tags: science



2007 Jun 21
gift or curse

The New York Times published an article about how eldest children tend to be ever-so-slightly more “intelligent” than their younger sibs. (Found on Newsvine.)

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2007 Dec 31

I dig this quote:

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2015 Sep 10
Pro-science, but anti-water-carrying for corporations

I am not anti-science by any means, but it seems clear to me that we shouldn't just take multinational corporations at their word that everything they do is perfectly safe and only in our best interests based solely on scientific studies that they funded because "Science!" and "Don't be a anti-science superstitious Luddite!" (And it would also be nice if regulatory bodies caught these kinds of adverse effects prospectively rather than retrospectively.)

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2015 Sep 12
SI units FTW

…in the American system, the answer to “How much energy does it take to boil a room-temperature gallon of water?” is “Go fuck yourself,” because you can’t directly relate any of those quantities.”

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2016 Jan 19
Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.

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2016 May 11

The Source of Richard Feynman’s Genius • 2016 May 11 • Maria Popova • Brain Pickings

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2016 May 21
Real Science is Never That Certain

One of the problems of the Facebook/Twitter era is that all headlines are click-bait.

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2016 Aug 15

This last week in astronomy and physics seems really wild.

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