The Real Jess

That's me. I go to school. I play rugby. I like stuff.

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Sep 30
jtotheizzoe:

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This 1911 photo of Marie Curie in a roomful of dudes (including Max Planck, Henri Poincaré, Ernest Rutherford, and young Albert Einstein, lurking in the background, second from right) bespeaks so much both about the gendered state of science and about the enormity of cultural bias Curie overcame to become the “Martyr of Science,” the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.
Also see Curie on science and wonder. 

It’s amazing that they even let her in the room at the first Solvay Conference considering that facial hair was apparently required for entry (except for you, James Hopwood Jeans, you somehow made it in naked-faced and wearing gray)
As a scientist, Marie Curie experienced incredible anti-female prejudice , and although we still have a lot of progress yet to make, let’s be thankful for people like her for opening some of the first doors for women in science.
It must have been exhausting work. I mean, just look at her, sitting next to Poincaré, head in hand like “Why do I even bother, Henri?”
I can almost picture Marie as a child…

jtotheizzoe:

explore-blog:

This 1911 photo of Marie Curie in a roomful of dudes (including Max Planck, Henri Poincaré, Ernest Rutherford, and young Albert Einstein, lurking in the background, second from right) bespeaks so much both about the gendered state of science and about the enormity of cultural bias Curie overcame to become the “Martyr of Science,” the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.

Also see Curie on science and wonder

It’s amazing that they even let her in the room at the first Solvay Conference considering that facial hair was apparently required for entry (except for you, James Hopwood Jeans, you somehow made it in naked-faced and wearing gray)

As a scientist, Marie Curie experienced incredible anti-female prejudice , and although we still have a lot of progress yet to make, let’s be thankful for people like her for opening some of the first doors for women in science.

It must have been exhausting work. I mean, just look at her, sitting next to Poincaré, head in hand like “Why do I even bother, Henri?

I can almost picture Marie as a child…


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John Scalzi gets it.

Did I reblog this before? Don’t care. Reblogging again.

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American Ninja Kitty Warrior [via]

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American Ninja Kitty Warrior [via]

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“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.” Stephen Hawking (via kushandwizdom)

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I love my skin!

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Calvin and Hobbes. Keeping it real since 1987.

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Calvin and Hobbes. Keeping it real since 1987.

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“Her lips drink water but her heart drinks wine.” E. E. Cummings (via katiefru)

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FTFY: The exact position of the 1881 Orion photo

Whoa.

sciencefriday:

spaceexp:

FTFY: The exact position of the 1881 Orion photo

Whoa.


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Staring at the Sun, [to scale]

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Staring at the Sun, [to scale]

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Sep 26

jtotheizzoe:

asapscience:

Do Periods Actually Make Women Moody?

Every man and woman needs to watch this! Are women actually more moody on their period? We break down the biggest myths about menstruation, periods, and PMS with the help of iiSuperwomanii!

Good work on using science to address some of the myths and stigma around something that half of all humans on Earth experience!


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somebody said it

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Sep 25

Anonymous said: So um, I think the reason so many protagonists are male is because men have always been in the front line in combat, and that's because it's been proven that (not being sexist) that men are defaultly physically superior... I say again that I'm just saying that from a scientific/medical standpoint... If I sound like a dumbass I'm sorry I just woke up and I saw ur account and saw the earlier post about this and wanted to give my thoughts on this

askagamedev:

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"Do you believe that my being faster, stronger has anything to do with muscles in this place?"

Video games are entirely abstract constructs, created solely from the rules of our own making. We try to model the game rules after real ones in some amount of similarity, but things like muscular development, or traditional front-line combat fighters mean almost nothing when you’re talking about a fantasy or science fiction world that can choose which laws of physics it wishes to adhere to. There’s really only one reason why the default protagonist in video games is a middle-aged white man - the developers and publishers choose it to be so.


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