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19th April 2014

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My heart is an unmade bed;
it might look messy, but I swear
it’s a safe place to rest.
— Moriah Pearson (via olivia-ross)

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19th April 2014

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note-a-bear:

I know I reblogged this beforeBut the look on its face in the last picture actually kills me

note-a-bear:

I know I reblogged this before
But the look on its face in the last picture actually kills me

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19th April 2014

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Necessity has the face of a dog.

Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014. From Oxford Essential Quotations.

Today we’re remembering Gabriel García Márquez, who passed away yesterday. The Colombian novelist, short-story writer, and journalist was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982. His literary works have influenced writers all over the world. In particular, his novel Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967) was a landmark in literary theory and history, and gave rise to the term “magic realism,” leading many writers to imitate its style. García Márquez has always felt suspicious of pure realism which, in his view, is unable to capture the essence of Latin America.

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19th April 2014

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19th April 2014

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Pripyat, Ukraine.

Pripyat, Ukraine.

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19th April 2014

Quote reblogged from ส้มตำ//somtum with 6,172 notes

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

(via magnius159)

Source: magnius159

19th April 2014

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headlikeanorange:

Fledgling house sparrow

headlikeanorange:

Fledgling house sparrow

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19th April 2014

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19th April 2014

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19th April 2014

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awkwardsituationist:

photos from eyes over africa by michael poliza (previously featured) taken above botswana’s okavango delta and namibia’s damaraland and soussusvlei.