Science

the-right-writing:

Science has been severely misrepresented by authors. If you want to write about scientific worldviews accurately, here are some tips.

  • If a scientist saw something supernatural and could be assured it existed, they wouldn’t scream “that’s impossible!” or try to destroy it because it doesn’t fit their worldview. They would be more likely to say “How interesting. I wonder how this will change my theories. I’d better incorporate it into my worldview.”
  • Scientists have morals just like the rest of us. In fact, many people become scientists because they want to help humanity. How is that so hard to understand?
  • A whole lot of scientists love nature and want to preserve it.
  • Scientists who have helped to create deadly weapons almost always regret it. Politicians who order those weapons to be used don’t.
  • Science in general would be attracted to magic, not repulsed by it. A new thing to study with possible new applications to help mankind? How wonderful!
  • How well a scientist understands people and gets along socially is up to the individual. They’re not an entire profession of evil, cold robots.
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mashable:

Good God Lemon, you’d think a woman who wears tennis shoes every day would be able to hit a decent forehand.

Someone on Twitter asked me at the Ask Orange event last week what my favorite thing is about Poussey, and I said “her smile.” Because, although a lot of people talk about how the show is a mix between comedy and drama, being in prison is not necessarily funny. It’s not a funny situation. But there can be people in prison who are naturally funny people, and people that you would enjoy spending time with, enjoy sharing a meal with. Although throughout the season you see that Poussey is frustrated by her incarceration, she has four more years to do there, so it’s not like she can so much see her end date. So I think, in contrast to some of the other characters, she really has to make prison her home, and has to make it livable there. I really enjoyed finding the joy within the fucked up-ness of it. —Samira Wiley
zedrin-maybe:

mooncastle721:

I almost spit grape juice!

I have saved this gif in my folder as ‘weight for it’

zedrin-maybe:

mooncastle721:

I almost spit grape juice!

I have saved this gif in my folder as ‘weight for it’

jackviolet:

One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.

These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.

Yeah.

They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.

These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.

And the metro is always this clean.

In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.

Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.

We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.

owlmylove:

therewerestarsintheireyes:

so this housewife decided to rewrite the harry potter series into christian books so that her kids wont be reading about witchcraft and i just cant eveN BREATHE BC THIS IS SO HYSTERICAL

read it here:

Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles

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niesro:

Key
Dark green - Confirmed as participating (34)Light green - Albania, who have opened submissions to Festivali i Këngës, but have not confirmed participationOrange - Greece, who have reportedly confirmed despite not currently being eligible to participateRed - Confirmed as not participating (7)White - No reliable participation news available (7)
EUROVISION 2015 PARTICIPATION MAP (as of 15 September 2014)
A lot has happened in terms of confirmation in the past two weeks, especially today. Lebanon unsurprisingly decided to sit out again, and with Israel confirmed, any chance of Morocco or Tunisia confirming seems unlikely.
In spite of this, this year’s returning total has risen to four, with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Bulgaria all joining Cyprus in making welcome returns, and I expect Croatia will join that party tomorrow. On the other hand, a worrying point has been raised about NERIT of Greece not having gained EBU membership in the past year, meaning they’ll probably be forced to take a year out.
Tomorrow we’ll expect news from Albania, Croatia, Moldova, Poland, Slovenia and Ukraine, and in my view I don’t see why any of these countries would sit out, so I hope to see at least 40 as the final participation number, although frankly, anything above last year’s drop to 37 would be appreciated.

niesro:

Key

Dark green - Confirmed as participating (34)
Light green - Albania, who have opened submissions to Festivali i Këngës, but have not confirmed participation
Orange - Greece, who have reportedly confirmed despite not currently being eligible to participate
Red - Confirmed as not participating (7)
White - No reliable participation news available (7)

EUROVISION 2015 PARTICIPATION MAP (as of 15 September 2014)

A lot has happened in terms of confirmation in the past two weeks, especially today. Lebanon unsurprisingly decided to sit out again, and with Israel confirmed, any chance of Morocco or Tunisia confirming seems unlikely.

In spite of this, this year’s returning total has risen to four, with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Bulgaria all joining Cyprus in making welcome returns, and I expect Croatia will join that party tomorrow. On the other hand, a worrying point has been raised about NERIT of Greece not having gained EBU membership in the past year, meaning they’ll probably be forced to take a year out.

Tomorrow we’ll expect news from Albania, Croatia, Moldova, Poland, Slovenia and Ukraine, and in my view I don’t see why any of these countries would sit out, so I hope to see at least 40 as the final participation number, although frankly, anything above last year’s drop to 37 would be appreciated.

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pizzaforwho:

Easiest Doctor Who cosplay ever.

pizzaforwho:

Easiest Doctor Who cosplay ever.

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anotherescsite:

loveconchita:

” The poster with most likes will be used! On Sunday, the 45min YouTube documentary showing existing material in a new edit will be published. I cannot decide which poster I like best, please help me! The poster with most likes on Friday will be used! Thank you, and feel free to comment, toot! <3 ”

I’d go with the last one personally or the one with the reflection.

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Cheryl gets hit in the face by a straw

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"I’ve heard that you’re also a fan of Tim Burton? It must have been an extra dream then that it’s Helena Bonham Carter’s first Harry film too?"
Evanna Lynch: I was so shy about that. Sometimes she’d be in make-up chair beside me and I was thinking of what to say to her, and then she’d get up and leave. I didn’t want to go: “Oh, I love your husband! Or partner or whatever.” The one of the runners told her and she said: “Oh, you’ll have to come for tea sometime!” I don’t know how I’d deal with that.

"I’ve heard that you’re also a fan of Tim Burton? It must have been an extra dream then that it’s Helena Bonham Carter’s first Harry film too?"

Evanna Lynch: I was so shy about that. Sometimes she’d be in make-up chair beside me and I was thinking of what to say to her, and then she’d get up and leave. I didn’t want to go: “Oh, I love your husband! Or partner or whatever.” The one of the runners told her and she said: “Oh, you’ll have to come for tea sometime!” I don’t know how I’d deal with that.

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