Science! Anything i like more than science must be a cat, a cat with a degree in the science!


My personalDNA Report

 

justbriann:

It literally says it might make you sweat. Just in a really fancy way. Lol

The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness | Brain Pickings

wildcat2030:

“I think I’ve only spent about ten percent of my energies on writing,” Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Katherine Anne Porter confessed in a 1963 interview. “The other ninety percent went to keeping my head above water.” While art may be a form of therapy for the rest of us, Porter’s is a sentiment far from uncommon among the creatively gifted who make that art. Why? When Nancy Andreasen took a standard IQ test in kindergarten, she was declared a “genius.” But she was born in the late 1930s, an era when her own mother admonished that no one would marry a woman with a Ph.D. Still, became a psychiatrist and a neuroscientist, and made understanding the brain’s creative capacity her life’s work. Having grown up seeped in ambivalence about her “diagnosis” of extraordinary intellectual and creative ability, Andreasen wondered about the social forces at work in the nature-nurture osmosis of genius, about how many people of natural genius were born throughout history whose genius was never manifested, suppressed by lack of nurture. “Half of the human beings in history are women,” she noted, “but we have had so few women recognized for their genius. How many were held back by societal influences, similar to the ones I encountered and dared to ignore?” (One need only look at the case of Benjamin Franklin and his sister to see Andreasen’s point.)

tit-thunder:

Cecil Baldwin and Dylan Marron sitting beneath an Arby’s sign reenacting a famous Welcome to Night Vale scene.

tit-thunder:

Cecil Baldwin and Dylan Marron sitting beneath an Arby’s sign reenacting a famous Welcome to Night Vale scene.

First panel I’m visiting at EVO, and getting ready for some fun!

spaceplasma:

Cassini Celebrates 10 Years Exploring Saturn

It has been a decade since a robotic traveler from Earth first soared over rings of ice and fired its engine to fall forever into the embrace of Saturn. On June 30, the Cassini mission will celebrate 10 years of exploring the planet, its rings and moons.

  • More information about Cassini is available here & here

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech