Neil deGrasse Tyson dropping some truth bombs and calling out sexism in the sciences. Waterworks. 

"For some reason you’ve probably never heard of either of them. Wonder why." 

  • Guy: What do girls do at sleepovers?
  • Me: Pass the Bechdel test.
Rosé on the gosé. #epcot #foodandwinefestival  (at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Presented by Chase®)

Rosé on the gosé. #epcot #foodandwinefestival (at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Presented by Chase®)

Starting the day off right. #disney #mickey #mickeywaffle #disneyworld

Starting the day off right. #disney #mickey #mickeywaffle #disneyworld

Being in the Magic Kingdom by oneself is a bit surreal. There are very few people walking around solo.

Being in the Magic Kingdom by oneself is a bit surreal. There are very few people walking around solo.



Rocket & Groot by Mike S. Miller 



Art Rental is THIS Saturday! Will we see you lining up early tomorrow and camping out over night? It’s an Oberlin tradition!

FALL 2014 ART RENTAL - Saturday, September 13,  8:00 am - 2:00  pm

Art Rental line forms outside back courtyard doors (north side of the building, off Lorain Street); students may line up at the bottom of the entrance ramp. Please don’t block door.  Art Rental takes place on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must hold their own place in line.

Beginning at 8:00 am, students will be admitted to Art Rental in groups of five. A maximum of 2 works only can be rented. Students may select 1 or 2 artworks and take them to the checkout desk, have a valid Oberlin College I.D. and cash or check ready. Sorry, no credit cards. Cost: $5.00 per work per semester.

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"When you’re at the pool lounging on a beach chair and some little kids are running and the lifeguard screams out “no running” do you respond “excuse, not all of us are running”? No, you don’t. The lifeguard didn’t have to specifically state who they were talking to because you’re intelligent enough to comprehend that the comment wasn’t being directed at you."

Found a quote that shuts down that “not all men” argument pretty well. (via mykicks)

AHaha. haaaa. hh.

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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."

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)


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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