wallflowerbloom:

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

(Dead Poets Society, 1989)

justgo-up:

thousands of flower petals covering a town, blasted from a neighboring volcano, in Costa Rica.

photographer Nick Meek.

future student stuff 

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tazeffect:

FIRST LOOK: The Q Gambit

source: startrek.com

w H A T?!?!?!?!

clamjob:

landorus:

*iggy azalea wink with both eyes*

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stankface:

She is literally singing about riding dick. Not just any dick, but the dick that is standing right next to her. He’s not in the audience or backstage and she’s not being coy under the male gaze. She is singing about having sexual agency as a woman in an assertive fashion. Then at the end, she puts her hands on his hips and stands in a version of the wonder woman pose. If you don’t think Beyonce is the baddest womanist icon at the moment, then I’m going to ask you to reevaluate your life and get the fuck out of mine.

wildandwild:

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- Unfilmed scene, STXI

amydentata:

doulaness:

Just stumbled upon this tweet from February: Neil calling out Mental Floss for lightening his skin.

And they ‘shopped his torso. What a disaster.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Why the Haber process saved everyone in the early 20th century

science-junkie:

Fritz Haber, a German by nationality and a chemist by occupation. Contributed to saving the worlds food production going by using a special process to make ammonia that could be used in fertilizers. This would increase the worlds food production that was needed incredibly, due to the rise in population and of course the world war.

This process was eventually named the “Haber process”, after the man who won the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1918 and he definitely, most certainly earned it.

So, what is this Haber process?

Well, in a nutshell, it uses this thing called dynamic equilibrium.

Dynamic equilibrium is simply a state of balance between two things. In this case, we have a reaction between hydrogen and nitrogen in the ratio 3:1, the reaction is reversible which means it goes forward and backward from the reactants to the products. But this is a problem because not all of the nitrogen will convert into ammonia, and then the reaction will reach a dynamic equilibrium.

Below is the equation for the reaction, the half arrow sign simply means “reversible”.

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NITROGEN is extracted from the air through fractional distillation!

And Hydrogen can be extracted from hydrocarbons such as methane!! (easier to do than water) 

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Dynamic equilibrium is reached when the reaction is over, and the maximum amount of ammonia is produced. 

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zenpencils:

CHRIS HADFIELD An astronaut’s advice

the-times-like-these:

lovely-cha0s:

thoselonelyeyes:

fullmoon-unicorn:

the starry sky on the himalayas

CLICK ON THE PIC BRO

seriously! click on the photo!!

OOHH SHIT 

gemself:

space is cool n all but u know what’s COOLER than space?????? nothing. literally nothing is cooler than space

gbwy