Hold me fast, 'cause I'm a hopeless wanderer

I’m wearing stockings.

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I’ve never understood the bullshit adage, “But it’s what is in their heart/their intent that counts.” It just doesn’t make sense to me. How cruel and violent must one be to subsume the suffering of others below the “intent” of another.

Never trust anyone who uses this phrase as a shield for themselves or others.


I would like a drink, please.
Got it. Okay.

#i love every thing about this moment #they’re both just like ‘this is gonna happen but i need some alcohol in me before it does’ (via silvertons)


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 Anonymous asked: "Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it"












It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.

Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.

They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.

You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.

Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.

It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do. 
So, uh, screw that.
If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.


I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.


imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA


Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish. 

I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program. 




Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon? 

Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?

At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:


Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:

And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop


Yo, I haven’t posted for a while, but I’m doing a PhD in isotope geochemistry and this made me mad enough to come out of the Pb isotope lab and take this ‘selfie’ to make damn sure no-one thinks that girls can’t do science. I do what I do because I love it, and you know what? I kick ass at it. So jog on hateful anon, we’ve got science to do. 


I have studied nearly every single branch of math and science including but not limited to; geology, astrophysics, mathematics, chemistry, geochemistry, geochronology, nuclear physics, micropaleontology, microbiology, astronomy, logic, physics, biology, oceanography, paleontology, and so many more. The fact that ANYONE has the fucking gall to say that women don’t belong in those subjects is absolutely ludicrous. I work harder than most people I know, and seeing someone tell me that I don’t belong in the field I have decided to dedicate my life to is beyond me. Go fuck yourself if you think that a woman doesn’t belong in STEM programs. Go. Fuck. Yourself. Let me show you how much I actually do, how much work it actually is, and how little of it some uneducated anonymous fuck would actually understand.

imageThese are microfossils that I study. They help with finding oil that allows you to live your life in the comfort you are used to. 

imageThe tedious work of extracting mineral grains that are no larger than a speck of dust. One slip of the hand, and your data is lost. 

imageUsing laser ablation inductively coupled mass spectrometry to measure radioactive decay in microscopic mineral grains. p.s. that single grain on the screen is over a billion years old.image


Did I mention countless hours of field work which includes hiking with loads over 30 pounds and elevation gains of more than 1000 feet in the scorching heat of the desert or pouring rain in the mountains to collect data? Most of which would push the physical limits of most people, yet this requires constant physical and mental work for 8 hours straight. every. single. day. 


Or how about presenting research?


I know I am a successful person, and I am exactly where I belong. If you think otherwise, well, you have a lot of waking up to do. 

This anon makes me really sad. Lady scientists, you most certainly belong here! I love you all!


This post is so inspiring… it’s great to actually SEE ladies doing their thing in whatever STEM niche they occupy. I support all my female peers in science! (I’m a biochemistry major with a focus on pharmacology, and damn it I WILL be a doctor one day.)


Captain America

Working on a thing. Pre-serum Steve and Bucky. I keep getting this image in my head of them lying on a couch, Bucky on his stomach and Steve lying at his back on top of him, and they’d just shoot the shit that way, all lazy and draped over each other.

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no matter how au the au, it’s always

hello, dean.

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"Does the soul forge transfer molecular energy from one place to another?"

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Tessa in #11 from this palette meme




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A comic of my current favorite tumblr post in existence.


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I do find it funny that lesbians are perceived as man-hating but gay men are not perceived as woman-hating, and in fact are often illogically shielded from accusations of misogyny simply by being gay

weird it’s like male privilege works even when queerness is involved who knew

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"His mind is everywhere."

#YES #sebstan’s best quote about the winter soldier #it’s not that he’s the blank murder puppet or full of programs and routines #it’s that bucky’s mind is all loose threads #hydra cut his connections#so there’s ‘him’ and there’s his ‘identity’ and ‘memory’ and ‘feeling’ #and where everyone has ties and reasons and contexts #there’s just the winter soldier and disconnected fragments of information#he loses his ‘why’ and it works just fine for hydra #because the soldier has all this skill that they can build upon but when he uses them they don’t have meaning anymore #when he’s left to his own devices without a higher perogative #his mind wanders and stumbles over bits and pieces of something anything #a snippet of a song he heard when he was a child #the taste of his mother’s cooking and warmth of the stray dog he’d given a pat in france #but they don’t mean anything to him#it’s just a song just a flavor just fur under his palm #how they relate to him is lost #bucky barnes is isolated and cut off in his own mind and he’s floating in the shards of who he used to be #but without any connections or tethers they can’t ever come together in full to place an ”identity’ to who ‘he’ is #a mission is a tether and thus when the soldier is working the fragments cease to register #but the man who tagged him with a NAME who tagged him as a person as a friend as someone who belonged somewhere #the sudden connection is what fucks the soldier up because it’s so strong and compelling and he can’t fucking let it go #because he hasn’t had anything in so long #for the first time in a long time #this means something #bucky barnes #meta 

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