Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Poetry of Science

Conversation between Neil Degrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

George St. Pierre On Museums

"When I train, I love to take time off and fly to the Natural History Museum or an exhibition. I just love that. When you know your past, it will help you with your future… That’s why most of my friends are not fighters. Most of my friends are nerds like me." GSP, UFC champion

Monday, August 30, 2010

The God Helmet

Neuroscientist Michael Persinger uses helmet with solenoids to stimulate the brain with magnetic
fields inducing a sense of presence of beings such as angels, demons, ghosts, and aliens.

From episode one, "Is There a Creator?", of the Science Channel series "Through the Wormhole".

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Improving Islams Image with Comic Books

Superheroes save the world every day. But could they also change the way the rest of the world sees Islam? Naif-Al-Mutawa, a psychologist and writer from Kuwait, believes they can. He has developed a successful comic book series that features 99 Islamic superheroes battling for a better world.
The number 99 is no accident: each of the 99 superheroes embodies a virtue or name attributed to Allah. In a region where suicide-bombers are sometimes portrayed as role models, the comics offer a non-violent alternative for conflict resolution. That has angered some conservatives, but has not prevented the comic books from growing in popularity. In 2009, about one million of the comic books were sold world-wide. There's also an accompanying theme park in Kuwait and an animated cartoon series as well

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Mad Hatter's Secret Ingredient: Math

The first numbers that come to mind when thinking about Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland might be how much money the movie is raking in at the box office.

But numbers also appear to be woven in among the talking rabbits and smoking caterpillars of the original stories. Author Lewis Carroll was also a math teacher in Oxford, England, and mathematicians say the Alice books are full of algebraic lessons — such as why a raven is like a writing desk.

March 13, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010


A webcomic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.

Friday, February 12, 2010

20 years

It's an anniversary!

Taken in 1990 by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, the "pale blue dot" photo shows what our planet looks like from four billion miles away. Earth is the tiny speck of light indicated by the arrow, and enlarged in the upper left-hand corner. The pale streak over Earth is an artifact of sunlight scattering in the camera's optics.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Open Your Eyes

— Richard Dawkins (Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Life and Beats under the Microscope

This is a song called "Zap Zap" by the electronic band Cut Copy.

Friday, January 8, 2010


“If I claim full justice for my art it is because crime is common (and) logic is rare.”

Sherlock Holmes, The Copper Beeches