Neil’s words from the last episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”


(Reblogged from jtotheizzoe)

I have been home sick for 13 days

And so far I have

  • Finished watching every “X Files” everything
  • Finished “Futurama”
  • Started and finished “Orange is the New Black”
  • Watched the entire first season of “Brooklyn 99”
  • Muscled through the very slow moving first season of classic “Doctor Who”
  • Nearly finished reading “The Dispossessed”
  • Consumed approximately 5 boxes of saltines, two boxes of Annies Mac, 3 cartons of butternut squash soup, and 10 gallons of tea
  • Contracted yet another disease: 

Please god let me get back to work tomorrow.


Study Led by Indigenous People Uncovers Grizzly Bear ‘Highway’

A novel, First Nations-led research collaboration has revealed a previously undocumented grizzly bear aggregation in coastal British Columbia, one of the most southerly aggregations of salmon-feeding grizzlies in North America. Using non-invasive DNA analysis, the authors describe a grizzly bear “highway,” identifying nearly 60 individual bears, many who travelled hundreds of miles from surrounding areas to feed on autumn-spawning salmon in the Koeye River.

During the survey, grizzly bear hair was collected as the animals walked by scented wire snares set up in the area during salmon-spawning season. As part of the non-invasive aspect of the work, the “baits” did not provide rewards to the bears visiting the snares. 

At the same time, the team calculated the accessibility of salmon to bears with an index based on the number of salmon that return to the Koeye each year; water flow; and water visibility. Over the three-year survey, they found a decreasing population of bears in the Koeye, likely tied to declining salmon accessibility. 

Read more on the Museum’s blog

So this is cool…

(Reblogged from amnhnyc)


Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:


Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 

(Reblogged from damnitdisney)

If Doctor Who was a horror film about a psychopathic alien who abducts women.

My level of excitement for the World Cup



I like sports. I do not care about footsoccer.

(Reblogged from whatshouldwecallme)

Why do I keep watching tv dramas that send me on emotional roller coasters?



Seizure of indigenous land, 1776-1887

an important reminder as ‘4th of July’ rolls around



Seizure of indigenous land, 1776-1887

an important reminder as ‘4th of July’ rolls around

(Reblogged from whatismyheadallabout)

No one told me The X-Files was going to be this ridiculous.

Today is World UFO Day, apparently.

And I desperately want to have


and make


but all my nerdy friends are out of town/country so I guess I’m just gonna binge watch The X-Files instead.