128895
22 minutes ago
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)

2924
3 hours ago

REDDIT: I have a theory that you’re a clone of David Bowie created right around the Modern Love era so that he could continue being a musician as well as star in more movies.
TILDA: The laboratory gave me strict instructions to issue no comment (x)

(Source: mrgolightly)

catbountry:

rusig:

greetings from Dashcon!  :)))))))

SHIT

12507
3 hours ago
Anonymous said: What's the first thing you are going to teach your kids?
2899
3 hours ago
tagged: free!, the husband,

hanae-ichihara:

★ M A K E   M E   C H O O S E

Nagisa or Rei - request by: anonymous

7926
3 hours ago
tagged: free!, free! eternal summer,

tinderdry:

rei ryugazaki continues to be perfect

6
3 hours ago
tagged: kawaii life adventures,

Oh I forgot to tell you guys the other day I went out to eat with my dad and sister and while we were waiting for a table we stumbled upon a French pastries shop attached to a French restaurant.

So we go inside and there is a guy around my age, mid twenties, light hair, and like oval Santa glasses. And without prompting he starts talking to us very quickly with a breathy voice and the strangest French accent I have ever heard. I’ve heard native French speakers speak English and it was more like he was trying to put on a performance rather than actually talk to us. And we couldn’t really catch what he was saying at all, because he also used exorbitantly flowery language.

So my sister and I are trying to keep a straight face. And bless my dad he trying to start a conversation about a certain type of dessert when really the thing he’s talking about has nothing to do with dessert that’s in front of us. And the guy behind the counter has no idea what my dad is talking about but has that look plastered on your face when you work retail and the customer is making conversation, so you have to pay attention.

So we make some excuse and leave to go eat dinner.

Afterward we come back and actually try and buy a dessert, and the guy is still there, but now there is a girl in her 20s who is helping the people in front of us. So the dude approaches us and in his flouncy-ist accent asks if we would like to take some blue berry thing home. And I tell him no we have our heart set on the macarons.

So the girl is ringing the men in front of us on the one register that they have. And I make small talk about the potato chips they have on the counter. We barely scraped together a conversation. His manner was just so bazar.

So instead of handing our sweets to the girl when we are ready to ring out, he ushers her aside and rings us out himself.

So I deliberately make eye contact with the girl, smiling widely, and raise my eye brow trying to say, “wow you really work with this guy??”

And to my pleasure she smiled just a fraction wider, as if to say, “yeeeeep”

I have never believed in telepathy more than in that moment.

I’m too excited, please get here soon!!

Tryin to pick a selfie like…

192
5 hours ago

hahahwhatastorymark:

me flirting with the girls like: hey neko girls…..nya…rawr

0
5 hours ago
tagged: kingdom hearts, kh,

I need an audio post of Pompeii where every thing is the same, but the word “Darkness” has been replaced by Xemnas saying “Darkness”

0
7 hours ago
tagged: work bloggin,

My sister is in a bad mood I can’t say anything to her without her jumping down my throat,

And now we have to deal with this entitled a hole.
182093
9 hours ago

meggannn:

kamiexe:

chicken-fingers:

this movie was way too heavy for its intended age group

it’s actually really perfect for all ages because when kids learn this stuff early in life it stays with them 

(Source: sometimes-alice)

2
15 hours ago
tagged: sandrock,

[screaming] My infanta order has shipped!!!!!

buhletbeel:

yuukyuu-no-kaze:

keikie-dont-touch-me:

nepetaquest:

so i started playing DMMD

This is never not funny

My favorite part

mmysbathotw jean-katchadourian

literally perfection