It turns out that roughly 4 out of 10 assertions made on the show appear to be made on the basis of no evidence at all.
decided to put a different spin on the advent calendar by presenting: the Chemistree! (revealing one chemical a day, until Christmas)
Could be tricorder of the future be on the cusp of being developed? #spectroscopy
The results are very informative. And while the focus of the article is mostly on the "big players" (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), I find it interesting that more scientists and engineers seem to regularly visit Google+ than Twitter. When you dig into the data a little deeper (which is available here: http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/keshif/survey/NPG_survey.html), it seems that Professors use Google+ more regularly than Twitter.
There's lots of neat data to be mined!
But people who are experts tend to be confident in the information they share, and that means they're willing to respond to public criticisms. It's easy to spot fakers - like the - because they constantly dodge these criticisms and portray themselves as victims.
This post describes some of Vani's techniques to avoid her skeptics.
Google has used their data expertise to transform the periodic table into an interactive tool. Curious what element has received the most mentions in books? Or which elements are most abundant in the sea?
Check it out to see for yourself.
Famous hip-hop artist Gza stopped by a classroom learning about natural selection in the Bronx, NY. Here's a snippet of a rhyme developed by a student:
"This is my profession, I do it with perfection
I'll survive and you won't, call that natural selection"
In the 1990s, a pesky parasitic fly began to infiltrate the cricket population on Kauai, Hawaii. Read this great story by on how a mutation of the male cricket wing helped achieve survival.
An eye-opening quote from an Indian farmer that resonated with me: "Every time we export one kilogram of basmati rice, we export five thousand kilograms of water. We are exporting millions of tons of soy meal to Asia. The Japanese feed it to cows. The nutritive value of what a cow is eating in Japan is more than what a human being eats in India. This has to stop.”
- University Of British ColumbiaPhD, Chemistry, 2010 - present
- Memorial University of NewfoundlandMSc, Chemistry, 2007 - 2009
- University of WaterlooBSc, Chemistry, 2002 - 2007
- I'm an analytical chemist.
- I do outreach and communicate science (#scicomm).
- I teach (@chem311ta).
- I'm an elected member on the executive committee for a professional spectroscopy society (#SASpec).
- I'm a social media assistant for a research institution and an annual science conference (@ICORD_SCI and @FACSSnetworking).
"My heart is true, I'm a pal and a confidant." - Golden Girls
- I value authenticity (#realtalk).
- I'm from the east coast of Canada but I don't have an accent.
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Independently funded studies on the safety of GM food
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Why do trains stay on the track as they go around a curve?
Let's sit down for some story time with everybody's favorite science uncle, Richard Feynman.
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