Diana. 17. Romania.

I post random things, mostly about cats, fashion, mythology, and stuff from the fandoms I'm in.

Chill history lover.
Writer-wanna-be.
Socially awkward.

❝ The Devil may take the reckless, but the good will surely die of boredom. Boredom and frustration. ❞
— Sarah Dunant, The Birth of Venus
“Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.”

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

(via bansheewhale)

songsofwolves:

She had all of her mother’s beauty and none of her nature. Dornish law would always rule in Dorne. And Myrcella is in Dorne. By law the Iron Throne should pass to her.


Gregg Chillin, Hera Hilmar and Tom Riley out to see castmate Tom Bateman in Shakespeare in Love [x]

Gregg Chillin, Hera Hilmar and Tom Riley out to see castmate Tom Bateman in Shakespeare in Love [x]

“We loved like an empire,
constantly growing until
we were too powerful for our own good.
We loved like Rome,
falling and falling
until we couldn’t stand back up.”
Y.Z, when will we stop repeating history?  (via facina-oris)
teeething:

You may bury my bodydown by the highway sideSo my old evil spiritCan catch a Greyhound bus and ride- Robert Johnson, Me and the Devil Blues

teeething:

You may bury my body
down by the highway side
So my old evil spirit
Can catch a Greyhound bus and ride

- Robert Johnson, Me and the Devil Blues

furything:

furything:

my sister got me this really cool moon ring from a store called Earth Magic

I have received a countless amount of messages asking where to get this and I never could answer, but I just found out that you can get one here.

typette:

perchu:

underthesymmetree:

Fibonacci you crazy bastard….

As seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Earth orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Venus orbits the Sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!

Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..

So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!

You bet!! Depicted here is a:

  • 2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
  • 3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
  • sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
  • sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)

I wonder if relationships like this exist somewhere in the universe….

Read the Book    |    Follow    |    Hi-Res    -2-    -3-    -5-    -8-

i dofnt know what any of this means but these gifs are so raw im gonna rbelog it anyway

the fibonacci sequence is as close to a universe easter egg as we can possibly get. it’s a repeating pattern of numbers that you see fucking everywhere!

it appears in shit like this, from things like mathematic fractals, to the way fruits and plants grow, to the golden ratio that ALL of our proportions fit into, and a ton of other totally unrelated fucking things like the bending of light through water, how veins, rivers and lightning are connected in pattern shapes, and so on and so on

some people say it’s evidence of god, some people say it’s an artifact of us 3D beings travelling through higher dimensions, many agree it’s the truest essence of beauty and the connection between math, science and artwork…

its p. neat tho you gotta admit




102,011 plays

wendy-old-yellow-bricks:

elliptical-pattern:

Who are you? Alex

From? Sheffield

FROM? Engl…Sheff…ARCTIC MONKEYS!

This


The Irritating Gentleman - Berthold Woltze
1874

The Irritating Gentleman - Berthold Woltze

1874

germany:

Stella MacCartney | Resort 2014

germany:

Stella MacCartney | Resort 2014

Game of Thrones Cast SDCC 2014 Portraits by Entertainment Weekly (x)