I need although I’m a (bio)chemistry major.
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.
Over the years, many scientists contributed to the creation of our contemporary periodic table of elements. On 20 August 1864, John Reina Newlands published one such contribution — a way to organize elements with similar chemical properties as you move from…
"No homo," I whisper as I add sodium hydride to my reaction. The strong base pulls protons off of my amine, heterolytically cleaving the N-H bond. I am a chemist.
Too much good stuff has been happening lately, so I thought something bad is going to happen to balance it out. Then I remembered I’ve pretty much been abandoned by someone I really like(d), but then I realized I don’t care a whole lot, too busy being happy about the happy stuff.
Then I noticed on my beautiful yellow Periodic Table shirt a tiny hole. ;_; What do I do? Can you even patch holes on t-shirts??? I will try, but…
why do so many of my friends love science so much go stick ur dick in a erlenmeyer flask
i prefer graduated cylinders
My mum just texted me saying we can finally afford to go again because we got a really good deal on the plane tickets and the free dining and the bank apparently found another account that my parents didn’t know about with a couple thousand so I’m getting a present for high school graduation/pharmacy school acceptance! I might get to go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party just like I did when I was like 3-4 years old. This is so cool! My typing can’t convey my excitement now! *_*
The more you know…
The more you know, the more hilariously stupid the poster becomes. For instance, if you’ve got at least the understanding of science usually associated with a high school education, and you take 30 second to do the research, the whole thing about themerosal becomes ridiculous.
- Sandwiches contain salt.
- Salt is 50% chlorine.
- Chlorine is a toxic gas banned from use in warfare by the Geneva convention.
- 62% of Americans own cats.
This is every bit as accurate, and every bit as relevant to whether pregnant women should eat sandwiches. (And I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a study specifically on “sandwiches” during pregnancy.)
Things proven to harm fetuses: flu during pregnancy
Things not proven to harm fetuses: vaccines