@pickover: When kids look up to great scientists…. http://t.co/zT4EWKh449

@pickover: When kids look up to great scientists…. http://t.co/zT4EWKh449

A Nice Place on the North Side, George Will

A Nice Place on the North Side, George Will

The Clockwork Universe by Edward Dolnick

The Clockwork Universe by Edward Dolnick

foxsoccer:

Abs of steel

foxsoccer:

Abs of steel

angulargeometry:

Nova WGBH PBS BBC.

angulargeometry:

Nova WGBH PBS BBC.

(via anengineersaspect)

mlb:

Strikeout., bat flip and second base all in one AB.

mlb:

Strikeout., bat flip and second base all in one AB.

skunkbear:

You can hear Geoff Brumfiel's full story about cosmic microwave background (the thermal radiation left over from the Big Bang) here.

(via iarrthoireolais)

If you like chess and you have this book, you’ll never be bored.

If you like chess and you have this book, you’ll never be bored.

When I have the white pieces, I play d4. When I have the black pieces and my opponent plays e4, I play c5. If she plays d4, I play Nf6. Otherwise, I wing it.

In his Principia, Book I Section 1 Lemma 5 Newton states, “In similar figures, all sorts of homologous sides, whether curvilinear or rectilinear, are proportional; and the areas are in the duplicate ratio of the homologous sides.” He gives no proof nor any comment. Of course, it is almost trivially obvious for figures such as triangles and circles, yet to assert it of all continuous figures seems worthy of at least a brief note. I find the perversity and cantankerousness of the man who would commit this omission kind of pretty.