Biochemistry undergraduate at SUNY Geneseo. In a band called A Secret Scenario. If I could, I would be Batman.

19th September 2014

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Considerations On Nature’s Recent Artificial Sweetener Article

In light of the many sensationalist headlines regarding the new evidence reported on artificial sweeteners I thought it would be a good idea to lay out some questions. These are questions we should all be asking about the research, and the spirit of the question-asking should be applied to all research. Granted, I did not pay to read the entire article, I have read several reviews of the article…

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18th September 2014

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Why You Don't Actually 'F*cking Love Science' →

Very interesting consideration.

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14th September 2014

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allofthemath:

mathed-potatoes:

When people ask me how I can be a math major and still say I’m not good with numbers, I’m like ‘here, let me draw you a picture.’

All so true.

^For those that are considering majoring in math but are deterred by their lack of number skills, there’s definitely more to mathematics than simply numbers. (I’m not dissing stats or number theory or algebra though. Those are cool too!)

visualizingmath:

allofthemath:

mathed-potatoes:

When people ask me how I can be a math major and still say I’m not good with numbers, I’m like ‘here, let me draw you a picture.’

All so true.

^For those that are considering majoring in math but are deterred by their lack of number skills, there’s definitely more to mathematics than simply numbers. (I’m not dissing stats or number theory or algebra though. Those are cool too!)

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7th September 2014

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The universe is huge and old and rare things happen all the time. Including life.
— Lawrence Krauss (via running-geek)

2nd September 2014

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John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif. 

Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.

For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.

The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.

Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.

You can create your own patterns here: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/

All gifs were made from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vgICfQawE

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30th August 2014

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The Secret Wonder Of RNA

The Secret Wonder Of RNA

Ribonucleic acid is the most misunderstood biomolecule by the general public. While the topic is presented to students in high school biology, the instruction is surface level. Unfortunately, this remains the case through much of college as well. It is a symptom of the way science is taught in America.

I first became aware of RNA in high school, and it was there that I was first underwhelmed.…

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27th August 2014

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When you’re just starting to learn something new, the errors that you experience are helping you learn faster.

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25th August 2014

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I always liked Carl’s assertion that celebrating scientific discovery and delighting in the pursuit of knowledge was no where comparable to communicating opinion, but rather, “informed worship.”

sagansense:

I always liked Carl’s assertion that celebrating scientific discovery and delighting in the pursuit of knowledge was no where comparable to communicating opinion, but rather, “informed worship.”

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25th August 2014

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pbsparents:

Make your own thermometer with this neat science project!

See more Full-Time Kid with Mya here. 

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25th August 2014

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Updated Science: Let’s Keep Science In Our Schools

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Let's Keep Science In Our Schools

  • As the return to school approaches, please check that your kids have a teacher that understands entanglement.

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