The Scientific Truth Everyone Should Be Thankful For On Thanksgiving (Synopsis)

“We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.” –George Bernard Shaw On this Thanksgiving day, we’re supposed to express … Read moreThe Scientific Truth Everyone Should Be Thankful For On Thanksgiving (Synopsis)

Averaging inanimate objects can produce human faces (Synopsis)

“Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret.” -Albert Camus It’s well known that by aligning and averaging a wide variety of human faces together, an eerie “average” human face can be arrived at. But we see faces in things all the time, from natural scenes … Read moreAveraging inanimate objects can produce human faces (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: Spook-tacular Science Pumpkins (Synopsis)

“It’s said that All Hallows’ Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin — and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own.” -Erin Morgenstern Alas, Halloween comes but once … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Spook-tacular Science Pumpkins (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: The NFL Story You Don’t Hear (Synopsis)

“I can look in their eyes and see it. That’s the best feeling I can have. … I know I didn’t affect their lives just today, but it carries on for years and years to come.” –Warrick Dunn When most people think about the NFL, they think of a sport they either enjoy watching or couldn’t … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The NFL Story You Don’t Hear (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: The World’s Oldest Street Artist (Synopsis)

“Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.” –Banksy Not everyone who’s a street artist engages in vandalism, nor are all acts of vandalism negative or unwanted in any way. Consider all the different ways one can contribute to the vibrancy of a city as you listen to … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The World’s Oldest Street Artist (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: Mockery gets you nowhere (Synopsis)

“It is worthwhile, too, to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a pupil’s mind from effort.” –Quintilian We live in a society where we often draw this dichotomy between “our side,” which is always right, and “their side,” which is against us and, of course, always … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Mockery gets you nowhere (Synopsis)