whatever: The Big Idea: Chad Orzel →
On how to teach relativity to your dog
Shooting for Her Own Hand: Two and a Half Minutes... →
Well, here’s my shock of the morning: exactly four months before its release to theaters, Disney Australia’s YouTube channel delivers us not another Brave trailer, but a full two minutes and twenty eight seconds of a scene from Brave, featuring what must be a pretty important archery contest. Enjoy. I certainly did.
sugar-in-your-tea: Please tell me I’m not the only one who was incredibly enamored (understatement of the year) with bad boy Benedict!!
benandmartin: STAR TREK 2 footage of Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch fight scene. *spoiler alert*
I guess, like anybody, I have tried to fashion myself after ideals, finding the...– Annie Clark (via fuckyeahstvincent)
lookslikescience: Emily Lakdawalla, planetary geologist, blogger, podcaster, crafter, Mars Exploration Rover-hugger, and mom of two girls (mom-to-be of the 2nd, in this picture).
Dont Gut Planetary Science | SpaceNews.com →
This View of Life: Widening Inclusion by Including... →
An essay I enjoyed reading - on teaching and on focus and emphasis. … Why couldn’t my actual history course be like that? I thought about this a lot. I loved the class I was taking, but there was so much that was left out. It was the story of the highest levels of society, or at best, the second-highest. It bothered me. I actually became incredibly frustrated and asked my professor...
Bad Presentation Bingo →
elakdawalla: An awesome game to play at any scientific meeting.
The soundtrack of our unquiet Earth →
Looking at worldwide seismic activity for the year 2011 from a number of different perspectives. Check out the video which lays it all out, and be sure to watch through to the graphs at the very end of the clip.
Google Circumvents Safari Privacy Protections -... →
Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal published evidence that Google has been circumventing the privacy settings of Safari and iPhone users, tracking them on non-Google sites despite Apple’s default settings, which were intended to prevent such tracking. This tracking, discovered by Stanford researcher Jonathan Mayer, was a technical side-effect—probably an unintended side-effect—of a...
Myths Retold: Little Ajax Prolly Has A Tiny Penis →
whatever.scalzi.com: The Big Idea: Bruce Schneier →
Do you trust me? And if so, why do you trust me? And what do you trust me for? “Trust” is an interesting term, with some simple definitions, and others that aren’t so simple. Or so Bruce Schneier, the noted security expert, discovered as he was putting together his latest book Liars and Outliers. The web of trust in our society is pervasive and profound, and when the threads of trust are broken,...
The Awl: Some Advice for Young People →
From time to time I am asked by young people for advice in matters of work and life, generally by people who have mistaken my age for seniority. I don’t really have any advice, though, is the problem, beyond some basics and also “don’t do what I did,” but usually it goes like: 1. Why don’t you think about that over the weekend and if you still feel that way on...