Avoiding Problems through Poison - CollegeHumor... →
Maybe it’s the exam you have in three hours that you meant to study for, but instead spent all night clicking through every link in the Mars Attacks wikipedia page. Maybe those three cell phones and two knives your OkCupid date placed on the table just alerted you to the fact that you are out with an ex-convict. It’s okay, friend. These things happen to all of us! The important thing...
The Bizarre World of Animal Sex →
I started writing a column for collegehumor. It’s been a lot of fun so far, but I hope to post more on this blog as well as soon as I finish up with some of this schoolin’ stuffs that’s been keeping me busy..
manupillai asked: there's a real beauty in benzene rings. would you agree?
For the first eight years of our marriage, [Michelle and I] were paying more in...– —President Obama in North Carolina today on why Congress has to act to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling (via barackobama) Shout-out to all the long-term students following this blog.
Too much of a just okay thing?
Can you turn orange from eating too many carrots? Yep. That beta-carotene can pigment your skin just like it does your carrot cake. How many carrots would I need to eat? Partially depends on how bioavailable the carrots are. As in, are you eating them raw? (more carrots needed) juiced? (fewer carrots needed). Also, since beta-carotene, aka vitamin A, is fat-soluble, the less body fat you...
A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney - NYTimes.com →
New York Times did a piece using quantum theory (yes!) to explain Mitt Romney’s campaign. If you are like me and need science analogies to understand politics, homeboy has got you covered in this article. The basic concepts behind this model are: Complementarity. In much the same way that light is both a particle and a wave, Mitt Romney is both a moderate and a conservative, depending...
Learning about Learning
So I’ve had some people write to me and ask about help with specific subjects. I can’t really offer that, but I have been teaching and tutoring for a while, and can definitely tell you my big teaching/learning/studying secret. VOCABULARY PRACTICE!! It’s 100% important and necessary to explicitly practice vocabulary for literally every subject, from english to organic chem. ...
Patrick Cassels 100% For Actual!: The "Total... →
patrickcassels: Turn around, every now and then it gets a little bit dimmer ‘cause the Moon is coming ‘round Turn around, every now and then it gets a little bit darker while the Sun’s blocked for an hour or more Turn around, every now and then my mom’s a little bit nervous that I’ll stare up at the sun and…
Berries, according to botanists.
Things that are berries: -avocados -pumpkins -tomatoes Things that are not berries: -blackberries -strawberries -raspberries
alaina asked: If you could have *any* job in the fields of science/mathematics/biology/et al., what would it be? What's your dream job?
New York City gets a Software Engineering High... →
pile: This is great!!! If any pre-9th grade students in NYC are on here, check this out, and then ask me if you have any questions about school choice!
i read it for the particles...
Mariel: shit we need to buy this month's playboy
Mariel: one of my fav science writers interviews my favorite astrophysicist
Me: Wrong Answer!
Amanda wins for best headlines.