Category Archives: Science

Just Released: XKCD Book

Ever read the incredibly intelligent and ornate web comic xkcd? Whether the answer be yes or no, you may want to check out the former NASA roboticist and comic creator, Randall Munroe’s, new book, What If?:

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Boston NOW: April 2014

Introducing Boston NOW, a rich list of cultural events going on in Beantown right now. Here’s what’s happening in April: FILM: IFFBoston and LGBT Film Festival From April 23rd to the 30th, tap into your inner cinephile by attending the … Continue reading

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Quantum Entanglement, or “Do What You Don’t Know”

If you do not work or study in a scientific field, chances are you may want (need, really) to brush up on your high school/college science education. I wrote a post a while back (“Science Books 101”) with my suggestions … Continue reading

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Culture Update 2/28/14: Pseudo Science, Trans-Parent, Boston Flick, RuPaul

Lots to cover this week: Whole Foods: Whole Lotta Nonsense? In this provocative Daily Beast article, Michael Schulson points out that while the pseudoscience behind, say, creationism or its more science-kosher avatar intelligent design, is rightly decried by educated liberals … Continue reading

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Science Books 101

One of the things I find a little bit disturbing is when fellow scholars of the humanities declare how little they know about math and science with gusto rather than with neutrality or regret. “Oh, I SUCK at math,” seemed … Continue reading

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From Parasitism to a Post-Apocalyptic World

**Only one tiny mention of plot action which I don’t think even qualifies as a spoiler. But just in case, you may shield your eyes if you wish** This evening, the Coolidge Corner Theatre held a screening of the film … Continue reading

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Why I Love Evolution

Currently, I’m supposed to be studying for my GRE English Subject Test. I’m taking it in 4 days. Naturally, I’ve been viciously procrastinating with something that has very little to do with English lit at all. It’s time for science, … Continue reading

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