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
HUMANS OF THE WORLD- I need your help!!
These ADORABLE humans are my grandparents (the second to last photo is my mommy with my grandma) and they are currently in Nigeria in a pretty desperate situation. I am raising money to help bring them to the USA through gofund me (you can find the link here) or my paypal donation page (linked on my tumblr). This is their situation (words from my go fund me page):
My grandparents are fast approaching 80 years old and have never had proper medical care before two years ago- when they were able to obtain temporary VISAs to visit the United States. They are back in Nigeria now and their situation is desperate! We are raising money towards the legal fees of filing their paperwork, hiring a lawyer and their plane tickets to come to the USA. Only three members (including myself) of my family are in the West, the rest of my family is back in West Africa. My mother partially supports my brother and I while we are pursing out education and supports my grandparents and other members of my family still in West Africa by wiring money. Due to various health issues and random unfortunate situations, my family is already struggling and bringing my grandparents here is very difficult but we cannot leave them the way they are. Right now they are living alone with no one to aid them, they are farmers so they have to work hard to eat and live, their daily chores are way too laborious for young people, let alone someone their age! They have no help or income assistance, they are isolated from the rest of my family and their health is in poor condition. My grandmother can barely walk, frequently has respiratory problems and chronic skin conditions. My grandfather has one eye, in which he is almost completely blind because of a cataract that doctors refuse to risk operating on, he walks with a limp from a severe farm accident (never treated) that happened years ago and he has trouble performing his daily duties. We just want to bring them here so we can be reunited and so that they can live out their later years in peace.Their situation grows more unfavourable as the part of Nigeria in which they are living gets more dangerous because of multiple terrorist attacks and general political uneasiness.
**please please please, if you can’t help personally, I’d really appreciate if you just reblog or spread the word, it would really help get them out of a bad situation, especially as the situation in their part of Nigeria gets more violent**
Sorry for spamming y’all with my personal business, especially as of late.
Artist Telmo Pieper Repaints His Own Childhood Drawings
Previously: Everyday Objects Turned Into Creative Illustrations
That snail is so adorable!!!
If you watch one thing today, it should be this video.
So “Blurred Lines”… Great song, awful lyrics, right?
Well, Weird Al Yankovic fixed that for us.
Also, some grammar-nazi and kinetic typography porn for your thorough enjoyment.
Seriously, this made most of my upcoming days :)
He was interviewed on the radio today and I was so happy to hear that he did this.
This is my favorite thing right now! :D
I might have taken a selfie on my photography tumblr blog and now re blogged it on my main.
I don’t really know where this blog is heading but what I do know is vscocam is fun and so is editing the shit out of a selfie to make it super ass blue.
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.
Best 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.
It’s official. ..my stomach is red according to this photo of it.
girls being kept out of the sciences and pushed into the humanities; the humanities being valued less in our society than the sciences; and the humanities and sciences being looked at as stark opposites that couldn’t possibly be enjoyed for the same reasons are all problems that need to in some degree be tackled together
Hashtag Highlight: Sampling South Korea’s Bread Culture Through #빵스타그램 (“breadstagram”)
For more photos and videos of the wide variety of breads found in South Korea, browse the #빵스타그램 (“breadstagram”) hashtag.
In South Korea, bread has historically never been a prominent part of the daily diet. As European bakeries expand their businesses into Seoul, however, local’s love for the food has grown. Bread has even taken in root in the culture to the point of becoming a popular topic for local TV shows and magazines.
While classic croissants and baguettes populate the regular lineup, the most common types of breads from these bakeries contain sweet fillings such as red bean paste, sweet potato paste or whipped cream. Bakers sometimes also add sweet rice in the flour dough for chewiness, top the bread like pizzas or make animal shapes out of them to add an extra creative twist. Local Instagrammers have picked up on documenting this new wave of bread culture by adding the #빵스타그램 hashtag (bbangstagram or, translated, “breadstagram”) to their photos and videos of bread to share their personal favorites and reviews with the Instagram community.