I believe I know the only cure, which is to make one’s center of life inside of...– Edith Wharton, a letter to Mary Berenson (via seenecdoche)
Remix culture is the new Prohibition, with massive media companies as the lone...– Waxy’s Andy Baio on the “No Copyright Intended” phenomenon and the future of remix culture (via curiositycounts)
ATLAS and CMS experiments present Higgs search... →
13 December 2011. In a seminar held at CERN1 today, the ATLAS2 and CMS3 experiments presented the status of their searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson. Their results are based on the analysis of considerably more data than those presented at the summer conferences, sufficient to make significant progress in the search for the Higgs boson, but not enough to make any conclusive...
…We are inspired that a non-violent democratic movement that insists on basic...– An Open Letter From America’s Port Drivers on Occupy the Ports (via hardboundbookhound)
Someone just referred to something awesome as “the shiznito bam snip snap.” My diction has finally received the snip snap it needed (in true shiznito fashion). Bam.
Starcraft 2 in Scientific American?! Validation is...
This real-time strategy game demands the frenetic pursuit of numerous simultaneous goals, any of which can change in the blink of an eye. Players play a god-like role over a cluster of creatures, leading them to develop their economy and prepare them for skirmishes with a neighboring society. Wildly popular among gamers—StarCraft 2 was the top-selling computer game in 2010, the year it was...
Occupy the Government
Sitting peacefully in parks is a fine start, but why don’t we create the Occupy the Government Party, get some real people elected, and start changing things? It’s getting ridiculous out there. I know I said I wouldn’t get political, but this is about basic human decency, not to mention plain old common sense. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time...
Scientists and Students Fire Off an Open Letter to... →
cwnl: discoverynews: climateadaptation: Stand With Science A Call to Congress to Protect Science Funding To: The United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Dear Member: America’s science and engineering graduate students need your help. Our country is on the precipice: with US finances in a desperate position, upcoming decisions will determine the shape of our...
Science does not purvey absolute truth, science is a mechanism. It’s a way of...– Isaac Asimov on science, creativity, and education in a rare Bill Moyers interview circa 1988 (via curiositycounts)
Show Some Respect (1): Eratosthenes
For the first installment in my (near) infinite-part series, Show Some Respect, I chose to profile Eratosthenes. Don’t judge him by name alone… the man earned those vowels. This Greek mathematician lived in the third century BC, but that didn’t stop him from performing calculations that the rest of us slow-witted humans wouldn’t be able to replicate without referring to...
I promise I’ll learn the whole html coding thing by tomorrow… but until then consider this blog “under construction.” I hope this video works in the meantime! It’s funny in a Shakespearean fool sort of way.