An international multi-disciplinary team of scientists have determined that a well-known group of early Homo (early human) fossils discovered in previous investigations at Koobi Fora in the Turkana Basin of East Africa have an age range that is older than previously estimated.
Led by archaeologist Josephine C.A. Joordens of the Netherlands’ Leiden University, the researchers combined magnetostratigraphy and strontium (Sr) isotope stratigraphy techniques to develop a new age constraint range for 15 selected hominin fossils found in deposits on the Karari Ridge of the Koobi Fora region in the eastern Turkana Basin (Kenya). Read more.
“Hufflepuff house is haunted by the Fat Friar, who was executed because senior churchmen grew suspicious of his ability to cure the pox merely by poking peasants with a stick, and his ill-advised habit of pulling rabbits out of the communion cup.”
i love nicki minaj and janelle monae because their aesthetics are so far removed from one another but they both actively attempt to defy traditional standards of beauty in their own completely different ways
i think nicki goes “hyper-feminine” (see: Barbie) and challenges traditional standards of beauty by being LOUD in her femininity in both her demeanor and her appearance. yes she likes pink but not only does she like pink she FUCKING LOVESPINK. furthermore, i think she enjoys appropriating male symbols of power or traditionally masculine clothes and “feminizing” them by (flawlessly) incorporating them into her own outfits. or she makes her feminine outfits threatening by wearing spikes and sharp edges
janelle’s aesthetic is more focused around blurring the lines of traditional femininity and masculinity. janelle’s occasional forays into more traditional standards of beauty for women only make it more obvious that she is saying “I am the one who chooses how I look. Today I choose to look this way for myself and tomorrow I may choose to look differently.” she does things like wear a formal white button up, but with a ribbon neck tie. or strappy heels and an all-white suit with a gorgeous necklace. or a suit-inspired dress with a lot of cleavage. she doesn’t even give a shit about gendered clothing and just wears whatever the fuck she wants
i also love love love that they defy white-centric ideas of beauty. nicki has an alter-ego named barbie… what defies white-centric ideas of beauty more than a woman from trinidad calling herself barbie when mattel refuses to release a doll with brown skin called barbie and instead making her one of “barbie’s friends”?
and janelle is constantly constantly using natural black hair and i think she is constantly paying omage to african and african american culture in her aesthetic… i would be shocked if her cover for archandroid wasnt inspired by queen nefertiti
anyways i just love how these ladies dress themselves because i see it as a big middle finger to traditional ideas of how black women should look and i think that’s just great bye
Let me make something clear here about Martha Jones
Martha Jones didn’t defeat the Master by “spreading the story of the doctor.”
Spreading the story of the Doctor did two things:
Get the Master’s attention and taunt his ego to a point where he would feel compelled to bring her aboard the Valiant, and
Rejuvenate the Doctor to relative youth.
Things that rejuvenating the Doctor didn’t do:
Stop the Master.
Things that rejuvenating the Doctor did do:
Scared the shit out of the Master’s henchmen to the point where they defected to the side of the most powerful person in the room, Martha Jones.
At that point, Martha took command of the Master’s vessel and all of his men. Jack Harkness, who was freed by Martha’s power grab, was now able to destroy the Master’s super-weapon and undo the damage he caused.
Martha didn’t stop the Master by spreading the Doctor’s story, or by saving his life. Her plan would have worked even if the Doctor was lying dead on the ground. Restoring the Doctor’s health was an added bonus.
Martha defeated the Master because she took his power from him by proving she was more powerful than he ever was. She laughed in the face of history’s greatest monster, turned his men against him, and then her new lieutenants completed her military coup
Martha Jones didn’t need the Doctor to beat the Master. Martha Jones beat the Master because she was smarter than him and stronger than him.
Which is why Martha Jones is, and most likely always will be, the best companion by a wide margin.
“They introduce themselves as pro-life. And I say, ‘Oh, I’m so glad. You must be fighting for healthcare for the poor.’ And they look at me like I’m bonkers.”—Sheila Walsh, a Catholic nun (via stfuprolifers)