Apparently, Americans like white Jesus, but not brown Allah.
The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect
In 1881, Edward Charles Pickering, director of the Harvard Observatory, had a problem: the volume of data coming into his observatory was exceeding his staff’s ability to analyze it. He also had doubts about his staff’s competence–especially that of his assistant, who Pickering dubbed inefficient at cataloging. So he did what any scientist of the latter 19th century would have done: he fired his male assistant and replaced him with his maid, Williamina Fleming. Fleming proved so adept at computing and copying that she would work at Harvard for 34 years–eventually managing a large staff of assistants.
So began an era in Harvard Observatory history where women—more than 80 during Pickering’s tenure, from 1877 to his death in 1919— worked for the director, computing and cataloging data. Some of these women would produce significant work on their own; some would even earn a certain level of fame among followers of female scientists. But the majority are remembered not individually but collectively, by the moniker Pickering’s Harem.
When Neil deGrasse Tyson told the accomplishments of “Pickering’s Harem” on Cosmos, he added the postscript, “I’ll bet you never heard the names of any of these women.”
"I wonder why." Some of the best shade thrown, ever.
Introducing Genderfluid Giratina
I feel like tumblr has began to to just push any and every agenda they can find… Even if they got to make something up.
- Shutdown Shaymin
shaymin shaming you for some bullshit
a flight attendant bursts into the cabin
"is there a nerd on board?! terrorists have hijacked this plane and refuse to land safely unless somebody explains the plot of neon genesis evangelion to them"
"finally" i think as i raise my hand “my time to shine”
お前だれ 〜 Hiyori
Who are you 〜 Hiyori
I’ll take a selfie… selfie~
Yeah, I might have watched a movie and gotten kind of mad.
This is seriously a trope I’d love to never see again though.
Scriptwriters: Just say no to Trinity Syndrome.
Could we get a list of movies that do this?