• Them: It's a thrilling political drama!
  • Me: Maybe--
  • Them: --IN SPACE!
  • Me: YEAH!
  • Them: It's a tense military story.
  • Me: Well, I don't--
  • Them: --IN SPACE!
  • Me: HELL YEAH!
  • Them: It's a lecture on the history of milk pasteurization.
  • Me: Now you're not even try--
  • Them: --IN SPACE!
  • Me: HELL FUCKIN' YEAH!
invisiblejonsters:

a valentines card from a geometer.

invisiblejonsters:

a valentines card from a geometer.

geometricloci:

Parametric curves by[R-D]

aw awww AWWW found out I won tickets to the show right when I got home from the show.

“There are a number of steps to follow when you come across an integration problem that requires trig substitution. The first step is to cry. The second step is to re-evaluate your life and wonder what you did to deserve this.”
Professor Leslie Buck (via mathprofessorquotes)
kamigarcia:

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it. Saute it. Whatever, make.” - @JossWhedon #WordsToLiveBy

kamigarcia:

“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it. Saute it. Whatever, make.” - @JossWhedon #WordsToLiveBy

thatmathblog:

thesummerofmark:

if someone offers you $1 today, $2 tomorrow, $3 the next day, and so on in perpetuity, WATCH OUT

they are trying to steal 1/12 of a dollar from you

Beautiful.

hahahahahahah oh dear lord

ajax-daughter-of-telamon:

totallyfubar:

I have a physics textbook from before the electron was discovered and they just sound so frustrated it’s hilarious

"… a transfer of something of which electrification is the external evidence.”

LOL.

eccecorinna:

hemipelagicdredger:

mermaidskey:

mermaidskey:

oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.
In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 
I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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Rebloggin’ for the fantastic commentary and the edit :)

eccecorinna:

hemipelagicdredger:

mermaidskey:

mermaidskey:

oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.

In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 

I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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Rebloggin’ for the fantastic commentary and the edit :)

asylum-art:

Stitch Work by Hillary Fayle