Nuclear physics, energy politics, and why Howard Stark had to die


In The Winter Soldier, Arnim Zola all but brags outright that Howard Stark’s “accidental” death was in fact caused by HYDRA. The Russo brothers have apparently confirmed that they meant to implicate the Winter Soldier in the assassination, which opens the door for all sorts of fun pain and angst once we get Bucky back and he starts interacting with Tony… but that’s not actually what I want to talk about here.

No, the real question I want to address is: Why Howard, and not Peggy?

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Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College


You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.


Well said.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)










This is a summary of college only using two pictures; expensive as hell.

That’s my Sociology “book”. In fact what it is is a piece of paper with codes written on it to allow me to access an electronic version of a book. I was told by my professor that I could not buy any other paperback version, or use another code, so I was left with no option other than buying a piece of paper for over $200. Best part about all this is my professor wrote the books; there’s something hilariously sadistic about that. So I pretty much doled out $200 for a current edition of an online textbook that is no different than an older, paperback edition of the same book for $5; yeah, I checked. My mistake for listening to my professor.

This is why we download. 

Spreading this shit like nutella because goddamn textbooks are so expensive. 

not necessarily art related but as someone who couldn’t afford their textbooks this semester this is a godsend

REBLOGGING because after a little digging, I found my $200 textbook for free in PDF form.

friendly reminder that this exists since I know we’re all going back to college soon

Will reblog every time I see it.



(Source: hal-ya)



As anger erupted again on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a human rights team from Amnesty International worked on the ground in the US for the first time ever.

Confrontation flared up after an autopsy found that Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by an officer on 9 August, had suffered at six bullet wounds including one in the top of his head.

Eye-witnesses report seeing police, with no visible ID badges, hurling tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters and threatening members of the press in another night of demonstrations.

Amnesty International, said it would be observing police and protester activity and gathering testimonies as well as training local activists “on methods of non-violent protest” in an “unprecedented” move by the campaigners.

Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director, Steven W Hawkins said that the “people of Ferguson have the right to protest peacefully the lack of accountability for Michael Brown’s shooting”.

Jasmine Heiss, one of the 13-strong team sent by Amnesty, told Buzzfeed that the limits placed on the organisation’s access to post-curfew areas was indicative of “the overall lack of transparency in this investigation”.

Complex Magazine said that police had opened fire into the crowds without warning three hours before the midnight curfew began, causing some children and members of the media to be hit with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Two black journalists from Complex also said that they had been racially profiled, being refused re-entry into the press area whereas white members of the press had been.

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Dear Ms. Robach

Speaking of metastatic breast cancer, or MBC, do you know how little we know?

We don’t know how many are diagnosed because unless one is diagnosed at Stage IV, we are already in the cancer registries and don’t get updated recorded again.
We don’t know how many of us are living with MBC for the same reason.
We do know that about 30% of breast cancer patients will eventually metastasize. We know they will come from every single stage, including Stage 0, and we know that it can literally take decades from initial treatment before MBC shows up.
We do know that approximately 40,000 Americans will die from MBC this year, and that number hasn’t meaningfully changed in over a decade.
We also know what will save our lives: research.
We do NOT know why, when MBC accounts for 30% of patients and 100% of breast cancer deaths, our funding hovers below 5% of all breast cancer research funding.

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