Diversity is Key




One would assume that scientists, who are trained to think objectively, are completely immune to gender discrimination. However, a recent Yale study by Corinne Moss-Racusin and colleagues suggests otherwise.

The researchers created a fictional student and sent out the student’s application to science professors at top, research-intensive universities in the United States. The professors were asked to evaluate how competent this student was, how likely they would be to hire the student, how much they would pay this student, and how willing they would be to mentor the student. All of the applications sent out were identical, except for the fact that half were for a male applicant, John, and half were for a female applicant, Jennifer. Results showed that, with statistical significance, both male and female faculty at these institutions were biased towards male students over female students.

Data from the study shows that on average, science faculty was willing to pay the male applicant about $4,000 more per year. 

"The gender gap doesn’t exist" 

"We don’t need feminism" 

"Maybe he just worked harder"

"*any MRA bullshit*"

I had to read this study for class. It is thorough as fuck.

Anonymous asked: What's the largest skull you currently have?


I’ve got a few big ‘uns. Some are wider, some are larger, some are heavier so here are my four biggest skulls:

Marvelle the Elk hanging above my dresser. His skull is about 19 inches long and his antlers are about 32 inches at their widest. Pretty small elk really but I love him. image

Billy Bob the Buffalo. He’s about 23 inches wide and 23 inches long.

Hank the Tank the Draft Horse. He’s about 28 inches long and 15 inches tall.

And Smaug the Alligator. He lived in captivity most if not all of his life and was easily about 14-15 feet long when he was alive. His skull is 26 inches long and 14 inches wide.




Your hobbies include collecting SKELETON MEMORABILIA, reading SPOOKY STORIES, and snapping PHOTOGRAPHS of GLOOMY TROLL GRAVEYARDS and posting them on your TROLLMBLR. (The more FLOATING ORBS that show up in your pictures, the better.) You have a vast collection of HILARIOUSLY AWFUL HORROR MOVIES that you watch while cramming your face with TOOTH-ROTTING SWEETS.

Your favorite activity by far, however, is TRICK-OR-TREATING. With the aid of your loyal GHOSTMOM and your trusty CANDYGOURDKIND, you venture out into the sultry dawn to bestow TRICKS and TREATS on your unsuspecting neighbors.

There are some trolls who like to tease you for your blood color, but you simply tell them that through your creepy veins flows PURE PUMPKIN SPICE, which everyone knows is the noblest of flavors.

Your Trollian handle is creepyKooky and you tend toOoOo speEeEak in a voOoOoice that quAaAaAavers.



i feel my american-bred sense of entitlement the most when i get annoyed that the ‘united states’ is sorted in alphabetical order on a drop down menu and not just listed at the top



can we please stop treating high school drop outs like they’re the scum of the earth that’ll never amount to anything?? because it’s fucking tiring and rude and gross. it’s not the end of the world and school is not for everyone

Thank u


Hong Kong protester catching a tear gas grenade and throwing it back




White men can take nations but they can’t take a joke

This is a generalization.

case in point 


I only watched this episode because there was Nightwing in it but then this happened. Holy shit.