Chris Hadfield, the Canadian commander on the International Space Station, has been posting breathtaking pictures of the Earth from space. His Twitter feed is a must follow.
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Codeacademy has some great HTML5 cards along with the HTML/CSS code to implement them. To implement the custom CSS, I used the WordPress plugin Specific CSS/JS for Posts and Pages to load the code only on the pages where the card is displayed.
The history of Santa Claus, or as C. G. P. Grey refers to him, the magic fat man.
Adam Ruben writes about the attitude in academia that a moment not spent in the lab is a moment wasted. My outside interest during grad school—my “Batman job,” as a grad student from Case Western Reserve University called it last month—was stand-up comedy. (I quickly learned that audiences in downtown Baltimore aren’t fans of math… Read more »
A gripping tale of an avalanche that overwhelmed some of the best backcountry skiers in the world. There is a lot of interesting science in this article about how avalanches form that is expertly interwoven with the human drama that unfolds. This story took six months to write and it shows. One of the best… Read more »
Excellent overview by Jennifer Ouellette of a new paradox that is taking the physics world by fire. I first heard about this a month ago from Patrick Hayden. It looks like this could turn into one of the great thought experiments that tackles the difficulties merging quantum mechanics and general relativity. Paradoxes in physics have… Read more »
I am a sucker for all things Carl Sagan.
The New Yorker at its satirical best: The group, led by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, commissioned a new study showing that the cost of an average politician has soared exponentially over the past decade. While the American family has seen increases in the cost of food, health care and education, Mr. Adelson says, “those costs… Read more »