Everyone enjoys the occasional practical joke – assuming the gag isn't mean-spirited or overly perilous, even the prank's poor victim can appreciate the punch line!I'm sure you have your favorites: gluing dollars to sidewalks, filling your co-worker's office with balloons, moving your roommate's bed to the basement… while he’s sleeping in it.More typical stunts may employ whoopee cushions, fake vomit, and hand buzzers, but honestly, those are a tad sophomoric and overdone.
In 1964, the occasionally enigmatic but always energetic physicist, Dr. Richard Feynman gave a lecture at Cornell University to a packed hall of eager, young scholars.
In 1969, a great shadow was cast over the United States. That shadow, however, was not one of gloom. Instead of evoking the absence of light, this shadow caused us to look up in wonder at the brightness that created it.
Su Song pic - Art meets science in this early star map drawn by Su Song. (public domain) In the wake of the recent recession, we have been consistently apprised of the pressing need to revitalize funding and education in STEM fields -- science, technology, engineering, and math.