important things for science

Signs as things my Physics Teacher said.
  • aries: "Stand up Gabe, I'm setting your desk on fire."
  • taurus: "I don't care who's condom it is, put it away."
  • gemini: "Whoever wrote mitochondria as the most important thing you learned in science raise your hand I know there's more then one."
  • cancer: "No don't ask Jesus for help on your quiz if you didn't study, not even Jesus can help you now."
  • leo: "Would anyone like to donate clothing to put on our class skeleton, it makes me uncomfortable he gets to be naked in this class but I can't."
  • virgo: "No I'm not grading your tests I'm trying to sell my world of Warcraft account. That's what happens when you have kids."
  • libra: "Don't marry anyone named Mia. Most likely she's only marrying you for a visa trust me."
  • scorpio: "Oh really does it say you're a loser on your birth certificate too?"
  • sagittarius: "I may have accidentally sent a very personal email to one of your parents that was suppose to go to my mom."
  • capricorn: "Which one of you hell beasts stole my almond chocolate off my desk?"
  • aquarius: "No Gabe, Bill Nye the science guy isn't a documentary."
  • pisces: "Do I look like I would keep dead rats in a jar?- Don't answer that."
Mbti and their study styles

     *note, this is all theoretical and based loosely on function dynamics, it wont be 100% accurate*

ENFJ: auditory learner, you learn better by listening and taking detailed and generally pretty notes *example*
You: *listening to a history lecture* doodling a picture of Christopher Columbus on Plymouth rock holding a flag with the year “1492” on it

ESFJ: book learner, you learn best by reading through the text a few times, you probably use story association to remember things *example*
Text: the mitochondria is the PowerHouse of the cell
You: the mitochondria has to do all the work, its like the mom of the cell

ENTJ: physical learner, you learn best by doing more hands on things, or by figuring it out yourself, you tend to not do to well in lectures unless you’re taking detailed notes *example*
Computer class
Assignment: to create a webpage
You: “okay, so how do you do this” *looks at instructions* “okay, well, i don’t want to do this so we’ll try this instead and see what happens”

ESTJ: structured studier, you have a specific study pattrern that you stick to, most likely reading the text while taking notes, going through your notes to see if you’re missing any vital information, if you are, going back through the text to collect the information required

ENFP: visual learner, you learn best by focusing on the important things and disregarding the rest, you’ll read through the text highlighting the main points, and then focus on studying those points only

ESFP: hands on learner, you learn best when given free range to figure it out, you don’t do well reading from textbooks, and you’re probably better at computer stuff or stuff with your hands, trying to learn by the book, just doesn’t work for you *example*
Teacher: “do it this way”
You: *thinking* but this would work better, I’ll try my way *totally beats everyone else*

ENTP: Book learner, you read from the text and make mental notes about the main points, almost like leaving sticky notes all around your brain *example* 

You: *reading* okay, that seems important, better make a note of that *writes mental sticky note and sticks it in the science section* *mentally wanders away* *reads another important thing* “better make a note of that” *writes mental sticky note and leaves it in a random place*

ESTP: Hands on learner, you tend to do better when you are teaching yourself, you can learn from books, and make mental notes, but you do better when there is something physical to study, rather than theoretical *example*

You: *doing geometry homework* “okay, so, i have to remember to come back and divide this” “okay, i have to remember this number” “okay, i know the physical shape of this” *hands in the air moving around like you’re manipulating a physical object*

INFJ: book learners, you tend to read and make note of only the main points that have key importance in the topic, you don’t normally take physical notes, you tend to keep everything catalogued in your brain

ISFJ: hands on book learner, you learn by reading things and learning the theory and taking detailed notes to review and then applying that theoretical knowledge in practical applications till you have the technique perfected

INTJ: auditory learner, you tend to learn better hearing things from others, and then developing your own thoughts from that and making mental notes as well as physical notes, which tend to be in detail, you also tend to take everything people say with a grain of salt and prefer to do your own research to back up what you hear

ISTJ: hands on and auditory learner, you prefer to try things yourself until you figure it out but you’re also good at taking instruction from others and learning from that, although you’re not a fan of lectures, you tend to take a lot of notes, usually in detail

INFP: visual and hands on learner, you tend to learn well from reading and studying the text and taking explicit notes, although you can also be very hands on, and sometimes prefer to just take the lead and teach yourself, or have a person you know well who is knowledgable on the subject help you

ISFP: hands on learner, you tend to be very hands on, you prefer to teach yourself and don’t like people looking over your shoulder at your work, you also tend to write down a lot of your work, not exactly notes, more sentence fragments in a paragraph form

INTP: wikipidia counts as studying, right? jk jk

book learner, you make a lot of mental notes and only remember what you find to be vitally important to the topic

ISTP: associative learner, you associate everything with something else, if you’re reading and listening to a song, what you read will be linked to that song, if you’re listening and doodling, that doodle with forever be associated with the thing you heard


That “new breakthrough scientific discovery” you just read about on that news site/blog/Facebook page? It’s almost certainly wrong. This article from Vox is a seriously important thing that, if you care about science, you really need to read, like right now. 

My take: The tendency of the media to report on what is *NEW* in science is indicative of what I think is the largest perspective gap between scientists and nonscientists. 

The general public (<- apologies, I hate how homogenous that word is, because there is no single “general public”, but I have to use it here) seems to crave novelty and has a tendency to view every scientific finding as forward progress and individually meaningful, but science is a an ongoing process of self-correction and repetition. It doesn’t have an “end” and any single study is almost certainly wrong in that it is essentially impossible for one study to tell the full story.

This is why I have tried to steer clear of reporting on “breaking” science news in my own efforts here on OKTBS. Science communicators and journalists, we need to make a commitment to covering science as a process and not as a series of breakthroughs. When science IS reported that way, we run the risk of losing people’s trust when science later must later correct or contradict itself, which is something that will absolutely happen, because that’s what science does. We must also make people comfortable with the idea uncertainty and science-as-a-process is a good thing!

I’ll shut up now. Go read this.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I love your art and comics, and your blog makes me happy! You're also so friendly and awesome to people, and that's another thing I really appreciate about you and your blog. I hope you have a really great day! :)

thanks so much!! that makes me so happy! and hey, the appreciation for that second part goes to all of you guys. the fact that anon or no, you guys are filling my box up with love every day, is something to be reckoned with.

likewise on that great day! ♥

Anonymous said:

cas’ starry-eyed face in that last comic is killing me. it’s too perfect. i want to print it and carry it in my wallet always. i love it so much. (i also love you very much, thank you for being so wonderful.)

you have my blessing to print said picture out and carry it in your wallet. so long as you show it to someone who’s like, an acquaintance that doesn’t really know you, with an opening statement of “do you want to see a picture of my son?”


Anonymous said:

I’m so sorry to bother you, but I have a quick question. It’s just that we’re doing this thing in science- not important. How much do you usually make in commission? As an artist, I’m going on commission soon before I do anything major.

well, commissions can turn into something major if you treat them as such. each commission varies for me, but i generally charge $40/hr. for instance, a piece like this (which was a commission!):

requires a $100 deposit, as i know it’ll take 3+ hours. final price is normally determined after the piece is finished, and people can also tip as much as they feel comfortable with. (i’ve had people tip as much as $200 on a $100 piece, so it’s tough to say!) so i really don’t have a solid number to give you, unfortunately :T

(OH YEAH before i get asked, commissions are closed! just wanted to see if i couldn’t give a little assistance to an anon)

World-Building 103 - Creating an Education System

Hey y’all, Abby here with another writing post! Today, I’m going to be talking about your world’s education system and giving some tips of how to write a good, functional one. (This post is going to be included in my world-building series because it’s something I find genuinely important when creating a world.)

So, if your world has different countries, there’s no question that each country’s education system is going to be different. For instance, take a look at the education systems of the United States, Finland, and China. They’re all similar and different in their own ways. Which one is the most successful, and why?

Is that system something you’d like to incorporate into your world? Consider why: Look at the assets and the flaws of the system you chose, and choose which elements belong in your world - and the ones you can take out.

Think about art, for example. How valued (in general) in your education system? Are there art classes? If so, how many - are there specialized ones for each sub-genre of art, or are there only one of two generalized classes? When compared to things like math and science, how important is art - is it less/more important, or are they valued equally? If a student wants to pursue art as a career, how is their choice accepted by those around them?

Now, we’ll look at careers. Is there any type of career that the system tries to persuade the students to look into? Are there general stereotypes as to what careers the “smarter” kids go into? Is there any sort of fallback job for people who drop out of their education? Which is valued more: diplomacy or”real work”? What are some of the career paths younger kids want to choose?

If your world has an element of magic, how is that incorporated? Is the entire system built around teaching students about magic, or is it just an optional class for those who want to teach it? Are any magic classes valued higher than regular courses (like college courses taken in high school)? How relaxed is the system of the use of magic - are they alright with their students using magic during school hours, or is there a strict prohibition?

As for different levels of education… Are there any? Is there anything like elementary/high school/college, or is everything done together? If there are different levels, how many are there and what sets them apart? Are there any advanced levels, where kids in a 2nd level could take classes from the 3rd?On the flip side, is there a program or level for students who need specialized education?

Let’s talk about students who differ from the norm. Kids with disabilities - both mental and physical - how are they treated? By both the people teaching and the students - are they respected and treated as anyone else would be? Are they included in programs that would accommodate for their needs and still provide a good learning environment? If so, what is the different between this program and the regular learning environment?

And finally, we’ll talk about break time. Everybody loves breaks from school, students especially. How often do these breaks come, and how long do they last? Is it something like the United States education system, where each weekend is a break, or do they occur more often/infrequently? As for holidays or religious celebrations, do the students get breaks then? If so, how long to they last?

So, that’s all the writing advice I’ve got for you today! Remember that if you want to see me cover a topic you can always leave a request in my ask box ~ until then, much love! <33

kinksheriff  asked:

Hey, first off, I love your blog. Additionally, how do you think Medic would respond to the discovery of DNAs structure? Watson and Crick created the model in 1953, which quasi fits in with his timeline.

Well, obviously that would be really exciting to anyone in medical research during that time! However, I like to think that he’d want the contributions of Rosalind Franklin to be recognized alongside Watson and Crick, seeing as her data was critical to their success and glossed over for decades after.

If not for Franklin’s expertise in X-ray crystallography, Watson and Crick might never have clued into the double helix model. At one point, they were told to not even bother with their DNA research because their models were so off! I think Medic would’ve identified with a determined individual researcher like Rosalind Franklin.

Not that she would’ve been able to collect the Nobel Prize she deserved, anyway, since she died of ovarian cancer in 1958, four years before Watson and Crick got the honor. (The Nobel Foundation doesn’t award people posthumously.) Not that accolades are the most important thing. It’s just not fair.

ragingviolins  asked:

Hey I saw your post about majoring in science but wanting to leave and make movies and well, I didn't drop out but I graduated with a computer science degree, hated it, and went to work on films and ended up loving it lol so I just wanted to say that after you graduate it's definitely worth it to try for the things you love if you're able, plans be damned 😄

I’d say ‘wanting to leave’ is a strong phrase - I still love science and really enjoy it like a lot (those job prospects tho) i also just feel a pull towards other things

But it’s so great to hear from you that you fully graduated but found something somewhere else and that you’re fine! It’s nice to know i’m not bound to my degree 100%

Honestly, my big dream is to find a way to combine science and film :’D - aaah to be an idealist 


From what I understand, there’s a bunch of chemicals in your brain that swim around, and they bump into each other which knocks your whole hormonal balance out of whack. It’s all very strange and science-y, so the important thing to remember is that it’s all totally normal and it’s all just a part of g r o w i n g u p.

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Requested by Anonymous: “The reader is super stressed about all the work she has and one day she completely breaks down and Barry sings to her to calm her down”.

Requested by smhshelby: “Darling, stop” + “You’re worth more than you think”.

Pairings: Barry Allen x reader

Word count: 1106

A/N: So, I paired these 2 requests together cause I thought they would work out, I hope you don’t mind! Thank you so much for requesting and I hope you like it.


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