A portable screwdriver—officially the most unusual college gift I’ve ever received. #wellesley (at Wellesley College)
WGST - giving you the tools for your life. (Also Prof. Mata was handing these out and generally being beautiful as usual)
You tried to run away from me, didn’t you?
After the Pluto’s demotion from planet-status, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson received hate mail from thousands of elementary school children. Images via PBS
Well kids, I guess you can add me to the Pluto-hatin’ club. I’ve got your back Dr. Tyson!
If Pluto landed on Earth, it would only stretch from California to Kansas. It’s smaller than our own Moon and half ice. It orbits more like a comet than a planet. It has more in common with the members of the icy and distant Kuiper belt than the larger planets. In fact, it could take the cake as Kuiper king, Emperor of dwarf planets. Don’t hate me, folks. Science is an ever-evolving tapestry, and that tapestry has 8 planets :)
I still miss Pluto the planet, but I guess I understand why scientists are more qualified to decide this than me.
Security camera clips that make the news usually show bad things, but Coke decided to “look at the world a little differently” in this heartwarming viral video. They found security camera footage from around the world showing happy moments: people stealing kisses instead of possessions, dealing potato chips instead of drugs, and offering car assistance rather than road rage. [x]