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Physics Week in Review: October 26, 2013

Physics Week in Review: October 26, 2013

Another week, another round of physics link-y goodness! On October 23, the Bad Astronomer wished everyone a Happy Mole Day and gave 6.02 x 10^23 reasons to celebrate.

October 26, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette
Jeepers, Creepers: What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like?

Jeepers, Creepers: What Does Sexual Harassment Look Like?

I have been largely silent publicly about the events of the past week that ended with the resignation of our blogs editor, Bora Zivkovic, mostly because (a) I was waiting for all the facts to come in and trying to process those facts in the throes of considerable cognitive dissonance, and (b) others have addressed [...]

October 22, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review (Nobel Edition): October 12, 2013

So it was a slow week in physics news — eh, who am I kidding? Higgs mania hit a fever pitch as the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics went, as predicted by many, to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their work developing the theory that predicted the Higgs boson, experimentally verified at CERN last [...]

October 12, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: October 5, 2013

Physics Week in Review: October 5, 2013

This week, Quanta kicked off a five-part series on science and big data, starting with Imagining Data Without Division. Part 2: A Digital Copy of the Universe, Encrypted.

October 5, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette
Torn Quad Can’t Stop Bill Nye the Dancing Science Guy

Torn Quad Can’t Stop Bill Nye the Dancing Science Guy

Bill Nye the Science Guy’s much-touted appearance on the new season of Dancing with the Stars came to an abrupt end last night when he failed to garner enough fan votes to make up for the low scores his dancing earned from the judges, and was sent home.

October 1, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: September 28, 2013

Physics Week in Review: September 28, 2013

Six years ago tomorrow, I married the best person ever, and we’re currently in Vegas celebrating this milestone. Best anniversary gift ever?

September 28, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: September 21, 2013

Physics Week in Review: September 21, 2013

We promise to get back to actual blogging soon; too many irons in the fire over the last six weeks. But in the meantime, here’s the usual weekly roundup of tasty physics tidbits.

September 21, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: September 14, 2013

Physics Week in Review: September 14, 2013

In case you missed it, you can listen to my Virtually Speaking Science conversation in Second Life with biorobotics wizard Malcolm MacIver (Northwestern University) at Blog Talk Radio.

September 14, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: September 7, 2013

Physics Week in Review: September 7, 2013

Yes, summer is officially over, but there was still plenty of physics goodness out there this week. The Man Who Invented Modern Probability – Chance encounters in the life of Andrei Kolmogorov.

September 7, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

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Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine

Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine