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tkthegoddess: okayysophia: socialistexan: warriormale: dragonsrequiem: whyyoustabbedme: Men not being allowed to be emotional & rampant homophobia are the reasons men commit suicide 3.5x more than women… most men are given no outlet to feel feelings. To the point that they kill themselves. This is a strong man who has been pushed to his limit. There is no shame in this man weeping, just as there is no shame in getting comfort from his brother. This does not make him any less manly or any weaker. The strength in this video clip is stunningly, perfectly manly to me. @warriormale could you please chime in? Showing emotions i.e. crying shows that you’re human. All humans cry. I’ve seen very tough fighters cry. Crying makes Men human. WarriorMale For context: NY Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, the player that is crying, was brought to tears after seeing a teammate, linebacker Johnathon Casillas, sustain a pretty scary neck injury. The player consoling him is the Giants Punter, Brad Wing. The two are close friends and were teammates both in college at LSU and then professionally on the Giants. Odell is one of the best wide receivers in the league right now, potentially of all time, and a bunch of toxic men that did nothing with their lives won’t even let him have human emotion. Imagine what they do to each other. They only talk about mental health when someone finally dies. Let people express their emotions. This is important.💋 : tkthegoddess: okayysophia: socialistexan: warriormale: dragonsrequiem: whyyoustabbedme: Men not being allowed to be emotional & rampant homophobia are the reasons men commit suicide 3.5x more than women… most men are given no outlet to feel feelings. To the point that they kill themselves. This is a strong man who has been pushed to his limit. There is no shame in this man weeping, just as there is no shame in getting comfort from his brother. This does not make him any less manly or any weaker. The strength in this video clip is stunningly, perfectly manly to me. @warriormale could you please chime in? Showing emotions i.e. crying shows that you’re human. All humans cry. I’ve seen very tough fighters cry. Crying makes Men human. WarriorMale For context: NY Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, the player that is crying, was brought to tears after seeing a teammate, linebacker Johnathon Casillas, sustain a pretty scary neck injury. The player consoling him is the Giants Punter, Brad Wing. The two are close friends and were teammates both in college at LSU and then professionally on the Giants. Odell is one of the best wide receivers in the league right now, potentially of all time, and a bunch of toxic men that did nothing with their lives won’t even let him have human emotion. Imagine what they do to each other. They only talk about mental health when someone finally dies. Let people express their emotions. This is important.💋

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Gucci Pledges $1 Million To Beyonce’s “BeyGood4Burundi” Campaign To Provide African Country With Clean Water - blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gucci has been taking the profits from those $1,000 bags they sell and putting them to good use!! They have already partnered with UNICEF in 2015 to bring a gender equality campaign, Chime For Change, to life and now they have teamed up with another platform to make their cause more effective. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The luxury brand has pledged to Queen Bey that they will give $1 million to her “BeyGood4Burundi” campaign. Over the next 2 years, the campaign will build over 100 wells to provide clean water to the over 350,000 women and children of the East African country of Burundi. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shout out to Beyonce and Gucci!: Gucci Pledges $1 Million To Beyonce's "BeyGood4Burundi" Campaign To Provide African Country With Clean Water @balleralert Gucci Pledges $1 Million To Beyonce’s “BeyGood4Burundi” Campaign To Provide African Country With Clean Water - blogged by @worldwidekeege ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Gucci has been taking the profits from those $1,000 bags they sell and putting them to good use!! They have already partnered with UNICEF in 2015 to bring a gender equality campaign, Chime For Change, to life and now they have teamed up with another platform to make their cause more effective. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The luxury brand has pledged to Queen Bey that they will give $1 million to her “BeyGood4Burundi” campaign. Over the next 2 years, the campaign will build over 100 wells to provide clean water to the over 350,000 women and children of the East African country of Burundi. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shout out to Beyonce and Gucci!

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insanefastone: magic-and-moonlit-wings: madamehearthwitch: starrystims: Turn Your Sound On !!!! @she-who-treads-on-water If I understand correctly, these are ceramic bowls floating in a pool of water, possibly in a cave because it’s echo-y, and the clinking sound is them bumping into one another. Like wind chimes, but … water chimes? yo, i saw this in person over the summer! it’s an art installation! the piece is called clinamen v.2, created by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot and included as a part of the Soundtracks exhibit in the moma - i saw it in san fran, and this photo is from a showing in new york: the exhibit is a large shallow pool filled with white ceramic bowls in varying sizes. the bowls are pushed around the pool by a gentle current, and the sound created as they hit each other is somewhere between a wind chime and a haunted bell. i sat there for a solid ten minutes just watching the bowls move around while listening to the sounds they made. it was absolutely hypnotic… Soundtracks runs in the san fran moma until january 1st 2018, and i absolutely recommend going if you can. many of the exhibits play with sound in 3D spaces, and there are some truly wild contraptions on display. : insanefastone: magic-and-moonlit-wings: madamehearthwitch: starrystims: Turn Your Sound On !!!! @she-who-treads-on-water If I understand correctly, these are ceramic bowls floating in a pool of water, possibly in a cave because it’s echo-y, and the clinking sound is them bumping into one another. Like wind chimes, but … water chimes? yo, i saw this in person over the summer! it’s an art installation! the piece is called clinamen v.2, created by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot and included as a part of the Soundtracks exhibit in the moma - i saw it in san fran, and this photo is from a showing in new york: the exhibit is a large shallow pool filled with white ceramic bowls in varying sizes. the bowls are pushed around the pool by a gentle current, and the sound created as they hit each other is somewhere between a wind chime and a haunted bell. i sat there for a solid ten minutes just watching the bowls move around while listening to the sounds they made. it was absolutely hypnotic… Soundtracks runs in the san fran moma until january 1st 2018, and i absolutely recommend going if you can. many of the exhibits play with sound in 3D spaces, and there are some truly wild contraptions on display.

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This kid. Read the second paragraph, and then check out his grade.: A. MIDTERM EXAM PART 2 (70 points) one of the following questions Circle your choice and write a your thesis. Use direct quotes when appropriate and make wure 3-4 page coberest. OPTION A: Many of Shakespeare's works contain similar elements, themes, and plot points Compare and contrast these similarities for two of the assigned plays. Cite specific examples as generalized answers will not receive full credit OPTION B: (Note: A Midsummer Night's Dream is not acceptable for this question) For one of the assigned tragedies, explore the feasibility of it occurring in a modern setting. Would advances in technology, communication, and other factors overcome the negative, yet timeless, concepts of human nature displayed in that play? In . of Sheke spente's most famous PlayS OfhellaMd of rash and hstily mde deesms, There s on under ly n motal of Ptudlence illustichawbolling effets of prudence ustred by shw bolling effects f r choices, ltiatly lminating in Romes foo l is h vicide monets before Juliet awakes, nd elio kling vis Lommon Sense hod been applied at preuous ses hese trag c have never Med etielǐped 3 all benesty, I am already betee witk his tpe. wont to finish this ssan fairly sure eu den' elly ead these, so I'm just geng t, Potknough words down make i+ seem like工_oteatot while 1 k:ll tine. nanng heol Sche wds that thyhe with timtCrme, dint, mime Taby nesale funny, chime, ine tw dude you Klow uheth has lime iSprte, t ke lemon lime.I covld fel yo for one of those about n bit Nt Seta Mist jistらit the Sme. It tres too hard to be sprte but This kid. Read the second paragraph, and then check out his grade.

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My lil homegirl text me after I posted about stealing-appropriating garments from exes: “I own some amazing hoodies goin’ back bout 14 yrs 😍🤣. The ultimate was when I was at an ex’s a couple years ago (we were still great friends). I had lived with him. He opens the door and he’s wearing my (prior to him) ex’s football (with lettering) hoodie I had accidentally left behind. 🤣🤣🤣. Disturbing 🤣”. Men. Imma have to address this with y’all because y’all deserve to know. Listen close. If u ever find a man’s garment at yo girl’s crib. And u rock that sh!t like sh!t’s sweet. Just like “oh HELL yeah! A Wisconsin Football sweatshirt! XL too? My size! ☺️” And u let that garment touch yo skin. And that garment belonged to a man who used to lay pipe to yo girl. And now his sweatshirt that he use to sweat in and she ain’t wash it for six months after she stole it because she missed his manly, lightly stinky Old Spicey sexual scent? And now his scented sweatshirt is ensconcing yo upper body bruv? U and that Man? Y’all have touched PPs now 🤗. Sorry but this is facts, y’all PPs has touched 👬. Like y’all ain’t necessarily get oiled up and rub them together aggressively (question: can men ‘scissor’, bruv? Someone who knows about this please chime in 🤓). But y’all PPs has touched metaphysically. Just a light touch. A celestial sword-crossing of sorts, if u will. Like if anyone ever ask u, “Ted, are you attracted to men?” U gotta keep it 600: “Nah I mean that’s not really my thing LOL I like women ONLY haha but I mean there was one time where I touched peckers with a man. It’s a long story. I’d rather not get into it. But it happened and whatever, it’s who I am.” It’s no going back now bruv. It’s part of the fabric of who u are. Embrace it. Or simply be careful about enrobing yourself in the garments of strange men y’all be safe now 🤗😂😂😂: u/Aroundall 6d i.redd.it Hero dog recovering from rattlesnake bites after saving girl, grandma @DrSmashlove My lil homegirl text me after I posted about stealing-appropriating garments from exes: “I own some amazing hoodies goin’ back bout 14 yrs 😍🤣. The ultimate was when I was at an ex’s a couple years ago (we were still great friends). I had lived with him. He opens the door and he’s wearing my (prior to him) ex’s football (with lettering) hoodie I had accidentally left behind. 🤣🤣🤣. Disturbing 🤣”. Men. Imma have to address this with y’all because y’all deserve to know. Listen close. If u ever find a man’s garment at yo girl’s crib. And u rock that sh!t like sh!t’s sweet. Just like “oh HELL yeah! A Wisconsin Football sweatshirt! XL too? My size! ☺️” And u let that garment touch yo skin. And that garment belonged to a man who used to lay pipe to yo girl. And now his sweatshirt that he use to sweat in and she ain’t wash it for six months after she stole it because she missed his manly, lightly stinky Old Spicey sexual scent? And now his scented sweatshirt is ensconcing yo upper body bruv? U and that Man? Y’all have touched PPs now 🤗. Sorry but this is facts, y’all PPs has touched 👬. Like y’all ain’t necessarily get oiled up and rub them together aggressively (question: can men ‘scissor’, bruv? Someone who knows about this please chime in 🤓). But y’all PPs has touched metaphysically. Just a light touch. A celestial sword-crossing of sorts, if u will. Like if anyone ever ask u, “Ted, are you attracted to men?” U gotta keep it 600: “Nah I mean that’s not really my thing LOL I like women ONLY haha but I mean there was one time where I touched peckers with a man. It’s a long story. I’d rather not get into it. But it happened and whatever, it’s who I am.” It’s no going back now bruv. It’s part of the fabric of who u are. Embrace it. Or simply be careful about enrobing yourself in the garments of strange men y’all be safe now 🤗😂😂😂
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Our parents and grand parents had Muhammad Ali. I don't care if they lived in America or Africa or China or India - they knew about Muhammad Ali and they saw him take his stances against injustice and whether they liked him or hated him, he started a conversation. When Colin Kaepernick took a stand, he was sidelined. Maligned. The overlords tried to end his career and shut him the fuck up. In March, Donald Trump - the most powerful man in the world by a wide margin - said that no team will sign him because they don't want to get a nasty tweet from him if they do. But then the unthinkable happened. Other NFL players started saying "enough is enough - there is injustice in our society and we need to address it". He started a movement. Dozens of players are now taking a stand. Michael Bennett is drawing attention to profiling. These are players who were told explicitly not to ever take a stand, and now they're participating in a debate. It's just talking! The best ideas will win! But before Kaep, you couldn't chime in without being penalized - badly - professionally - that's over. Kaep took a risk and sacrificed everything and, in doing so, changed everything. And for all of u who are gonna pop off saying Kaep is racist...bear in mind that his adoptive parents Rick and Teresa are a rural white couple from Wisconsin and cheer him on at all his games and love him and support him in his mission so good luck with that! Everybody needs heroes and he's one of mine. Bless up 🇺🇸: u/ZeroTenenbaum 2d i.redd.it happiest camper Our parents and grand parents had Muhammad Ali. I don't care if they lived in America or Africa or China or India - they knew about Muhammad Ali and they saw him take his stances against injustice and whether they liked him or hated him, he started a conversation. When Colin Kaepernick took a stand, he was sidelined. Maligned. The overlords tried to end his career and shut him the fuck up. In March, Donald Trump - the most powerful man in the world by a wide margin - said that no team will sign him because they don't want to get a nasty tweet from him if they do. But then the unthinkable happened. Other NFL players started saying "enough is enough - there is injustice in our society and we need to address it". He started a movement. Dozens of players are now taking a stand. Michael Bennett is drawing attention to profiling. These are players who were told explicitly not to ever take a stand, and now they're participating in a debate. It's just talking! The best ideas will win! But before Kaep, you couldn't chime in without being penalized - badly - professionally - that's over. Kaep took a risk and sacrificed everything and, in doing so, changed everything. And for all of u who are gonna pop off saying Kaep is racist...bear in mind that his adoptive parents Rick and Teresa are a rural white couple from Wisconsin and cheer him on at all his games and love him and support him in his mission so good luck with that! Everybody needs heroes and he's one of mine. Bless up 🇺🇸
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Big Ben has fallen silent for major repair work expected to last until 2021. The midday bongs were the last regular chimes from the famous bell until the repairs to its tower are complete. It will still be used for special occasions, including New Year's Eve and Remembrance Sunday. There were cheers and applause from a crowd of tourists and onlookers on the green opposite as the final chime rang out. The decision to switch it off to protect workers' hearing has sparked a debate about the length of time it will be silent, with MPs not being told it would be four years, the longest period in its history. PHOTOS: EPA-AFP-Getty Images BBCSnapshot photography bigben belltower clock repairs London: Big Ben has fallen silent for major repair work expected to last until 2021. The midday bongs were the last regular chimes from the famous bell until the repairs to its tower are complete. It will still be used for special occasions, including New Year's Eve and Remembrance Sunday. There were cheers and applause from a crowd of tourists and onlookers on the green opposite as the final chime rang out. The decision to switch it off to protect workers' hearing has sparked a debate about the length of time it will be silent, with MPs not being told it would be four years, the longest period in its history. PHOTOS: EPA-AFP-Getty Images BBCSnapshot photography bigben belltower clock repairs London

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An indigenous woman will be running for president of Mexico in 2018. Mexico hasn't have a indigenous president since Benito Juarez and that was over 130 years ago. The National Indigenous Congress, with the support of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) consulted with 43 indigenous communities, and agreed to form an indigenous council for government which will have as a spokesperson, and Indigenous woman. The 66 indigenous communities that are part of the National Indigenous Congress decided to struggle collectively, for another way of doing politics and for the right to live. The campaign will focus on defending land rights, and resisting violence from narco trafficking. Repost @amerindian_1491 @indigenousunited Native Indigenous NativePride IndigenousPride IndigenousUnited FirstNations EZLN Zapatista PanIndigenous United IndigenousResistance IndigenousLiberation Decolonize ReclaimYourPower: An Indigenous Woman Will Run for President of Mexico in 2018 By Colleen Curry I Feb. 13, 2017 Brought to you by: CHIME FOR CHANGE An indigenous woman will be running for president of Mexico in 2018. Mexico hasn't have a indigenous president since Benito Juarez and that was over 130 years ago. The National Indigenous Congress, with the support of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) consulted with 43 indigenous communities, and agreed to form an indigenous council for government which will have as a spokesperson, and Indigenous woman. The 66 indigenous communities that are part of the National Indigenous Congress decided to struggle collectively, for another way of doing politics and for the right to live. The campaign will focus on defending land rights, and resisting violence from narco trafficking. Repost @amerindian_1491 @indigenousunited Native Indigenous NativePride IndigenousPride IndigenousUnited FirstNations EZLN Zapatista PanIndigenous United IndigenousResistance IndigenousLiberation Decolonize ReclaimYourPower

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@Regrann from @chimeedwards - 💛✨ American society often steals the boyhood and joy from Black boys and men. I love to see them happy, playful and in their element😆 😊 . . So much talent here! This is the band @unlockingthetruth from Brooklyn, NY around age 11. There's a documentary about them on Netflix called "Breaking A Monster". So interesting to see their journey! The members said they became interested in Metal music at age 6 after hearing it in the background of Japanese Anime (cartoons). They thought it was cool and began to explore it. Everyone expected them to be into Hop Hop since they were Black kids from Brooklyn. Their parents supported their dream of creating a band and now they have a record deal. I love how the boys didn't worry about fitting in. It's admirable to see kids step away from the crowd and do the things that they think are cool and interested in. It's so important to nurture kids' talents. Passion and support can take our youth so far😊 - regrann: A Lil Black Boy Joy On Yo Timeline @CHIME EDWARDS @Regrann from @chimeedwards - 💛✨ American society often steals the boyhood and joy from Black boys and men. I love to see them happy, playful and in their element😆 😊 . . So much talent here! This is the band @unlockingthetruth from Brooklyn, NY around age 11. There's a documentary about them on Netflix called "Breaking A Monster". So interesting to see their journey! The members said they became interested in Metal music at age 6 after hearing it in the background of Japanese Anime (cartoons). They thought it was cool and began to explore it. Everyone expected them to be into Hop Hop since they were Black kids from Brooklyn. Their parents supported their dream of creating a band and now they have a record deal. I love how the boys didn't worry about fitting in. It's admirable to see kids step away from the crowd and do the things that they think are cool and interested in. It's so important to nurture kids' talents. Passion and support can take our youth so far😊 - regrann
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andrusi: downtroddendeity: curlicuecal: pts-m-d: thetrippytrip: dont you just love capitalism..   Black Mirror predicted this we are all goona die my god but I get mad when someone flippantly dismisses important scientific progress because you can make it sound dumb by framing it the right way. For a start, of course a lot of science sounds dumb.  Science is all in the slogging through the minutiae, the failures, the tedious process of filling in the blank spaces on the map because it ain’t ’t glamorous, but if someone doesn’t do it, no one gets to know for sure what’s there. Someone’s gotta spend their career measuring fly genitalia under a microscope. Frankly, I’m grateful to the person who is tackling that tedium, because if they didn’t, I might have to, and I don’t wanna. But let’s talk about why we should care about this particular science and spend money on it. (And I’ll even answer without even glancing at the article.) Off the top of my head? -advances in robotics -advances in miniature robotics -advances in flight technology -advantages in simulating and understanding the mechanics and programming of small intelligences -ability to grow crops in places uninhabitable by insects (space? cold/hot? places where honeybees are non-native and detrimental to the ecosystem?) -ability to improve productivity density of crops and feed more people -less strain on bees, who do poorly when forced to pollinate monocultures of low nutrition plants -ability to run tightly controlled experiments on pollination, on the effects of bees on plant physiology, on ecosystem dynamics, etc -fucking robot bees, my friend -hahaha think how confused those flowers must be Also worth keeping in mind? People love, love, love framing science in condescending and silly sounding terms as an excuse to cut funding to vital programs. *Especially* if it’s also associated with something (gasp) ‘inappropriate’, like sex or ladyparts. This is why research for a lot of women’s issues, lgbtq+ issues, minorities’ issues, and vulnerable groups in general’s issues tends to lag so far behind the times. This is why some groups are pushing so hard to cut funding for climate change research these days. Anything that’s acquired governmental funding has been through and intensely competitive, months-to-years long screening by EXPERTS IN THE FIELD who have a very good idea what research is likely to be most beneficial to that field and fill a needed gap. Trust me.  The paperwork haunts my nightmares. So, we had a joke in my lab: “Nice work, college boy.” It was the phrase for any project that you could spend years and years working on and end up with results that could be summed up on a single, pretty slide with an apparently obvious graph. The phrase was taken from something a grower said at a talk my advisor gave as a graduate student: “So you proved that plants grow better when they’re watered? Nice work, college boy.” But like, the thing is? There’s always more details than that. And a lot of times it’s important that somebody questions our assumptions.  A labmate of mine doing very similar research demonstrated that our assumptions about the effect of water stress on plant fitness have been wrong for years because *nobody had thought to separate out the different WAYS a plant can be water stressed.* (Continuously, in bursts, etc.). And it turns out these ways have *drastically different effects* with drastically different measures required for response to them to keep from losing lots of money and resources in agriculture. Nice work, college boy. :p Point the second: surprise! Anna Haldewang is an industrial design student.  She developed this in her product design class.  And, as far as I can tell, she has had no particular funding at all for this project, much less billions of dollars.  ‘grats, Anna, you FUCKING ROCK. ps: On a lighter note, summarizing research to make it sound stupid is both easy AND fun. Check out @lolmythesis​ – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. :33 @curlicuecal I’d also like to chime in that a chunk of my family are apple farmers, and one thing I learned visiting them is that you can’t always let bees pollinate. With certain apple varieties, people have to go out with little paintbrushes to pollinate them by hand, because if they cross-pollinate with the wrong variety the apples won’t come out the same. Beebots could potentially be a huge time-saver at that task, because depending on how the algorithms work, you could just tell them “Don’t go into the Gala field next door” and let them do the job more efficiently than you without having to worry about getting weird mutant apples. Also holy shit all science is not interchangeable.  Nobody got up one morning and said “instead of saving the bees I’m going to build a bee robot.” : CNN @CNN CAN Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY jaküb @sadandchildish instead of saving the environment and helping actual bees let's spend billions on robots that do what bees would do for free CNN @CNN Plan Bee' is a personal robotic bee designed to mimic how bees pollinate flowers and crops cnn.it/21QKbuY andrusi: downtroddendeity: curlicuecal: pts-m-d: thetrippytrip: dont you just love capitalism..   Black Mirror predicted this we are all goona die my god but I get mad when someone flippantly dismisses important scientific progress because you can make it sound dumb by framing it the right way. For a start, of course a lot of science sounds dumb.  Science is all in the slogging through the minutiae, the failures, the tedious process of filling in the blank spaces on the map because it ain’t ’t glamorous, but if someone doesn’t do it, no one gets to know for sure what’s there. Someone’s gotta spend their career measuring fly genitalia under a microscope. Frankly, I’m grateful to the person who is tackling that tedium, because if they didn’t, I might have to, and I don’t wanna. But let’s talk about why we should care about this particular science and spend money on it. (And I’ll even answer without even glancing at the article.) Off the top of my head? -advances in robotics -advances in miniature robotics -advances in flight technology -advantages in simulating and understanding the mechanics and programming of small intelligences -ability to grow crops in places uninhabitable by insects (space? cold/hot? places where honeybees are non-native and detrimental to the ecosystem?) -ability to improve productivity density of crops and feed more people -less strain on bees, who do poorly when forced to pollinate monocultures of low nutrition plants -ability to run tightly controlled experiments on pollination, on the effects of bees on plant physiology, on ecosystem dynamics, etc -fucking robot bees, my friend -hahaha think how confused those flowers must be Also worth keeping in mind? People love, love, love framing science in condescending and silly sounding terms as an excuse to cut funding to vital programs. *Especially* if it’s also associated with something (gasp) ‘inappropriate’, like sex or ladyparts. This is why research for a lot of women’s issues, lgbtq+ issues, minorities’ issues, and vulnerable groups in general’s issues tends to lag so far behind the times. This is why some groups are pushing so hard to cut funding for climate change research these days. Anything that’s acquired governmental funding has been through and intensely competitive, months-to-years long screening by EXPERTS IN THE FIELD who have a very good idea what research is likely to be most beneficial to that field and fill a needed gap. Trust me.  The paperwork haunts my nightmares. So, we had a joke in my lab: “Nice work, college boy.” It was the phrase for any project that you could spend years and years working on and end up with results that could be summed up on a single, pretty slide with an apparently obvious graph. The phrase was taken from something a grower said at a talk my advisor gave as a graduate student: “So you proved that plants grow better when they’re watered? Nice work, college boy.” But like, the thing is? There’s always more details than that. And a lot of times it’s important that somebody questions our assumptions.  A labmate of mine doing very similar research demonstrated that our assumptions about the effect of water stress on plant fitness have been wrong for years because *nobody had thought to separate out the different WAYS a plant can be water stressed.* (Continuously, in bursts, etc.). And it turns out these ways have *drastically different effects* with drastically different measures required for response to them to keep from losing lots of money and resources in agriculture. Nice work, college boy. :p Point the second: surprise! Anna Haldewang is an industrial design student.  She developed this in her product design class.  And, as far as I can tell, she has had no particular funding at all for this project, much less billions of dollars.  ‘grats, Anna, you FUCKING ROCK. ps: On a lighter note, summarizing research to make it sound stupid is both easy AND fun. Check out @lolmythesis​ – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. :33 @curlicuecal I’d also like to chime in that a chunk of my family are apple farmers, and one thing I learned visiting them is that you can’t always let bees pollinate. With certain apple varieties, people have to go out with little paintbrushes to pollinate them by hand, because if they cross-pollinate with the wrong variety the apples won’t come out the same. Beebots could potentially be a huge time-saver at that task, because depending on how the algorithms work, you could just tell them “Don’t go into the Gala field next door” and let them do the job more efficiently than you without having to worry about getting weird mutant apples. Also holy shit all science is not interchangeable.  Nobody got up one morning and said “instead of saving the bees I’m going to build a bee robot.”
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Former White House Official ChrisLu chimes in about KellyanneConway violating ethics law by promoting Ivanka's brand from the white house.: Chris Lu (a ChrisLu44 This is the federal ethics law that Kellyanne Polls just violated CC a OfficeGovEthics Title 5: Administrative Personnel ajasoninthehous PART 2635-STANDARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR EMPLOYEES oF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH Subpart G Misuse of Position $?G35.702 Use of public office for private gain. n employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the David Wright private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is @DavidWright CNN affiliated in a nongovernmental pacity, including nonprofit organizations of which the employee is an officer or member, and Kellaynne Conway on Fox: "Go buy persons with whom the employee has or seeks employment or business relations. The specific prohibitions set forth in paragraphs (a) through (d Ivanka's stuff, is what I would te of this section apply this general standard, but are not intended to be exclusive or to limit the application of this section. you m going to give it a free (a) Inducement or coercion of benefits. An employee shall not use or Commercial here, it today permit the use of his Government position or title or any authority go buy associated with his public office in a manner that is intended to coerce or induce another person, including a subordinate, to provide any 2/9/17, 7:51 AM benefit, financial or otherwise, to himself or to friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity. Chris Lu @ChrisLu44 My Obama WH colleagues can chime in. If we did what @Kellyanne Polls did, we would've been fired. Then again, our boss cared about ethics Former White House Official ChrisLu chimes in about KellyanneConway violating ethics law by promoting Ivanka's brand from the white house.

Former White House Official ChrisLu chimes in about KellyanneConway violating ethics law by promoting Ivanka's brand from the white house.

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