Posts tagged science.
whenever dudebros go into some middle school biology spiel about how people are animals and men are just doing what male animals do
I just want to tell them
did you know:
jumping spider males are forced to dance for their mates, and if their courting dance is flawed the female eats him
u sure u wanna go about the animal kingdom
i’m about to ruin molecules for you
every time i look at a diagram of a molecule i can’t not see some underwear and a crotch and some legs than have been chopped off
ok here do you see it now?
BUT WAIT it gets worse when you get to more complex molecules like hydrocarbons
and by worse i mean disturbing
THIS ISN’T CHEMISTRY ANY MORE THIS IS SILENT HILL
I like how people think of this blog when they see posts like this and send me it. XD So yes, here is your dose of Escher Girl science for the day.
— Carl Sagan (via phytos)
When people ask—and seems like people always be askin to where I can’t never get away from it—I say, Yeah, that’s right, my mother name was Henrietta Lacks, she died in 1951, John Hopkins took her cells and them cells are still livin today, still multiplyin, still growin and spreadin if you don’t keep em frozen. Science calls her HeLa and she’s all over the world in medical facilities, in all the computers and the Internet everywhere.
When I go to the doctor for my checkups I always say my mother was HeLa. They get all excited, tell me stuff like how her cells helped make my blood pressure medicines and antidepression pills and how all this important stuff in science happen cause of her. But they don’t never explain more than just sayin, Yeah, your mother was on the moon, she been in nuclear bombs and made that polio vaccine. I really don’t know how she did all that, but I guess I’m glad she did, cause that mean she helpin lots of people. I think she would like that.
But I always have thought it was strange, if our mother cells done so much for medicine, how come her family can’t afford to see no doctors? Don’t make no sense. People got rich off my mother without us even knowin about them takin her cells, now we don’t get a dime. I used to get so mad about that to where it made me sick and I had to take pills. But I don’t got it in me no more to fight. I just want to know who my mother was.
— Deborah’s Voice The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks (via brashblacknonbeliever)
WU-TANG’s GZA raps and rhymes on StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
So, this happened (!!!)
Smart Black men talking about scientific literacy and hip hop »»