Cutting Science Funding Today Costs Us More Overall

“How much money will we save by cutting funding to the EPA? To NASA Earth Science? To the National Institutes for Health? Take all those numbers for all those organizations that the proposed federal budget would slash and add them up. Now, do the math on the other side. What’s the cost of environmental pollution? Of unclean, unsafe water? Of air that puts us at risk of health problems like asthma, lung disease and COPD? Of a loss of Earth monitoring for extreme weather, climate change, sea level rise, droughts, and natural disasters? Of the cessation of medical research, working to fight preventable diseases, and working to cure some of society’s greatest afflictions such as cancer, heart disease, alzheimers and more?”

The President of the United States just released his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, and there are some big losers in the scientific world. The EPA, the NIH, NASA Earth Science and many other organizations that exist for the benefit of America and all of humanity are poised to lose a significant amount of federal funding. This doesn’t simply affect the scientists who lose their jobs. If we take as a given that the projects that these organizations invest in are vital at some level, and that they will need to be accomplished at some point, we’re actually making it far more expensive in the long run. The loss of expertise, the cessation of production and the exodus of the team that would provide scientific continuity are all extremely costly, and will make all of these projects cost us more than they would have overall. We saw this lesson firsthand just a few years ago with James Webb. 

Are we really willing to throw away so much money and time now just to shave a tiny bit off the deficit for the short-term?

It doesn’t matter if it’s only a small scene, some people forget we still have a lot to fight for in the LGBT community. In at least 73 countries being gay still a crime, until 1973 being gay was considered a disorder and a lot of people still fighting for the “gay cure” and I know sometimes we act like we have it all, the world doesn’t have homophobia anymore and we already have the representation we need but this is not true.

Trini it’s the first superhero who is queer in the big screen and this is important, don’t ignore it by saying “It’s only a small scene”, because neither way it’s really important for us. This doesn’t mean we will stop fighting for more, it just means we shouldn’t erase her importance just because she won’t have a big coming out or openly talk about her sexuality the whole movie.

I wish abled people put the same amount of effort and enthusiasm into making sure we have equal access to everything as they put into trying to “cure” us.

They have fundraisers and marathons to raise money for research for finding cures the conditions that may take decades or may never be successfully cured, but not a single activity to fight for accommodations or non-discrimination or accessibility, things that could become realities in a matter of months if the effort was made.


3 minutes of the most beautiful sound on earth

Highschool AU Roadhog+Junkrat facts and info!

  • jamie tends to fight a lot, with lots of people
  • mako gets used to cure him whenever he gets in a fight
  • most of the time he fights with people who have been mean to mako
  • jamie is scared of being alone since his family doesn’t care too much about him
  • mako lives alone so jamie tends to visit him almost everyday
  • jamie likes to make homemade bombs and that’s the way he loses his arm
  • mako is asthmatic, hates to use his inhaler in front of other people because he doesn’t want to “look weak”
  • jamie keeps his inhaler he is the one who convinces mako to use it when it’s necessary
  • Both of them are friends with widow and reaper
  • mako and Jamie had a crush on each other for two years
  • In their first date-thing Jamie wanted to win a giant pig plush for Mako but he just could get a really little one. they named it “Mr.Bacon”, mako keeps it with his keys
  • jamie smokes, mako doesn’t like it so jamie smokes only with gabriel and amélie
  • mako is vegan and likes to make jamie eat vegan food
  • jamie loves when mako cooks for him so he eats everything even if it’s not that good
  • jamie made the first move and gave mako a kiss
  • kissing always makes mako get nervous, he blush a lot

Since many people been asking me about more details about them in the highschool au i decided to make this post ♥ 


I hope I still mean something to you….

In which the frigid lack of mentions from both sides during inquisition crushed my heart.


Perfect - (short version) - Jerome x Reader

Perfect - (long version) - Jerome x Reader

Stress Cure - (drabble) - Ed x Reader

Another Stupid Fight - (drabble) - Harvey x Reader

Unexpected Call - (drabble) - Barbara x Reader (friendship)

No One Messes With My Girl - Jerome x Reader

I Love The Way You Think - Jerome x Reader (Smut)

Darkness In You - Jerome x Reader - Part 1, Part 2

You’re An Ass - Jim x Reader

You’re Just Too Good To Be True - Jerome x Reader - Part 1, Part 2

A poem for Park Jimin

“ Drowning thoughts & lustful eyes, Oh how you wish you could cure his insecure mind, Pillow fights & dreamy smiles, Even the heavens would forgive his deadliest crimes, Wiping tears & perfect promises, Your body is longing for his every kisses, Bubbly laughs & rosy cheeks, He truly was a masterpiece ”

Originally posted by daffodiltae

Iris' Crush on The Flash

She thinks he won’t come out in the rain, but she’s wrong, and it’s the first night she realizes his eyes actually glow gold.

She thinks a meal is too much, borderline romantic, so she brings brownies in a Tupperware instead. He takes them and eats them with what must amount to tedious slowness just so he can tell her, “These are delicious” between every other bite.

She thinks he won’t hug her. She is so deliciously wrong. She holds on as long as he lets her and feels his lightning on her skin for hours after. (Barry and she are fighting and hugging The Flash is the cure.)

She thinks he’ll refuse to let her know what he’s up to, but he’s completely nonchalant about the little details of his night life. She’ll sit on the gravel, notebook in hand, and takes the threads he gives her and weaves them into stories.

She thinks he should smell like the rain. He doesn’t. He rarely gets close enough for her to decide if it’s more coffee or firewood, but overwhelmingly, he smells like where he’s been: sea salt and smoke, crayola crayons where kids draw on the suit, bookstores and banks, grass and asphalt.

She thinks she has no right to his attention, and she’s right: a million people own The Flash. But when he stands on the rooftop with her, he only has eyes for her.

She thinks her life is mundane and boring next to his, but sometimes he shows up nursing invisible wounds and sinks to the gravel with obvious tenderness, and she sits beside him, and tells him about her day, and dreams about his head on her shoulder.

She thinks he’ll refuse an autograph, and she’s right. “My fans demand proof,” she teases, and she never expects him to smile under the cowl and say, “Have a pic.” He turns slightly and keeps his head bowed, staring out at the skyline. She catches him in profile, guardian of their shared city. It crashes her site for almost an hour. Barry sympathetically brings her coffee later while she’s still sorting it out.

She thinks he won’t let her in, but she can see when there’s anger in his shoulders, when there’s devastation in his step, when there’s an underlying sadness that overrules his need for guises and he simply bows his head, doesn’t vibrate it at all, just trusts her, and oh it hurts to be trusted this much.

She thinks unmasking him will take some of the thrill out of it. He’s an idea with the cowl on; he’s a person with it off. She’s not sure she’s ready to meet the man behind The Flash, but when he stands on the rooftop across from her, it is like a physical ache in her stomach to not just reach out and brush the mask off.

She thinks she won’t love him if she knows him, that he can’t be this special to her once he becomes ordinary. She is extraordinarily wrong. Unmasking The Flash doesn’t take away from his appeal. It enhances it, a world with color and depth and a passage of time, continuity and clarity, answers to the questions she couldn’t ask before.

She thinks she loves The Flash, and she’s not wrong, but when she looks at Barry, that ephemeral wanting presence behind the mask, she loves all of him.


People perceive disability as a weakness, as an illness, as something that needs to be cured, and we have to fight against that. Someone says, “What’s wrong with you?” and I’m like, “What’s wrong with me? What– what’s wrong with you? Like, I’m– I’m fine man. I don’t got any problems.”

RJ Mitte on removing the stigma surrounding disability

Mary Tyler Moore

I grew up watching Mary Tyler Moore. Beginning with old reruns of the Dick Van Dyke show, which was ahead of its time in portraying marriage as a partnership between two people. Capri pants might seem so insignificant now, but they meant a lot back then. Next was the Mary Tyler Moore show, outspoken in its critique of sexism in the workplace, and as relevant today as it was in the ‘70s. Her comedic genius served to provoke, inspire, and empower.

But for me, her role as diabetes advocate was the most important. She spent years fighting type one diabetes, and also fighting the stigma, fighting for awareness, and fighting for a cure.

As a type 1 diabetic I grew up endlessly chastised by society and doctors for not better controlling my disease. I was constantly confronted with the misconceptions of a society that has no idea what type 1 is. I was made to feel guilt for an illness I did nothing to cause, and which could not have been prevented. I was made to feel shame every time I lost my balance on the tightrope that one must walk to control type 1. I learned to believe the lie that had been peddled me: that my inability to always perfectly control my diabetes was a moral failing, rather than a natural response to the burden of being on guard 24/7 fighting a terminal illness.

When I was a teenager I read an interview with MTM, in which she talked about her own struggles with diabetes: how she would binge on whole boxes of powdered doughnuts when trying to maintain strict control just became too much to bear. How she felt the burden of shame and guilt, and how she became determined to fight it. Suddenly this beautiful, glamorous, untouchable celebrity was just as flawed as me. And not only that, but flawed in the exact same way. If someone I saw as a paragon of talent, beauty, and strength struggled the same way I struggled, perhaps I wasn’t so weak after all. Perhaps I could make it too. 

I wish I could have thanked her.