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Hypatia: the Martyr Mathematician (350~370?-415 CE)

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There are few women whose legacies have been more of a political football than Hypatia of Alexandria. She was not only the last scientist to work in the Library of Alexandria, but the first female mathematician in recorded history. She also was an expert astronomer, philosopher, physicist, and overachiever. Unfortunately, Hypatia was killed by a mob of Christian zealots in particularly grisly fashion, turning her life story into a point of contention for centuries to come. Let’s try and unwind this gordian knot after the cut.

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Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

WHAT IF JENSEN STARTS LIVE TWEETING THE NEW EPISODES NEXT WEEK

itsajensenthing:

If he does I hope he doesn’t hold back on the sass and the snark. And i hope if Jared or Misha live tweet as well, he’ll respond to their tweets like he did with Misha and say things like “bullshit, they out you in a room with dewinged butterflies and that’s how you emerged” hahahahaha

oh my gosh now I’m really hoping he does! 

…This is a thing I sincerely hope happens.

Boudica: the Headhunter Queen (20s?-60 CE)

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At the height of its power, Rome once seriously considered giving up its British holdings entirely. The reason? Queen Boudica, whose brutal revenge spree made her the Roman bogeyman for generations. She killed 70,000 people, burnt London to the ground, established herself as the most famous headhunter of all time - and to this day, Britain loves her for it.

You can stop emailing me about her now. More after the cut.

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You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect.
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