This is the coolest thing anyone has ever done for me!

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currentsinbiology:

compoundchem:

Honey is a food oddity in that it doesn’t spoil. Here’s the chemistry behind why, as well as an explanation of how bees make honey: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-qn

Good stuff!

currentsinbiology:

compoundchem:

Honey is a food oddity in that it doesn’t spoil. Here’s the chemistry behind why, as well as an explanation of how bees make honey: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-qn

Good stuff!

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On Periods: Let’s put this shit to bed right now: Women don’t lose their minds when they have period-related irritability. It doesn’t lower their ability to reason; it lowers their patience and, hence, tolerance for bullshit. If an issue comes up a lot during “that time of the month,” that doesn’t mean she only cares about it once a month; it means she’s bothered by it all the time and lacks the capacity, once a month, to shove it down and bury it beneath six gulps of willful silence.

Shakesville: Feminism 101 (via andotherdoublemeanings)

BOOM

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THIS

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And when we have our periods our ‘male’ hormone (testosterone) is actually at its highest level…soooooo…

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^ not actually true, testosterone peaks when you ovulate (x).  you don’t need testosterone to not tolerate bullshit, either.  passivity is socialized in women, not a result of biology.

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yall-mothafuckas-need-misha:

badassbitchfromhades:

freckledtrekkie:

doctorsherlocklokison:

captainmjolnir:

I’ve never understood the stereotype that women are more likely to faint at blood

I mean seriously

what do you think we do every month

THEY WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WEREWOLF THING

AWH COME ON GUYS THAT WAS A SECRET FOR A REASON

I guess we have to come clean about the cult sacrafices too huh

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Well now we do

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vigilforgallifrey:

whoviangoesthere:

aflawedfashion:

Get to Know Clara - #27 She’s doesn’t let the Doctor cross the line with her (this is especially true when she hardly knows him and isn’t sure what to think of his odd behavior).

NOT BUT THIS IS THE BEST BIT ABOUT HER THO

She NEVER lets him even TOE the line.  IF she thinks he’s being creepy, she lets him know.  The way she treats him in Bells of St. John is the first time I have seen a new companion not go all goo-goo eyes at the Doctor - she actually thinks “Huh, a complete stranger who knows my name.  GOODBYE” and shuts the door.

Even afterwards, she realizes he keeps secrets.  She doesn’t say it’s okay.  She constantly asks after them.  She does NOT EVER accept the age old “Oh, it doesn’t matter” or “It’s my problem, not yours.” excuse.  EVER.  She knows when she’s being lied to and she will push and push until she has an answer that will satisfy her.  You can see this in every single episode, but especially in Name of the Doctor.  She begins to remember deleted conversations and she confronts him about it.  She tells him “You hid something from me, why did you do it and what was it?”  Even at the very end, she insists on knowing who the War Doctor is.

Besides which, she is very Donna like in her non-infatuation with the Doctor.  She tells him “Only Wednesdays”.  She didn’t try and make him an idol like Amy did because she realizes he ISN’T ONE and she’s smart enough to see that.  And when she flirts with him, she ALWAYS has the upper hand.  Take out the TARDIS and you have a healthy strong relationship there, at least on her end.  She flirts, but she knows her limits, and she will stop when she wants to, and she will leave him hanging without any concern.

Sorry for the brief rant, but this character is so damn important to me, and she is ALWAYS swept under the rug and treated as “just another 21st century love interest”, all her personality discarded.

I’m reblogging this again for the excellent commentary by whoviangoesthere.

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tony-the-intelligent-goon:

ashiibaka:

Science.

I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either
scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
the idea to put ants on stilts
there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
confused ants

tony-the-intelligent-goon:

ashiibaka:

Science.

I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either

  • scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
  • the idea to put ants on stilts
  • there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
  • confused ants

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biomechanicaltomato:

lemonsharks:

alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)

Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

SO REBLOG THIS!! LIKE THIS!!! SPREAD IT LIKE WILDFIRE!!!!!

Frankly, I think that there should be a MASSIVE PROHIBITIVE TAX PENALTY on people who won’t vaccinate their kids or themselves for ~~personal~~ non-medical reasons.

And that people who cite ~~but autism~~ should be put on a list that pings the local child protective authorities and identifies them as a potential child abuser if their offspring is ever diagnosed with a spectrum disorder.

Because seriously. These people would rather have a dead child than an autistic one. I do NOT trust them with an autistic child.

All of the above. Also if anti-vaxxers would stop using me and people like me as a fucking scare tactic that would be great. My syndrome is not the end of the fucking world. I am still 100% capable of having a full, healthy, productive life, as are many people on the autism spectrum.

You know who isn’t capable of that kind of life?

Someone dead from small pox or what the shit ever.

Also, vaccinations do not cause autism. JFC. Learn 2 science.

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tardistoaster:

raydelblau:

benedictedcumberbabeof221:

petition for the next companion to not be a white girl in her 20s who crushes on the Doctor 

petition for the next companion to be a grumpy chinese-american grandma who complains about plot-holes and knits the doctor horrific time-travel-themed sweaters to wear when she thinks it’s cold out (most of the time)

reblogging because this is the best idea ever

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