Gospels from the mouth of DanRad
"fuck that, I’m Harry Potter"
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.
the internet summed up in one gif set
|eleniloteMy sweetest friend. Hope your birthday this year is filled with wondrous things, cause you deserve them so much. You have been such an inspiration and role model and an all-round angel for me that I cannot even begin to explain, I am forever in your debt. Happy day celebrating yet another day in this world, the future will surely hold nothing but magical things for you. <3 you always.|
Oh Peanut. This is so lovely and not really something I deserve (as I somehow have a reputation for being a crotchety old asshole, which is rightly deserved). Thank you so much.
With starting this new job, I need to just remember how many people I have around me that love me. This helps. It really does.
Thank you, Peanut.
why be a hockey wife when you can be hockey
the power within
Be a hockey puck, get banged by the whole team.
Better yet, be a ref and fuck all 30 NHL teams.
So officialmirandalawson requested Kaidan wearing summer clothes for that clothing meme I reblogged a while ago.. and this kinda happened…
I’m so sorry for being unable to draw Kaidan by himself XD But after today, I really needed this. Happy Shepard family was all I needed to feel better~!
I hope you like it, and thanks for watching!
"You can’t just change the race of cultural icons like Captain America! It’s an important part of their identity and message!"
Jesus: Ah yes.
Jesus: Can’t imagine who would do that.
Jesus: What a shame.
A remake of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” that follows the plot and tone of the book exactly, but plays Bowling for Soup’s “1985” over the credits, leaving the audience baffled and wondering if it was supposed to imply a forthcoming, really inappropriate, sequel.