CRIMINAL MINDS MARATHON
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Success comes in cans, not can’ts– Unkown
Really big shoe
acmenes: So, in less than 24 hours, Asphalt Green will take the stage tomorrow at the Bitter End, on Bleecker Street. (Yes, you read correctly.) This is going to be the biggest show in our career to date. Plus, we’ll have elbow room at this show (and you will too, so you better come!) Remember, Asphalt Green, 1/27/11 at 7! if you happen to be in the NYC area go check these guys out
'Robot' marks its 90th anniversary as a word →
A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns...– G.H. Hardy (via alicesa)
Quantum Entanglement Could Stretch Across Time →
In the weird world of quantum physics, two linked particles can share a single fate, even when they’re miles apart. Now, two physicists have mathematically described how this spooky effect, called entanglement, could also bind particles across time.
What are the differences between Mark Zuckerberg and me? I give private...– Julian Assange (via claradoti)
Fermi Problem →
“In science, particularly in physics or engineering education, a Fermi problem, Fermi question, or Fermi estimate is an estimation problem designed to teach dimensional analysis, approximation, and the importance of clearly identifying one’s assumptions. Named after physicist Enrico Fermi, such problems typically involve making justified guesses about quantities that seem impossible to...
Turns out that music really is intoxicating, after... →
An “outburst of the soul,” the composer Frederick Delius called music. The sounds associated with the form produce “a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without,” observed Confucius. It is the art “which is most nigh to tears and memory,” noted the writer Oscar Wilde. It turns out that these guys were more on target than we thought. Our experience...
A person’s Erdős–Bacon number is the sum of one’s Erdős number—which measures...– Erdős–Bacon number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via mememolly)
The tough mind is sharp and penetrating, breaking through the crust of legends...– Martin Luther King, Jr
meagsicle replied to your post:meagsicle replied to your link: Recursivity: Local… It’s so ridiculous! I really commend anyone who is actually able to argue with any of them, I just get stuck in a loop of “But, but…you make no sense!!!” my philosophy for dealing with those situations is simple: “never get into a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent” :)
meagsicle replied to your link: Recursivity: Local Creationist Stupidity I can only ever respond to this kind of stuff with *facepalm*. I know. I never cease to lol at how some people can raise stupidity and ignorance to a near art form
Recursivity: Local Creationist Stupidity →
Check out this letter in our local paper, the Waterloo Region Record. It’s got all the usual stupidities: “scientists have not been able to find even one provable fact to back up the theory of “goo-to-you” evolution” — as if the letter writer spends all his spare time reading the evolutionary biology literature. “Yes, we have evolution within kinds, as God...
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do...– John Louis von Neumann (via joannakoon)
It seems certain that Einstein was doubly wrong when he said “God does not play...– Stephen W. Hawking (via scienceisbeauty)
What would your dream job look like?
sitting in Starbucks all day drinking coffee and trying to solve the Riemann Hypothesis go ahead, make my day (no, really)
Proof: ATTENTION: YOU ARE UNDER ARREST FOR BEING... →
proofmathisbeautiful: “An illegal prime is a prime number that represents information forbidden to possess or distribute. One of the first illegal primes was discovered in 2001. When interpreted a particular way, it describes a computer program which bypasses the digital rights management scheme used on DVDs….
The Syfy channel (still, WTF?) is cashing in with a marathon of the 1960’s Green Hornet episodes. Bruce Lee doesn’t need special effects to kick ass beatches.
Strange New Twist: Berkeley Researchers Discover... →
Möbius symmetry, the topological phenomenon that yields a half-twisted strip with two surfaces but only one side, has been a source of fascination since its discovery in 1858 by German mathematician August Möbius. As artist M.C. Escher so vividly demonstrated in his “parade of ants,” it is possible to traverse the “inside” and “outside” surfaces of a Möbius strip without crossing over an edge. For...
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Origin of Life on Earth: 'Natural' Asymmetry of... →
itsfullofstars: Certain molecules do exist in two forms which are symmetrical mirror images of each other: they are known as chiral molecules. On Earth, the chiral molecules of life, especially amino acids and sugars, exist in only one form, either left-handed or right-handed. Why is it that life has initially chosen one form over the other?
College upperclassmen still fail at scientific... →
Most of us develop a sort of intuitive logic about how the natural world works. Unfortunately, a lot of that informal reasoning turns out to be wrong, which complicates scientific education. But as students make their way through the science education pipeline, they should gradually start moving beyond the informal reasoning of their earlier years. Or at least that’s what we’d like...