April 29, 2014

Anonymous said: Any particular reason for M1 as your icon?

it’s the photo that inspired me to start this blog! i was like WHOA THE UNIVERSE IS P. COOL and the rest is history

August 17, 2013

enormouspockets:

emgremlyn: this is a human who posts cool science stuff! follow them! (as a sidenote, please don’t spam me with messages about promoting you…)

pleurphoria: YEAH you’re welcome!!!!

just-a-bit-curious: good, I’m glad I can make you happy! :)

obsoletecat: thanks! :) more astronomy coming up in the next couple of weeks! I ALWAYS LOVE SUGGESTIONS/REQUESTS, YOU GUYS! SOMETIMES I AM LIKE “WUT SHUD I POST IDK UGH” AND WHEN YOU TELL ME WHAT TO POST IT IS GREAT BC I DON’T HAVE TO THINK AS MUCH. 


natesamazingworld: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_division

pari1234: mhm yes i do

grumble-cakes: thank you! messages like yours always brighten my day :)

anon: like idk wut u r talkin about? if you mean as a source, just follow the source links and use that instead! (there are pretty much always source links.)

anon 2: Sherry, I don’t own any of the images here unless explicitly stated, so you’ll have to follow the source link and check with the owner of the photo. best of luck!

thedoctor-at-221b: thanks! :))))

anon: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/rh-factor/MY01163 

ireviewproducts51: I GET A LOT OF QUESTIONS LIKE THIS, ASKING ME QUESTIONS ABOUT SCIENCE THINGS. I AM NOT AN EXPERT ON ANYTHING AT ALL, LET ALONE ALL OF SCIENCE! I AM NOT GOOGLE. TO BE HONEST, I JUST GOOGLE THE ANSWERS TO MOST OF YOUR QUESTIONS ANYWAY, SO LET’S SIDESTEP THE MIDDLE MAN (ME), SHALL WE?

superepictony: thanks! glad you like it! :) I don’t take the pictures on this blog, though. I’m a linguistics/biology double major slash barista slash tutor slash office assistant slash yogi. 

booksneak: SORRY FOR THE LONG HIATUSES! LIFE IS BUSY! BUT I LOVE THIS BLOG AND I WILL ALWAYS COME BACK EVENTUALLY!

cosmophysis: this is another human who posts cool science stuff! follow them too!

the-model-insider: there is a survey here somewhere, but I’m afraid it’s too late! if you’re interested in it, though, check it out.

headwired606: thanks! that’s great!

calcium-20: try searching on google, flickr, about.com, nikon small world, etc. 

oops wrong blog

(Source: molasses-feet)

7:57pm
  
Filed under: questions 
June 1, 2012

Anonymous said: Any body home ? we miss you!

my last paper of the school year is due on monday! and then my one-year anniversary with my gf is on tuesday! AND THEN I promise I will queue up a million things for you guys. 

p.s. SORRY I AM A NO-GOOD BLOGGER

3:32pm
  
Filed under: Anonymous questions 
February 19, 2012

graemekeeton said: I haven't had time to go through your stuff properly yet, but I can tell I'm gonna like this. G.

I’m glad!

to everyone - hi! sorry I’ve been so absent for so long. I’ve been oscillating between too busy and not busy enough for tumblr-ing… I’m gonna try harder now; I’ve missed you! I also feel bad for not following through with those promotions I promised, so that’ll happen soon. 

12:59am
  
Filed under: graemekeeton questions 
January 17, 2012
secretaznjen: thanks! I’ll look into it once I finish the books currently on my “to read” shelf :)
anon: I believe that language is really important. it shapes who we are, how we think, and how we perceive others and the world around us. so when someone says that the way I say something is oppressive, I’m going to pay attention to that and open up a dialogue about it with the affected parties (my followers and me). 
anon: that’s a valid opinion. and while I disagree that my language doesn’t affect other people, I really do appreciate your two cents!
anon: lol your rhyming and use of slang doesn’t even thinly mask your heterosexism
anon (this was three asks, I pasted them together for clarity): while I do appreciate your thoughts, I want to make sure we’re careful about the distinction between my use of language and their criticisms of it (for lack of a better word): first of all, I thought the original commenter (exponentiate) was quite respectful. but more importantly, their commenting on my language is entirely different from my using it. while my language use made some members of an oppressed group feel othered, their commenting on it did not; in fact, it alerted me, who has cis-privilege, to an important language use that might harm others who do not have that privilege. that was poorly explained, but I hope you understand the distinction?
quantumpie: thank you! I’m glad you like it. just added your blog to the list!
youresofancy: that’s awesome! I totally need more science posters. right now I just have the vitruvian man, a couple band posters, and a couple for the wizard of oz. 
ask/submit

secretaznjen: thanks! I’ll look into it once I finish the books currently on my “to read” shelf :)

anon: I believe that language is really important. it shapes who we are, how we think, and how we perceive others and the world around us. so when someone says that the way I say something is oppressive, I’m going to pay attention to that and open up a dialogue about it with the affected parties (my followers and me). 

anon: that’s a valid opinion. and while I disagree that my language doesn’t affect other people, I really do appreciate your two cents!

anon: lol your rhyming and use of slang doesn’t even thinly mask your heterosexism

anon (this was three asks, I pasted them together for clarity): while I do appreciate your thoughts, I want to make sure we’re careful about the distinction between my use of language and their criticisms of it (for lack of a better word): first of all, I thought the original commenter (exponentiate) was quite respectful. but more importantly, their commenting on my language is entirely different from my using it. while my language use made some members of an oppressed group feel othered, their commenting on it did not; in fact, it alerted me, who has cis-privilege, to an important language use that might harm others who do not have that privilege. that was poorly explained, but I hope you understand the distinction?

quantumpie: thank you! I’m glad you like it. just added your blog to the list!

youresofancy: that’s awesome! I totally need more science posters. right now I just have the vitruvian man, a couple band posters, and a couple for the wizard of oz. 

ask/submit

6:26pm
  
Filed under: Questions 
January 15, 2012

Anonymous said: "the anon asked if I was male or female, and correct me if I’m wrong, but I think those terms are generally used with sex, not gender." You are wrong, and frankly, that definition makes me feel a whole lot more othered than the over-eager use of the cis- prefix. It degenders us, saying, "You may identify as a woman, but your sex is male!" and vice versa. I'm not a "female man". I am male. I am a man in that I am a male adult.

you’re right that that’s othering. I am admittedly not as knowledgeable about trans*/gender-in-general issues as I’d like to be. I read kate bornstein’s book “gender outlaw” a while back, and I think that’s how ze used the terms (and I’m not endorsing (nor am I condemning) the book or bornstein’s views on anything here, and I think there’s a lot that’s problematic there, I’m just saying that’s where I got my information). I’m sorry again for making anyone feel othered or erased or uncomfortable in any way. again, this is important, so thanks for messaging me, anon. 

-jo

2:01am
  
Filed under: Anonymous questions 
January 14, 2012

exponentiate said: The other day you answered a question about your gender with "I'm a cis-girl". That sat funny with me, and I've only just figured out why. When you include that you're cis when stating your gender, it implies that you expect anyone to disclose their trans status when discussing their gender. It's othering to trans people by imposing a false dichotomy of "trans-girl" vs "cis-girl", rather than "girl (whose trans status happens to be ___)". I still like your blog, I just wanted to express that. :)

you know, I wondered about just this after I posted that answer. I originally said that because the anon asked if I was male or female, and correct me if I’m wrong, but I think those terms are generally used with sex, not gender. but regardless of my thought process, I’m so sorry to anyone who felt othered or belittled or put off in any way by that exchange. thanks for bringing this up, exponentiate! language is important. 

-jo

8:06pm
  
Filed under: exponentiate questions 
January 9, 2012

Anonymous said: I really, really, really enjoy your posts, and I love that you give support so many other science tumblrs. I recently started one, ILiveInASpiralGalaxy, which is pure astronomy - anything to do with space really. I get a fair amount of notes, but only a few actually decide to follow me! What's missing? haha :)

tag everything with “science” and “astronomy” and “space” and “stars” etc. and people will find you eventually. tagging with “science” is most important because that’s one of the tags that has editors that choose what goes on the radar! and I’ll add you to the list. love your blog, followed!

3:42pm
  
Filed under: Anonymous questions 
January 8, 2012
anon: it is what it is. 
pirates-go-boo-better: sorry! I’m glad to be back!
kathykit13: I’m back! It turns out it’s a lot easier to find time for tumblr when you have other things you should be doing and your wonderful girlfriend is far away…
anon: congrats! and thanks :)
anon: I trigger warning the spiders because I know what it’s like to be triggered. 
downwithsanity: I’m glad you like it! :)
herodna: thanks for submitting! :)
theartofkissingproperly: glad you like it! :)
wilmastreetart: I don’t take any of these photos unless stated otherwise! I think the only ones of mine I’ve posted are a couple from Disney World and a few from Nicaragua. 
freshgirljade: no problem!
wandering-nature: I think blogs with narrower focuses do get more followers—for someone to follow this blog they would only need to enjoy science, but to follow my personal they’d probably have to like art, science, doodles, typography, feminism, emma watson, etc. But also, I feel like I didn’t really do anything to gain followers; I just tagged everything with “science” and one day one of my posts ended up on the radar. so I would say: make your own posts in addition to reblogging, and always tag your posts with things that go on the radar (see tumblr.com/explore). 
whataregritsanyway: YES I THINK I’VE POSTED ALL OF THEM OKAY NOW SEND ME MORE YOU OWE ME FOR ALL THE CHOCOLATE
soonear: no, thank you!
ask/submit

anon: it is what it is. 

pirates-go-boo-better: sorry! I’m glad to be back!

kathykit13: I’m back! It turns out it’s a lot easier to find time for tumblr when you have other things you should be doing and your wonderful girlfriend is far away…

anon: congrats! and thanks :)

anon: I trigger warning the spiders because I know what it’s like to be triggered. 

downwithsanity: I’m glad you like it! :)

herodna: thanks for submitting! :)

theartofkissingproperly: glad you like it! :)

wilmastreetart: I don’t take any of these photos unless stated otherwise! I think the only ones of mine I’ve posted are a couple from Disney World and a few from Nicaragua. 

freshgirljade: no problem!

wandering-nature: I think blogs with narrower focuses do get more followers—for someone to follow this blog they would only need to enjoy science, but to follow my personal they’d probably have to like art, science, doodles, typography, feminism, emma watson, etc. But also, I feel like I didn’t really do anything to gain followers; I just tagged everything with “science” and one day one of my posts ended up on the radar. so I would say: make your own posts in addition to reblogging, and always tag your posts with things that go on the radar (see tumblr.com/explore). 

whataregritsanyway: YES I THINK I’VE POSTED ALL OF THEM OKAY NOW SEND ME MORE YOU OWE ME FOR ALL THE CHOCOLATE

soonear: no, thank you!

ask/submit

11:42pm
  
Filed under: questions 
January 8, 2012
this is batch one, and they are wildly out of order because of reasons. 
whatwefindalongtheway: glad you like it!
anon: cool, followed. everyone follow onlytheuniverse!
anon: I’m a cis-girl. 
consciousfabrication: Yes, but not on tumblr. This is the Nat Geo magazine blog, this is a list of blogs Nat Geo employees run on lots of different topics, this and this are unofficial Nat Geo tumblrs, and this is a tumblr of vintage Nat Geo scans. 
thethousandnaturalshocks: thank you!
elguintosol: from the blog, click on the time it was posted or the note count.
fairefaerie: probably, but I’m always willing to promote other science blogs!
specialiff: thanks! :)
anon: check out my new science blogs page!
isthatmycow: I’m glad! I’m a pre-med student, but I like most kinds of biology best :)
alecthecreator: glad you like it! 
cwnl: thank you! aaahhh I’ve been following/loving your blog forever so right back at ya!
outro-epitafio: sorry, it’s been a while since you sent this, so which posts are you referring to?
anon: cool! glad you like the blog. 
morganzaaa: sorry, that’s a tumblr feature. if you put spaces in the middle of the link it should work. 
ask/submit
batch 2 of questions coming up soon!

this is batch one, and they are wildly out of order because of reasons. 

whatwefindalongtheway: glad you like it!

anon: cool, followed. everyone follow onlytheuniverse!

anon: I’m a cis-girl. 

consciousfabrication: Yes, but not on tumblr. This is the Nat Geo magazine blog, this is a list of blogs Nat Geo employees run on lots of different topics, this and this are unofficial Nat Geo tumblrs, and this is a tumblr of vintage Nat Geo scans. 

thethousandnaturalshocks: thank you!

elguintosol: from the blog, click on the time it was posted or the note count.

fairefaerie: probably, but I’m always willing to promote other science blogs!

specialiff: thanks! :)

anon: check out my new science blogs page!

isthatmycow: I’m glad! I’m a pre-med student, but I like most kinds of biology best :)

alecthecreator: glad you like it! 

cwnl: thank you! aaahhh I’ve been following/loving your blog forever so right back at ya!

outro-epitafio: sorry, it’s been a while since you sent this, so which posts are you referring to?

anon: cool! glad you like the blog. 

morganzaaa: sorry, that’s a tumblr feature. if you put spaces in the middle of the link it should work. 

ask/submit

batch 2 of questions coming up soon!

11:02pm
  
Filed under: questions 
January 8, 2012

doctor-segmentium said: Hey, can you help me out? I'm attempting to put together a "let's try to raise general scientific literacy because it's important, goddamnit!" project and really need some help. I’m going around asking several science blogs, and it'd rule if you could post/share this ask in hopes of my finding people to help make this happen. Due to tumblr's stupid character limit on asks, to anyone curious/interested: shoot me a message and I'll provide info. Thanks! - Dan

yes! this is important and exciting! how else can I help?

also, sorry this took so long to respond to. everyone, stay tuned for a batch of messages dating back to november 15th…

December 7, 2011

Anonymous said: why long time no post? :(

ahhhh I’m sorry guys 

as it turns out it’s harder to find time for tumblr when you have nothing to procrastinate and instead have lots of time to spend with your lovely girlfriend

soon I promise

1:34pm
  
Filed under: Anonymous questions 
November 16, 2011

upliftedinfo said: When you say awesome photos, what can it be? clouds, or etc.?

clouds are awesome

bugs are awesome

cells are awesome

crystals are awesome

weather is awesome

oceans are awesome

hair and rocks and stuff really close up are awesome

plants are awesome

anatomical structures are awesome

etc. 

8:10pm
  
Filed under: upliftedinfo questions 
November 16, 2011

souffle-etc said: How's the odds of promotion? If you've since received more submissions, let me know so I can write up a few more!!

I’m actually not counting how many submissions I get from each person—just looking at their blogs and promoting my favorite blogs. sorry if that wasn’t clear!

also, thanks so much for submitting, everybody! I got WAY MORE SUBMISSIONS than I was expecting. you guys are great. promotions will be on their way possibly tonight, but if not tonight probably not until next monday or tuesday. again, thank you! you guys sent in some really interesting stuff! (if you still feel like submitting, I’ll include you in the possible promotion pool if you submit while I’m still on tumblr tonight… so like, for the next hour or so. submit away!)

also, always feel free to tell me what you want to see on ohscience.

8:01pm
  
Filed under: savehyrule questions 
November 14, 2011
fractussolitudo: From what I can gather from this and some other articles that came up on google (after telling google that no, I did not mean homeostasis), luteostasis is the maintenance of CL (or corpus luteum) function. Anything ending in -stasis is the maintenance of something, and it makes sense that development of a transferred embryo would be aborted without CL function, so this definition makes sense, I think. You might also be interested in the wikipedia page on luteolysis. I hope that helps! One of my bio profs is a developmental biologist, so I’ll ask her on Wednesday, too, if I remember… :)
elyshinichi: Hah… Well, I’m learning about evolutionary developmental biology right now, which I find really interesting! And there are lots of topics under that umbrella. For something more specific, I’m (probably/maybe) majoring in neurolinguistics, which is just the most fascinating thing in the world to me! So you could look into that… Good luck!
virusinthecity: I’m glad! :)
dailyineztvz: thanks! glad you like them! Of course, they’re not mine, I’m just the curator :)
os-versos-que-te-fiz: I’m glad you like it! I enjoy highlighting the beauty of our universe :) thanks for following!
fiordispina: coming right up in the queue! :)
torgothegreat: thanks! me neither :)
ask
HEY, YOU. YEAH, YOU. I have finals coming up this week. If you submit an awesome photo or two or ten (by you, or by anyone else as long as you include the source!) by Wednesday, 11/16/11, 4pm CST I’ll check out your blog and promote a few favorites to 22,000+ followers. THANK YOU!

fractussolitudo: From what I can gather from this and some other articles that came up on google (after telling google that no, I did not mean homeostasis), luteostasis is the maintenance of CL (or corpus luteum) function. Anything ending in -stasis is the maintenance of something, and it makes sense that development of a transferred embryo would be aborted without CL function, so this definition makes sense, I think. You might also be interested in the wikipedia page on luteolysis. I hope that helps! One of my bio profs is a developmental biologist, so I’ll ask her on Wednesday, too, if I remember… :)

elyshinichi: Hah… Well, I’m learning about evolutionary developmental biology right now, which I find really interesting! And there are lots of topics under that umbrella. For something more specific, I’m (probably/maybe) majoring in neurolinguistics, which is just the most fascinating thing in the world to me! So you could look into that… Good luck!

virusinthecity: I’m glad! :)

dailyineztvz: thanks! glad you like them! Of course, they’re not mine, I’m just the curator :)

os-versos-que-te-fiz: I’m glad you like it! I enjoy highlighting the beauty of our universe :) thanks for following!

fiordispina: coming right up in the queue! :)

torgothegreat: thanks! me neither :)

ask

HEY, YOU. YEAH, YOU. I have finals coming up this week. If you submit an awesome photo or two or ten (by you, or by anyone else as long as you include the source!) by Wednesday, 11/16/11, 4pm CST I’ll check out your blog and promote a few favorites to 22,000+ followers. THANK YOU!

6:02pm
  
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