My Thoughts On So Much Randomness

molecularlifesciences:

divineirony:

Science “journalism” is why we can’t have nice things.

Nailed it!
Jul 20

molecularlifesciences:

divineirony:

Science “journalism” is why we can’t have nice things.

Nailed it!

npr8:

This is Camden, my 8-year-old son. He was at the finish last year wearing his “my mom is faster than your dad” T-shirt and holding up the sign he had made me. He never got to see me finish. He was sent off into the crowds full of panic and fear. He listened to the adults he was with and did what he was told. He was brave. He tried blocking his ears but the noise was too loud.
Camden thought his mom was “dead.”
In the months after the bombings last year, I would watch him sleep. It brought me back to the first few weeks he was born, when I would stand by his crib to make sure he was breathing.
Last year, I would stand by his bed and cry, knowing that my brave little man never got to show me the sign he made; knowing my race had put him in harms way; reliving the two hours I spent in silence not knowing if he was safe.
I felt guilt and anger.
Camden won’t be at the finish this year. He said “sorry mom, I just can’t go.” I am running Boston to show Camden that his mom is brave and that, with time, he will be able to go to the Boston Marathon again.
He will be able to see a fire truck without looking scared or watch fireworks without jumping into our laps in a panic. He will be able to sit through a thunderstorm without running for cover.
The thought of him not being at the finish breaks my heart and will open up a new stream of emotions. And I am sure when I get home on April 21st, 2014, I will watch Camden fall asleep and I will cry. Tears of happiness that together we did it!
— Amanda Burgess
Apr 4

npr8:

This is Camden, my 8-year-old son. He was at the finish last year wearing his “my mom is faster than your dad” T-shirt and holding up the sign he had made me. He never got to see me finish. He was sent off into the crowds full of panic and fear. He listened to the adults he was with and did what he was told. He was brave. He tried blocking his ears but the noise was too loud.

Camden thought his mom was “dead.”

In the months after the bombings last year, I would watch him sleep. It brought me back to the first few weeks he was born, when I would stand by his crib to make sure he was breathing.

Last year, I would stand by his bed and cry, knowing that my brave little man never got to show me the sign he made; knowing my race had put him in harms way; reliving the two hours I spent in silence not knowing if he was safe.

I felt guilt and anger.

Camden won’t be at the finish this year. He said “sorry mom, I just can’t go.” I am running Boston to show Camden that his mom is brave and that, with time, he will be able to go to the Boston Marathon again.

He will be able to see a fire truck without looking scared or watch fireworks without jumping into our laps in a panic. He will be able to sit through a thunderstorm without running for cover.

The thought of him not being at the finish breaks my heart and will open up a new stream of emotions. And I am sure when I get home on April 21st, 2014, I will watch Camden fall asleep and I will cry. Tears of happiness that together we did it!

— Amanda Burgess

(via npr)

Feb 13

skunkbear:

Endangered Species Condoms!

I like these endangered species condom wrappers, produced by the Center For Biological Diversity — and not just because they taught me how to correctly pronounce snowy plover, or because I often think about the hellbender when I’m feeling tender.  They make an important point about the link between human population growth and the dramatic population decline of other species.

The wrappers were designed by Lori Lieber and the artwork was created by Roger Peet. Don’t share these images without acknowledging them!

(via npr)

Feb 13

sagansense:

A message produced by melodysheep worthy of your attention, for past, present and future generations…

"There’s a question that troubles us all from the time we are first able to think…and that is: where did we come from? And this question is so compelling, that we’ve invented the science of astronomy. We’ve discovered these natural laws so that we can learn more about our origin and where we came from. This is what drives us, this is what we want to know - let’s keep looking, let’s keep searching! We have come to be because of the universe’s existence, and we are driven to pursue that - to find out where we came from. The joy of discovery: that’s what drives us. And these questions are deep within us: where did we come from? What was before the Big Bang? To us, this is wonderful and charming and compelling, this is what makes us get up and go to work every day! You are - you and I - at least one of the ways that the universe knows itself. It fills me with joy to make discoveries every day, of things I’ve never seen before…to know that we can pursue these answers."

Bill Nye “The Science Guy" || February 2014

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Feb 11

(Source: cjwho, via 30andbroke)

npr:

nprontheroad:

Long track speed skaters Joey Mantia, Brian Hansen, and Brittany Bowe talk of dreams of gold and such.

See what our reporters are up to on the first day of the games. 
Feb 7

npr:

nprontheroad:

Long track speed skaters Joey Mantia, Brian Hansen, and Brittany Bowe talk of dreams of gold and such.

See what our reporters are up to on the first day of the games. 

Jan 30

jtotheizzoe:

This obnoxiously long infographic is your reminder to check out this post from earlier today and join me in calling for a stop to the inhumane and unscientific Western Australia shark cull (not to mention shark finning in general, which is an even greater problem)!!

Dec 31

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jtotheizzoe:

As a biologist, I have to say this is true. Although I try to picture my cells not cut in half, so as not to have everything spilling out.
Dec 19

jtotheizzoe:

As a biologist, I have to say this is true. Although I try to picture my cells not cut in half, so as not to have everything spilling out.

(Source: chemistrycatalysator)