The Tomorrow of Yesterday

"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)

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moochingwarwidows:

these two perfect humans

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"

Think about the first name you were ever called,
and then think how long it took until
you got called a pussy
or a slut,
or a bitch,
or a whore,
all of which are words that fall too close to ‘girl.’

Think about the first time you got called a ‘girl’
and they said it with a sneer.
Like it was a bad thing.

For a boy, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.
For a girl, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.

Remember, black widow spiders and female praying mantises eat their partners after intercourse.
Remember, it’s the lionesses who hunt.
They come back with bloody muzzles, dragging bloated carcasses as the alpha lion strides around with his mane puffing out.
Remember, it’s only the female mosquitoes who drink blood.
We’re the ones who do the necessary work, dirty our hands,
fuck or fight or both.
We’re often the smaller sex, which makes us a harder target
as we slink close and sink our teeth in.

Remember: we’re deadly.

You should be proud to be called a girl.

"

- 'Most Female Killers use Poison,' theappleppielifestyle. (via theappleppielifestyle)

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deerl0rd:

ksteeno:

she chose the thug life

no no, dear friend.

the thug life chose her

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tomhazeldine:

Lunches for everyone [x]

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beccapaintmore:

Various ways of making armor and weapons.

Links-

http://www.kamuicosplay.com/tutorials

http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/costumes/helmsdeep.html

http://www.amethyst-angel.com/cb/special_papermache.html

http://kurerukreatis.deviantart.com/art/Cosplay-tutorial-Helmet-of-Wow-328220166

http://www.amethyst-angel.com/cb/ffvii_cloudpauldron_wonderflex.html

http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Paper-Resin-and-Fiberglass-to-be-the-Maste/?ALLSTEPS

BONUS

Armour from foam flooring tiles - http://bioweapons.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/mass-effect-n7-armor-build/

http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/

http://cast-a-walker.blogspot.co.uk/2008/08/resin-casting-step-by-step.html

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