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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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oh-shit-my-sweet-tea:

lychgate:

leticheecopae:

superduperhighschooldespair:

scienceisbeauty:

Terrifying. In principle there seems to be nothing extraordinary in this photo, but if you go to the original source (click the image), you’ll reach to the freakish original resolution of 70,000 x 30,000 pixels. Then you can enlarge… and you’ll be able to distinguish every single face in the crowd. Creepy huh?
Source: gigapixel.com (via Reddit)


Some of my favorites 

You can see into the apartments near the back, holy crap.

ah but who could forget
rude man interupting kiss

missing girlfriend torso

found torso, actually boyfriend

headless man

nicolas cage in disguise

disgruntled michael cera 

man holding conversation with half a man

cyclopes spotting 

vulgar words

man sharting himself

and everyone in this picture


I FUCKING FOUND HIM

oh-shit-my-sweet-tea:

lychgate:

leticheecopae:

superduperhighschooldespair:

scienceisbeauty:

Terrifying. In principle there seems to be nothing extraordinary in this photo, but if you go to the original source (click the image), you’ll reach to the freakish original resolution of 70,000 x 30,000 pixels. Then you can enlarge… and you’ll be able to distinguish every single face in the crowd. Creepy huh?

Source: gigapixel.com (via Reddit)

Some of my favorites 

You can see into the apartments near the back, holy crap.

ah but who could forget

rude man interupting kiss

image

missing girlfriend torso

image

found torso, actually boyfriend

image

headless man

image

nicolas cage in disguise

image

disgruntled michael cera 

image

man holding conversation with half a man

image

cyclopes spotting 

image

vulgar words

image

man sharting himself

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and everyone in this picture

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I FUCKING FOUND HIM
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May 7

teaseon:

ultrafacts:

For more posts like this, follow the Ultrafacts Blog!

The whole compiled list of useful links. More is to come! Follow today!

Here’s more!

lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts.
homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
ge.tt – qiuckly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
draw.io – create diagrams and flowcharts in the browser, export your drawings to Google Drive and Dropbox.
downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.safeweb.norton.com – check the trust level of any website.

For more posts like this, follow the Ultrafacts Blog!

D&D Stats Explained with Tomatoes

raktajino-hot:

corruptionpoints:

mindchildofmadness submits:

Strength is being able to crush a tomato.

Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.

Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.

Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.

Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.

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izzydoodledump:

All of the completed ALL GROWN UP! drawings that I’ve done.

Dexter’s Laboratory, Recess, Rocket Power, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls, South Park, and The Wild Thornberry’s

If you have any ideas for other shows, Let me know!

Feb 6

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moonybooksniffer:

Tumblr Harry Potter Posts

NopeSorrySHE was the first

Nope
Sorry
SHE was the first

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infatuaated:

sarah-mark:

castielsunderpants:

hayazaki-iroke:

iaminspectorspacetime:

c-c-chuck:

toiletllama:

theangel24601:

neuroticnick:

the kid on the right is blind.
(p.s. watch the whole short film here because its fucking adorable)

Everyone! Go watch this short film! =D

Oh god that was precious. 


jesus lord that was adorable

That might have been the sweetest short film ever, ohmygod

reblogging this again because all of my followers deserve to see this adorable film

holy fucking shit omfg literally the cutest thing ever I’m actually dying I ship this so hard this is just so perf and adorable and omg awwwhhsjhdkajsdmxjhdif

I AM CRYING OH MY GOD THAT WAS THE BEST THING I’VE EVER WATCHED AW AW AW

Hey people, guess what? THEY ARE FILMING THE LONG VERSION OF IT!!!

infatuaated:

sarah-mark:

castielsunderpants:

hayazaki-iroke:

iaminspectorspacetime:

c-c-chuck:

toiletllama:

theangel24601:

neuroticnick:

the kid on the right is blind.

(p.s. watch the whole short film here because its fucking adorable)

Everyone! Go watch this short film! =D

Oh god that was precious. 

jesus lord that was adorable

That might have been the sweetest short film ever, ohmygod

reblogging this again because all of my followers deserve to see this adorable film

holy fucking shit omfg literally the cutest thing ever I’m actually dying I ship this so hard this is just so perf and adorable and omg awwwhhsjhdkajsdmxjhdif

I AM CRYING OH MY GOD THAT WAS THE BEST THING I’VE EVER WATCHED AW AW AW

Hey people, guess what? THEY ARE FILMING THE LONG VERSION OF IT!!!

perksofbeingacastmember:

How have I not seen this on Tumblr yet? It’s the DISNEY PRINCES meets BOY BAND.

A Whole New World in the tune of “What Makes You Beautiful” is the best thing I’ve heard, like, ever.

Oh my Rowling, that was amazing !!!!!!

balphesian:

mcgooglykins:

#WHAT IF THIS IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF LETTING CHEKOV HAVE COFFEE  #HE JUST BOUNCES ALL OVER THE BRIDGE  #SPOCK MERELY RAISES AN EYEBROW  MAKES A MENTAL NOTE TO ADJUST SETTINGS ON THE SHIP’S REPLICATORS SO THAT THEY AUTOMATICALLY DISPENSE DECAF WHEN RECOGNIZING CHEKOV’S VOICE  #BUT CHEKOV MAKES PUPPY FACES AT SULU SO THAT SULU ALWAYS ENDS UP ORDERING IT FOR HIM  #KIRK THINKS IT’S FUNNY AND JUST WATCHES ON FONDLY  #HE LETS CHEKOV BOUNCE ALL AROUND HIS CHAIR AND MAKES REFERENCES TO TIGGER THAT ARE COMPLETELY LOST ON SPOCK  #SPOCK IS TOTALLY NOT HAVING ANY MORE CHILDREN WITH KIRK

#THE MOST WONDERFUL THING ABOUT ENSIGNS #IS ENSIGNS ARE WONDERFUL THINGS #THEIR TOPS ARE MADE OUT OF CURLS #AND THEIR BOTTOMS ARE MADE OUT OF SPRINGS #THEY’RE BOUNCY SPACEY FLOUNCY RUSSIAN FUN FUN FUN FUN FUN #AND THE MOST WONDERFUL THING ABOUT ENSIGNS IS #ZEY CAN DO ZAT KEPTIN!

quietpoet:

fbotu:

How I Met Your Mother - doing it right.

the irony in this…

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Message me a body part.

  • Hair: What hair color looks best on you and what's your natural color?
  • Skin: Do you tan easily?
  • Eyes: What is your favorite show to watch?
  • Nose: What is your favorite perfume/candle fragrance?
  • Mouth: Do you want to kiss anyone right now?
  • Tongue: What was in your last meal?
  • Windpipe: Do you sing?
  • Neck: Do you wear necklaces?
  • Ears: How many piercings do you have (if any)?
  • Cheeks: Do you blush easily?
  • Wrists: Have you ever broken a bone?
  • Hands: Are you an artist/writer?
  • Fingers: Do you play an instrument?
  • Heart: Are you in love? If so, does the one you love know?
  • Lungs: Do you smoke cigarettes?
  • Chest: Are your maternal/parental instincts strong?
  • Stomach: Do you feel confident in your body image?
  • Back: Are you a virgin?
  • Hips: Do you like to dance?
  • Thighs: Has anyone ever called you fat or ugly?
  • Knees: Have you ever cheated on someone?
  • Ankles: Have you ever been arrested?
  • Feet: Do you ever wear heels just for the hell of it?
  • Toes: Do you like country music?
  • Face: Post a pic of yourself

OH. MY. GOD. I’m Lydia Martin

COOL !!!!

(Source: tyrells)