ZkSolomon's corner of randomness

I'm just a random person wasting his time.

8bitmaid:

Just picking up my textbooks for next semester.

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jtotheizzoe:

asapscience:

Yes! For example: It’s Okay To Be Smart's Joe Hanson, Dr. Michio Kaku, NASA's Aprille Ericsson-Jackson, Veritasium's Derek Muller, to name a few (and there are so many more people we adore too!). Who do you think is a good science role model? via Alex Ruiz on G+

Did I just get mentioned in the same e-breath as Michio Kaku and Brian Greene? I could just hug you guys, ASAPscience. But also… wut?!?!

jtotheizzoe:

asapscience:

Yes! For example: It’s Okay To Be Smart's Joe Hanson, Dr. Michio Kaku, NASA's Aprille Ericsson-Jackson, Veritasium's Derek Muller, to name a few (and there are so many more people we adore too!). Who do you think is a good science role model? 

via Alex Ruiz on G+

Did I just get mentioned in the same e-breath as Michio Kaku and Brian Greene? I could just hug you guys, ASAPscience. But also… wut?!?!

(Source: chlomidomonada, via lirillith)

alantyson:

Actually really good career advice from a laughing homicidal madman.

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Mushishi is back ^^)b

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♪ Cake, Cake, a round cake. Who is the round cake? 

When I saw this scene, I knew things were going to end bad, BAD. I was right.

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Demigods and Genetics

jtotheizzoe:

nightlock-kedavra:

ok this is kinda weird but i’ve been thinking about if two demigods had a kid, would there be a chance their kid could be immortal, or completely mortal? still a demigod, or more like a fourth of a god?

I mean on the surface, it seems like one of those things where the fractions would just keep dividing, but if you would think about them as alleles and dominant / recessive traits, for this example, lets use Mm (for mortality im clever) and the dominant M would be immortality and recessive m would be mortality. In the case of PJO, mortality would be incompletely dominant, showing signs of both parents (eg. being susceptible to both godly and mortal weapons; able to eat ambrosia, like their godly parent, but also able to eat regular food like their mortal parent). So if you have a god, they are completely immortal, MM, and their completely mortal partner, mm.

Now when you cross the two homozygous people, all the offspring would be Mm, a demigod, that is. Do a Punnett Square if you don’t believe me. 

So you have a demigod (Mm) and they can produce offspring with a god (MM), another demigod (Mm), or a mortal (mm). If a demigod has children with a god, theoretically, their children would have 50% immortal, and a 50% chance of being a demigod. If a demigod has children with a mortal, their children theoretically have a 50% chance of being demigods, and a 50% chance of being completely mortal. Finally, if two demigods had children, their theoretical children have a 25% chance of being mortal, and 50% of being immortal, and a 25% chance of being mortal.

That doesn’t even scratch the surface though, I mean, what about mortals who have the power of Sight? Could immortality be a sex-linked trait? Does immortality work differently in demons and monsters, or is it the same? What about nymphs and naiads? Centaurs? Possibilities are endless with genetics guys get excit e d

It’s like Mendel meets mythology! Zeus would approve.

jtotheizzoe:

scienceisbeauty:

First photograph ever taken by phosphorescent light. The face is that of Mr. Tesla, and the source of light is one of his phosphorescent bulbs. The time of exposure, eight minutes. Date of photograph January, 1894.
Source (Tesla Universe)

Tesla was just a cool photo machine, eh?
Here he is with his friend Mark Twain:

And here he is with his friend electricity:

jtotheizzoe:

scienceisbeauty:

First photograph ever taken by phosphorescent light. The face is that of Mr. Tesla, and the source of light is one of his phosphorescent bulbs. The time of exposure, eight minutes. Date of photograph January, 1894.

Source (Tesla Universe)

Tesla was just a cool photo machine, eh?

Here he is with his friend Mark Twain:

And here he is with his friend electricity:

annmarcellino:

Sailor Avengers Assemble!

Hey guys, I don’t often reblog old art but let’s try an experiment where we reblog Sailor Avengers directly from me instead of other sources!  All my love (also feel free to delete this last sentence upon reblog if you wish.)

I don’t know what’s happening with all the Sailor Moon fanart, but I like it.

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