links for 2009-05-31

Off the Kuff: Saturday video break: Literally! "Mullet with headlights?" (tags: music silly video youtube nostalgia) Career Advice: Preparing for the Non-Academic Interview – Inside Higher Ed "People assume the only reason to earn a Ph.D. is to become a professor to the exclusion of all other careers. They don’t realize there are at least […]

Going Mobile

I don’t intend to turn this entirely over to Video Baby Blogging, but SteelyKid has been adding new tricks at an amazing rate, and I have the camera… Here, she showcases her newfound mobility, and her inherited taste in entertainment: The odd one-leg-under crawling style seems to be a local maximum– she can get up […]

links for 2009-05-30

Could an iphone tell if your parachute didn’t open with its accelerometer? | Dot Physics "The first and simplest answer would be “no”." (tags: physics education science technology gadgets dot-physics blogs) Robert J. Lang Origami Awesome origami art, and science as well. (tags: art math science) Don’t Be Such a Scientist Everybody with a blog […]

Mysteries of the Stock Room

Why do we have two meter sticks taped together back to back? What is the dark stain obscuring the markings between 30 and 70 cm on half of the meter sticks? Where the hell are all the stopwatches? Why are the demo magnets sticky? Why do we still have six meters worth of a rusting, […]

links for 2009-05-29

The Washington Monthly "This is one of the things I love most about blogs: Barack Obama nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court; I, a non-lawyer, wonder what her record is like, and find the summaries in newspapers much too shallow and focussed on the politics of her appointment rather than her record; but voila! […]

Dorky Poll: Conservation

We’re having some technical difficulties on the ScienceBlogs back end, so this may be futile, but I’ve got a 9am lab class, so here’s a Dorky Poll in hopes that the comments will work well enough to be entertaining. Today’s lab is the “ballistic pendulum,” in which students use conservation of energy and conservation of […]

Three Quarks for Science Writing

I already mentioned this in a Links Dump, but there’s enough buzz that it’s probably worth a full post: the people at Three Quarks Daily have decided to offer prizes for blog writing: Starting next month, the prizes will be awarded every year on the two solstices and the two equinoxes. So, we will announce […]

links for 2009-05-28

Race and the Full Court Press at Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture A good piece on the creepy racial subtext of that Malcolm Gladwell article. (I can stop posting about that any time I want to. Really.) (tags: race culture sports basketball society) Confessions of a Community College Dean: Men "I […]