Vejo várias coisas ao mesmo tempo e posto as mais legais aqui. Ou posto várias coisas ao mesmo tempo e vejo as mais legais aqui. Ou posto ao mesmo tempo que vejo as coisas legais. Ou legalizo as coisas ao mesmo tempo que vejo....oh, wait.
So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time? Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.
DO YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU? ALL OF YOU WHO HAD WRITTEN OFF PLUTO, WHO HAD CROSSED IT OFF YOUR PLANET LIST? REMEMBER HOW IT WAS ‘TOO SMALL” TO BE A PLANET? HOW NASA, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION REMOVED ITS PLANETARY STATUS AND CHANGED ITS NAME TO 134340? HOW EVERYONE THEN CONSIDERED THERE TO BE EIGHT PLANETS, NOT NINE?
BUT SOME OF US REMAINED LOYAL TO PLUTO. IT WAS NEVER FORGOTTEN. AND NOW HERE WE ARE, AND JUSTICE IS UPON US AFTER 8 YEARS.
BECAUSE GUESS WHAT? PLUTO HAS AT LEAST FIVE MOONS, A PRETTY BIG NUMBER FOR A ”DWARF-PLANET”, HUH? ESPECIALLY WHEN EARTH, QUITE BIGGER THAN PLUTO AND AN OFFICIAL PLANET ONLY HAS ONE. AND GUESS WHAT ELSE? ERIS, THE PLANET WHICH EVERYONE THOUGHT TO BE BIGGER THAN PLUTO, MAY NOT BE BIGGER AFTER ALL. AND THE BEST PART IS THAT PLUTO HAS AN ATMOSHPERE. THAT’S RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, A SUPPOSEDLY NON-PLANET HAS AN ATMOSPHERE. AGAIN, ISN’T THAT IMPRESSIVE?
SO LOOK AT THIS. NEW FINDINGS, AND A NEW AGE FOR PLUTO. AN AGE OF RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION. AND ALLOW ME TO CLOSE THIS -somewhat aggressive-PRESENTATION OF OPINION WITH THE MOTTO OF THE PLUTO APOLOGISTS: VIVA LA PLUTO!
No ano passado, a pequena Charlotte Benjamin viu sua singela cartinha endereçada à companhia de brinquedos Lego virar um grande sucesso na internet. A menina de sete anos reclamava das representações femininas nos kits de montar da companhia: enquanto os homens eram mostrados explorando o mundo e vivendo aventuras, as mulheres só apareciam no shopping, na praia ou em casa.
Acusada de sexismo, a empresa respondeu rápido: no começo de agosto começou a vender um novo conjunto com quase 200 peças, que traz três mulheres cientistas dedicadas a explorar nosso mundo de diversas formas: uma astrônoma, uma paleontóloga e uma química. A série ‘Instituto de Pesquisa’ é fruto de um projeto interessante chamado Lego Ideas, que permite que os fãs criem e compartilhem seus próprios conceitos para conjuntos Lego - e as ideias mais populares são transformadas em brinquedos reais.
A proposta desse kit em particular foi apresentada pela pesquisadora Ellen Kooijman e incluía diversas opções que mostravam mulheres explorando os mistérios do mundo, vivendo aventuras e ocupando posições interessantes e desafiadoras. Além dos três conjuntos que compõem esse kit inicial, ela também propôs mulheres geólogas, engenheiras robóticas, juízas, tratadoras de animais, mecânicas, bombeiras e mais!
O projeto de Kooijman recebeu o apoio de mais de 10 mil pessoas e foi transformado em realidade, assim como outras propostas ligadas ao mundo da ciência e da ficção científica, como uma versão montável do Rover Curiosity, veículo da Nasa para explorar Marte, e o carro DeLorean, máquina do tempo do filme ‘De Volta para o Futuro’. Vale destacar que figuras femininas já haviam integrado, por exemplo, as séries de minifiguras da Lego (como uma astronauta e uma médica), mas também foi somente em 2013 que a primeira cientista entrou para essa galeria.
Caffeine- Prevents your screen from going into sleep mode. Great if you’re writing notes on an article and the screen keeps dimming, whilst you hope that if you stare long enough, the phrase “homologous ways to a view of hegemony” will start to make sense.
Flux-If you find that you can’t sleep for ages after studying late at night, then this app is a total game changer. It basically turns the light on the screen red, because science people say that blue light keeps you awake and red light doesn’t. (*Full Disclosure* I’m not a scientist)
Focusbar-The annoying voice of your mother nagging you to finish your homework…in app form. You can set the annoying level (I have it set on “wildly annoying”) and a bar will appear in the corner every few seconds to remind you that you’re supposed to be doing something else besides looking at cat photos.
Microsoft Office- self explanatory, so I’ve linked to an article about life hacks for Microsoft Office instead. Because I’m just that awesome.
Nag- Does your 5 minute study break keep turning into an hour on Youtube? Then you need Nag in your life. It’s basically an alarm/timer. But an extremely loud and annoying alarm/timer that’s very difficult to ignore. The bells genuinely sound more judgemental the longer you ignore it.
Self Control- Also known as Cold Turkeyfor Microsoft users. If you absolutely cannot be trusted with an internet connection, then you need Self Control in your life. You add a list of websites to the “blacklist”and then set how long you want the app to work for, and for that duration of time you wont be able to access those website. Seriously, not even rebooting your computer or uninstalling the app will let you access the blacklist until your time is up. Tough love at its finest.
Zotero- The new love of my life. Zotero allows you to manage all your citations and sources in one easy place. It’s an absolute life saver- no joke. There’s an in-word add in, so it will write your bibliography and citations for you in any format you want. There’s a chrome/firefox add in and a mobile app, so you don’t even have to type the citation into Zotero. Just press the button it does all the hard work for you. It even updates itself online, so you can still access your bibliography if your computer crashes. I <3 Zotero 5eva.
Flux is the best thing I’ve ever done for my eyes
When I started using Flux, the troubles I had falling asleep generally receded.
Robin was an incredibly funny man who unfortunately left us today. I honestly am person who thinks that the best way to appreciate someone who contributed so much to the world is to appreciate what they brought into it. So, I thought I would help you by providing some links. I really hope he has found some peace. I couldn’t find The Crazy Ones or season 3 and 4 of Mork & Mindy, I apologize, huns.
Bhāskarāchārya / Bhāskara II (1114–1185) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer.
Among his many achievements are the following:
1. He was the first person to explain that when you divide by zero, the result is infinity.
2. He was also the first person to note that a positive number has two square roots - a positive and a negative one.
3. He described the principles of differential calculus 500 years before Leibniz and Newton. (He definitively came up with Rolle’s theorem half a millennium before Rolle himself.)
4. He calculated the length of the rotation of the earth around the sun to 365.2588 days - he was just off by 3 minutes.
Intriguingly, his treatise on arithmetic and geometry, Līlāvatī, is named after his daughter. He addresses her as an eager student:
Oh Līlāvatī, intelligent girl, if you understand addition and subtraction, tell me the sum of the amounts 2, 5, 32, 193, 18, 10, and 100, as well as [the remainder of] those when subtracted from 10000.” and “Fawn-eyed child Līlāvatī, tell me, how much is the number [resulting from] 135 multiplied by 12, if you understand multiplication by separate parts and by separate digits. And tell [me], beautiful one, how much is that product divided by the same multiplier?
These invocations have led some to surmise that Līlāvatī, too, was a mathematician.
Image from here: http://mathdept.ucr.edu/pdf/iwm1.pdf
Story of her introduction to math here: http://4go10tales.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/lilavati.html