How Much Does a Shadow Weigh? (by Vsauce)
I HAVE WAITED MY ENTIRE LIFE FOR THIS GIFSET TO APPEAR ON MY DASH
THIS IS MY FAVORITE PART OF ALADDIN.
Did you know that most of this scene wasn’t scripted and Robin Williams just did it and the animators had a hard time creating the animation for this? Robin is a motherfucking genius.
Sally Ride, the United States’ first woman in space, will be posthumously honored with the country’s highest civilian commendation and the renaming of a high-flying camera.
President Barack Obama announced on Monday (May 20) that Ride will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedomat the White House later this year. NASA further paid tribute to the late astronaut by creating a new internship program in her name and renaming a science instrument on board the International Space Station.
Ride, who after flying in space twice went on to become a leading advocate for science education, died on July 23, 2012, 17 months after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
The SAT is a scam. It has been around for 50 years. It has never measured anything. And it continues to measure nothing. And the whole game is that everybody who does well on it, is so delighted by their good fortune that they don’t want to attack it. And they are the people in charge. Because of course, the way you get to be in charge is by having high test scores. So it’s this terrific kind of rolling scam that every so often, somebody sort of looks and says—well, you know, does it measure intelligence? No. Does it predict college grades? No. Does it tell you how much you learned in high school? No. Does it predict life happiness or life success in any measure? No. It’s measuring nothing.