leosboots:

A photoset of my doggy Simon, my constant cuddlebuddy since my husband has been deployed to Afghanistan

just gonna reblog the best dog ever for no reason

1 year ago 3 ♥

intrinsicallylinkedlife:

Euprymna berryi is a species of bobtail squid, which are part of a group of cephalopods closely related to cuttlefish. Bobtail squid tend to have a rounder mantle than cuttlefish and have no cuttlebone. They have eight suckered arms and two tentacles and are generally quite small.

Bobtail squid have a symbiotic relationship with bioluminescent bacteria (Vibrio fischeri), which inhabit a special light organ in the squid’s mantle. The bacteria are fed a sugar and amino acid solution by the squid and in return hide the squid’s silhouette when viewed from below by matching the amount of light hitting the top of the mantle.

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(Source: barack-oballin, via floralfilth)

3 years ago 30 ♥
Gender gap in spatial abilities depends on females' role in society

This was really fascinating.  I especially am interested in hearing more about  the Khasi tribe in India.

rendigo:

stfuconservatives:

thepoliticalnotebook:

The latest in the gender pay gap in the US: “Women have to have a PhD to make as much as a man with a BA.” The recent report from Georgetown called “The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime Earnings” presents findings that
Women earn less at all degree levels. Compared to men, women who work full-time, year-round jobs earn roughly 25% less at equivalent levels of educational attainment. If we were to calculate in women who had to leave work to raise children or as the result of a disability into this comparison, the difference is even larger. By that expanded definition, women without high school degrees earn a ridiculous 90% less than their male counterparts. Those with BAs earn about 45% less.
Let me just repeat that women have to get a PhD to earn the same as a man with a BA.
Persons of color earn less at all degree levels. In fact, African Americans and Latinos who hold Masters degrees still earn less than Caucasians with BAs.
Going to college makes a huge difference in income. On average, BAs make 84% more that those with just high school diplomas over their lifetime. There is even a stark difference among levels of educational attainment within the same occupation.
No matter what post-secondary education you receive, you’re at a sizeable lifetime financial advantage.

Have I posted this already? Whatever, everyone needs to look at it as much as possible.

whoops i threw up a little
good thing all ive had today is tea

rendigo:

stfuconservatives:

thepoliticalnotebook:

The latest in the gender pay gap in the US: “Women have to have a PhD to make as much as a man with a BA.” The recent report from Georgetown called “The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime Earnings” presents findings that

  • Women earn less at all degree levels. Compared to men, women who work full-time, year-round jobs earn roughly 25% less at equivalent levels of educational attainment. If we were to calculate in women who had to leave work to raise children or as the result of a disability into this comparison, the difference is even larger. By that expanded definition, women without high school degrees earn a ridiculous 90% less than their male counterparts. Those with BAs earn about 45% less.
  • Let me just repeat that women have to get a PhD to earn the same as a man with a BA.
  • Persons of color earn less at all degree levels. In fact, African Americans and Latinos who hold Masters degrees still earn less than Caucasians with BAs.
  • Going to college makes a huge difference in income. On average, BAs make 84% more that those with just high school diplomas over their lifetime. There is even a stark difference among levels of educational attainment within the same occupation.
  • No matter what post-secondary education you receive, you’re at a sizeable lifetime financial advantage.

Have I posted this already? Whatever, everyone needs to look at it as much as possible.

whoops i threw up a little

good thing all ive had today is tea

3 years ago 1938 ♥
Apple blocks Samsung's Galaxy Tab from EU | Wireless - CNET News

These Antitrust lawsuits always seem to take more effect in the UK first.  But I always find it amusing how Apple hates competition and frequently files lawsuits against them.

What’s the Fastest Web Browser in the “Real World?” Chrome. | TechCrunch

I’m an unashamed Google product fanatic and I’ve been using Google Chrome since day one.  It’s always cool to read studies confirming what you already know.

Chinese Bluegrass (REDGRASS): Red Chamber 紅庭, Jaybirds (by ZaDiscs)

I love bluegrass and I love songs played on alternate instruments so this was perfect

09451 (by MaKeR i)

09451 (by MaKeR i)

Lawsuit: Teacher Forced Middle Schooler To Pick Up Trash For Wearing Mexico Soccer Jersey, Asked Her “What Are You Doing In My Country?”

It doesn’t matter what your beliefs are, bullying a child is inexcusable.  Teachers should be protecting students and educating against bigotry, not cause more of it.

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