pmjawn:

US SECRETLY CREATED ‘CUBAN TWITTER’ TO STIR UNREST
Documents show the U.S. government planned to build a subscriber base through “non-controversial content”: news messages on soccer, music, and hurricane updates. Later when the network reached a critical mass of subscribers, perhaps hundreds of thousands, operators would introduce political content aimed at inspiring Cubans to organize “smart mobs” — mass gatherings called at a moment’s notice that might trigger a Cuban Spring, or, as one USAID document put it, “renegotiate the balance of power between the state and society.”

pmjawn:

US SECRETLY CREATED ‘CUBAN TWITTER’ TO STIR UNREST

Documents show the U.S. government planned to build a subscriber base through “non-controversial content”: news messages on soccer, music, and hurricane updates. Later when the network reached a critical mass of subscribers, perhaps hundreds of thousands, operators would introduce political content aimed at inspiring Cubans to organize “smart mobs” — mass gatherings called at a moment’s notice that might trigger a Cuban Spring, or, as one USAID document put it, “renegotiate the balance of power between the state and society.”

@3 days ago with 69 notes
sorayachemaly:

IT’S 2014 and Paris just elected Anne Hidalgo its FIRST WOMAN MAYOR EVER.
This is a city that only in 2013 lifted a 213 year old ban on women wearing pants :) Which may sound silly, since no one was paying any attention. But, considering that women demanded the right to wear pants after the French Revolution as part of their demands for equal rights, it’s not. “Banning women from trouser-wearing was thus an effective way of banning them from the rank and file of the revolution — and of keeping them, basically, in their place,” according to The Atlantic. 
Photo credit: wikicommons

sorayachemaly:

IT’S 2014 and Paris just elected Anne Hidalgo its FIRST WOMAN MAYOR EVER.

This is a city that only in 2013 lifted a 213 year old ban on women wearing pants :) Which may sound silly, since no one was paying any attention. But, considering that women demanded the right to wear pants after the French Revolution as part of their demands for equal rights, it’s not. “Banning women from trouser-wearing was thus an effective way of banning them from the rank and file of the revolution — and of keeping them, basically, in their place,” according to The Atlantic

Photo credit: wikicommons

@2 weeks ago with 47 notes
nevver:

Who, Joshua Graham

This would make a great poster for y house.  

nevver:

Who, Joshua Graham

This would make a great poster for y house.  

(Source: etsy.com)

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kenobi-wan-obi:

Representation in STEM: Black Women Making Their Mark in Space and Science

Today, there is an increased push for the American education system to improve their STEM programs as well as to get students to show interest in the fields. It is important to bring attention to some of the African-American females that have, and are still, paving the road for future scientists, astronauts or any STEM degree holders.

These women are just some of the many examples of African-American contributions to science. (Descriptions pertain to the women in the order they appear on the photoset, from up down, left right)

Mercedes Richards PH.D is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University. Originally from Jamaica, Dr. Richards received her Doctoral degree at the University of Toronto. In 2010 Dr. Richards received the Fulbright Award to conduct research at the Astronomical Institute in Slovakia. research focus is on binary stars; twin stars formed at the same time.

Willie Hobbs Moore PH.D is the first African-American woman to earn a PH.D in physics in 1972. She received it at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Her thesis research involved important problems in vibrational analysis of macro molecules.

Beth Brown PH.D (1969-2008) was an Astrophysicist in the Sciences and Exploration Directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Born in Roanoke, VA, she grew up watching Star Trek and Star Wars and was fascinated with space. In 1998, Dr. Brown becoming the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate in Astronomy from the University of Michigan.

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein PH.D is currently a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at the Observational Lab in Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland. Originally from Los Angeles California Dr. Prescod-Weinstein specializes in theoretical cosmology.

Dara Norman PH.D is a professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Norman grew up in the south side of Chicago Illinois. She went to MIT as an Undergraduate and worked at NASA Goddard in Maryland. Dr. Norman currently specializes in gravitational lensing, large scale structure and quasars (quasi-stellar objects). This year she was honored with the University’s Timeless Award for her contributions and accomplishments to astronomy. In 2009 she was invited to the Star Party at the White House.

Jeanette J. Epps PH.D from Syracuse NY is a NASA astronaut. She received her PH.D in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Marylan in 2000. Dr. Epps was selected in 2009 to be one of the 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class. She recently graduated from Astronaut Candidate Training.

Shirley Ann Jackson PH.D is the second African-American woman to earn a PH.D in physics and the first from MIT. In 2009 Dr. Jackson was appointed to serve on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She is currently the President of the Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute.

(via sorayachemaly)

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fallontonight:

It’s cold and flu season, so Shailene Woodley shared a couple home remedy tips with Jimmy

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nevver:

Fortune cookie

This is horrible!

nevver:

Fortune cookie

This is horrible!

@2 weeks ago with 5354 notes

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Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.

Bill Cosby

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@3 weeks ago

Veronica Mars: “What are you going to do about it?” Clip

OMG it’s ally back.

(Source: veronicamarsnews, via girls-are-weird)

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