Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey - "Standing Up in the Milky Way" - Neil deGrasse Tyson
As a woman I want two females in media to have a relationship built on mutual trust and encouragement that is complex and complete without a male figure
And as a lesbian I want them to do the do on every surface
rizzoli & isles may provide a slight palliative to this longing
Dance apocalyptic | listen
50 upbeat songs that won’t hurt your feminist ears, all by female artists.
Little Mix - Salute | Icona Pop - I Love It | 2NE1 - I’m The Best | Janelle Monáe - Dance Apocalyptic | Ke$ha - Warrior | Marina and the Diamonds - Primadonna Girl | Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend | Elizabeth Gillies + Victoria Justice - Take A Hint | Tove Styrke - White Light Moment | Nicki Minaj - I’m The Best | Fifth Harmony - Me And My Girls | I Blame Coco - In Spirit Golden | Loreen - Euphoria | Selena Gomez - Who Says | Ke$ha - C’mon | M.I.A. - Bad Girls | Beyoncé - Run The World (Girls) | Miss A - I Don’t Need A Man | Daisy Dares You - Rosie | Girl’s Day - Female President | Bridgit Mendler - Postcard | Rita Ora - Shine Ya | Marina and the Diamonds - Sex Yeah | P!nk - U + Ur Hand | Sophie Ellis-Bextor - If I Can’t Dance | Christina Aguilera - You Body | Charli XCX - Take My Hand | 2NE1 - Can’t Nobody | Little Jackie - The World Should Revolve Around Me | The Veronicas - Untouched | Natalia Kills - Problem | Little Mix - Wings | Demi Lovato - Something That We’re Not | Tegan and Sara - Closer | Krewella - Enjoy The Ride | Icona Pop - Girlfriend | Girls’ Generation - Galaxy Supernova | Janelle Monáe - Tightrope | Marina and the Diamonds - Bubblegum Bitch | Nicki Minaj - Wave Ya Hand | Ke$ha - Animal | Stella Mwangi - Haba Haba | Robyn - Hang With Me | Sky Ferreira - Lost In My Bedroom | Natalia Kills - Television | P!nk - So What | M.I.A. - Paper Planes | Lily Allen - Fuck You | Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen | Fifth Harmony - Miss Movin’ On
So you know how every language has that word/phrase/sentence that native speakers can pronounce just fine, but foreigners can almost never pronounce it correctly? And the natives have a lot of fun telling the foreigners to try and say it and laughing at their attempts?
Some of them are ridiculous, I can’t stop reading this article.
This lamp absorbs 150 times more CO2 than a tree
It’s still in the “so crazy it just might work” stage, but these microalgae-powered lamps, invented by French biochemist Pierre Calleja, could absorb a ton of carbon from the air every year. That’s as much as 150 to 200 trees. [x]
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. This is ingenious.
The design is a light bulb surrounded by a glass casing. The glass is filled with (water based) media and microalgae. The top is permeable to gasses so that gas exchange can occur. All of the wiring is linked to the grid underground.
Since the light source is inside, it gets scattered and “dimmed” by the water and algae. This makes it less glaringly bright and scatters the light wider, which is good for a street light. It is not longer white light as well, which helps make it easier on the eyes while still providing light.
At the same time, it provides the light for photosynthesis in the algae, so they are continuously exchanging CO2 for O2, not just in the day. It also provides a source of heat, which helps keep the algae from going dormant during cold weather (as in the snowy picture above).
And notice how I did not specify permeability - that’s because NOx’s (NO and NO2) are also permeable and can be used as nitrogen sources to microalgae. In fact, algae are relatively low maintenance. As autotrophs, they don’t require super complex media, not does it really need to be changed/added to. (I’m actually fairly certain that there would still be algae in these tanks a year later; it may need to be cleaned or something, but there would be some living algae.)