A month of many heritages!

April showers bring May flowers, and May brings with it the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage, Haitian Heritage and Jewish American Heritage Month!

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Website from Library of Congress

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May Is Haitian Heritage Month Facebook group

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May Is Jewish American Heritage Month website

Are you celebrating this month? Let us know how in the comments!

SJWs slaying new media!

Around here, SJW isn’t a dirty word. What better to be a warrior for than social justice? Take a look at these SJWs who are slaying it in the world of new media.


Kat Blaque is a fixture of social justice on YouTube, building an audience with her strong views, strong voice and ‘true tea.’

Dylan Marron, who first came to our attention as sexy outsider scientist Carlos on Welcome to Night Vale, has spread his wings and become a badass SJW, with the help of Seriously.TV.

Noted sexy bisexual RJ Aguiar shuts down biphobia and other bullshit on his YouTube channel, TheNotAdam.

Who are your favorite social justice warriors in the new media game? Let us know in the comments!

Stunning Science Instagrams!

Hello hello!

We thought we’d shake things up this Wednesday with a look at some amazing science accounts on Instagram. Enjoy and be well!


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Astronomy Pictures Daily

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Scientific American

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National Geographic

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Nautilus Magazine

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Science by Guff

Who are your favorite science Instagrammers? Link us in the comments!

The Friday Feelgood #1

Hello, and welcome to the Friday Feelgood, our week-ending review of art, innovation, discovery, and anything else that makes you feel good!

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Credits: NASA/JPL/Caltech

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star (NASA)
We lead this week’s Friday Feelgood with one of the most incredible exoplanetary discoveries to date, the discovery of seven (7!) Earth-size planets in the habitable zone of a star about 40 lightyears from Earth in the constellation Aquarius. Count us excited for this age of Aquarius!

NBCBLK28: Kia LaBeija: At The Intersection of Art and Activism (NBC News)
NBC News profiles dancer and visual artist Kia LaBeija, whose self-portraits appear in the touring exhibition Art AIDS America. LaBeija, the only woman of color featured in the show, says: “Everything is intersectional. My story is in all of my work. As an activist and as an artist, telling your story is also part of resistance.”

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Image: Nanoleaf Aurora (manufacturer)

Smart art: The Nanoleaf Aurora triangular lighting system is really neat (Ars Technica)
Ars Technica takes a look at the Nanoleaf Aurora, a new lighting solution and interactive art project. Made of interchangeable linked LED light panels, the Aurora can be configured in many different ways, can display more than 16 million different colors, and is controlled through a mobile app.

Her Scientific Discovery: Support (The New York Times)
Following the release of the (excellent, really super-duper very good) Hidden Figures, scientist Anjelica L. Gonzalez reflects on coming up as a woman of color in science, considering ways to better support marginalized people in STEM education.


Books we loved this week:

Bloodchild and Other Stories (Butler)
How to Be a Villain (Zawacki)

New tunes we love:

Slide,” Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos
American Teen,” Khalid