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Prairie Chicken Portrait (by Jeff Dyck)

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My new movie pitch

i’d watch it

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Room available (Asian American NBA point guard preferred)

My Chinese American mom, a former schoolteacher and a HUGE Lakers fan, thinks that my parents’ house would be a great place for Jeremy Lin, if he needs a place to crash when he moves to LA. Mom thought it would be a good idea to put this on the internet just in case it finds its way to Jeremy.

Jeremy, they have a room ready for you:

Room available in Redondo Beach house. Great location, quiet, 2 blocks from the beach, away from the hustle and bustle. A lot of other players live nearby and it’s close to the Lakers’ practice facility. Lots of Asian churches in the area. Close, but not too close, to Asian communities (kind of like living in Palo Alto but by the beach). Live rent free, just have to do your own laundry and pick up after yourself… and also provide tickets to Lakers games. We can carpool to the Staples Center.*

*Yes, these are all things that my mom actually said to me.

anyone else excited



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  • Kwon: I don't have a rice cooker!
  • Juliet: just use a pot and water, it's not that hard!
  • Kwon: what the fuck, is this prewar times??
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Incredible Libraries from  Around the World 


These pillars of higher learning are also home to some of the world’s most incredible architecture. Below is a small collection of stunning libraries around the globe. From the historical to the modern, these centres of knowledge and learning also preserve the history and culture of their respective periods. What pleasure in these places too beautiful for the eyes not to wander

1.El Real, El Escorial, Madrid, Spain. Photo: Jose Maria Cuellar.
2.Admont Abbey Library, Austria. Photo: Ognipensierovo.
3.Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland.
4.University of Coimbra General Library, Coimbra, Portugal.
5.Library of Law, Iowa, USA. Photo: Tani Livengood.
6..Portuguese Library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Ruy Barbosa Pinto.
7.Library of the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Photo: Sam.
8.Theological library, Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic. Photo: Rafael Ferreira.
10.Library of Law, Iowa, USA. Photo: Tani Livengood.

Is this heaven?

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Anonymous said: Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it















It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.

Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.

They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.

You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.

Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.

It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do. 
So, uh, screw that.
If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.


I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.


imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA


Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish. 

I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program. 




Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon? 

Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?

At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:


Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:

And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop


Oh, me? What do I do? I try to understand why superbursts happen in neutron stars! This is important because: they shouldn’t happen but they do. And the implications could be astoundingly helpful for things like, oh I don’t know, nuclear fusion.


Oh, just me, at a conference after presenting this:


"don’t belong there"?! excuse you! 
Im not a science tumblr but i am a girl and a geologist so i kinda prove you wrong…?

In the Sorbas Basin finding fossilised bird trackways and fossilised rain drops

Using HCl to dissolve solnhofen plattenkalk (limestones) to make plastic copies of exceptional fossils  


On board the HMS Discovery, a state of the art scientific ship which anchors at the NOC (national oceanography centre Southampton)


Doing some geological mapping and fieldwork in Ingleton Yorkshire


So yeh anon, you’re wrong and very very very outdated in your opinions 


Sorry, anon:  I’d love to stay and chat, but I’m afraid I’m too busy living in the future.


Dang anon by the time I was 22 I had already worked for a geology department at a museum, a lab at a university, and was a lab technician for a hospital.

Oh and my girlfriend interned for a cancer research facility before graduating from high school.

^ Said girlfriend. I also interned at a bioprocessing lab in high school, and I am going study biochemistry/molecular biology at a top liberal arts college.

Way to go ladies! I love how proud everyone is to be in the sciences!

So exciting to read what all of these amazing scientists, who happen to be female, are working on! YEA!!!

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Low-cost cosplay is truly one of mankind’s greatest achievements.

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The Haunting Beauty of World War II Bomb Craters by Henning Rogge via City Lab

"Little evidence exists of the violence that created such landscapes. Rogge’s photographs of these places point to this disconnect—the way violent histories can later appear as placid sites of remembrance. In their pairing of current serenity with past rupture, he asks the viewer to consider the healing effect of time: If this scarred landscape has recovered from the war’s violence, can a country, or a person, heal in the same way?”

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In the epigraph to Drown, Junot Diaz uses a quote from a Cuban poet, Gustavo Pérez Firmat—“The fact that I am writing to you in English already falsifies what I wanted to tell you.” This is the dilemma of the immigrant writer. If I’d lived in Haiti my whole life, I’d be writing these things in Creole. But these stories I am writing now are coming through me as a person who, though I travel to Haiti often, has lived in the U.S. for more than three decades now.

Often when you’re an immigrant writing in English, people think it’s primarily a commercial choice. But for many of us, it’s a choice that rises out of the circumstances of our lives. These are the tools I have at my disposal, based on my experiences. It’s a constant debate, not just in my community but in other communities as well. Where do you belong? You’re kind of one of us, but you now write in a different language. You’re told you don’t belong to American literature or you’re told you don’t belong to Haitian literature. Maybe there’s a place on the hyphen, as Julia Alvarez so brilliantly wrote in one of her essays. That middle generation, the people whose parents brought them to other countries as small children, or even people who were born to immigrant parents, maybe they can have their own literature too.
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