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6:07am September 15, 2014

Imagine this:

Feminist hackers break into the “private browsing session” internet history of major male sports stars, celebs, and politicians.

The hackers publish the men’s names next to the illegal, unusual or most-embarrassing websites along with number of visits, duration of visits, and any comments/chats they posted on those sites.

Reddit and 4Chan riot about the unfairness and invasion of privacy.

"But it was all online!" The hackers say. "They had to know someone could find it!!!"

What happens next?

Tons of people shaming those men for being trashy and stupid?Comments about “celebs should assume they don’t have privacy” show up in every discussion thread?

Probably not. Probably, the media outlets fall all over themselves to decry the awful indecency of this breach of trust.

Probably, fans set up GoFundMe accounts to pay for the counseling these men will need to undergo, and for the wages they may lose as a result of being exposed in this way.

Maybe the FBI shuts down the entire internet for ten days. Anyone who ever tagged anything #feminism is fined $20 and suspended from the Web for a month. And every online provider in the country is forced to pay billions of dollars in a damages as part of a class-action lawsuit.

What do you want to bet?

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2:10pm September 7, 2014

staceythinx:

Orbital Mechanics by Tatiana Plakhova 

1:36pm September 7, 2014

mountstar:

Types of matter

12:35pm September 6, 2014

micdotcom:

55 Twitter photos from space that will fill you with ethereal wonder

Reid Wiseman is a national treasure.

Follow micdotcom 

4:43am September 6, 2014

falconcloaked:

Tiny dragons with colourful scales living in trees and feeding on fruits and flowers’ nectar 

Bioluminescent aquatic dragons roaming in the abyss and scaring the hell out of sailors

Fluffy dream dragons capable of feeling when children are having nightmares and materializing into their room to cuddle with them

Giant, old as the universe dragons exploring space, needing nothing but starlight to survive

DRAGONS

11:29am September 5, 2014

“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.”

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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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always reblog because you know women

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9:53am September 4, 2014

gaksdesigns:

Geometric watercolor-like tattoos by Russian based artist Sasha Unisex 

9:08am September 4, 2014

totallyfubar:

I have a physics textbook from before the electron was discovered and they just sound so frustrated it’s hilarious

9:04am September 4, 2014
nerd-with-wings:

futurediver:

DO YOU SEE IT NOW?

What the fuck is happening to me

nerd-with-wings:

futurediver:

DO YOU SEE IT NOW?

What the fuck is happening to me