"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 blvckovt)

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Netflix Is Raising Its Prices — Here's How Much You Can Expect to Pay

If you are an existing customer, you will be grandfathered in so you can pay your current fee of $7.99 per month “for a generous time period.” It will probably be one or two years before your monthly fee goes up as well.

And if you are thinking of signing up for Netflix, you had better do it quickly. Netflix says sometime between now and June, new customers will be subject to the price hike, which would be $1 or $2 more than the current price. That might not sound like much, but it will add up after a while.

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angelophile:

Katniss Everdeen photographed by starrfallphotography on Deviantart.

Cosplay by Aspen of White Rabbit Cosplay and Photography.

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beeishappy:

TDS | 2014.04.10 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
"The exciting news today is, I no longer need a cable subscription for the privilege of watching Stephen Colbert."

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policymic:

Rapper’s racist photo holds valuable lesson for America

For the record, Budden is a 33-year-old adult.

The photo was taken during an airport security check, and deductive reasoning — along with the fact that I wasn’t born yesterday — suggests that Budden’s “Not on my watch Homeboy !” caption is a thinly veiled suggestion that this man is a terrorist.

Since racist jokes are always hilarious and never bother anyone, Budden seemed surprised that the Twitterverse had some withering comments about him.

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galaxyspeaking:

Petra Pan, the Girl who wouldn’t grow up : a masterpost

Hi guys ! I know an old Petra Pan masterpost exists somewhere, but it’s actually not mine, it’s reposted, so if you could just… not reblog it and maybe reblog / like this one instead, it would be super nice and super cool of you :3 ! The other one has like…. 87k of notes so it’s really cool to know that so many of you liked my art, but it’s not even credited so I didn’t know it was so popular before a friend of mine showed it to me ?

Besides, this one really has the full series -with Ms. Flee and the lost girls included- and I would be really happy if they could get the love they deserve !

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Urgent security update

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staff:

Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any…