March 12, 2014

(via Free to Be…You and Me is 40 - Boing Boing)

March 12, 2014
Inventor of the Web Is Right: We Need an Internet Bill of Rights | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

March 3, 2014
(via When Trilobites Ruled the World - NYTimes.com)

(via When Trilobites Ruled the World - NYTimes.com)

February 27, 2014
MySciCareer: First-Person Science Career Stories

February 27, 2014
"Anecdotal evidence is nothing to base decisions on. But when facts and evidence-based science aren’t good enough to sway someone’s opinion, then this is where I come from. After all, anecdotes are the anti-vaccine supporter’s way."

Growing Up Unvaccinated - Voices for Vaccines

February 13, 2014
(via Science fictional assemblage mosaics - Boing Boing)

(via Science fictional assemblage mosaics - Boing Boing)

February 13, 2014
"But with the rise of increasingly competitive emerging economies, the report suggests, underinvestment in research and development — in part because of federal cutbacks — might translate into a less dominant, less productive American economy in the future."

U.S. Dominance in Science Faces Asian Challenge - NYTimes.com

February 13, 2014
"For many of us, the world is a bit scarier than it was in 1990: There are a lot of reasons, now, why the ocean levels are rising up. But nearly a quarter-century on, Flood and, of course, its most iconic song is still a source of comfort in a world that too often tells us to stop drawing in margins, to stop playing the class clown, to speak up, run faster, act cooler, stop daydreaming, stop sulking, stop singing, stop underachieving, stop overachieving, stop flooding. If we were to give in to sentimentality—and why would we hold back while talking about Flood—we might even, not to put too fine a point on it, call the song our nightlight."

A history of the They Might Be Giants song Birdhouse in Your Soul.

February 2, 2014

Microsoft 2014 Super Bowl Commercial: Empowering (by Microsoft)

February 1, 2014

Neil Gaiman reads Green Eggs and Ham (by Neil Gaiman)