Fighting beetle moms, Dr. Orchid, sarcastic robots and green things eating the air!
If they all sit at the bar, in what order should they sit so that the couples can sit next to each other, Kayla doesn’t have the opportunity to play footsie with her crush, and Shannon and Valerie are as far apart as possible?
If we allow gun violence to continue blighting communities of color, we have failed. But if we enact gun control measures that aid the police state in criminalizing Black and brown bodies, we have also failed.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren is one of the most exquisite pieces of science writing I’ve ever read. As a researcher and professor of geobiology for the past 20 years, Jahren has earned accolades for her work. Here, she shares her passion.
“Deep canvassing” methods can have a strong impact on transphobic attitudes, according to a new study.
“Making bra is like building a bridge.”
When I think about life underground, I find myself nerdily enthralled with the idea of handling the logistics for such a huge endeavor.
Bacteria paintings, bravery vs. perfection, and drag depictions of famous scientists singing that song from Wicked that they did on Glee.
Working for four and a half years in the quality department at a kitchen gadget company has left me with some strong opinions about proper cooking prep.
I’d say about 90% of industrial/systems engineering work boils down to this super easy exercise: stop for a minute and think about what the main objective is. Now look at what you’re doing. Is that activity getting you closer to the goal?
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How do we learn from this and prevent it from happening again?
I’ve been reading quite a few fan theories and Poe/Finn pairings recently, but I won’t subject you to that (unless you want to talk in out in the comments, in which case, hello). Instead, I wanted to share with you some top notch nerd speculation on the science of Star Wars.
There are historical reasons why artificial turf has come to be used so widely, but very few of them have to do with improving gameplay.
“As a woman in a lab coat, you’re already defying society’s long held gender stereotypes; as a queer woman, even more so … I still think it takes guts to carve out an identity for yourself that doesn’t fit society’s assumptions, especially if you grew up in a highly conservative peer group like I did.”
This playlist is best enjoyed in the range of 20 – 20,000 Hz.
As an anti-oppression activist, I’m uncomfortable with the extent to which “outsourcing” often feels to me like a euphemism for “moving our problems onto people with less systematic power.”
Obviously this plan is excellent and would definitely not end in disaster.
Want to be filled with awe and rage? I have just the video game for you.
NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan on her career. How 3D holograms work. What happens when you get your period in space. And more!