The blonde. 28. Tends to wander, but was raised and educated in Linguistics in Chicago. Currently lives in Brooklyn, keeping house and writing the next great American web comic. Very amateur photographer. Enjoys cooking challenging foods, and is currently perfecting her caramelized sweet potato risotto. Atheist and social liberal.

Likes to read dystopian fiction, learn and practice programming languages, and listen to 80's New Wave and sythpop. Likes 60's mod fashion, but will always be a closet goth. Gets nostalgic about 90's anime and spends too much time watching horror flicks on Netflix. Has memorized every episode of The Office. Hufflepuff.

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September 25, 2011

"Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know."


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Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

Professor Cecilia Payne, ladies and gentlemen.

(via neon-loneliness)

This is a great example of how the education we receive focuses around the discoveries and perspectives of men.

(via fffigures)

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Woah. PUTTING ON A HAT AND THEN TIPPING IT TO YOU, COSMIC QUEEN CECILIA PAYNE!

(via emmyc)


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The redhead. 22. Born and bred in the Philadelphia suburbs, currently hanging out in Brooklyn. Spends her work day in Manhattan designing cute books for kids. Enjoys using her drawing skills to make comics revolving around queer people, flouting her strict Catholic upbringing.

Likes admiring hand drawn typography and producing her own, the fine illustrations of JC Leyendecker, the works of JRR Tolkien, mens' fashions of the early 1930's, drinking whiskey, super campy BBC programming, and anything that involves Stephen Fry. Very into classic rock and chinese food. Gryffindor.

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