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We’re in a culture where a critic can say not only “this is a bad book,” but “the writer is a bad person.” (And “the readers are bad, too!”) I don’t know what the answer is, but maybe it starts with paying attention. When you see something — “review” or “close reading” that’s about author, not book, where quotes aren’t from text but the author’s blog, say something. Examine your own assumptions, and the reviewer’s. Believe in women as authors, not just stenographers of their own lives. When you see a critic say, “It’s impossible to review Female Author’s new book without discussing her life,” ask — really? Really really?
A compilation of Jennifer Weiner’s tweets from this morning. Very astute. Read all of them here. (via yeahwriters)

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loverscarvings:


A strange lonely planet found without a star
An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star. This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light-years away from Earth and has a mass only six times that of Jupiter. The planet formed a mere 12 million years ago, a newborn in planet lifetimes.
"We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that that looks like this. It has all the characteristics of young planets found around other stars, but it is drifting out there all alone," explained team leader Dr. Michael Liu of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. “I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do.”The discovery paper of PSO J318.5-22 is being published by Astrophysical Journal Letters and is available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.0457. Image: Artist’s conception of PSO J318.5-22. Credit: MPIA/V. Ch. Quetz

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loverscarvings:

A strange lonely planet found without a star

An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star. This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light-years away from Earth and has a mass only six times that of Jupiter. The planet formed a mere 12 million years ago, a newborn in planet lifetimes.

"We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that that looks like this. It has all the characteristics of young planets found around other stars, but it is drifting out there all alone," explained team leader Dr. Michael Liu of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. “I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do.”

The discovery paper of PSO J318.5-22 is being published by Astrophysical Journal Letters and is available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.0457.
Image: Artist’s conception of PSO J318.5-22. Credit: MPIA/V. Ch. Quetz

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(Source: sci-universe, via vanessalux)

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yeahwriters:


Hello, tumblr folk.
It’s that time again: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS.
With issue two of the bi-monthly literary journal, (parenthetical) in the designing phase, we need some content to fill out the hand-bound pages. And that’s where we turn to you.
In our first issue, several of our contributors came from the tumblr community and many writers found us through our first call for submissions on tumblr.
So, please, submit your poetry, fiction (up to 2,500 words), and literary-leaning non-fiction (also up to 2,500 words) to us.
The deadline is Friday, June 27th at midnight.
Check out what (parenthetical) is all about here, and then head on over to the submit page here.

Do it guys!

yeahwriters:

Hello, tumblr folk.

It’s that time again: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS.

With issue two of the bi-monthly literary journal, (parenthetical) in the designing phase, we need some content to fill out the hand-bound pages. And that’s where we turn to you.

In our first issue, several of our contributors came from the tumblr community and many writers found us through our first call for submissions on tumblr.

So, please, submit your poetry, fiction (up to 2,500 words), and literary-leaning non-fiction (also up to 2,500 words) to us.

The deadline is Friday, June 27th at midnight.

Check out what (parenthetical) is all about here, and then head on over to the submit page here.

Do it guys!

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commandereyebrows:

sixpenceee:

This is glorious and even thought it doesn’t fit in the range of all the paranormal, I MUST share

It works like this: You tell Kitestring that you’re in a dangerous place or situation, and give it a time frame of when to check in on you. If you don’t reply back when it checks your status, it’ll alert your emergency contacts with a custom message you set up.

It doesn’t require you to touch anything (like bSafe) or shake your phone (like Nirbhaya) to send the distress signal. Kitestring is smarter, because it doesn’t need an action to alert people, it needs inaction.

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reblogging because this is seriously amazing.

(via miisspots)