I was hanging out with my ex the other day (very sweet guy, we’re still good friends) and he said to me, “Women take up more space then men.”
My gut reaction was to disagree but I decided to hear him out. “What do you mean?” I asked.
"Whenever I’ve had a fight with a woman, she told me to get out. Like she wanted me out of her space. Men don’t do that," he explained.
"Yeah, well think I about it," I said. "In the outside world, men take up space everywhere they go. They control every area they occupy. They even take up more space when they sit down. The only space that really belongs to a woman, then, is her room or her apartment or her house. That’s really why we decorate or nest or whatever. It’s our space. And if you piss us off or we feel threatened, the first thing we’re going to want is to get you out of that space."
The techno-chemical receipt book : containing several thousand receipts, covering the latest, most important and most useful discoveries in chemical technology, and their practical application in the arts and the industries / edited chiefly from the German of Drs. Winckler … [et al.] ; with additions by William T. Brannt and William H. Wahl. Philadelphia : H.C. Baird, 1908.
Sometimes I wish books still looked like this, but full color photographs are pretty cool too, I guess.
A beautifully animated description of what we know about the creation of the Universe, so far.
We can see most of the how, though who knows how long this can last. Does the universe build in enough time for the beings that study it, to reveal why it happened? We’ll see I guess. :D
Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions—times when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out large dinosaurs. And this time, the cataclysm is us.
In our latest podcast, hear from Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the new book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, and Michael Novacek, senior vice president and provost of science at the American Museum of Natural History, as they discuss the process of extinction—and the role humanity plays in it.