Not your usual #science #blog

mirnah:

For those not yet on Instagram, German photographer Jonas Unger has assembled a series of celebrities’ selfies. He asked personalities including Riccardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfeld and Karolina Kurkova to participate, without specific instructions. To wit: The subjects often appear vulnerable.

Karelian Kurkova

melredcap:

punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

Also know and “Why U.S. Students Don’t Just Get A Summer Job To Pay Their Own Way, No They Are Not Being Lazy Little Shits Who Should Get Off Your Lawn”.


This is the new dilemma

melredcap:

punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

Also know and “Why U.S. Students Don’t Just Get A Summer Job To Pay Their Own Way, No They Are Not Being Lazy Little Shits Who Should Get Off Your Lawn”.

This is the new dilemma

fundersandfounders:

Enough Money To Start?
How much money different companies started with.


Doesn’t account for inflation

fundersandfounders:

Enough Money To Start?

How much money different companies started with.

Doesn’t account for inflation

Declare multiple variables in Sage Math

Declare multiple variables in Sage Math

I just do this:

x1, x2 = var( [‘x’ + str(i) for i in range(1,3) ] )

or this

x0, x1, x2, x3 = var([‘x’ + str(i) in i in range( 0 , 4) ] )

I tried searching on the internets for another way, but didn’t find anything.

This is useful for declaring components of a coordinate field, components of a coordinate vector, components of a vector, or a numbered list, range, of variables.

spacexjobs:

The SpaceX HR team is looking for exceptional talent in a variety of fields, from recruiting to support, to help us #EngineerTheFuture.

spacexjobs:

The SpaceX HR team is looking for exceptional talent in a variety of fields, from recruiting to support, to help us #EngineerTheFuture.

toomuchclever:

Never giving up, because that’s not me. 

I wish for myself the same. It’s so hard, but it’s simple.

When I was asked why I wanted to take Stanford’s OpenEdX class on Reservoir Geomechanics, here’s what I answered:

I want to take Reservoir Geomechanics so to learn about oil fracking, apply techniques from Differential Geometry and differential topology to Geomechanics, and abet the exploration and mining of asteroids and planets in our solar system.

fundersandfounders:

How Instagram Started
Or How Two Guys Made an App in 8 Weeks
as told by its founder Kevin Systrom


Love it

fundersandfounders:

How Instagram Started

Or How Two Guys Made an App in 8 Weeks

as told by its founder Kevin Systrom

Love it

mirnah:

Amazing actor Tom Hardy covers Esquire magazine. “I have always been frightened with men,” Hardy said. “To the point where I couldn’t go into a gym because of the testosterone and I felt weak.”
"I don’t feel very manly," he continued. "I don’t feel rugged and strong and capable in real life, not how I imagine a man ought to be. So I seek it, to mimic it and maybe understand it, or maybe to draw it into my own reality."

Powerful

mirnah:

Amazing actor Tom Hardy covers Esquire magazine. “I have always been frightened with men,” Hardy said. “To the point where I couldn’t go into a gym because of the testosterone and I felt weak.”

"I don’t feel very manly," he continued. "I don’t feel rugged and strong and capable in real life, not how I imagine a man ought to be. So I seek it, to mimic it and maybe understand it, or maybe to draw it into my own reality."

Powerful

ucresearch:

She loves you, she loves you not


Whether in fiction or history, women have often gotten a bad rap for being fickle. But it may just be evolution. A landmark meta-analysis suggests that ovulating women have evolved to prefer mates who display ‘sexy traits’ (think muscular build, dominant behavior, symmetrical facial features). UCLA psychologist Martie Haselton, who is one of a handful of pioneers in research on behavioral changes at ovulation, explains that sexy traits are not typically desired in long-term mates.

“Women who were partnered with men, who at one point in the study they rated them as very satisfying long-term partners, but not the sexiest guys around -  those women experienced increases in attraction to men other than their partner on fertile days of the cycle. So, it’s as if women on fertile days place a premium on male partners’ sexiness and if their male partner isn’t sexy, then women start to notice other men.” 

While these findings may seem depressing, Haselton argues that just understanding this can help couples improve their relationships when in conflict. 

“Once you understand how your mind works, what the mechanisms are that might otherwise be passing under the radar of conscious awareness, you can ‘mind hack’ and do things to achieve whatever your goals are – so, to maintain a happy relationship with your partner, or maybe it’s to have a wild sex life, but whatever it is, if women understand that there are these patterned changes across the cycle, then they can probably make better sexual decisions.”     

The mere notion that a woman’s mate preferences could shift at high fertility has been a source of debate since the late 1990s, when the first studies that hinted at such a change began to appear. Since then, several papers failed to replicate the early studies’ results, casting doubt on the hypothesis.

“Until the past decade, we all accepted this notion that human female sexuality was radically different from sexuality in all of these other animal species – that, unlike other species, human female sexuality was somehow walled off from reproductive hormones. Then a set of studies challenged conventional wisdom.”

One hypothesis for why this mate preference shift occurs is that it may be an evolutionary adaptation that served our ancestors’ reproductive interests long before modern medicine, nutrition and sanitation greatly reduced infant and child mortality rates.

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laughingsquid:

Photographers Who Documented Gentrifying Landscape of New York City Revisit Same Locations Ten Years Later


Whaaaaa
gjmueller:

teachmoments draws:

Question asked by @quranianiana


This reminds me of that scene from Family Guy where Brian Griffin is teaching Remedial English and unctuously panders to them by trying to relate to hiphop and 1 of the students says That’s racist, and that scene is much closer to the truth by far, than this comic could ever be (it’s near insulting).

gjmueller:

teachmoments draws:

Question asked by @quranianiana

This reminds me of that scene from Family Guy where Brian Griffin is teaching Remedial English and unctuously panders to them by trying to relate to hiphop and 1 of the students says That’s racist, and that scene is much closer to the truth by far, than this comic could ever be (it’s near insulting).

gjmueller:

New Teachers Owe $429/month In Loans

A March 26, 2014 report by the New America Foundation points out that as much as 40 percent of the $1 trillion in student debt outstanding was borrowed not for college, but to pay for grad school. And some 80% of of the debt incurred by students who finished their grad school programs in 2012 wasn’t for people going into medicine, law or business, but for less profitable professions, such as teaching.
Should future teachers be taking out massive loans to get their master’s of education degrees?


Yep

gjmueller:

New Teachers Owe $429/month In Loans

A March 26, 2014 report by the New America Foundation points out that as much as 40 percent of the $1 trillion in student debt outstanding was borrowed not for college, but to pay for grad school. And some 80% of of the debt incurred by students who finished their grad school programs in 2012 wasn’t for people going into medicine, law or business, but for less profitable professions, such as teaching.

Should future teachers be taking out massive loans to get their master’s of education degrees?

Yep

Why do large (+6, around 9) groups of drunk white Americans act stupid and racist when overseas?

Why do large (+6, around 9) groups of drunk white Americans act stupid and racist when overseas?

It started exactly like this tonight while I was walking on my own through the center of town.

"Fuck you."
“Hey, fuck you.”
“Fuck you, you fucking ching chong chink.”
“Hey go fuck yourself.”
“Fuck you you midget, chink, yellow, chink monkey piece of shit, fucking faggot.”
“Go fuck yourself you fucking pricks.”
“Fuck you you chink, midget, small penis, short piece of shit, yellow fuck.”
“What you wanna go?”
The dozen of them walk off.

What’s wrong with white Americans + alcohol?

PS This was my weekend every weekend in Bavaria, Germany, except in German.

utaustin:

40 Hours for the Forty Acres officially launched at 12:40 a.m. this morning, and generous Longhorns have already donated more than $14,000!
Will you help us meet our $40,000 goal by 4:40 p.m. tomorrow?
Give now to any UT cause you love: 40for40.utexas.edu

I need to remember this

utaustin:

40 Hours for the Forty Acres officially launched at 12:40 a.m. this morning, and generous Longhorns have already donated more than $14,000!

Will you help us meet our $40,000 goal by 4:40 p.m. tomorrow?

Give now to any UT cause you love: 40for40.utexas.edu

I need to remember this