A few weeks ago over breakfast a friend of mine asked me how it was that I saw the world the way I do: what was it that taught me to see the world in a connected way? I’d never been asked that before and didn’t know what to tell him. Eventually, however, I realized […]
Amazing interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. As well as framing NASA as the muse for our dreams and ambitions, Tyson talks about being in school and having teachers steer him away from physics toward athletics. I’m glad he persisted with physics despite his social network’s “implicit resistance” to his interests […]
What are your favorite science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) blogs or video channels for K-12 and/or adults? I’m compiling a list of the top 20 instructional, experimental, and exploratory informal educators on the internet. Recommendations? Please link me in the comments.
Big Think‘s Tauriq Moosa revisits Alan Weisman’s World Without People. Star Trek fans might recall Q’s first trial of humanity on The Next Generation. Moosa asks: how could we justify human existence to such aliens if evidence for our value is limited? Are We a Plague? Well, That Depends Climate change and imported disease may […]
Perfect editing of Picard and the rest of the Star Trek: The Next Generation crew from Youtube’s Jan Van den Hemel and Andrew Hussie:
RSS co-developer Aaron Swartz has died aged 26yo. Check out his writing on personal leadership and healthy organizations in the blog series Raw Nerve (available on his website until it’s not.) Last May, Aaron talked to attendees of the Free to Connect conference in DC about his work coordinating resistance to the Stop Online Piracy Act […]