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Women in Science You Should Be Following On Social Media
Your Guide To #WomeninSTEM on Social
By Sci Chic

Hey check out who made the list ;) 

This list does a great job of covering a bunch of different fields within STEM so even if you are not interested in space there will be something for you!

Things Trump doesn’t think we want our taxes to go towards:

Rail subsidies for long haul passenger transportation

Global health research.

Improving water quality.

Coastal and marine management, research and education

Preemptive disaster mitigation

Affordable housing

Public transit infrastucture improvements

Clean power

Before and after school and summer programs

Energy research

Chemical safety

Meals on wheels

Public broadcasting

Cleaning up the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay

Museums and libraries

Minority businesses. (Yes, specifically)

The arts and humanities

Space education (NASA claims they will continue education programs under other programs, but…)

Assistance to homeless people.

Poor people’s energy bills

Foreign aid.

Programs to improve teacher quality.

WIC nutrition assistance

Research programs to help communities deal with rising seas

Work study aid for college students

Aid to low income college students

Training doctors

Counterterrorism funding (excuse me, Mr. Trump, I thought you planned on protecting us).

National Heritage areas.

Programs to help low income seniors find work.

Programs to help disadvantaged youth find work

Safety and health training for public agency employees

Development banks

Cultural exchange.

Air traffic control. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL. He wants to privatize air traffic control.

Subsidies to help keep small rural airports open.

Financial services in low income neighborhoods.

Earth science

Grants to small businesses

School lunches.

Wildlife refuges


Legal advice to poor people (he literally wants to eliminate it).

Things he does seem to think we want to pay for:

A massive increase in military spending

“School choice”

Yucca Mountain

Deporting people.

Reducing “improper payments made to people receiving unemployment benefits”

This is not even fascism. Fascists actually care about their own people.

And some of these cuts will be hard to restore later. And by that time people will be dead. Oh, and the economy will be worse, the economy in DC is going to take a hard hit when he starts firing people.


Dr Warhol’s Periodic Table of Microbes

52. Te.  Thermococcus

Hot balls. If you have a Thermococcus, you have hot (thermo) balls (coccus).

Thermococcus is a salt water dwelling thermophile that enjoys living at high temperatures, from 70°C to 100°C (which is 158°F to 212°F, making it hotter than anything you or I could even imagine tolerating). In order to actually have water at 100°C, you need pressure (physics!). And guess what? Thermococcus loves pressure, some are barophilic and either need or tolerate pressures from 0.3 MilliPascals to 40 Millipascals. That’s 5,800 pounds per square inch, 835,000 pounds per square foot, or roughly the weight of 55 elephants standing on a piece of notebook paper.

If you find this fascinating, there are more than 30 species of Thermococcus to investigate. Most of the time you will find the organism hanging around deep sea hydrothermal vents. Not just one or two isolated vents; they have been found near Greece, the Guaymas Basin, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, New Zealand, and even in high-temperature oil reservoirs in Siberia.

And if that’s not enough, some have interesting nutritional requirements and only eat amino acids, and some resist extreme gamma radiation, like our buddy Rubrobacter. Thermococcus is considered to be an Archaean. As with all extremophiles, they are biochemically and metabolically adapted to live under intense conditions.

Thermococcus are Gram negative irregular spheres that are 0.6 to 2.0 microns in diameter.

Copyright 2016 Warhol.

“People who have faced death often speak of their lives flashing before their lives. Something much different happened to dolphin trainer Richard O'Barry when one of the dolphins that played Flipper on television died of stress in his arms. He realized that most of his career as an animal trainer had been a mistake and that dolphins have as much right to freedom as humans. He vowed not to rest until he freed every last dolphin that could be returned to the wild successfully.

This is a true story that will move not only animal lovers but everyone who loves a well-told tale. He began to understand that dolphins were easy to train because of their great intelligence, not his great talent, and keeping them in captivity was cruel and morally wrong. While research and entertainment are important to human life, they are not worth the cost to these beautiful and gentle animals.

O'Barry was arrested trying to free a dolphin, but that didn’t stop him, and he now devotes his life to untraining dolphins and returning them to their natural habitats. Once the pride of the billion-dollar dolphin captivity industry, he has since become its nemesis.”


Jellyfish are marvelous, mysterious and mesmerizing, but I have no idea how they work. So I went behind the scenes of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to find out from aquarist Tommy Knowles. It was an…experience.

Big Blue Live airs on PBS August 31st, September 1 & 2 at 8pm ET&PT.


Educational animation short for The Marine Mammal Center about how climate change affects California’s marine mammal life.

“The killer whales – or orcas – currently in the company’s care will be the last generation of orcas at SeaWorld. The company will end all orca breeding in 2016.

SeaWorld also will introduce new, inspiring, natural orca encounters rather than theatrical shows, as part of its ongoing commitment to education, marine science research and rescue of marine animals. This change will start at SeaWorld San Diego next year, followed by SeaWorld San Antonio in 2018 and then SeaWorld Orlando in 2019”

Confirmation of when the shows are ending at the other SW parks.


The promo for Shark Week 2015 is here, and I like it! It’s the most wonderful week of the year. Shark Week 2015 will air from July 5th to 12th on Discovery Channel.

I look forward to seeing if the new Discovery president Rich Ross will keep his promise made earlier this year that the network will stay clear of “mockumentaries”, such as the Megalodon special done over the last two years. 

Don’t disappoint me Mr. Ross!


To coincide with discovery​‘s #SharkWeek, episode 18 of #Ponderlust was a conversation about sharks: how realistic the threat in the wake of the most recent incidents off the Carolina coasts? Are the media networks portraying shark attacks and information about the animal accurately? What are the consequences of misinformation surrounding sharks? And what ever happened to the educational, scientifically-valid Discovery Channel programs we all used to tune in for? 

Dive in as we discuss everyone’s favorite apex predator of the deep…

Sharks are beautiful animals, and if you’re lucky enough to see lots of them, that means that you’re in a healthy ocean. You should be afraid if you are in the ocean and don’t see sharks.
– Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

Originally posted by musts

What are your favorite shark facts? We’d love to hear them and share yours on the podcast, so write to us by sending us a message on Twitter, Facebook, or here on Tumblr using the tag #WhyILoveScience!

This podcast episode was inspired by our Tumblr post about #SharkWeek you can read via the link below:

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i’m doing a math paper on the financial effect of blackfish on seaworld and 

while i was researching

i came across this little gem: 

“Growing attendance is not our focus,” Chief Executive Jim Atchison said in an interview. “Our focus is driving our financial performance.” (x)

but wait!! if education and conservation were seaworld’s primary objectives, as they claim, wouldn’t it be better to have more people come to the parks so that they could “educate” them?

they flat out admitted that they prioritize profits over marine life education. 

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hello loves! my name is claire, and i’m starting my studyblr today (yay!) i stumbled upon the studyblr / motivation community a few months ago, and instantly began stepping up my study game! i don’t have the most expensive/nice supplies, but i do have a passion for improvement and learning! here are some fun things to know abt me:

name: claire

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future plans: my dream is to attend UCLA in california, and major in either history (focus on secondary education), marine biology, sociology, or music ed (i have a lot of things i want to do OK)

favorite classes: band, world history, french

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