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I'm Bee. I'm a PhD candidate/hermit. I am, above all things, a scientist.

Some of my top shows are Elementary. Haven. Doctor Who. Battlestar Galactica. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Pushing Daisies. A complete list of shows I have watched can be found here.

I also blog about things like feminism, queer issues, science, working in a research lab, and my girlfriend.

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If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.

But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.

So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

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Let’s Call Climate Change What It Really Is—Violence | Alternet (via guerrillamamamedicine)

 But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

 But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

 But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

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youneedacat:

spektorsnails:

Waterspotted Nails Tutorial for Nail It Magazine

They look reptilian!

youneedacat:

spektorsnails:

Waterspotted Nails Tutorial for Nail It Magazine

They look reptilian!



Sometimes I take a shot on a whim, not really expecting it to turn out.  And then I end up loving the end result, and it’s super satisfying when this happens.

Sometimes I take a shot on a whim, not really expecting it to turn out.  And then I end up loving the end result, and it’s super satisfying when this happens.


(Source: hardc0remertt)



loose-knots:

digg:

BREAKING: DISNEYLAND NO LONGER HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH

the future looks bright


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writtenbymadeline:

A tool to use for find Synonyms: Synonym Finder.

This is a great, unique little tool I found by browsing for writing resources. It’s name speaks for itself: it’s a synonym finder.

The site is clean cut, has soothing colors, and to-the point results for any word you look up.

For example, when I look up the word “romance,” I get this:

Synonyms: romance, romanticism
Definition: an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

Hypernyms: quality
Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained—Shakespeare”

I had no idea what a “hypernym” is. Apparently it’s a word with a more general meaning that a more specific word fall under. Like, color is a hypernym for green.

On the right corner there’s a button to make graphs! So you can trace each synonym from it’s root word, and see how far the other synonyms connect in comparison to others.

I really like it, so I’m going to definitely bookmark it on my writing tools list.

The actual tool that produces these pretty graphed images is actually graphwords.com but both sites seem good for thesaurus-y needs.


amiekaufman:

lohrien:

Illustrations by Christian Schloe

Glorious. Someone write me this story, please.



asked: Claire Saunders or Fred Burkle

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Had to take samples to a new collaborator for analysis and they were wildly impressed with my bucket of liquid nitrogen. Fun times for all.