On my last rotation we were prepping a patient for surgery who had a lot of stretch marks (which is very common, of course). The doctor said, “look closely at them, they’re beautiful.” She was right…inside each one was this lacy collagen web that was really pretty…and you could see the fractal geometry. Now I kinda see them as cracks in the facade, revealing our connection with trees and shorelines.
Bodies are beautiful.
What a beautiful observation! Had to reblog to share it!, Thanks for adding it!
So wait did this lady let you take a picture of her or did you take it during surgery orrrrr
This is my picture of my stretch marks. Someone removed my original caption and that person made one. :) no worries.
And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via jesseharding)
Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.
Tyler Kent White (via blissfvlcity)
Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.
Most mushrooms, as we know them, are actually just the reproductive structure of the fungus they belong to – their fungal networks expand far further underground, and some fungi don’t even sprout the sort of mushrooms that we’re used to seeing. In fact, depending on your definition of “organism,” the largest living organism in the world is a fungus – there’s a honey mushroom colony in Oregon that occupies about 2,000 acres of land! ( Bored Panda )
Since 2009, Ada Lovelace Day has aimed “to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire.” The day’s namesake, Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), was the daughter of Lord Byron and Anne Isabella Milbanke. Ada, in possession of a keen intellect and deep passion for machinery, was educated in mathematics at the insistence of her mother. Later in life, Ada studied the workings of the Analytical Engine developed by mathematician and inventor Charles Babbage. In her notes on the engine, Ada described an algorithm for computing numbers – an algorithm which would distinguish Ada as one of the world’s “first computer programmers.”
In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, we present some images from the CHF Archives of women working in various chemistry labs. Click on each photo for additional information.
And for more women in science content, consider taking a look at the films in The Catalyst Series: Women in Chemistry by the Chemical Heritage Foundation.
Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D
EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION
It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands.
SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS
OMYGOD LETS HELP EACH OTHER OUT GUYS