thepoeticandtheprosaic:

Interesting fact:

The BBC series Doctor Who ended in 2010. It was replaced by a show called Doctor Who Cares Now That Steven Moffat’s in Charge. The title of the latter show is often shortened for the sake of brevity. This has caused much confusion amongst viewers with many believing that the two series are one and the same.

humanoidhistory:

Chesley Bonestell paintings from the 1964 book Beyond the Solar System.

(The Golden Age)

yas7k:

It’s ridiculous to me when people claim that behavioural sex differences are intrinsic without even being aware of the subtle ways in which male and female children are taught that they are fundamentally different from one another (most obviously, through dress). When you dress a boy in a t shirt and pants and a girl in a skirt and a halter top (yes, it happens), you are marking their differences and implying that these differences are meaningful (that is the purpose of feminine clothing, after all). I’ve seen little girls try to climb trees while wearing dresses and ridiculous baby-heels with pink fluff on them. I’ve seen little girls try to chase after their friends on the playground only to promptly twist an ankle or slip due to wearing wedges or dress-shoes. I’ve seen little girls get told off for hanging upside-down on monkey bars because their dresses fell down around their heads and exposed their underwear. Parents and society both incapacitate girls from the get go, teaching them that their appearance comes before their enjoyment and physical capabilities, and then they have the gall to go on and on about how cute it is that, despite their liberal views on ‘gender (*cough*)’, their daughter was never really active and outdoorsy, preferring to just sit and play with dolls.

passivemanipulations:

Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power.  I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Part 3

"We all have a thirst for wonder. It’s a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What I’m saying is, you don’t have to make stories up, you don’t have to exaggerate. There’s wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature’s a lot better at inventing wonders than we are."
Carl Sagan, Contact (via whats-out-there)

curtis-ballard:

Your body is made of the same elements that lionesses are built from. Three quarters of you is the same kind of water that beats rocks to rubble, wears stones away. Your DNA translates into the same twenty amino acids that wolf genes code for. When you look in the mirror and feel weak, remember, the air you breathe in fuels forest fires capable of destroying everything they touch. On the days you feel ugly, remember: diamonds are only carbon. You are so much more.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Part 2

officialhamlet:

i want realistic modern fantasy like

someone finding a dragon egg and livetweeting the process of trying to hatch it (with no prior knowledge on how a dragon egg should be hatched)

a guy selling an enchanted sword on craigslist

a tattoo artist who does spell runes but for really mundane stuff like conjuring a bound demonic pen or for summoning your keys

summoning a demon for the vine

selfies with mermaids

prank calling wizards

ughjohnwatson:

do you ever get in those moods where you don’t feel like reading and you don’t feel like being on the internet and you don’t feel like watching a show and you don’t feel like sleeping and you don’t feel like existing in general

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

cophinescockerspaniels:

I’ve been waiting for this website my entire life.

cophinescockerspaniels:

I’ve been waiting for this website my entire life.

David Tennant singing his precious little heart out