When we fail to help in a bad situation, we are morally responsible. So, why don't we pick up others' litter?
Adult learning theory is a guidepost for designing training for maximum engagement.
The most momentous and significant events in our lives are the ones we do not see coming. Life is defined by the unforeseen.
Scientists have discovered that neurological response to posture is separate from movement.
Even extremely simple configurations in General Relativity cannot be solved exactly. Here’s the science of why. It’s difficult to appreciate how revolutionary of a transformation it is to consider the Universe […]
What's your "stress mindset"?
Instead of an empty, blank, 3D grid, putting a mass down causes what would have been ‘straight’ lines to instead become curved by a specific amount. In General Relativity, we […]
The game is afoot! It seems Shakespeare borrowed language from his contemporaries more directly than we previously realized.
Wikipedia has lost thousands of editors due to a culture of deletionism, anti-expertism, bloated bureaucracy, horrible abuses of power, and its slightly condescending founder (They all work for free because […]
As I’m writing this post, NASA’s latest Mars mission – the Mars Science Laboratory, also known as Curiosity – is just hours away from its destination. By the time you […]
New Books on Polarization: The Need for Compromise and Applying Conservative Principles to Environmental Problems
Two recently published books caught my eye today at the World Bank bookstore here in Washington, DC and I’ve put both at the top of my list to read and […]
Public opinion about climate change, observes the New York Times’ Andrew Revkin, can be compared to “waves in a shallow pan,” easily tipped with “a lot of sloshing but not […]
This semester, 22 undergraduate and graduate students from a diversity of majors at American University have participated in a new course that I created titled “Science, Environment and the Media.” […]
This semester I am teaching an interdisciplinary course on “Science, the Environment, and the Media.” The 25 combined undergraduate and graduate students in the course have split into project teams […]
The open access Journal of Science Communicationhas published several outstanding commentaries authored by a diversity of European, UK, and U.S. scholars assessing growth and trends in the academic discipline of […]
They’re crafty, they’re scheming, they will ruthlessly fleece your last recession-precious pennies. They are not the Wall Street scions of global wealth. They are the new financial villains and they […]