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Origins the Series

My brother Abe sends me a lot of cool videos and articles about science: recent research, new inventions, educational materials, or the work of grad students who are sharing presentations of their findings on YouTube. This week he sent me this great video series, … Continue reading

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Abe Recommends: Magnets

My brother Abe sends me a lot of cool videos and articles about science: recent research, new inventions, educational materials, or the work of grad students who are sharing presentations of their findings on YouTube. This week he sent me this great video, explaining … Continue reading

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Elderly Sexual Activity: Some More Myths

Last month, I reported on research done in Belgium that debunked several myths around sexuality. This research was done by one of the two biggest universities in the Flemish-speaking part of the country, Ghent. Not to be outdone (I guess), … Continue reading

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Cosmos (2014) Episode 8: Best and Worst

We are well into the last half of the new Cosmos, and I have to say that I am going to miss it when it’s gone. I almost want to hope that Cosmos returns as a regular series at some … Continue reading

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The International Space Station

Image above: The space station is one of the brightest objects in the sky. Image Credit: NASA The International Space Station (ISS) is basically an enormous science lab orbiting about 354 kilometers above the earth. The first part of the … Continue reading

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Philosophy in Physics

The last week of the spring semester at the community college where I teach is next week. I had my last lecture session that covered new material on Thursday. The last topic discussed in my “Elements of Physics” class was … Continue reading

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Of Schools, Skepticism, and Snopes

By now, I’m sure many of you have seen the alleged “science quiz” making the rounds on the Internet — the one that says dinosaurs lived with people and that an Apatosaurus is the best explanation for the Leviathan of … Continue reading

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What is beauty?

What does the word “beauty” bring to your mind? A pretty face, a flower, a mountain range, or even a sound can be easily described as beautiful. While I won’t disagree with any of these, today I’d like to share … Continue reading

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Come join me for AskScience Live!

About 1. 5 years ago I started a blog called “The Collapsed Wavefunction“. At the time the only reason I was doing it was to improve my writing skills. I had learned the hard way (failed grant proposals) that writing … Continue reading

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What Students Think of Here Be Dragons

As I discussed previously, I like to use resources from the Skeptoid podcast in my composition classes to foster critical thinking skills. I also use the film Here Be Dragons, as it has the good qualities of being (1) short … Continue reading

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