You want to get kids out of foster care and into good, loving homes? I’ve got a simple solution to your problem.
Did you know LGBT couples are more likely to adopt older, children of color and disable children than straight couples? LGBT couples tend to adopt ‘undesired’ children more (basically kids no one else wants.)
Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.
The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.
“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.
“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”
Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.
In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.
Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?
Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.
When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.
Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands
basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them
But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right.
Holy shit monkeys. Phenomenal animation and a song by Imagine Dragons?!
How can I not reblog this. Good job Riot!
I’ve watched this like at least 20 times since last night….
This is one of the most insulting things that I have ever seen, it makes me so mad I actually want to cry. I can’t believe magazines think that they can just dip a woman in brown paint, give her clothes from my culture to put on for a couple hours and then have audacity to call her an “African Queen”. Growing up I heard every joke about Africans and saw the negative stereotypes portrayed by the media that tried to make me feel so bad about where I come from. Yet Ive noticed when fashion magazine want to do spreads portraying poise and exoticness they often turn to Africa ( and many other foreign continents/nations) proving time and again that Africa is more than the negative images you see in the media) but this time, to try and take parts of my beautiful culture just to have white women play the role of an “African Queen” proves that beauty cannot be seen in our countries/cultures unless it is represented by White people.
This makes me so fucking angry, these people literally would rather paint up white women to look like black women than use actual black models who are struggling to find work. They’re either demonising black culture or trivialising it so they can appropriate it for some cheap, shallow fashion statement its fucking sickening and I’m getting really fucking bored of seeing this shit everywhere -_-
Heartbeats, Rodrigo Dada
"Heartbeats es un homenaje al poder de la música de actuar sobre el estado de ánimo y los sentimientos. Cada persona crea su pequeño mundo musical en donde los sentimientos y las ideas fluyen con mayor facilidad. La música se transforma entonces en una vía de escape, en una manera de embellecer la realidad.
Dentro del proyecto, la persona fotografiada elige una pieza musical que tenga un significado especial para ella y el retrato es realizado mientras se escucha la música. En la parte inferior del retrato una selección de la letra de la canción complementa la imagen con el objetivo de crear un diálogo texto-imagen.
”Heartbeats is a tribute to music and its power to change emotions and states of mind. Fascinated by what music can trigger within, it becomes an escape from everyday life.
In this project, i photographed my subjects whilst they listened to a song of their choice. Then I chose part of the lyrics to generate a dialogue between text and image.”
Reblogging because this actually is a thing that should concern more people.
Celebrating Riot! and Viva La Vida’s anniversaries with this mash up~
More mash ups: music tag
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)
The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover
KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!
"I TOUCH YOUR BUTT"
This made me giggle far too much