First off, she is a genuinely good person. | Why J.K. Rowling Will Always Be Our Favorite Author
Why J.K. Rowling Will Always Be Our Favorite Author
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7 Awesome Quotes From Joss Whedon
Brigitte Bardot photographed by Willy Rizzo in St. Tropez, 1958
Mayim on why science is so cool. If you don't find your science classes cool, don't blame science, you probably have an unimaginative teacher. Transfer to another class.
Hedy Lamarr. Sure, you may only know her as a movie star. But did you know that her early frequency-hopping ideas served as a basis for modern "spread-spectrum communication technology", including Bluetooth, WiFi, and CDMA technologies? She wasn't just some air-headed actress; she was a very intelligent and driven woman, especially for her time.
Hedy Lamarr was called the "most beautiful woman in the world" in her day. But what most don't know is that she had the brains to match her beauty, she invented "spread spectrum communications" and "frequency hopping". The U.S. Navy eventually applied this technology to radios used during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and it went on to shape modern technologies such as GPS, Bluetooth in headsets and phones, and U.S. military guided missiles.
Badass of the Week: Julie D'Aubigny, La Maupin. Julie D'Aubigny was a 17th-century bisexual French opera singer and fencing master who killed or wounded at least ten men in life-or-death duels, performed nightly shows on the biggest and most highly-respected opera stage in the world, and once took the Holy Orders just so that she could sneak into a convent and bang a nun. If nothing in that sentence at least marginally interests you, I have no idea why you're visiting this website.
Julie D'Aubigny was a 17th-century bisexual French opera singer and fencing master who killed or wounded at least ten men in life-or-death duels, performed nightly shows on the biggest and most highly-respected opera stage in the world, and once took the Holy Orders just so that she could sneak into a convent and bang a nun. TOTAL BADASS!!!
After Chief Engineer became sick due to the bends while working on the Brooklyn Bridge, Emily Roebling would take over many of her husband's duties, teaching herself the essentials of physics, architecture, and engineering. (Brooklyn Museum). The Great Bridge: An Essential History of the Brooklyn Bridge | Brain Pickings
Emily Roebling, the female engineer secretly behind the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge – one of the greatest engineering feats of all time – which began on December 3, 1870.
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
If they took it for its word there would be some serious problems.