Fox in the Snow

Currently Listening

I used to listen to music, podcasts, and NPR while working. 
Now, I listen to my wife reading stories to our son. 

Both are good.
One is better.

— 1 month ago
fireandwonder:

ladieslovescience:

femmerenaissance:

Vera Rubin (b. 1928)

When Vera Cooper Rubin told her high school physics teacher that she’d been accepted to Vassar, he said, “That’s great. As long as you stay away from science, it should be okay.”
Rubin graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1948, the only astronomy major in her class at Vassar, and went on to receive her master’s from Cornell in 1950 (after being turned away by Princeton because they did not allow women in their astronomy program) and her Ph.D. from Georgetown in 1954. Now a senior researcher at the Carnegie Institute’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Rubin is credited with proving the existence of “dark matter,” or nonluminous mass, and forever altering our notions of the universe. She did so by gathering irrefutable evidence to persuade the astronomical community that galaxies spin at a faster speed than Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation allows. As a result of this finding, astronomers conceded that the universe must be filled with more material than they can see. 
Rubin made a name for herself not only as an astronomer but also as a woman pioneer; she fought through severe criticisms of her work to eventually be elected to the National Academy of Sciences (at the time, only three women astronomers were members) and to win the highest American award in science, the National Medal of Science. Her master’s thesis, presented to a 1950 meeting of the American Astronomical Society, met with severe criticism, and her doctoral thesis was essentially ignored, though her conclusions were later validated. “Fame is fleeting,” Rubin said when she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. “My numbers mean more to me than my name. If astronomers are still using my data years from now, that’s my greatest compliment.”


 Sources:
1. http://innovators.vassar.edu/innovator.html?id=68; http://science.vassar.edu/women/
2. http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/45424

A+ YES. Fabulous ladies getting it DONE.
LLS

do you realize how many scifi stories she is indirectly responsible for?  She discovered the inspiration for Dust in The Golden Compass.

fireandwonder:

ladieslovescience:

femmerenaissance:

Vera Rubin (b. 1928)


When Vera Cooper Rubin told her high school physics teacher that she’d been accepted to Vassar, he said, “That’s great. As long as you stay away from science, it should be okay.”

Rubin graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1948, the only astronomy major in her class at Vassar, and went on to receive her master’s from Cornell in 1950 (after being turned away by Princeton because they did not allow women in their astronomy program) and her Ph.D. from Georgetown in 1954. Now a senior researcher at the Carnegie Institute’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Rubin is credited with proving the existence of “dark matter,” or nonluminous mass, and forever altering our notions of the universe. She did so by gathering irrefutable evidence to persuade the astronomical community that galaxies spin at a faster speed than Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation allows. As a result of this finding, astronomers conceded that the universe must be filled with more material than they can see. 

Rubin made a name for herself not only as an astronomer but also as a woman pioneer; she fought through severe criticisms of her work to eventually be elected to the National Academy of Sciences (at the time, only three women astronomers were members) and to win the highest American award in science, the National Medal of Science. Her master’s thesis, presented to a 1950 meeting of the American Astronomical Society, met with severe criticism, and her doctoral thesis was essentially ignored, though her conclusions were later validated. “Fame is fleeting,” Rubin said when she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. “My numbers mean more to me than my name. If astronomers are still using my data years from now, that’s my greatest compliment.”

 Sources:

1. http://innovators.vassar.edu/innovator.html?id=68; http://science.vassar.edu/women/

2. http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/45424

A+ YES. Fabulous ladies getting it DONE.

LLS

do you realize how many scifi stories she is indirectly responsible for?  She discovered the inspiration for Dust in The Golden Compass.

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— 2 months ago with 21943 notes

publicdesignfestival:

The neighbourhood of Colonia Las Américas in Querétaro (Mexico) looks like a kaleidoscope now, thanks to multicolored paints, traditional fabric for inspiration and industrious inhabitants of all ages. The “art director” is the Boamistura collective, that promotes community-based artwork to foster the identity of a community. Proyecto Las Américas is entering the second phase: stay tuned.

— 2 months ago with 1632 notes
nprmusic:

Meet Mexico’s Ali Gua Gua (that’s her on the decks). She brilliantly fuses traditional cumbia with punk and hip-hop on Alt.Latino's documentary series, Mi Casa Es Tu Casa. 

nprmusic:

Meet Mexico’s Ali Gua Gua (that’s her on the decks). She brilliantly fuses traditional cumbia with punk and hip-hop on Alt.Latino's documentary series, Mi Casa Es Tu Casa

— 2 months ago with 1676 notes

van-life:

The Home Is Where You Park It books arrived yesterday! I’ve been signing them and packaging has began. Copies will start tricking out today. I’m so happy with how it looks. If you haven’t already, order yours herehttp://store.arestlesstransplant.com/product/home-is-where-you-park-it-photo-book

— 2 months ago with 894 notes

adidasoriginals:

Collection drops April 11

— 3 months ago with 97 notes
bacteriia:

Sophia Chang installs stretchy fabric tunnels through a gallery

bacteriia:

Sophia Chang installs stretchy fabric tunnels through a gallery

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— 3 months ago with 15395 notes

fiddlecastro:

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - The Nothing Part II 

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— 3 months ago with 15 notes

fiddlecastro:

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - Between Two Trees 

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— 3 months ago with 35 notes
outofreception:

A Vanagon Hightop in Portland

outofreception:

A Vanagon Hightop in Portland

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— 3 months ago with 1154 notes
Dropbox

Don’t have a dropbox account yet? Click the link to get started. It’s way better than worrying about that flash drive you’re paranoid about losing.

https://db.tt/wpc1GmEM

— 3 months ago
modernpreservationist:

Ogden High School Auditorium (1937)

Just had Stake Conference here this past Sunday. The renovation job was amazing. It looks even better today with the refreshed gold leaf, wood, and paint. If you walk into the front office and ask to see it, odds are they’ll take you for a tour.

modernpreservationist:

Ogden High School Auditorium (1937)

Just had Stake Conference here this past Sunday. The renovation job was amazing. It looks even better today with the refreshed gold leaf, wood, and paint. If you walk into the front office and ask to see it, odds are they’ll take you for a tour.

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— 4 months ago with 60 notes
#Ogden  #Utah  #Art Deco  #Modernism  #WPA 
van-life:

Mode: ‘82 Westy
Location: near Mt. St. Helens, Washington

van-life:

Mode: ‘82 Westy

Location: near Mt. St. Helens, Washington

— 4 months ago with 2053 notes