thanks to gentrification, they’re starting to push out / evict tenants who can’t pay the steeping rent prices, myself included. so I made this gofundme (or if you don’t feel comfortable using that there’s a paypal donation link in my blog) in hopes to save something for the eventual eviction or just to keep up with rent if we don’t get evicted. any contribution would help, thank you. pls boost if you can.
This is very cool, I’ve always wondered about people who draw science art. Remember when I posted a few weeks ago about a NASA artist who made a truly beautiful illustration of a supernova (cosmic explosion in the universe) even though they’ve never witnessed such things? Check this out!
Drew Berry is a biomedical animator who specializes in revealing the drama behind the incredibly miniscule, yet operatic, lives of cells, molecules, and viruses. Check out a gallery of his work, and then start asking your questions about animation, microscopic drama, and anything else in the comments!
“Diversity is not only about bringing different perspectives to the table. Simply adding social diversity to a group makes people believe that differences of perspective might exist among them and that belief makes people change their behavior. Members of a homogeneous group rest somewhat assured that they will agree with one another; that they will understand one another’s perspectives and beliefs; that they will be able to easily come to a consensus. But when members of a group notice that they are socially different from one another, they change their expectations. They anticipate differences of opinion and perspective. They assume they will need to work harder to come to a consensus. This logic helps to explain both the upside and the downside of social diversity: people work harder in diverse environments both cognitively and socially. They might not like it, but the hard work can lead to better outcomes.”—How Diversity Makes Us Smarter - Scientific American (via wildcat2030)
omg so howtobeterrell, ethiopienne and myself are hitting up the amnh planetarium to see the new ‘dark matter’ movie narrated by ndt (this would be my 2nd time but it’s sooooo good i gotto see it again!) so excited!! :»>
More than 700 male undergraduate students at a large university were recruited to take part in the study, which surveyed them before the start of the training modules, after the training and six months later. The six-month follow-up found RealConsent participants were more likely to intervene to prevent sexual assault and less likely to perpetrate sexual violence than a control group.
The meteorite that is believed to have wiped dinosaurs off the planet millions of years ago also decimated the evergreen flowering plants of the time, but the harsh conditions that followed the killer impact favored fast-growing, deciduous plants, and helped ancient forests bloom, according to a new study, published in the journal PLOS Biology on Tuesday.
Scientists believe that a chunk of rock, measuring six miles in diameter, hit the Yucatán Peninsula in southeastern Mexico some 66 million years ago and triggered various natural calamities such as tsunamis, wildfires, earthquakes and volcanic explosions that led to the extinction of dinosaurs. Now, the new study, conducted by researchers from the University of Arizona, reveals that the properties of deciduous plants helped them cope with the varying “post-apocalyptic” climate conditions on the planet.
“When you look at forests around the world today, you don’t see many forests dominated by evergreen flowering plants,” Benjamin Blonder, the study’s lead author, said in a statement. “Instead, they are dominated by deciduous species, plants that lose their leaves at some point during the year.”
A lot of these recent research articles that are discussing providing bio-medical products or advances in human developmental biology use very cis & patriarchalized language. New language has to be constructed for this research work so that we can be able to discuss these products in a decolonized fashion, such as:
understanding that not all people with vaginas are women & not all women necessarily have vaginas
that advances that could dramatically change how we understand human developmental biology such as turning embryos into primitive sperm isn’t just appealing to lesbians, and to state it in such a way contributes to & perpetuates transmisogyny
Medical professionals need to be schooled on understanding gender & sexuality apart from biological determinist arguments they are taught in medical school