January 26th, 2012
First, I participated in a Mind-Meld at sfsignal.com this week about our introduction reading genre.
Interesting illustration of astronomical size scales.
The value of education. Scary but cool, too, if true.
What is it with women and the sciences? Some experiments suggest it isn’t stereotype threat. Wondering about it myself right now since our fraction of female grad student applications in astronomy seems a little low, although a couple of women are among the strongest, too.
Five things to know before dating a scientist. A bit too much generalizing for my taste. It may be that scientists generally abide by some stereotypes, but some are extremely clueless and some are extremely cool.
A paintball demo to demonstrate some aspects of quantum physics. (Thanks, Steve! Finally got to it!)
And Missouri going after evolution education. Idiots. This guy, too, who denies it. Teaching the controversy is not what educators should do. There is NO CONTROVERSY among educated people on this topic. Only those with religious bias resist.
Canceling physics? The economics of education.
What happened before the Big Bang? Philosophers find something to waste time and money on again, as usual.
Abolish the leap second? Say it isn’t so! Was just lecturing about this recently.
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