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I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

 

-

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

(via magnius159)

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pakizah:

India
Jimmy Nelson

pakizah:

India

Jimmy Nelson

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1: all fungi are edible.
2: some fungi are only edible once
 

- Terry Pratchett (via bableman)
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ancientart:

Native American petroglyphs at Hot Springs County, Wyoming, USA.

Archaeologists attribute many of these petroglyphs to the ancestors of the Shoshone people, whom live in Wyoming today.

Photos courtesy & taken by Wyoming_Jackrabbit.

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bluecohosh:

art-and-fury:

The Depths of the Sea - Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Fuckfhgkhddgj why have i not seen this before

bluecohosh:

art-and-fury:

The Depths of the Sea - Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Fuckfhgkhddgj why have i not seen this before

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archiemcphee:

For an ongoing guerrilla art project called Goldenroach Hungarian designer and visual artist Miklós Kiss, aka kissmiklos, has been smuggling 14-carat gold-plated bronze cockroaches into museums across Europe, making them part of the. Since 2011 Kiss has secretly placed his roaches inside the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the British Museum, MUMOK, Hamburger Bahnhof, Centre Pompidou and the Louvre. In addition to sneaking his golden roaches into the galleries themselves, he also places the matching Goldenroach souvenir postcards into the museum gift shops.

On March 25, 2014 Kiss traveled to the US and successfully placed his roaches inside the Museum of Modern Art in New York. That same month the Goldenroach project went from guerrilla art to featured exhibition, entitled Goldenroach Unlimited, at the M0 project space of the Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle in Budapest. There Kiss exhibited a massive assembly of 12,000 plastic Goldenroaches along with one 14-carat gold roach hidden among the the plastic horde. Visitor were even invited to take one plastic Goldenroach home with them.

[via Lost At E Minor]

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yaoi-sama:

I finally made a Giveaway again! 8D Mainly because I really really want to give stuff away. Tbh it’s fun, really fun. I hope you enjoy this cute giveaway uvu

Be sure to read the rules though!!

This is what you’ll get i you win:

✿ This Emoticon Kitty sweater!!!

✿ An Alpaca plushie!!!

And a bunch of candy from sweden!!!

Rules and information: 

♥ This giveaway is for everyone! No need to follow me!I do appreciate if you did follow me but I’d rather have you follow me because you want to, not because you have to.

♥ No giveaway blogs!

♥ You need to be over 18 or have your parents permission to have things sent to you. Because you do need to be comfortable with giving me your address. 

Reblogs and likes both counts as entries, but only one per person mainly because only one reblog will show up among the notes uvu

♥ I will use random.org to pick a winner.

♥ You do not need to worry about the shipping! uvu 

♥ You will get 3 packages so you know. Otherwise it will cost an unnecessary amount of money for me

♥ If you win you need to tell me if you’re allergic to anything or if there’s anything you don’t like.

♥ 
The alpaca will be 17 cm and in a random colour and accessory. 

♥ The giveaway will end in a month on the 16th may, on my birthday! uvu 

♥ If the winner does not reply in 48 hours i will pick a new one.

♥ I won’t post who the winner is. 

Also if this giveaway get a lot of notes there is a big chance I will add another price! uvu So be sure to check out if there’s been more updates! I will tag my giveaway as Yaoigiveaway

Goodluck everyone!!! /)>v<(\

Hope this will be as fun for you as it is for me! ♥v

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detailsdetales:

Dante and Virgile in Hell, detail (1850)

William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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