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The com­mon core insists on close read­ing of texts, with­out con­sid­er­ing con­text. pic.twitter.com/tSq7GywJKs

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Calvin and Hobbes: the college years

WHAT.

Y’know, I scrolled past this and thought to myself, “yeah, this is pretty cute, but I’m not gonna reblog it.”

Until I saw that last gif.

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Calvin and Hobbes: the college years!!!! This has me crying!!!!!

This is my life’s dream!!!!

I’ll have a seat next to the human

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waveofemotions:

I NEVER WANT THIS POST TO END

SAME

the second pic of the elephant and dog though. holy crap that’s graceful

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When a girl has time on her hands, she must make something for herself.

When a girl has time on her hands, she must make something for herself.

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#sewing  #skirt  #gathered skirt  #crafty 
Anonymous asked: 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


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shychemist:

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.

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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.
But…
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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.

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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.

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

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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. 

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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:

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Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
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And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop

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Yo, I haven’t posted for a while, but I’m doing a PhD in isotope geochemistry and this made me mad enough to come out of the Pb isotope lab and take this ‘selfie’ to make damn sure no-one thinks that girls can’t do science. I do what I do because I love it, and you know what? I kick ass at it. So jog on hateful anon, we’ve got science to do. 

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I’m a woman and I do math. I agree with anon, though, that I don’t really belong in a doctorate program: I already have my PhD.

I don’t do selfies, so here’s a photo of what my desk looked like Friday:

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You’ll notice that there’s no effing way to tell from my desk that I’m actually a woman, because all that’s there is math (and tea). Because math doesn’t care what your gender is; it works the same way for everyone.

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Ooh look, here’s a picture of me with the (now disassembled) CDF detector at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, where I did research in Astrophysics.

And below is a picture of me and some nuclear fuel assemblies in the background at my current job in the nuclear power industry. It’s statistically proven that girls struggle to get into STEM fields but only because backwards people like you make it so hard for us. But I won’t let you or anyone like you get to me, I love my STEM field and I encourage any girls who love STEM to pursue their dream and ignore those who want to see you fail

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This post rocks

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#girls doing science  #because science  #because girls are awesome 
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when your leg turns against you

I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING. OMFG.

breatheghost:

unimpressedcats:

when your leg turns against you

I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING. OMFG.

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2014 FIFA World Cup: Round of 16 fixtures

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Audrey Hepburn on Larry King Extra, October 21, 1991.

Love this!

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#audrey hepburn  #larry king 
A mexican coke to cheer on Mexico.

A mexican coke to cheer on Mexico.

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#World Cup  #coke  #blue nails  #fútbol  #soccer