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Calling all scientists, techies, engineers, and mathematicians in the making! Register for F.P’s free upcoming STEMinism event today!  

Featuring keynote speaker Professor Meg Urry, Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics and President of the American Astronomical Society, and breakout sessions with Girls Who Code, The Museum of the Moving Image, and CUNY’s Julie Des Jardins among others!







black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.

Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.

Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.


And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.

So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.

As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”

Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.

When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.



Black excellence! And … Black Chicago excellence! Repping the South side, I’m so proud of him! Rush University is great!

that is like the most amazingly polite and yet cutting down-dressing of one of these “I think u mean HUMAN” morons I have ever seen bravo

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Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer. 

Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range. 

Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.

breathe into the BEE ORB to reveal your fate

Is there nothing bees can’t do?

yeah, survive because we keep POISONING THEM

Was at a night market in China. Unbelievable the conditions they keep these poor babies in, not to mention the goldfish, don’t EVEN get me started on the goldfish oh god. I was especially curious about one of the species here, mostly there are red eared sliders, but I cannot for the life of me identify these others, the brown ones almost ALMOST look tortoise-like to me. Anyone have any idea? I tried asking the venders but these people don’t know/don’t care about the species or requirements, they are selling goldfish bowls in the same stall so I doubt they would have the sense to keep a tortoise out of water if they happened to have one. They also had huge bowls of tiny tiny read eared sliders for what is essentially like a dollar. They also sell red eared sliders in HORRIBLE small, filthy terrariums at TESCO. The temptation to buy them just so I can clean their cages is overwhelming. I know we’re not supposed to support places that do bad business like this even if we feel sorry for the animals but it’s hard.

update: I am now 83% certain this is a Chinese Pond Turtle / Reeve’s Turtle / Chinese Three-Keeled Pond Turtle. They’re endangered, but the turtle farming business in Zhejiang is booming so it’s more than likely these babies were farmed. Still not sure about the stripey faced babies but they’re very obviously terrapins/semi-aquatic.















You’re going down punk, just you FUCKNG WAIT!! You will learn that this fandom is far worse than you will ever want to know. We may seem soft and shy, but we’re just being NICE! We can be cold, cruel, mean, and make you suffer and wish you had never said what you said. We can send you into the farthest most empty reaches of the galaxy, summon demons to our disposal to make you suffer, and make you feel the feelings that we experience, and don’t fucking think for a single goddamn second that’s easy! The amount of emotions that would boil inside of you would literally kill you. So keep your motherfucking distance and we won’t hurt you, so stay the hell back, asshole. If you so much as insult us one more time, we will bring firey hell upon you and bitch slap you into oblivion. Your move, dildo.


We know how to kill a human and hide the evidence. Your body will never be found, and that is a promise.


You do realize a majority of the fandom are 20 somethings right? or at least in college. We can find you, kill you, and make it look like you killed yourself. Don’t try us :)


this is exactly why i am on tumblr

praying mantis, dunno what’s wrong with it. My friend says it will die soon because of the season.

Why do white people own so many pets?
Because we’re not allowed to own people anymore.
What is the scariest thing about a white person in prison?
You know he did it.
how many Chicago cops does it take to change a light bulb? None, they just beat the room for being black.”
A good looking 50 year old white man is trying to get laid on reality TV. What show are you watching?
To catch a predator.
Why do white girls travel in groups of three or five?
They can’t even
What do you call 64 white people in a room? A full blooded Cherokee.

from various reddit threads

at dinner last night, a coworker was talking about hanging out with his white friends and getting fed up with the racist jokes, and asked them to tell a white people joke.  nobody had any, so he googled and found these. after a few of them, people were a lot less comfortable.

white folks, next time you hear a racist joke, maybe lead with one of these in response.  tag this “I’m white” when you reblog it, if you are.

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That last one tho

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maiinganish omfg

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Out of curiosity, what is the intended purpose of tagging this “I’m white”?

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