-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

classicethnichistoricalvibez:

President and Nuclear Physicist pf Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, pictured here in 1973, was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in Nuclear Physics from MIT (same year as the image).  Mrs. Jackson is also known for holding office as former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appointed by President William Clinton

classicethnichistoricalvibez:

President and Nuclear Physicist pf Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, pictured here in 1973, was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in Nuclear Physics from MIT (same year as the image).

Mrs. Jackson is also known for holding office as former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appointed by President William Clinton

colchrishadfield:

An interesting way to see who you’re sharing time with. The link slowly spins: xkcd.com/1335/

colchrishadfield:

An interesting way to see who you’re sharing time with. The link slowly spins: xkcd.com/1335/

redcloud:

littlerunnergurl:

thedude-:

girls are mean

Yes. Yes we are.

They are also median and the mode.

And sometimes the standard deviation.

I’m considering getting an Xbox 360 controller so I can game on my PC. Does any one know if the Xbox knockoffs work okay? I don’t want to spend $50 for a controller…

hydrogeneportfolio:

"Maybe we’re on Mars because of the magnificent science that can be done there - the gates of the wonder world are opening in our time. Maybe we’re on Mars because we have to be, because there’s a deep nomadic impulse built into us by the evolutionary process, we come after all, from hunter gatherers, and for 99.9% of our tenure on Earth we’ve been wanderers. And, the next place to wander to, is Mars. But whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish I was with you.”
— Carl Sagan

hydrogeneportfolio:

"Maybe we’re on Mars because of the magnificent science that can be done there - the gates of the wonder world are opening in our time. Maybe we’re on Mars because we have to be, because there’s a deep nomadic impulse built into us by the evolutionary process, we come after all, from hunter gatherers, and for 99.9% of our tenure on Earth we’ve been wanderers. And, the next place to wander to, is Mars. But whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish I was with you.

 Carl Sagan

How does Tylenol work? The truth is, we don’t know…

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol™, is one of the most popular pain relievers in the world, selling more than 27 billion doses in 2009 alone. It can reduce fevers, eliminate aches and pains and relieve cough and cold symptoms. But how does it work? The truth is, no one knows exactly. This week, Reactions examines the theories about the popular pill. 

Special thanks to C&EN — find out more about this story at http://cenm.ag/tylenol

this-one-moment:

He just accepts it right away.

this-one-moment:

He just accepts it right away.

legs-are-just-for-show:

replaying the same level in a video game for the hundredth time

image

ageofdestruction:

intrepid: Earthrise, photographed from Apollo 12, November 1969.

5 Hasselblad photographs, taken from lunar orbit, between 18th and 21st November.

Image credit: NASA/JSC, c/o LPI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

astrotastic:

Ugh. Yesterday I was observing at driving school and the instructor put this ultra conservative news station on. The kind that throws around sound bites like “our founding fathers would…”, “Obamacare is unconstitutional”, “Liberalism is a moral vacuum”, etc etc. I have four more hours to spend in a car with this guy. At least he doesn’t talk about it and is generally polite (as far as conservative old white guys go).

Re: Ok, this instructor is super duper nice. He’s really patient and encouraging. He’s getting his PhD in education, and I found that pretty interesting.

Also, it’s super uncommon for people to not have their licence where I live. If you don’t get your licence at 16, “there must be something wrong with you” is pretty much how it goes.

Ugh. Yesterday I was observing at driving school and the instructor put this ultra conservative news station on. The kind that throws around sound bites like “our founding fathers would…”, “Obamacare is unconstitutional”, “Liberalism is a moral vacuum”, etc etc. I have four more hours to spend in a car with this guy. At least he doesn’t talk about it and is generally polite (as far as conservative old white guys go).

sci-universe:

Neil’s words from the last episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”