• the mitochondria are not “deep”
  • the mitochondria are not “quirky”
  • the mitochondria are the fucking powerhouse of the cell

Straight White Boy Problem #116


coach yelled at us at halftime. if we dont come back in the second half hes going to make us run laps on monday. last time he made us run, we had to run for 2 and a half hours and tyler threw up

Miamisburg, Ohio

a little fluff of dog wriggling on its back in grass that seemed to green overnight, a group of grade school boys playing some game in an alley of which the objective is to get a soccer ball into a garbage can, an elusive ice cream truck with hilariously shiny chrome rims, reading a book in the shade against a church community center, listening to a percussion ensemble practice

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)