The Way of Mei

Hi. I'm Mei. It rhymes with "way" which explains the title of this blog. (I consider myself very clever)

Oct 1

spacemutants said: So Hank, what's the deal with Pluto right now? Is it a planet or not?

scishow:

edwardspoonhands:

Pluto is not a planet. The IAU (in my book) gets to decide what the definition of a planet is because there has to be a definition and they are by far the most qualified body to define it. 

Pluto does not meet that definition, and thus should not be considered a planet. I agree with their definition, but even if I didn’t I would submit to it because I am not an expert. 

Recently, three people sat in a room and argued about whether pluto was a planet. The audience then voted…and they voted that Pluto was a planet. That, of course, means nothing. If you want random groups of people to define scientific terms…it’s going to be hard to get any actual science done. 

Some context regarding the recent debate for you.

People’s passion for pluto is puzzling to me personally.


Sep 29

archiemcphee:

Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously featured here) continues to take breathtaking photos of Siamese fighting fish, also known as betta fish. His fascination with their splendid, flowing fins and brilliant coloring is apparent in the extraordinarily detailed portraits he creates. The photos are so perfectly clear and close-up that it’s easy to forget the fish are underwater and not floating in midair.

Angkatavanich recently told Popular Photography that he only started photographing the fish after encountering them for the first time three years ago at a fish show and has since become obsessed with the different species which vary greatly in size, shape, and color patterns.

Head over to Visarute Angkatavanich’s 500px gallery to view more of his gorgeous betta portraits. Limited edition prints of his photos are currently available through La Lanta Fine Art.

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bustysaintclair:

Guys just FYI you are never, ever subtle when you’re checking us out and we always, always know.

ALWAYS.


Well, superficial phlebitis is not as dire as say deep vein thrombosis, but remarkably, this diagnosis has not made walking any easier. Stupid over active nerves.


I believe the technician’s break room is perhaps a little close to the changing rooms.


Poncho style gowns are apparently all the rage for your discerning medical imaging centre.


Oh I just love having to take a day off because my leg is acting up and now I need an ultrasound.


Sep 27
I am so excited about this, you guys have no idea.

I am so excited about this, you guys have no idea.


Sep 25
“Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.” Anna Quindlen, Every Last One   (via exoticwild)

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Sep 24
“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” Neil deGrasse Tyson (via hqlines)

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