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presidentkoto:

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

presidentkoto:

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

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doctorswithoutborders:

Photo by Michael Goldfarb/MSF
The operating theater in  Doctors Without Borders’/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) hospital in the town of Leer in Unity State, South Sudan, was destroyed and ransacked.  Since armed conflict erupted in South Sudan in December, at least 58 people have been killed on hospital grounds, and hospitals have been ransacked or burned on at least six occasions. The hospital in Leer was the only facility providing secondary healthcare, including surgery and treatment for HIV and tuberculosis, in an area with approximately 270,000 people.

:-(

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo by Michael Goldfarb/MSF

The operating theater in  Doctors Without Borders’/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) hospital in the town of Leer in Unity State, South Sudan, was destroyed and ransacked.  Since armed conflict erupted in South Sudan in December, at least 58 people have been killed on hospital grounds, and hospitals have been ransacked or burned on at least six occasions. The hospital in Leer was the only facility providing secondary healthcare, including surgery and treatment for HIV and tuberculosis, in an area with approximately 270,000 people.

:-(

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4 megameters! Switched bikes a while ago so its really a completely arbitrary milestone, because its basically “since I bought this odometer” — blurry because I took it while riding (at 15.8km/h). :-)

4 megameters! Switched bikes a while ago so its really a completely arbitrary milestone, because its basically “since I bought this odometer” — blurry because I took it while riding (at 15.8km/h). :-)

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planetmoney:

XKCD does an amazing graph on player dominance in chess and basketball, (odd pairing?). I’m surprised at how clearly women’s chess is dominated by one person (Judit Polgar). We’re totally going to have to wikipedia her.

planetmoney:

XKCD does an amazing graph on player dominance in chess and basketball, (odd pairing?). I’m surprised at how clearly women’s chess is dominated by one person (Judit Polgar). We’re totally going to have to wikipedia her.

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"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.

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ilovecharts:

Sorry, Brands
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ilovecharts:

Weed, booze, and tobacco

Teenagers: more rational than politicians?

ilovecharts:

Weed, booze, and tobacco

Teenagers: more rational than politicians?
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Accidental homesickness for flat winter scenes with brilliant blue skies.

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sexpigeon:

You forget you have a backyard because your backyard is a shared backyard. It’s perfectly nice, but it belongs to no one, and is therefore difficult to invest in. 

Now extrapolate this out to other matters: your public parks, your transit, your booth at McDonalds, your foster child. “Without the ardor of possession, a neglect foments,” you opine.  

And so into the sorry embrace of armchair philosophy you go, slowly growing bigoted and turgid, all because you are too shy of saying hello to your neighbors, because you aren’t a great small talker. Too bad, so sad.

sexpigeon:

You forget you have a backyard because your backyard is a shared backyard. It’s perfectly nice, but it belongs to no one, and is therefore difficult to invest in.

Now extrapolate this out to other matters: your public parks, your transit, your booth at McDonalds, your foster child. “Without the ardor of possession, a neglect foments,” you opine.

And so into the sorry embrace of armchair philosophy you go, slowly growing bigoted and turgid, all because you are too shy of saying hello to your neighbors, because you aren’t a great small talker. Too bad, so sad.

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victoriarene:

REBLOGGING THIS BECAUSE I GET THIS WRONG EVERY TIME


Awesome. I thought lain was archaic. And so does my phone.

victoriarene:

REBLOGGING THIS BECAUSE I GET THIS WRONG EVERY TIME

Awesome. I thought lain was archaic. And so does my phone.

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