Freshly picked staff favorites for your weekend enjoyment. Enjoy ‘em while they’re hot.
Science Friday: Rap Nerdy to Me Is a real-life Splinter on the horizon?
Damian Hess, stage name “Dr. Awkward,” merges nerd culture with hip-hop culture by rapping about data encryption, rare diseases, and video games. Dr. Awkward, have you met Secret Lifer Allan Sage? He raps about being a vegetarian. We feel like the two of you would have plenty to talk about.
Begs the question: are we on the verge of a real-life Splinter?
This NOVA Education blog post addresses the gender gap in science labs around the country. We have featured a lot of prominent lady scientists this season, and we think they’d agree that things are changing.
The universe is huge. We get that. But this super-cool video illustrates with elegant simplicity how limited we are in our ability to perceive or even begin to understand its size.
Our own Neil deGrasse Tyson would like you to know that he supports more funding for NASA. The fact that this video has 1-million hits on Youtube lets us know that he is not alone there.