woman scientists

anonymous asked:

What did you want to be as a kid when you grew up? Was there anything that made you, go, I wanna be that person!

Originally posted by the-future-now

Well, I watched Star Wars as a kid and I remember thinking, “that’s where I want to live. That’s where I want to be, amongst the galaxy and flying through the stars. Fighting alongside friends!” That was a prominent thought. Then my dad showed me documentaries of Astronauts, the unsung heroes of reality. And I was like, “it’s real. We can go there? I wanna do that.”

I basically wanted to be a Space Journalist. I wanted to write but in space, I wanted to start a space newspaper! Just space and writing, combined. I was very imaginative.

Then I got to high school, I was really into science and loved all the subjects taught but Astronomy was my favourite, except the teacher was awful. And I remember he was asking my class what we were going to do for GCSE, this was Year 10, and most of the boys said football/PE or mechanics. And it got to me, I proudly said the GCSE science courses my school was having; Psychology, Astronomy and Biology. For a year, you’d study the three sections and do a final test, earning a level1 diploma in that section. (I passed all three btw.)

He didn’t seem that surprised, since I was excelling in science anyway. But he asked a few questions, and I said, I really wanted a career with NASA; wasn’t really sure what field because I still had time to think but he… laughed at me. And I remember asking what was funny, and he shrugged and said, “just you girls like to dream big nowadays!” And he then proceeded to go in depth on the fact, I’ll probably never get into the profession of any choice.

Seems silly for me now, but I remember leaving that lesson and just giving up. I stopped believing. I wanted to be a pilot (cause Luke Skywalker/ I was young but it seems a trend to shoot down children’s dreams in my time) and my aunty saying; “you’re better off sticking to the ground!”. I just wanted to be off the ground, any little dream was always up in a sense and an adult made me “see sense”.

But I wanted to be Astronaut or just something to do with space. I never even got to figure out what career I’d have because no one really believed in me. But I still love space because it’s just magic!- Ro

Leading up to marriage confirmation like...
  • Show title: Toast
  • Me: TOAST!?!? DOES THAT MEAN!?!
  • Show: *mentions celebration*
  • Show: *mentions champagne*
  • WTNV: *mentions parties*
  • WTNV: *mentions love*
  • Me: oh, come on. PLEASE BE THEIR WEDDING
  • WTNV: *love sonnets*
  • Me: *squeals*
  • WTNV: *presents a live song for the weather*
  • Me: *dies*
  • WTNV: *presents Steve Carlsburg*
  • WTNV: *presents old woman Josie*
  • Me: YES, THEY ARE GETTING MARRIED.
  • WTNV: *presents Carlos' vows*
  • Me: *begins to cry*
  • WTNV: *presents Cecil's vows*
  • Me: *has officially altered into a hyper sphere of happiness*

Night Vale Moodboard The Angels (All named Erika)

She brought me to the lighthouse in her strange desert that is like our own, but is not our own. She introduced me to an army of men and women who have taken great care of her. And introduced me to several tall, winged creatures, each named Erika. With a K.”
—  
Welcome to Night Vale
Episode 48 - Renovations

A Night Vale Alphabet

Best if read in the voice of Cecil Palmer (Beware of spoilers)

A’s for the Tracker (Apache, he said)

Not quite as embarrassing now that he’s dead.

B’s for Big Rico, best under the sun.

No one does pizza like Rico, NO ONE.

C’s for the council, with crowns of soft meat.

They’re off on a clearly pre-scheduled retreat.

D is for Dana, or maybe her twin.

It’s hard to say which of them managed to win.

E is for Emmett, or Ernest some claim.

It’s hard to remember him, even his name.

F is the Faceless Old Woman who roams

Unseen just behind you. She lives in your home.

G IS THE GLOW CLOUD, BENEATH WHOM WE FLAIL.
“ALL GLORY” WE CRY UNTO IT, “ALL HAIL.”

H is for Hiram and all of his heads,

A literal dragon who ran from the feds.

I’s for the Interns who’ve come and who’ve gone.

We send our condolences, then we move on.

J is John Peters (The farmer. You know.)

Folks love the invisible corn that he grows.

K is for Kevin who worked here a while.

Beware of the lies hiding under his smile.

L can be found on the edge of the town

It’s old Larry Leroy. He’s always around.

M is for Marcus, the town’s richest man.

I’d tell you what happened, but I don’t think I can.

N is for Nazr, the school’s football coach.

His tongue’s pretty creepy. I wouldn’t approach.

O’s Old Woman Josie, whom we dearly missed,

Surrounded by friends who do not exist.

P is for Pamela, mayor no more,

A press conference chief with surprises in store.

Q is a question you never will voice.

No “shouldn’t” about it. You don’t have a choice.

R is for Roger, who paid with a spine.

It bought him a condo and terror sublime.

S is for Steve. I’ll try not to rant.

He once saved my life by- No, sorry. I can’t.

T’s for Tamika, that lover of books.

She’s already found, so don’t bother to look.

U’s for the people just under lane five.

They’ll only rest when we’re no longer alive.

V is the vague yet menacing team

That works for the government. So it would seem.

W is for worms…(ellipsis, no caps)

If you can’t find your dog, it’s the pellet that yaps.

X has been cancelled, we’re sorry to say.

There’s nothing to see here, so be on your way.

Y is for you, it just so turns out.

You’re sometimes the one that the story’s about.

Z is the sound once you’ve turned out the light,

So Carlos and I wish you all a good night.

nytimes.com
Crowd Scientists Say Women’s March in Washington Had 3 Times More People Than Trump’s Inauguration
Estimates by crowd scientists of attendance at events on Friday and Saturday and how they calculated it.
By Tim Wallace and Alicia Parlapiano

Oh, don’t worry Tiny Hands, size doesn’t matter. ;-)

"Love is Neat"

Originally posted by collegepsychexperiment

Who Should You Fight: WTNV
  • Cecil: u might think this small weenie would be easy to beat but keep in mind he fought off antiques and escaped the condos. approach with care.
  • Carlos: what is WRONG with you?
  • Kevin: just tell him that Ayn Rand sucks and he'll probably start crying lmao.
  • Intern Maureen: sure? I mean, you won’t win (that girl has survived two years of intern bullshit) but she’s so beyond caring at this point. you’ll be fine.
  • Old Woman Josie: u wanna fight the old lady with definitely-not-angels on her side? okay then. your life, your choices.
  • Mayor Dana Cardinal: first of all how dare you.
  • Tamika Flynn: n o
  • The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home: do it. do it for all of us. i'm begging.

I caught up with wtnv and am still in little happy disbelief. Congrats to our fav radio host, you have waited long enought boy!

I know Hiram wasn’t there in person but i guess i just really wanted him to get better and attend after all:(

For all those who doubted the amount of fangirl in me and asked if my glow cloud actually glowed. Don’t want to spoil anything about last night’s episode but let me just tell you-Things Fell Apart.

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Tagged by The New Times as a “local powerhouse” she’s played alongside The Smith’s Andy Rourke and has shared nights with artists of all walks such as Talib Kweli, Jacques Renault, Neon Indian, Icona Pop, Thievery Corporation, Fred Falke and more.

Her impeccable sense of style only adds to her audacious flare which is why MTV Networks, Bacardi USA, Redbull Soundstage, and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, to name a few, all hail her as their “go to“ DJ for private Miami events.

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