Sunday, December 16, 2018

It's a Wonderful Trump! [SNL Cold Open]

Unbelievable response from the most vacuous President in American History!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Frances H. Arnold Nobel Lecture

If you are or know a graduate student, pay particular attention to this starting at around 17:55.

Australia's Mega-Battery Win (Financial Times)

Friday, December 7, 2018

Saudi Emoluments

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Speaking out of both sides of his mouth.

Compare Trump from less than a week ago in the (video below) to today (video linked below).

And here he is today, in light of the attempted bombing of prominent liberal politicians claiming "Acts or threats of political violence have no place of any kind in the United States of America."

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Food Cam!

This series called "Climate Lab" is like an updated version of the Story of Stuff.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Moon Speech

Today a student asked me why we don't send people to the moon anymore. I did not have a good answer but I showed her this clip from JFK's famed Moonshot speech. It gave me chills.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

"Like a Thomas Paine Pamphlet"

Jim Hightower gave ol' Tom Paine a shoutout in his recent show exposing the President as a faux populist. And here is the Video "Pamphlet" so far...

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Capella Science - Molecular Shape of You

A student e-mailed me a link to this awesome video last week. I can't contain my excitement about it. So many key concepts in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry covered so cleverly and is such a short time. Catchy!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Don't Panic Starman

Elon Musk's brainchild is now live-streaming from outer space! The dashboorad is displaying a Hitchhiker's Guide to teh galaxy reference - "DON'T PANIC!)

According to TechCrunch the Tesla Roadster will be blasting Space Oddity by David Bowie throughout its Journey to Mars! Too bad sound can't travel in space. But it sure can here on earth so crank up your speakers!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Is faux wokeness worse than staying asleep?

Does this critique of campus wokeness by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock  miss the mark by dismissing the pressing need to normalize consent? In a way I feel the writing in the above scene paves the way for the kind of disdain for feminist allies displayed below in this exchange between Joe Rogan and Jordan Preston. Thanks to Ed Brayton for sharing this comic summary by Gretchen Koch on Facebook

Monday, January 29, 2018

Dan Dennett talks about Singularity Hype

Listen to Dan Dennett on the Think Again Podcast

Noam Chomsky on the 2016 Election Results

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Robert Sapolsky on single causes

The Corporation

Wednesday, January 10, 2018