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I hate you all
I want to see more scientists with Hispanic surnames in the field and in the news. Why aren’t there any mentioned here?
My birth surname is hardcore Hispanic. It’s Mexica, but I’m in the process of changing it to an English name because my birth name is too foreign and I already have enough trouble with being a female in STEM I don’t need my “exoticness” to add to it.
But yes, please more Latin@ scientists on here!!
Dinos at the LA NHM!
Excellent advice from (arguably) the coolest physicist to have ever lived, Richard Feynman: you don’t have to be a genius to want to study science, you just have to work hard!
Edit: just realized the initial quote reads: “ordinary” rather than “normal” — our apologies for the screw up!
|tuggywuggy: this water can conduct electricity???? government must be putting florine in it!!!!!!!|
DID YOU KNOW THAT SALT IS CALLED SODIUM CHLORIDE AND CHLORINE IS SUPER DANGEROUS?!!!! DON’T EAT SALT IT’S A CHEMICAL IT WILL KILL YOU.
I tested Walmart’s brand of bottled water and I was shocked to see they sell the most toxic water ever. I tested for Total Dissolved Solids using a TDS meter and the number I got was 271. THAT IS THE MOST TOXIC WATER I HAVE EVER SEEN. Even NYC tap water TDS score is 39. Poland Spring is 42. The water is not even drinkable. I think it’s Criminal to even make profits from selling this water filled with sodium fluoride and who knows what else is in that. 500 ppm (parts per million) is the EPA Maximum but even though the FDA is corrupt their recommended is 000, which is pure.
THE ONLY BOTTLED WATER THAT READS 000 IS DUANEreade/Walgreens ‘NICE’ branded water.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO ALONG.- anonymous
Damn wally mart… Damn… :/
ok wow i could of told you that shit was toxic without using science
not freaking great value.
science side of tumblr here!
it could just mean that whatever is in the water is very conductive, or the ions are unbalanced. A TDS meter actually measures the conductance of the water (source here), so the high reading could just mean that the water is slightly acidic, or slightly basic, or has some chlorine in it (hopefully not, but you get the picture).
Furthermore JUST BECAUSE THERE IS STUFF IN THE WATER DOESN’T MEAN IT’S BAD FOR YOU. Mineral water (both the carbonated European-style stuff and the colourful yuppie stuff) and sports drinks are sold BECAUSE they have stuff dissolved in them. Try using the TDS meter on Gatorade, and it should go off the charts because Gatorade is marketed as full of electrolytes!
By law, anything consumable sold has to have its content listed (at least in Canada, maybe not in the states), so you should see something on the side like the nutrition information called “mineral content.”
I’m not arguing that Wal-Mart water is good for you, or even good at all, it just pisses me off to see people using devices that give a numerical answer, and passing that number around as proof of anything if they don’t understand what the number represents.
Welcome to tumblr, where everything is exaggerated and the science doesn’t matter
Using the chain rule is like peeling an onion. You have to deal with every layer at a time and if it’s too big you’ll start crying.