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you make everything so darn cool :(
you make everything so darn cool :(
Trends in the Profession of Mathematics →
fuckyeahmath: An article by the great mathematician David Mumford about the trends in Mathematics. David Mumford was a Fields medalist and so much more. This is something to read for those interested in mathematics.
I was curious if you were aware of these videos. I’ve found them to be tremendously entertaining and educational. Thanks for the submission, arrogantyouth! We were not aware of these videos, thank you for sharing them with us. :)
Chefs as Chemists →
NYTimes: Chefs are using science not only to better understand their cooking, but also to create new ways of cooking. Elsewhere, chefs have played with lasers and liquid nitrogen. Restaurant kitchens are sometimes outfitted with equipment adapted from scientific laboratories. And then there are hydrocolloids that come in white bottles like chemicals. Xanthan gum, for instance, a slime...
Buckyballs Detected in Outer Space For The First... →
NASA: Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered carbon molecules, known as “buckyballs,” in space for the first time. Buckyballs are soccer-ball-shaped molecules that were first observed in a laboratory 25 years ago. They are named for their resemblance to architect Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes, which have interlocking circles on the...
Definition of a theoretical physicist
Noun. A theoretical physicist is one that is postulated to exist, but has never been actually observed in the laboratory.
Heisenberg never had a successful life. When he...
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In your opinion/experience, does the prestige or reputation of the university one studies at affect one’s future career in chemistry (or science in general)? Or are all science degrees from all universities equal? We think it is better if you get the opinion of more people than just one. Personally, I generally feel that all universities are equal and it is the individual that matters;...
Gene switches sexual desires of female mice - life... →
fuckyeahdevelopmentalbiology: A GENE has been discovered that appears to dictate the sexual preferences of female mice. Delete the gene and the modified mice reject the advances of the males and attempt to mate with other females instead. While it is impossible to say whether the finding has any relevance for human sexuality, it provides a clue as to how sexuality develops in mammals.
Happiness and Sadness Spread Just Like Disease →
Wired: There may be a literal truth underlying the common-sense intuition that happiness and sadness are contagious. A new study on the spread of emotions through social networks shows that these feelings circulate in patterns analogous to what’s seen from epidemiological models of disease. Earlier studies raised the possibility, but had not mapped social networks against actual disease...
Plants 'can think and remember' →
BBC: Plants are able to “remember” and “react” to information contained in light, according to researchers. Plants, scientists say, transmit information about light intensity and quality from leaf to leaf in a very similar way to our own nervous systems. These “electro-chemical signals” are carried by cells that act as “nerves” of the plants.
Dr. Kiki Sanford goes over the chemistry of fudge to explain how super saturation and crystallization are involved in making delicious fudge! Mmhm. :) (via)
Alright, so I was the kid that came on this tumblr the night before my AP Chem exam instead of studying. Remember me? Well I got a 4 on my exam. Pretty happy with that. So thanks for helping me “study.” =] —————- Hello there, I do remember you. Congrats on the score, and no problem. =]
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