geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • 1st Woman to Win the Nobel Maths Prize [#geekgirl]

    [Image Credit: A Mighty Girl]

    [Image Credit: A Mighty Girl]

  • Drive By Compliments [#geekgirl]

  • “A Rescue Dog and Her Little Boy…” [#geekgirl]

    [Zoey and Jasper]

    [Zoey and Jasper]

  • Happy World Down Syndrome Day Video [#gorgeous] [#geekgirl]

    [If this doesn't help knock your Mondayitis on the head, nothing will!]

  • “Apparently some news outlets have been told not to report on #MarchInMarch…” [#geekgirl]

     

  • A Boy and His Dog [#geekgirl]

  • “The Body that Meditation Built” [#geekgirl]

    [As reported by SBS] “…a group of scientists in America, Spain and France has shown mindfulness meditation can create specific molecular changes. The study compared experienced meditators after an eight hour mindfulness practice with untrained control subjects engaging in “non-meditative” pursuits. According to the study, dedicated meditative time resulted in “a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.” These rapid changes are truly staggering.”

  • “A bailout of the people by the people…” [#geekgirl]

    Rolling Jubilee

    “Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal. Debt resistance is just the beginning. Join us as we imagine and create a new world based on the common good, not Wall Street profits.”

  • The Born Friends Family Portrait [#geekgirl]

  • Rare North Pacific Right Whale Sighting [#geekgirl]

    [From DrindTV]: “A North Pacific right whale has been spotted off British Columbia for the second time since June, which is remarkable considering that the last previous sighting in the region was in 1951.

    These robust baleen whales were hunted mercilessly during the commercial whaling era and are critically endangered. The Center for Biological Diversity categorizes North Pacific right whales (Eubalaena japonica) as the most endangered whale species on earth.

    Their estimated population is less than 50 and scientists have photo-identified fewer than 30 individuals. British Columbia waters are their historic territory, which is why it’s so exciting to scientists to have documented the first two sightings in the region in 62 years.

    There’s a sub-population of perhaps 200 right whales that summers in the western Pacific off Japan and north of Japan. It’s not known if the two populations mix so the two populations are regarded as distinct groups. Even combined, it’s significantly smaller than the critically endangered population of 400-plus North Atlantic right whales.”