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It is important for scientists to be aware of what our discoveries mean, socially and politically. It’s a noble goal that science should be apolitical, acultural, and asocial, but it can’t be, because it’s done by people who are all those things.

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 Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space. 

MAE JEMISON SPEAKS TRUTH

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Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet | Free Press

Stop the FCC from Breaking the Internet

People everywhere understand that the Internet is a crucial driver of free speech, innovation, education, economic growth, creativity and so much more. They demand real Net Neutrality rules that protect Internet users from corporate abuse.

But the Federal Communications Commission is proposing rules that would kill — rather than protect — Net Neutrality and allow rampant discrimination online.

Under these rules, telecom giants like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon would be able to pick winners and losers online and discriminate against online content and applications. And no one would be able to do anything about it.

We must stop the FCC from moving forward with these rules, which would give the green light to ISPs eager to crush Net Neutrality.

The agency can preserve Net Neutrality only by designating broadband as a telecommunications service under the law. Anything else is an attack on our rights to connect and communicate.

Tell FCC Chairman Wheeler to throw out his proposed rules. Demand nothing less than real Net Neutrality.

Internet Censorship - Take Action!

This just in from Tokyo:1

Leaders from Japan and the U.S. have released a joint statement showing they fully intend to implement an Internet censorship plan that could kick whole families off the Internet.2

They’re watching our Stop The Secrecy campaign closely and we’ve only held them off because over 2.8 million people have joined in.

You’ve helped get us this far and now I need you to take the next crucial step. Share this historic campaign with everyone you know:

Imagine if all 2.8 million of us each took a few seconds to share this campaign with everyone they know. We’re counting on you to do your part.

This is what we do at OpenMedia — we amplify your voice for an open Internet and a democratic future.

We can win this if we stick together.

–Steve on behalf of your OpenMedia team

Footnotes

[1] U.S., Japan Push Ahead on Trade Talks. Source: Wall Street Journal.
[2] The Trans Pacific Partnership IP Chapter Leaks: The Battle Over Internet Service Provider Liability. Source: Professor Michael Geist


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Science Saved My Soul.

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Europe Explores Ideas to Clean Up Space Junk

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The Strawman

The Strawman

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Can Plants Get Cancer?

We all know animals are susceptible to cancer, but are plant susceptible too? Plants can get cancer just like animals; but it may not be as fatal. Due to the cell structure of plants cells, they are much more rigid than plants cells and don’t allow cancers to spread. Instead they just cause knots and burls.

Enjoy this questions answer, remember to leave a like and share on Facebook (It helps out so much, and I really appreciate it!). If you have a question leave it in the comments for a future video.

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Folks will probably think Applejack has a screw loose when she tells everypony how she got the pineapples. Marigold can be quite devious when she wants to be.

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Mortal enemies.

This is how I make friends

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COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey - Season 1, Episode 7: The Clean Room

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How to break out of a zip-tie- potentially life-saving information

You guys, please share it. You never know when someone is going to need this information.

PLEASE reblog this— zipties are one of the most common ways of binding a person upon kidnapping because they are cheap and hard to break.

Knowing things like this puts you one step closer to freedom if, heaven forbid, you fall into a situation where you need to use this information.

This is useful to know of course, but it’s worth noting that this video is kind of a poor example because she’s using commercial zipties that you might buy at a hardware store to pull some wires together or something which are way flimsier than the law enforcement style cuffs that are more often used. The kind that they usually used to bind people’s wrists are about 3x thicker than the ones in this video, and attempting this technique is more likely to just cause them to tighten and cut off circulation to your hands if you don’t break them which is a serious thing to be aware of, you don’t want to lose a hand. Also this will NOT work on the cuff style ones that are 2 in 1. 

What will work on both of those however is paracord, or any kind of nylon string which you can use as a saw and pretty much cut through them in a few seconds of back and forth sawing motion. Just FYI.

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fotisha:

Idk if I’m the last one to see this, but have you guys seen this volcano in Indonesia that’s spewing bLUE FLAMES. -its metal as hECK. so fucking cool looking.

PHOTOGRAPH BY OLIVIER GRUNEWALD

Fuckin’ hell.

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