and everything has to be in individually packaged in a plastic bag and it is infuriating it is so wasteful

Plastics as a whole need to be abolished yesterday. There are almost no applications which cannot be recreated using other materials. Although we culturally see plastic as a cheap disposable substance - the disposable part has been an absolute lie on behalf of the industry. 

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passwordfuckingpassword:

u bet your ass I’m still fucking salty bout Lexa

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February 04 2018

c3po:

setheverman:

what’s the mood for february?

no mood we’re taking a break from feeling anything

February 03 2018

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foomatic:

hockeybella25:

oraclesofnorway:

Your body is an incredibly bizarre machine.

“What you see is a myosin protein dragging an endorphin along a filament to the inner part of the brain’s parietal cortex which creates happiness. Happiness. You’re looking at happiness.”

idek.

Inside Out 2 looks really cool.

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sunnyddlgblog:

mr-prism:

atomskdluffy:

laterovaries:

artxauroraxart:

celestialheartmage:

officialkeikoandgilly:

best-of-memes:

Rich people showers

reblogging for that gif

i’m sorry i couldn’t help myself 

Not gonna not reblog this….

The drawings are a necessary addition.

(Gargle shower and fireplace showers still best)

*muffled screams*

I had to

Opinion | This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry

netfliximab:

“I used the word ‘anger’ but I was more worried about crying, to tell you the truth,” she says now. “I was not a groundbreaker on a story I knew to be true. So what you really saw was a person buying time.”

“Personally, it has taken me 47 years to stop calling people who are mean to you ‘in love’ with you. It took a long time because I think that as little girls we are conditioned to believe that cruelty and love somehow have a connection and that is like the sort of era that we need to evolve out of.”

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clexanal:

clexa + kisses

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musingsofaraven:

wesleyknope:

[full image w/ interactive map]

something i made for my digital communications class last semester!

I don’t recall there being a Season 5. Must have gotten a bad batch of mushrooms.

feminist-typhoon:

poppetawoppet:

riotbrrrd:

coolfayebunny:

dantecain:

When I complain about being a ‘gifted’ kid who grew into a talentless adult I don’t mean that I’m not trying to work on my talents or anything

I mean that the ‘gifts’ I had are useless

Reading books above my age isn’t a talent when I’m not eleven

Knowing big words isn’t a talent when I’m not a kid, it’s just growing up

It’s just a weird thing that happens and it feels shitty when you’re brought up being told you’re an exceptional child only to realise as an adult you’re just average

This

I did a lot of reading about gifted kids and especially gifted adults when I got my “diagnosis” because I was told I was gifted at 23 and well, it serves no purpose to have a confirmation that you’re gifted at 23

Thing is, gifted children are not amazingly better than everyone else. Gifted brains just don’t work the same so they build their skills in a different order

Basically when you’re very young, most people brain learn social skills and how to interact with their peers, but gifted brains are already at the next step which is how to understand and interact with the world

That makes the stereotypical young children that are very good at math, always asking questions about how things work, very upset when they don’t know a thing

But the thing is, when everyone gets older, they’ve mastered most social skills and now turn towards understanding the world

But the gifted children have already mastered that part and are turning towards how to build social skills. Except there’s no one left to teach us about that! Because we’re late to that party

Long story short, at the end everyone, gifted or not, goes through all the necessary steps to make functioning adults, so the difference that was obvious as a child has disappeared

But us gifted people often end up with social anxiety and impostor syndrome because we are actually less equipped than others to face a world that taught everyone to be confident and talk to people while we were busy reading books above our age

……………that last paragraph.


damn.

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