I am a cell and molecular biologist, researcher, scientist, nerd, hopeless romantic, music lover, Osage/Kaw/Cherokee of Oklahoma, and this will serve its purpose.

 

Anonymous asked
are you gay or bisexual?

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cyclopentadiene:

I’m

Real talk: One of my texts today just said, “Calibration, unf.” 

The ability to work with the instruments properly makes people like 600% more attractive I don’t even.

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nextyearsgirl:

"I’m not vaccinating my kids because they’ll build up immunity naturally anyway"

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asapscience:

A little shout out to the shy guys out there! It’s sometimes tough to be shy in contemporary society, especially when those who openly express themselves are seen as more competent/confident than those who are a bit more, well, inward. We say “[insert your favourite swear word here] that!” Amount of time spent socializing does not a smart person make. And, frankly, if we trust anyone’s comments, they’re Stephen Hawking’s, right? 
Want to learn more about the concept of introversion and extroversion? We like this article from io9.Photo via Huffington Post

asapscience:

A little shout out to the shy guys out there!

It’s sometimes tough to be shy in contemporary society, especially when those who openly express themselves are seen as more competent/confident than those who are a bit more, well, inward. We say “[insert your favourite swear word here] that!” Amount of time spent socializing does not a smart person make. And, frankly, if we trust anyone’s comments, they’re Stephen Hawking’s, right? 

Want to learn more about the concept of introversion and extroversion? We like this article from io9.

Photo via Huffington Post

mindblowingscience:

'Art of Science' competition photos prove scientists have soul

Princeton University’s Art of Science competition recognizes images of artistic merit that are created in the course of scientific research. The 2014 selections include videos for the first time. Judges chose 44 still images from more than 250 submissions from Princeton undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, staff and alumni. Twelve videos were chosen from more than 50 submissions.

Read about the winning entries here and view the gallery

iseebeautyeverywhere asked
Hello, I was wondering if you could recommend me some good books about science (any field, just what you like). The last time I studied science was in high school so I'd need something "vulgarized". Thanks in advance! :)

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cassandrathelasthuman:

shychemist:

Most of the recent science books I’ve read are hidden away in boxes, and I have a terrible memory for recalling specific titles or authors.

Recently I’ve read or been reading these science books:

I’ve found all these very interesting. :)

Heat By George Monbiot (currently reading)

Musicophilia By Oliver Sacks

The Trouble With Physics By Lee Smolin

Biomimicry By Janine M. Benyus

Anyone who wants to give science book recommendations are welcome to, as well.

The Seven Daughters Of Eve - Bryan Sykes
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat - Oliver Sacks
Adam’s Curse: A Future Without Men - Bryan Sykes

Thanks for the book recommendations!

For iseebeautyeverywhere

The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss (I can’t put it down!!)

I’ve heard that one’s good too!

So much science to read; so little time!

Russia in Space by Anatoly Zak

Anything by Mary Roach

13 Things that Don’t Make Sense by Michael Brooks

The Planets by Dava Sobel

Six Easy Pieces by Feynman

Understanding Physics by Isaac Asimov

Einstein’s Universe by Nigel Calder

(obscure) The Realm of the Terrestrial Planets by Zdenek Kopal

Schrodinger’s Kittens by John Gribbin

More science book recommendations. Excellent!

*writes them all down*

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wocinsolidarity:

Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:

#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 

Proofs are for alcohol and mathematics.

Rational Wiki: Proofs (paraphrased)

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Start ignoring people who threaten your joy.
Literally, ignore them.
Say nothing.
Don’t invite any parts of them into your space.

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9 out of 10 ya’ll. My teeth are almost perfect.

9 out of 10 ya’ll. My teeth are almost perfect.

kqedscience:

Flexible Printed Batteries May Soon Power Wearable Tech
“A California startup is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed cheaply on commonly used industrial screen printers. Imprint Energy, of Alameda, California, has been testing its ultra-thin zinc-polymer batteries in wrist-worn devices and hopes to sell them to manufacturers of wearable electronics, medical devices, smart labels and environmental sensors.
The company’s approach is meant to make the batteries safe for on-body applications, while their small size and flexibility will allow for product designs that would have been impossible with bulkier lithium-based batteries. Even in small formats, the batteries can deliver enough current for low-power wireless communications sensors, distinguishing them from other types of thin batteries.”
Learn more from mashable.

kqedscience:

Flexible Printed Batteries May Soon Power Wearable Tech

A California startup is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed cheaply on commonly used industrial screen printers. Imprint Energy, of Alameda, California, has been testing its ultra-thin zinc-polymer batteries in wrist-worn devices and hopes to sell them to manufacturers of wearable electronics, medical devices, smart labels and environmental sensors.

The company’s approach is meant to make the batteries safe for on-body applications, while their small size and flexibility will allow for product designs that would have been impossible with bulkier lithium-based batteries. Even in small formats, the batteries can deliver enough current for low-power wireless communications sensors, distinguishing them from other types of thin batteries.”

Learn more from mashable.

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