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12 Delightful Resources for Word Nerds Everywhere

My recent post about specialized dictionaries got me thinking about the fun books and sites I have encountered about words and language. I thought I would share a slightly off-topic post about my geeky love for words and language...

July 24, 2014 — Bonnie Swoger
Why is the grass always greener on social media?

Why is the grass always greener on social media?

Are you on social media? I’m willing to bet you’re on at least one channel (and it’s probably Facebook). In December 2013, 73% of adults online were using a social networking site of some sort...

July 23, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa
Fuel/Cost Savings of Improving Fuel Economy from 12->15 mpg = 30->60 mpg

Fuel/Cost Savings of Improving Fuel Economy from 12->15 mpg = 30->60 mpg

Consumer tip-of-the-day: increasing efficiency of fuel economy on a miles-per-gallon scale is not linear, as more miles-per-gallon (mpg) are initially better for your wallet and the planet than you might expect, and eventually trail off with diminishing returns...

July 21, 2014 — Tali Trigg

"Gene Drives" And CRISPR Could Revolutionize Ecosystem Management

A note from the authors: With this guest blog post we want to share the key features of an innovative method for the high-precision genome editing of wild populations that has been outlined by our team at the Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health...

July 17, 2014 — Kevin Esvelt, George Church and Jeantine Lunshof
Science on a Sphere & Falling in Love Again

Science on a Sphere & Falling in Love Again

This week, the only dedicated science illustration conference in the country is taking place in Boulder, CO. The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ annual gathering is in full swing and there are fascinating developments to convey...

July 16, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Amazing New Eminem Parody by A Capella Science

Amazing New Eminem Parody by A Capella Science

The genius that is Tim Blais has come up with a fantastic new parody video to the tune of Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’. Called ‘Eminemium – Choose Yourself’, the video is a compilation of many levels of Blais, doing his own singing, rapping and background sound...

July 16, 2014 — Carin Bondar
Amazing new Eminem Parody Music Video from A Capaella Science

Amazing new Eminem Parody Music Video from A Capaella Science

The genius that is Tim Blais has come up with a fantastic new parody video to the tune of Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’. Called ‘Eminemium – Choose Yourself’, the video is a compilation of many levels of Blais, doing his own singing, rapping and background sound...

July 16, 2014 — Carin Bondar

LEGO Reveals Female Scientist Minifigures

After much rejoicing at the news last month that LEGO would mass-produce a set of female scientist minifigures, the company has released a prototype of the final set to its original designer, Ellen Kooijman (a.k.a...

July 10, 2014 — Maia Weinstock
Battleship Barcelona: When Child-Like Simplicity Saves the Day

Battleship Barcelona: When Child-Like Simplicity Saves the Day

I am one of those people who always thought Barcelona would be my favorite city in the world. I visited several times, and though the weather, design, and food leave you wanting little else, there was always something about the sheer number of tourists (besides myself) and traffic that put me off the whole experience...

July 10, 2014 — Tali Trigg

Meet the Voices of Science

"I'm good now, Mariette. Are you good?" I was. It was a Sunday morning in October 2013, and Danielle Lee, author of The Urban Scientist blog on Scientific American's network, and I were talking about the future...

July 2, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina

Technology Historian Crushes Internet Myths

As readers of this blog know, since 2005 I’ve been teaching at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. One of the best parts of being an academic is hanging out with cool (compared to me), young (compared to me), up-and-coming scholars, some of whom know far more about the history of science and [...]..

July 1, 2014 — John Horgan

Get Geeked – BoneDusters Paleo Ale is Bottled!

For those of you who have been following the story of Bone Dusters Paleo Ale, the beer made with yeast living on a 35-million-year old whale fossil, there’s exciting news out of Lost Rhino Brewery today...

July 1, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
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