Computer games, Los Angeles, California, November 11, 1984, photo by Anne Knudsen. Original caption: “Six-year-old Jennifer Chadorchi, a student at Hiteach computer school in Westwood, has developed a friendly attitude toward the computer.” (Los Angeles Public Library)
Nature by Numbers
When the Spanish filmmaker and graphic designer Cristóbal Vila looks at nature, he sees numbers, and the remarkable elegance of mathematics. The theorems and geometric equations that explain natural phenomena – such as the shape of an insect’s eye, or the structure of a seashell – come to life in this short documentary, and simultaneously bring beauty to mathematics and logic to nature. Uniting music and animation with mathematics, Nature by Numbers is a sensory science film, an immersion in the world of the minute and microscopic, and an exciting introduction to some of the great geometric and scientific concepts.
via Aeon Film
Version 1 of ‘A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science’. Thanks for everyone’s suggestions earlier in the week, attempted to include as many of them as possible!
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Interspecific cooperation(?) in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Any theories? Temperature regulation? Predator deterrence?
"We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind."
NASA recently suspended its 2014 WISH program, designed to encourage high school women to pursue careers in the STEM fields. Sign the petition here to reopen the program for 2015
h/t to scienceisbeauty and women-in-science
I think my favorite is number 16. Any that you think were left off the list? Lotka-Volterra?
The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History (Business Insider)