national academies

Guess what?!

I just got selected for the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF FUTURE SCIENTISTS AND TECHNOLOGISTS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. This is such a great honor! I get to represent my state of Michigan in this congress held in Boston. I get to be in the same room as and meet Nobel Prize winners and world leaders in science! I am so honored to be chose for this out of everyone else! I’m so happy! I hope you see this!





People don’t take hurricanes as seriously if they have a feminine name and the consequences are deadly, finds a new groundbreaking study.

Female-named storms have historically killed more because people neither consider them as risky nor take the same precautions, the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes.

There have been a lot of weird, quirky one-off characters with stupid, ridiculous weapons in RWBY, but my favorite is still Flynt and his gun trumpet.

Look at this idiot

This is how he dresses to an organized fighting tournament between what are basically national military academies for people with superpowers. “Hmm, I’m going to be fighting highly-trained fighters who can summon explosions, move faster than sound, and control objects with their mind, what kind of armor should I wear to that…got it. Fedora, shades, and a vest. Oh, and an untied tie for good measure.”

That fucking trumpet is his weapon too. People in this show wield scythes bigger than themselves, gloves and boots that double as magical fireball shotguns, floating swords they can control with their minds, and this moron decided to take a trumpet, stick a trigger and grip on it, and call it a day.

And the dumbest part is it works



Like everyone else in the show, he has a special ability on top of his ridiculous weapon. What is his ability? Is it something musical? Something that has to do with waveforms? Something that makes sense? Nope, it’s him playing with himself.




In a world of superpowered crazy people with giant illogically powerful weapons, Flynt Cole is a man with a trumpet, a hat, three clones of himself, and all the jazz his soul can muster.

I fucking love it.

Bring back Flynt!

With the help of high-speed cameras, CT scanners and some nail-art supplies, scientists in Japan have managed to catch a glimpse of the elaborate way that ladybugs fold their wings to tuck them away.

The research could have implications for everything from aeronautics to umbrellas.

The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explored how ladybugs can have wings strong enough to fly with, but quickly collapsible so they can be tucked out of the way.

The wings, after all, are much larger than the black-spotted wing cases they fold down to fit inside — as is immediately obvious easy to see if you just watch a video of the wings unfolding.

But the researchers at the University of Tokyo explain that no one knew how the ladybugs put the wings away, since they actually shut the wing cases first — then pull the wings inside. The interesting action is tucked out of sight.

Scientists Sneak A Peek At How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings

Photo: University of Tokyo

  • Fire Lord Ozai: Here is my perfect daughter, Azula. She's prodigy in Firebending and has high abilities in war strategies and battlefield beside her unquestionably loyalty to me. She achieves anything I want her to accomplish even if I don't oreder her to. She was at the top of her class in the Fire Nation Academy for girls. But I don't have a room in my heart for her. And if she disappointed me, there'd be consequences just like the other child who failed me.
  • Uncle Iroh: Here is my nephew, Zuko. I love him. He's angry and cute.
You wanna talk about a good show? Let's talk about Dance Academy.

It’s an Australian teen-centric show that’s on Netflix. It’s also the most true to life and honest show I’ve seen. Throughout it, it addresses issues such as body issues, eating disorders, rape/consent, underage alcohol consumption, being prepared for sex, relationships, cheating, sexuality crises, family expectations, family issues, religious obligation, cancer, injuries, death of friends and the subsequent grief, and so much more. I went into watching this program thinking it would be a shallow, average teenage program about dancing, but it’s so much more than that. I have learnt so much and I encourage you to watch it if you haven’t, it’s awesome! (Plus the cast is really hot)

You guys ready for a new au?

  • Aizawa never really set out to be a teacher. Hell, he doesn’t even like kids! (As is made abundantly clear when, in his first year of working at UA, he ends up expelling a grand total of 154 students before year’s end). But he has a deep respect for principal Nedzu, so when he had asked Aizawa to be a temporary teacher until Nedzu could find a replacement, Aizawa couldn’t say no.
  • Then, he meets Izuku and his classmates, and it all goes downhill from there. They’re rowdy and have too much energy and can’t follow instructions to save their lives, but they’re also brilliantly intelligent and quick on the uptake. They’re all good kids, and he is deeply proud of them.
    • (All except the purple menace, who actually ends up being expelled halfway through 1st year, and is replaced by Shinsou Hitoshi, so it all works out in the end.)
  • Aizawa guides them as their homeroom teacher for all three of their years at UA. He watches them grow into strong, confident young heroes, and he expects them to do great things with their lives. So when 7 of them (Izuku, Iida, Uraraka, Tokoyami, Shinsou, Ojiro, and strangely enough Todoroki) approach him one day after summer break (3rd year) asking him for advice about starting a joint hero agency after graduation, he knows better than to underestimate them.
  • He helps them work out the logistics, helps put them in contact with likeminded management and support students. He helps them find a building for their headquarters, and even invests a good chunk of his savings to get them started (despite his kids’ repeated objections that he doesn’t need to). He works so hard to help make sure his kids get off to a good start, and when Izuku approaches him one day, stuttering and tripping over his own words and looking so much more like that shy little first year that had walked into his class a few years ago, and when this kid he almost expelled looks him in the eye and asks if he would be willing to work work with their agency and continue to help guide them in the future, Aizawa doesn’t even have to think about it.
  • Aizawa never set out to be a teacher, but there’s nothing he would rather do than continue to help raise his kids into the heroes he knows they can be some day.
  • They start off small. With a total staff of just 20 people (including Aizawa, All Might and their kids), they don’t expect to get anywhere fast. They couldn’t have been more wrong.
  • Izuku and his group had gathered quite the following over their years at UA thanks to their outstanding performances at the sports festivals, and with the former number 1 hero backing their cause, their support is far from small.
  • On top of that, after three years of growing and learning together, the kids work together seamlessly, like extensions of the same organism.
  • The pros of working as a team quickly begin to show themselves as well. Hatsume’s information gather skills are second to none, and with such a wide pool of quirks to choose from, they never find themselves stuck in a situation of having to wait for someone with a more advantageous quirk against a villain.
  • In that first year, most of the money they make from capturing villains goes towards expanding their agency, and it’s all worth it in the end. By the time April rolls around again, they’ve grown exponentially. They have their own building now, instead of having to share a cramped little office space, and their staff of 20 has grown to 50.
  • The Alliance has gained a massive amount of public support by now, and Izuku and his friends are some of the most popular heroes out there. But they’re also starting to get a little overworked. Their information gathering is just a bit too efficient, and they don’t have enough heroes to cover every incident they learn about. Not to mention having to earn enough money to pay not only their support and management staff, but to support themselves as well. And then, in their moment of greatest need, it happens.
  • Yaoyorozu, Tsuyu, and Jirou get in touch with Izuku (the face and official leader of their group - Aizawa may be the brains behind everything, but as always he prefers to lay low and avoid the media), requesting to join The Alliance.
  • The girls had been working as sidekicks at the same pro hero agency since graduation, but after a year of being nothing more than glorified servants, they had decided to take a risk and accept the offer Izuku and the others had made them in 3rd year.
  • They’re welcomed with open arms.
  • As time passes, more and more heroes begin to join their roster, and the National Hero Alliance (NHA) continues to grow by the day.
  • Kaminari and Shouji join just three months after the girls do, and another five months after that, Satou, Kouda, and Hagakure show up on Izuku’s doorstep as well, with sheepish smiles and hopeful eyes. Izuku doesn’t have the heart to turn them down (not that he wanted to in the first place).
  • Mina, Sero, and Aoyama take a bit longer, but 7 months later, they end up joining as well.
  • Finally, it’s just Kirishima and Bakugou missing from their old class. Kirishima probably would have joined up with them even before Yaoyorozu’s group had, but he refuses to leave Bakugou’s side, and Bakugou is, of course, as stubborn as ever.
  • But Bakugou had grown, in his time at UA. His ego has deflated quite a bit, and he’s left most of his ill feelings towards Izuku in the past. He’s grown to see the boy as a worthy rival and maybe even something of a friend. But it takes him a while, to willingly agree to acknowledge Izuku as his boss. But in the end, Bakugou and Kirishima end up joining the NHA as well.
  • After that, the new members trickle in much much slower. Not because there’s a lack of candidates, of course. With all the success the NHA has had in the few short years it’s existed, there are several heroes clamouring to become a part of it. But Izuku and Aizawa are both wary about who they let in. With the rest of their classmates it had been easy, having spent three years living and learning together, but the rest is much harder.
  • They continue to grow, though, and within the decade, the face of Japanese heroics has changed drastically.
  • The NHA is still considered a private entity, but it has been recognized by the government, and has a massive amount of influence in the Heroics Industry. The vast majority of pro heroes are registered with the NHA (and those that aren’t quickly find how difficult it is to stay afloat with the NHA as competition.)
  • Within 3 decades, the NHA becomes the IHA - the International Hero Alliance, with branches in all the most powerful countries in the world.
  • The hero Deku rises in fame equal to his father and predecessor, All Might, and will one day surpass him to become known as the greatest hero of all time.