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*sprints for 40 miles*

*squat thrusts through a brick wall*

Listen to this whenever you feel bad about yourself and your self esteem will boost x100

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apparently it’s nineteen fucking twenty

what a stupid fucking comic 

Wow! Whoever made this is deluded

You know this comic is based on what happened to this person at work right? you’re fucking deluded if you wanna deny that things like this actually happen to alot of girls.

1 girl = all girls.

So if it doesn’t happen to all women, it doesn’t happen at all?

C’mon bro. Logic at me. You clearly need the practice.

Oh hey, my life working at a *major home improvement store*. 

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I think I’m going to get some business cards printed before I go to Australia with my email, blog, and phone number (which I’ll just write in when I get there I guess). I don’t entirely know what to out in terms of job. Like ‘traveller, biologist, farmer, Sheila of all trades’?

I don’t know. I found a really cute template on vistaprint I like so that’s the first step I guess.

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"It’s a motherfucking walk-off."
Hooboy, I forgot how funny this is.

Never forget.

The best season.


Aaannnnddddrrrrreeeeeeee

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The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

 Cancer: In the warm soft days ahead, there is going to be so much magic available to you, more than you know, more than you can even imagine. There’s going to be so much you can see, so much you can do, so much in the air. You can let your days fill with color, you can let your nights fill with song, you can charm every person around you, you can fill your own heart with weird bright joy. Try to believe in your own powers. Try to believe in your own body.



Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

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The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Cancer: In the warm soft days ahead, there is going to be so much magic available to you, more than you know, more than you can even imagine. There’s going to be so much you can see, so much you can do, so much in the air. You can let your days fill with color, you can let your nights fill with song, you can charm every person around you, you can fill your own heart with weird bright joy. Try to believe in your own powers. Try to believe in your own body.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

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Anonymous said: 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

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shychemist:

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.

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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.
But…
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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.

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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.

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

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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. 

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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:

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Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
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And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop

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Oh, me? What do I do? I try to understand why superbursts happen in neutron stars! This is important because: they shouldn’t happen but they do. And the implications could be astoundingly helpful for things like, oh I don’t know, nuclear fusion.

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Oh, just me, at a conference after presenting this:

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"don’t belong there"?! excuse you! 
Im not a science tumblr but i am a girl and a geologist so i kinda prove you wrong…?

In the Sorbas Basin finding fossilised bird trackways and fossilised rain drops
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Using HCl to dissolve solnhofen plattenkalk (limestones) to make plastic copies of exceptional fossils  

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On board the HMS Discovery, a state of the art scientific ship which anchors at the NOC (national oceanography centre Southampton)

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Doing some geological mapping and fieldwork in Ingleton Yorkshire

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So yeh anon, you’re wrong and very very very outdated in your opinions 

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Sorry, anon:  I’d love to stay and chat, but I’m afraid I’m too busy living in the future.

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Dang anon by the time I was 22 I had already worked for a geology department at a museum, a lab at a university, and was a lab technician for a hospital.

Oh and my girlfriend interned for a cancer research facility before graduating from high school.

^ Said girlfriend. I also interned at a bioprocessing lab in high school, and I am going study biochemistry/molecular biology at a top liberal arts college.

Way to go ladies! I love how proud everyone is to be in the sciences!

I’m a vegetable breeder. It’s amazing. You like food right? Great. Well, while you sit and be shitty on the internet, I’m going to go breed some tomatoes. Or peppers. Or sweet potatoes. AND FUCKING CHANGE THE WORLD. What the hell are you going to do tomorrow, anon?

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Log In - The New York Times

"No, Contraception Coverage Does Not Usually Pay for Itself"

So? Does Viagara coverage pay for itself? What are the economic benefits of Viagara?  I don’t imagine condom sales increase drastically with Viagara use.

Economic benefits of birth control though? I had to take a part-day off yesterday because of my cramps (thanks uterus!). An unpaid day since I am on a short-term contract with no benefits. I can’t afford HBC without insurance (especially since my risk of getting pregnant at the moment is 0), so I’m not on it. Wish I could be, but hey, that’s life. 

Birth control doesn’t mean I have sex all day, every day (and if I did, what business if that of yours?) But it does mean I can go to work every day of the month, and my bank account really appreciates that. 

i love this duet.

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We’re always just missing each other.

The evening lonelies have set in.