Physicist proposes to his physicist girlfriend in the form of an academic paper
Physicist proposes to his physicist girlfriend in the form of an academic paper
someone on facebook posted this intending it to be negative but instead it’s INCREDIBLE. go girl scouts
girl scouts fuckin OWN
this is awesome!
I’m so proud to be a part of the Girl Scouts Community! We go girls! ^_^
Such a wonderful organization. I will gladly support them any way I can.
Girl Scouts=awesome. Buy ALL the cookies.
First Lady Michelle Obama participating in a potato sack race with Jimmy Fallon in the East Room of the White House.
A photography project by Sidney Dunn (featured in the first photograph) for the St. Lawrence University Advocated Program, a response to the dating violence, sexual assault, rape, and stalking both on campus and in the community.
These are the boys I know (some better than others) that participated in the project. I can’t say I’ve ever been prouder of a group of SLU boys in taking action against sexual violence than I am by this project. It’s not something many boys will even acknowledge on our campus.
Destroy mines with creativity, Massoud Hassani has created a working prototype to create safe paths through mine fields.
A designer raised in Kabul in Afghanistan and now living in the Netherlands, as a boy he played with self-made toys. One of his favourites was a small rolling wind-powered object that he used to “race against the other kids on the fields around our neighbourhood. There was always a strong wind waving towards the mountains. While we were racing against each other, our toys rolled too fast and too far. Mostly they landed in areas where we couldn’t go rescue them because of landmines. I still remember those toys I’d made that we lost and watching them just beyond where we could go.”
Almost 20 years later, he went back to Kabul and made those toys again as a garduation project. He calls it a “Mine Kafon”. It destroys mines when it rolls over them, and it has a GPS chip integrated in it. so its movements can be followed to work out the safest paths to walk on and how many land mines are destroyed in that area.
Also, as it’s made from bamboo and biodegradable plastics, each one costs 40 Euros i.e. affordable.
MORE. FUCKING. NOTES.
This is pretty freaking amazing, and gives new meaning to the term “sacrifical casting.” Retiree Walter R. Tschinkel is an entomologist and former professor of Biological Science at Florida State University. He recognizes ants as “some of nature’s grand architects” and, curious to understand their self-created habitats, devised a clever (if cruel) way to do it: By pouring molten aluminum down into the hole.
“Mental health and mental illness used to be something that people didn’t talk about, but now it seems every time we open a newspaper we are hearing about the importance of mental health, or the consequences of mental illness. At this point in our history we understand mental illness and mental health to be largely influenced by biological factors, specifically, workings of the brain. At the same time, we have always known that social factors play a very strong role in promoting mental health and can make big differences in who gets mentally ill, who gets treated for mental illness, and how people can achieve good quality of life after a mental health diagnosis.
This course is an opportunity to explore how social practices and ideas contribute to the ways in which society, families and individuals are affected by mental health and mental illness. We will look at issues like why some people think mental illness is a myth, how people think about mental health and illness in different cultures, who gets mentally ill and why, how families are affected by mental illness and what interventions are available to treat mental illness and promote mental health.
Charmaine Williams is a registered social worker, an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean Academic at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She has been practicing in hospital-based and community-based mental health for twenty years and she teaches courses in the areas of mental health, direct practice, social justice and diversity. Dr. Williams’s program of research includes study of the experiences of individuals and families living with mental illness and access to mental health care services for marginalized populations. Current projects are looking at life after diagnosis for people diagnosed with schizophrenia and mental health, access to mental health care for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women, and mental health and human rights consequences of living under conditions of LGBT-based discrimination.”
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault
Part of a series by Walter Astrada focusing on violence against women in Norway.
Click through for the rest of the photos.
It’s so haunting and so important.
Few international journalists are present and conditions are difficult and dangerous. Reports of violence often comes via accounts posted on social networking sites, accompanied by grainy camera phone footage.
But based on detailed analysis of rebel and regime activity since October 2011, a map showing an assessment of the general situation on the ground has been produced by Washington-based think tank the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
“Inspired by Pixar’s animated film Up, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16’ X 16’ house 18’ tall with 300 8’ colored weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The entire experimental aircraft was more than 10 stories high, reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet, and flew for approximately one hour.”
I want to do this so bad!!! Awesome:D
A 15-year-old Palestinian girl took office as the mayor of a West Bank town and became the youngest person in the world to occupy this position.
As part of an initiative to empower youth and involve them in the decision-making process, Bashaer Othman will be the mayor of the town of Allar in the city of Tulkarm in the northwestern West Bank for two months.
Othman is in charge of all matters related to the municipality of Allar and which include supervising employees and signing all official documents with the exception of financial ones.
Othman is working under the supervision of elected mayor Sufian Shadid who expressed his enthusiasm for the teengar’s appointment as a step towards supporting youth.
“There are many ways of supporting youth other than financial means. First, we should make sure we remove obstacles that might stand in their way and with determination and perseverance we can do so,” he said.
For Othman, the new position constitutes a major challenge that she is hoping she can be up to.
“I want to go through this experience in order to be able to share it with other youth so that they can be prepared for running state institutions in the future,” she said.
dawn shawdy get em!! can you imagine being 15 and being the mayor of not just a town, but a town under military occupation by a racist apartheid regime?
THE THING Quarterly is a periodical in the form of an object. Each year, four artists, writers, musicians or filmmakers are invited by the editors (Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan) to create a useful object that somehow incorporates text. This object will be reproduced and hand wrapped at a wrapping party and then mailed to the homes of the subscribers with the help of the United States Postal Service.
Just finished watching a man write this in Washington Square Park. It was 100% freehand.
Mycoplasma genitalium, the owner of the title ‘world’s smallest genome of any living organism’ at a measly 525 genes, made headlines this week as it was replicated by a computer.
Researchers at Stanford University created a computer model of the organism, basing it on over 900 scientific papers. The overall tally of experimentally determined parameters in the model was 1,900; those were split into 28 algorithms, which stepped in for certain biological processes.
Scientists hope that one day biologists can test hypotheses that wouldn’t normally be possible in the real world and expand the digitising technology used on the bacterium into larger creatures. But there’s a whole lot of genes between Mycoplasma genitalium and anything else.
The paper was originally published in the journal Cell.
Image is of Mycoplasma genitalium.