Month: February 2016

The Scientific Chronicles – Dream decoded

The Scientific Chronicles – Dream decoded

“Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare” – Frederic Henry Hedge The Scientific Chronicles – Dream decoded Recently a friend loaned me ‘The…

Biology and Physics Meet in the Middle

Biology and Physics Meet in the Middle

Scientists thrive on “aha” moments— breakthroughs in knowledge that come from careful planning or perhaps fortuitous luck. For a team of researchers led by Josh Lawrimore, a fourth-year graduate student in Kerry Bloom’s lab at UNC, their “aha” moment came about by approaching their research…

Four Bad Graphs, and How to be a Better “Citizen Statistician”

Four Bad Graphs, and How to be a Better “Citizen Statistician”

Statistics. Ugh. Why force-feed such a dreary topic to countless innocent students across the globe? Well, statistics is actually an outrageously important field of study. People make graphs to summarize statistical results (it’s more useful to look at a graph than a big spreadsheet full…

Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

Valentine’s Day is today and it’s incredibly common to see public places decorated with paper hearts and store shelves packed with heart-shaped candy. Hearts are a universal representation of love, but don’t let their simple facade fool you – everyone’s favorite cardiac organ has an interesting…

Tom Brady has been Unjustly Denied Tomatoes

As an avid New York sports fan, I love a good Tom Brady controversy. Many of these controversies are ridiculous and take up too much time during actual news broadcasts (read: deflategate), but other Brady controversies should be taken seriously, including each and every ridiculous…