get to know me: [3/5] favorite movies ⇢ red eye (2005)

Pretty clever thinking, given the circumstances. Let me guess, stress management courses? Well, they’re really paying off! When we get outta this, I may have to steal you.

my fav things in F8, in no particular order:

*Shaw’s exasperated sigh when told he has to take his lil’ bro with him

*Mama Shaw fake-crying to guilt her son

“these assholes aren’t gonna kill themselves”

*the BABY. also, the BABY and SHAW <3

*the Rock and Mr. Nobody being such dads to Eric

~ on that note, the Rock being the asshole!dad and Mr. Nobody being the encouraging yet hilariously hands-off parent ~

~ also the Rock referring to Eric as a girl and Eric just completely ignoring it ~

~ the Rock’s super dramatic “you gotta personally avert WWIII and save the whole world” speech only @Eric ~

*Roman speaking “Russian”

“what are you, twelve?”

*actually every single thing Roman and Eric said to each other in the movie

*the hilariously escalating trash-talk between Deckard and the Rock that cumulated in the toothbrush threat that no one could take seriously



Triads of King Menkaure

These three schist triads of Menkaure were found by the Egyptologist George Reisner in the valley temple of Menkaure near his pyramid in Giza. Menkaure was the fifth king of the 4th Dynasty. These are the oldest triads in the history of ancient Egyptian statuary.

  1. The king can be seen standing, the muscles of his body well defined, wearing the White Crown of Upper Egypt, a false beard, and a short kilt. His left leg strides forward, in the conventional manner. The goddess Hathor, to his right, holds his hand, identifiable by the cow’s horns and sun-disc that surmount her wig, and by the inscription below, which reads, Hathor, Lady of the Sycamore Tree in all her places. To his left stands a personification of the Diospolis Parva Nome (Hu district) of Egypt, herself identifiable by the standard above her head.
  2. Menkaure in the center, accompanied by Hathor on his right, standing with her hands at her sides. The personification of the Theban Nome stands to his left, presented as a short man with his left leg advancing forward, and his arms down by his sides. As with the other Nome personification described above, he is identifiable by the standard above his head. The king’s beard has broken off.
  3. This piece shows the king accompanied by Hathor and a Nome Goddess with the crouching jackal emblem of the nome of Cynopolis. Menkaure is wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt.

Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, ca. 2530-2500 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 46499, JE 40679, JE 40678.

Science Book Recommendations

For the inquisitive layperson or diehard rock hound, I decided to compile a list of some of my favorite science books.  (Note: the only reason geology does not appear as a separate category is due to its encompassing nature, spanning across virtually every field mentioned.  Also, I would have included biology but the recommended titles fit better under the subset zoology.)


  • An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield.
  • Cosmos by Carl Sagan.
  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown.
  • If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens … Where Is Everybody? by Stephen Webb.
  • Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.


  • Periodic Tales by Hugh Aldersey-Williams.
  • The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean.

Earth Science

  • Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner.
  • The Rocks Don’t Lie by David R. Montgomery.


  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.
  • Genome by Matt Ridley.
  • The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins.
  • Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin.


  • Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian.
  • How to Not Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg.
  • Our Mathematical Universe by Max Tegmark.
  • Paradox by Jim Al-Khalili.


  • Dinosaurs: The Grand Tour by Keiron Pim.
  • Dinosaurs Without Bones by Anthony J. Martin.
  • The Dinosaur Heresies by Robert T. Bakker.
  • The Tyrannosaur Chronicles by David Hone.


  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall.
  • Higgs by Jim Baggot.
  • Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku.
  • The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene.
  • The Perfect Theory by Pedro G. Ferreira.
  • Warped Passages by Lisa Randall.


  • Superforecasting by Phillip E. Tetlock.
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.


  • Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan.
  • Struck by Lightning by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal.
  • The Drunkard’s Walk by Leonard Mlodinow.


  • Beyond Words by Carl Safina.
  • Zoobiquity by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz.
Scientists pioneer a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

The quest to find new ways to harness solar power has taken a step forward after researchers successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen by altering the photosynthetic machinery in plants.

Photosynthesis is the process plants use to convert sunlight into energy. Oxygen is produced as by-product of photosynthesis when the water absorbed by plants is ‘split’. It is one of the most important reactions on the planet because it is the source of nearly all of the world’s oxygen. Hydrogen which is produced when the water is split could potentially be a green and unlimited source of renewable energy.

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Thomas Reisner, Osborn High School’s robotics coach, embraces Dennis Martin, 18, during the FIRST Robotics Michigan State Championship in Saginaw, MI on April 7, 2018. Osborn High School was the only Detroit Public High School to make it to the state championship this year and was resurrected only a few short years ago thanks to the Michigan Engineering Zone, a program that gives a working space and resources for Detroit schools to compete in the annual FIRST robotics competitions.

Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

The Chapel of Queen Meresankh III of the Fourth Dynasty

She held the royal titles of King’s Daughter and King’s Wife, Great of Scepter.
On April 23, 1927 the tomb was discovered and excavated by George Reisner. with subsequent excavations undertaken by his team on behalf of Harvard University and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. They found extraordinarily preserved statuary and colorful relief sculpture with a remarkable emphasis on the female figures. Meresankh’s husband, King Khafra, was not shown in the tomb at all. This indicates the importance of female nobility during the queen`s life. Detail of the Queen and her titles: king’s daughter of his body, she who sits with Horus, follower of Horus Meresankh. These are typical titles of a queen in the Old Kingdom. Surprising is the title of the king’s daughter of his body because Meresankh’s father never became king. Possible, this title expresses her relation to her grandfather Khufu, or possibly her royal stepfather adopted her (in this case it would be surprising that she depicted her real father Kawab in her tomb!). The queen is depicted standing in a very elegant way, wearing a short wig, choker and broad collar, bracelets on her wrists. Her dress is long white dress with shoulder straps and without sleeves. Her left hand is hanging on her chest and her right hand is beside her. 

Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt: From Early Dynastic Times to the Death of Cleopatra, by Joyce Tyldesley
life as a rubix cube

“Don’t kick my desk! What kind of hooligan defaces a library?”

And Steve just needed Grapes of Wrath for Mrs. Reisners Intro to Lit, but he suddenly feels a whisper of a hum that sounds like stay, because two feet away stands the prettiest boy he has ever seen.

“Reading is magic,” Steve just sighs.

Or, a story about a rubix cube, a tiny bit of paint, and a little yellow notebook.

(Steve and Tony fall in love in a library. It’s kind of the best.)