Tea-fueled

...and somewhat insane

I am a research assistant at the University of Edinburgh. My research concerns the ecological decisions of Plasmodium spp.: the parasites that cause malaria. I'm also a Nerdfighter and a musician.

jaythenerdkid:

undeadseanbean:

nonhoration:

earthlydreams:

This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

#when will people start giving names to young non-white scientists??#bc that shit is getting old

boost the fuck out of this, and make sure you include their goddamn names and country of origin.

jaythenerdkid:

undeadseanbean:

nonhoration:

earthlydreams:

This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

boost the fuck out of this, and make sure you include their goddamn names and country of origin.

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modestyandmonocles:

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

One of my high school English teachers brought this up.  That class is at least part of what caused me to start thinking about language and how it’s used and this grand disconnect between what people are trying to say and what they actually do say.  Misplaced modifiers are a significant contributor.

modestyandmonocles:

curlicuecal:

Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.

One of my high school English teachers brought this up.  That class is at least part of what caused me to start thinking about language and how it’s used and this grand disconnect between what people are trying to say and what they actually do say.  Misplaced modifiers are a significant contributor.

Mark Scherz

—Do you wanna build a phylogram?

markscherz:

A scientific parody of Do you wanna build a snowman? from Disney’s Frozen. Lyrics by hyacynthus and myself. Vocals by me. A music video may be forthcoming.

This is genius. 

A quiz that happened

Rules: Just insert your answers to the questions below. Tag at least 10 followers.

I was tagged by:  rjsalmond and anglosurfmops. I know Rowan through Liam and henceforth through his videos and blogs, and Paul through Scottish Nerdfighter Gatherings. They are both A+ human beings, do check out their blogs.

Name: Charlotte 

Nickname: Chazz (Chazzbert, Chazzlet, Shaz-lay, Chazzington, etc, etc)

Birthday: 23rd January. If I were American, it would be 1/23!
Gender: Female.
Sexuality: Yes please.

Height: 168cm / ~5’7”.

Time Zone: GMT.
What time and date is it there: 30 August, 16:34.

Average hours of sleep I get each night: Between 8 and 9.

The last thing I googled was: how to filter my tumblr activity by mentions (no joy, in fact, does anyone know? Is it even possible?)

My most used phrase(s): "This one time, …" 

First word that comes to mind: Cookies. Because I just had one and I am contemplating another.

What I last said to a family member: ”Ooh, thanks mum! Exciting! Xx” - She texted to confirm my address; she’s sending me a mystery package.

One place that makes me happy and why?: Bedlam theatre. Especially when it isn’t open to the public. Yes, it’s freezing cold most of the year, but having the run of its big echo-y auditorium, picking out costumes, rigging lights or getting in a set - it all reminds me of my early uni years. There was an unusual ownership that every member was entitled to and I revel in it whenever I return.

How many blankets I sleep under: A duvet - though we have a heavier one for the winter.
Favourite beverage(s): Tea, whisky, beer. 
The last movie I watched in the cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy. We are Groot.
Three things I can’t live without: Music, scientific curiosity, Naproxen.

Something I plan on learning: I’ve actually just bought a violin, so probably that.

A piece of advice for all my followers: Scepticism is key to not being taken for a ride - read critically, amass skills from those who are willing to teach, and be kind to those around you.

You all have to listen to this song: ”Sirens” by the-mechanisms. You can listen to/download it here.
My blog(s): 
sherlotter - main blog. An odd collection of things. fuckyeah7x7x7 - a now defunct fan blog for my friend David. pleonectic - a cooking blog I occasionally update with gluten-free recipes and £20 a week meal-plans.

Taggin’: lexiconical, markscherz, timeandspacemeannothing, wikiriffs, ezekiel-was-calm-and-quiet, itsbootime, ifellowedsleep, anachronistic-astronaut, dandyliondavid, zeldaphan.

skunkandburningtires:

James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

From the film’s IndieGo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

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