Smiles & Vials

Whaddya wanna know?   Submit   21, Female, Chemistry Major, Math Minor. College Senior. I work in a polymer research laboratory. I don't know exactly what I want to do post-grad, so I decided to start a science blog that I hope will help. I intend to post about science and my own research, answer your science questions to the best of my ability and create a web of resources through the blog.

thegestianpoet:

i am argon

i am a gas

has marius passed chem at last 

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rocketssurgery:

Decided to make a handy graphic after seeing a lot of misinformation spread around tumblr. Current science isn’t perfect and definitions are bound to change, but I wanted to push back against the hostile attitude against it because it seems like a lot of people are being hostile for the wrong reasons.

Please let me know if there are any factual errors, thank you :)

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"Natalie,Calculus will be OK. I know you’re feeling hopelessly overwhelmed right now, but no matter how painful that class is, things will get better. If you try and you succeed (as I think you will) your victory will be sweeter and more fulfilling than you can imagine. But even if you try and you fail, you will at least leave Calculus a humbler and stronger person.-Paul”I feel like I should share this. A boy, Paul, clearly, in high school caught me crying in a passing period after my morning AP Calculus class. He asked why. I was crying over math. (Spoiler Alert: I wasn’t always good at math and I didn’t always like it. Things change.) The next passing period as I was heading to I-don’t-even-remember, he slipped me this.
I have carried this in my wallet for over 4 years now. Because it is important and it is a little thing and it is wonderful. 

"Natalie,
Calculus will be OK. I know you’re feeling hopelessly overwhelmed right now, but no matter how painful that class is, things will get better. If you try and you succeed (as I think you will) your victory will be sweeter and more fulfilling than you can imagine. But even if you try and you fail, you will at least leave Calculus a humbler and stronger person.
-Paul”

I feel like I should share this. 

A boy, Paul, clearly, in high school caught me crying in a passing period after my morning AP Calculus class. He asked why. I was crying over math. (Spoiler Alert: I wasn’t always good at math and I didn’t always like it. Things change.) The next passing period as I was heading to I-don’t-even-remember, he slipped me this.

I have carried this in my wallet for over 4 years now. 
Because it is important and it is a little thing and it is wonderful. 

— 4 hours ago with 32 notes
#personal  #math 

I have *one* homework problem to do and I am just so friggity fraggin exhausted and I do not WANT TO DO IT EUGH

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#personal 
themightyif:

Well, that pretty much says everything, doesn’t it?
(Photo by Tishka Miller, from Facebook, here.)

themightyif:

Well, that pretty much says everything, doesn’t it?

(Photo by Tishka Miller, from Facebook, here.)

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camillataylor:

Because it’s Fall, my favorite time of year and the time to be laying thousands of eggs, kicking out the drones, digging holes to live in for 7-17 years, building tiny houses out of rocks, or dying because you only live a couple months.

I have a sale in my etsy store right now, 20% off all orders $20 and over.  Use coupon code SEPT20 on insect wing earrings (no insects were harmed in the making of these), necklaces, artwork, etc.

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