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Posted on 30th Sep at 4:28 PM, with 103 notes
smartgirlsattheparty:

“Always exploring new things, from ping pong tournaments, to slam poetry, to studying sociolinguistics and politics, Carrie Brownstein describes herself as a ‘serial tasker.’ She is continually committing herself to exciting and compelling projects.”
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smartgirlsattheparty:

Always exploring new things, from ping pong tournaments, to slam poetry, to studying sociolinguistics and politics, Carrie Brownstein describes herself as a ‘serial tasker.’ She is continually committing herself to exciting and compelling projects.”

Read more about this Smart Girl on our website!

Art by Ambar Del Moral (ambaradriana)

Posted on 30th Sep at 4:28 PM, with 30,529 notes
notyourexrotic:


This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZPhoto credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl
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notyourexrotic:

This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. 

The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” 

In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.

This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” 

To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ

Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

Posted on 29th Sep at 4:50 PM, with 306 notes
amnhnyc:

The manatee diorama in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Photographed #InsideAMNH by @jmsuarez_
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amnhnyc:

The manatee diorama in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Photographed #InsideAMNH by @jmsuarez_

Posted on 29th Sep at 4:28 PM, with 270,870 notes
scienceshenanigans:

allthingshyper:

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mannysiege:

Progress

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They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.

Let me restate this in case it didn’t sink in the first time
Researchers physically DELETED ALL TRACES of the HIV virus from a human cell.
ALL OF IT.
IF YOU ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT HIV IS
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scienceshenanigans:

allthingshyper:

gehayi:

hiddlesbatchlove:

mannysiege:

Progress

sources:

Engagdget

DailyTech

CBS

They turned RNA into an anti-virus program. That is amazing.

Let me restate this in case it didn’t sink in the first time

Researchers physically DELETED ALL TRACES of the HIV virus from a human cell.

ALL OF IT.

IF YOU ARE NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT HIV IS

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Posted on 29th Sep at 4:19 PM, with 121,312 notes
starrose17:

raybutts:

thisisjefficus:

THIS IS SO HELPFUL

REBLOGGING TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT NORTHERN IRELAND IS IN FACT IN THE UK.

Shall show this to many a people I know who think England = Britain. All English people are British, but not all British people are English.
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starrose17:

raybutts:

thisisjefficus:

THIS IS SO HELPFUL

REBLOGGING TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT NORTHERN IRELAND IS IN FACT IN THE UK.

Shall show this to many a people I know who think England = Britain. All English people are British, but not all British people are English.

Posted on 29th Sep at 4:16 PM, with 9,515 notes
nevver:

Staring at the Sun, [to scale]
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nevver:

Staring at the Sun, [to scale]

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