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A monument to lab mice
Built in park near the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk, Russia.


A monument to lab mice

Built in park near the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk, Russia.

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iwood27 said: Will you do the ALS ice bucket challenge?


Probably not, partly because I am still recovering from meningitis and so the thought of doing anything out of bed is a bit overwhelming, but also for other reasons. I worry this makes me a totally humorless party pooper, but… 

ALS is a terrible disease and there isn’t enough research money devoted to it. Raising money for ALS research is important, and while some people complain that the whole ice bucket challenge thing is mere slacktivism, the ALS Association has raised millions of dollars it otherwise wouldn’t have raised. And that’s great. This has been an extremely successful campaign, and I think it’s wonderful.

That said, I have mixed feelings about tying fundraising (or awareness campaigns) to stuff like the ice bucket challenge. Here’s the question: Why are we raising money for ALS instead of raising money for pediatric cancer research or food aid or for domestic violence shelters?

I feel like the answer to that question ought to be, “We’re raising money for ALS because ALS research is underfunded and can benefit from these resources,” not, “We’re raising money for ALS because the ice bucket challenge is a thing on the Internet right now.” If our philanthropy is dictated only by what happens to bubble up to the surface of the Internet’s consciousness, we’re not making careful choices about how to distribute our limited resources. 

And when it comes to charity, everyone has limited resources. Whether you give $5 or $5,000,000 a year to charities, there will always be good causes you cannot fund. So you need a very good answer to the question, “Why did you donate to X and Y?” because there will always be a Z—a very worthy Z—to which you did not donate.

This is not meant in any way to diss those who’ve participated in the ice bucket challenge: it’s an important cause and it has been tremendously successful. And I certainly don’t want to strip the joy of giving and sharing from charity. Sarah and I are just focused on trying to make sure our giving is driven by need and the opportunity to create lasting change.

  1. perfectlyimperfect19 said: Most people who are doing this, especially be famous people, are doing the ice AND donating. I think the ice thing started as a way to motivate the giving towards the cause.
  2. ineedausernamelikenow said: It’s raised a ton of award ness and they have quadrupled donations for this year!

okay I like that thank you helpful people of the internet!

I’m sincerely confused by this ice-bucket/als challenge. 

Not trying to be an ass but like

you would rather dump a bucket of ice on yourself, than donate to ALS..

a bucket

of ice. 



Say what you want about the prequels, but damn

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Ava Gardner





Always reblog

10/10 THIS

I actually adore her because I’ve NEVER seen a black person get to be so fucking frank and honest about racial injustice on tv.

She’s real, she’s smart, she’s witty, she’s informed and she’s fucking unapologetic. I’m obsessed.


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THRILLS xDan Elborne“Skull & Bullets”

Byron Bay store THRILLS has teamed up with Australian artist and ceramicist Dan Elborne on a porcelain series titled “Skull & Bullets.” Crafted from slip cast porcelain, each skull and set of .303 bullets are glazed and decorated with floral scorpion artwork – a continuation of the artist’s existing series Human Condition. The artwork juxtaposes motifs of the horrors of war with the aesthetic beauty of porcelain, further reflecting this theme by the scorpion lurking within the floral artwork. The skulls are limited to four pieces and the bullet sets to five. You can purchase items from the “Skull & Bullets” series direct from THRILLS.

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