- 7 hours ago
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- 14 hours ago
Would you like to major in coffee?
UC Davis students may soon be able to study the science behind the beverage. Coffee is the largest food import in the U.S. and 54% of Americans over 18 consume a cup of coffee EVERY day (…35% of those coffee drinkers like their coffee black).
People have been drinking coffee since (approximately) the 15th century, but there isn’t a ton of science involved in the industry. “Coffee tends to be a generational industry, and it’s a nonscientific industry right now. You cannot get a four-year degree or a Ph.D. in coffee right now,” Peter Rogers, a coffee roaster, explains.
The recently founded UC Davis Coffee Center —similar to the school’s Institute for Wine and Food Science— is hoping to eventually offer a major in coffee science. The center is focusing on research topics like:
- Coffee genetics
- Sustainability in coffee growing & waste within the production chain
- Analyzing coffee composition, structure and function
- Coffee as potential prebiotic
- Isolating the factors that create flavor
(Image via Chris McVeigh)
- 17 hours ago
- 18 hours ago
oh my god i just remembered those pringles pots were a thing and now i want one
omg those bears, I had a green one omg I want one
i have owned all of these.
especially the pringle snack pack.
Never had one of the bears…
Pretty sure I had everything else.
Pogs! Holy shit! I have not about those in years. My sisters had Polly Pockets.
I had Pogs! Two tubes worth! Does anybody remember those erasers that looked like brains?
I definitely wore stick-on earrings.
(via meowmeow-beenz)Source: girl-with-the-brown-eyes
- 18 hours ago
Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.
This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.
I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.
I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.
As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am."
- 1 day ago
There is now a measles outbreak in New York. A whole ward of cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy have been exposed to it. Imagine fighting cancer for years only to die because some jackass didn’t vaccinate their brat and you caught measles.
STUPID FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT PARENTS
More than that, stupid doctors who believed this crap, and stupid people who didn’t go to get their MMR levels checked. Because even if your parents didn’t get you vaccinated as a child, it’s your responsibility as an adult to know that about your medical history and get boosters/initial immunizations as necessary.
Congratulations, Andrew Wakefield, on the potential murder of several more people.
Andrew Wakefield tried to discredit the use of the MMR vaccine by falsely associating it with autism. Not only did he have a super tiny sample size, he falsified data. He pushed the administration of separate immunizations for measles, mumps, and rubella, rather than the combined MMR, claiming that the separate vaccines would be less harmful. Why? Because he stood to gain financially from the use of the individual vaccines rather than the continued use of the combined MMR.
(via amberguessa)Source: thewhiskeytango