We're still in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, and one of the things many of us are hoping for every day is more good news about a vaccine. What does the Coronavirus vaccine effort look like? How does that compare to the usual way vaccines are pursued and developed? How many are in process, what stage are they at, what approach do they take, and which ones look promising? What's "good enough" for a…
If you work diligently, you might get to double the width of your knowledge.
Honestly, was it that much of an approximation to take the complicated world economy and transform it into a series of springs?
“Oh look, I think I see the new shipment on the horizon! You better get started on this pile.”
Just a quick message abour our somewhat erratic programming schedule of late. For a variety of reasons, our team needs to slow down a bit to give ourselves time and energy to focus on other things going on in our lives and this crazy year, so we'll be going to a monthly schedule for a while to give us here at Science for the People some room to breath. Don't worry, we aren't going anywhere;…
Let’s not forget that the divisions in science are mainly a human construct.
When we think about the Ice Age or the Pleistocene, we generally think of large animals: woolly mammoths trudging through snow, sabre-tooth tigers taking down their next meal, and big bison out on the steppes. These are really interesting things to think about, but what else can we learn from the Pleistocene other than about big animals and their extinction? We can also use the Pleistocene (which is relatively similar to the modern world in…
That was easy.
The time professors spend reading your email is inversely proportional to the time you spend writing it. (It seems like I was subconsciously inspired by this comic from Jorge Cham, so I wanted to link to his work. He was inspired by someone else for that comic too, so I guess there’s a multi-comic thread going through this idea now!)
“Oh crap, there are only five minutes left in class!” (Pause) “I bet we can make substantial headway on this new topic.”