I think my grandfather may have the correct approach to art. He’s had a long career, and in his retirement he’s been working on building a boat. I doubt he’ll ever finish it, but I don’t think that’s particularly important to him. He wakes up every morning, drinks his cup of coffee, then goes out to his workshop to sand a tiny portion of wood. He doesn’t need to finish that boat to pay the rent. He can afford to have some distance from it, so he gets to enjoy it. He looks at that boat tenderly, like he looks at his grandkids. He gets to have a dream without the necessity of achieving it. Humans of New York 

2 days ago // 2 notes
Non mi sento bene…


Credo di aver contratto l’ebola, mangiando carne di mucca pazza che aveva contratto l’aviaria da un maiale con la peste suina, che al mercato mio padre comprò. Mi sento come Dorian Gray dopo essersi fatto un selfie.

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3 days ago // 32 notes
Ho imparato a saltare i fossi. Se imparo a saltare anche gli avessi, coi rimorsi sono a posto. purtroppo (via purtropppo)

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3 days ago // 507 notes




"why are these scientists talking about pluto when they should be curing ebola" because they’re astrophysicists not molecular engineers or infectious disease specialists you’re getting mad at the wrong people 

*walks into Starbucks and violently shakes the barista* LOOK WHERE THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO GET A NEW BED FRAME THEN????

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4 days ago // 194,007 notes

Randy/Lorde wallpaper

Rumor has it that Lorde is a 45 year old male geologist

This 1911 photo of Marie Curie in a roomful of dudes (including Max Planck, Henri Poincaré, Ernest Rutherford, and young Albert Einstein, lurking in the background, second from right) bespeaks so much both about the gendered state of science and about the enormity of cultural bias Curie overcame to become the “Martyr of Science,” the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.
Also see Curie on science and wonder.