Dr. Ronald E. McNair was the second African-American to work in space (the first was Dr. Guion “Guy” Bluford), and died with his Space Shuttle crew members when the Challenger exploded shortly after take-off in 1986. My alma mater, Texas Tech University, is one of 200 US universities that runs a McNair Scholars program for low-income, first-generation college students […]
Posts tagged “Reader Review” include a few top articles from my weekly reading. Their topics may vary, but their quality and provocation quotient won’t. Enjoy. I missed posting a Reader Review last week, so you’re getting a few extras this week. Are “success cultures” kryptonite to creatives? What happens to cities when their artists leave? […]
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 […]
At TEDxZurich last year, physicist and investment manager James B Glattfelder broke down the links between complexity science and global economics ownership networks. Outlining his research on the interconnections among international financial institutions, he explained that complex systems follow two basic principles: Complexity is the result of simple rules of interaction, and the whole is […]
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.
Viral Drug Resistance Complicates Sex Health Treatment in the US Although antibiotics have reduced this infection to little more than a modern-day inconvenience for most, the bacterium (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) has been steadily evolving to knock out medical weapons… ‘Clinicians now face the emergence of cephalosporin-resistant N. gonorrhoeae without any well-studied, effective backup treatment options.’ — Katherine Harmon Katherine […]