Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, is my favorite research tool. It’s democratic (bordering on socialist), bigger and much more up to date than any print encyclopedia, and… Read more !
AYBABTU, baby! Even if you don’t get the nerdy reference in the title or the line above, you probably have heard that North Korea claims to have detonated a nuclear… Read more !
Basile Audoly and Sebastien Neukirch of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie won the 2006 Ig Nobel for their analysis that explains why spaghetti breaks into several pieces when it… Read more !
My Mom’s a physics nerd too. Here is a turtle she painted for the University of Maryland Fear the Turtle Sculpture Project. It is covered in patterns derived from the… Read more !
How nerdy am I? I’ll give you a hint – I do physics in my sleep. Specifically, I built a custom computer that runs the distributed computing project Einstein@Home 24… Read more !
Q: When does three plus three equal ten? A: When waves meet up in experiments to simulate monstrous freak waves that snap ships in half or topple oil drilling rigs.… Read more !
I’m coming into this story a little late, (I’m catching up on my reading after being out of commission for over a month) but this story hit me especially hard… Read more !
Check out the NASA press release about the 16 new planets that Hubble found. Or read the more concise Wikinews story by my friend mputney. Read more !
I recently registered for a teacher workshop called “Force and Motion: Stop Faking It!” Turns out the National Science Teachers Association has a whole line of Stop Faking It materials… Read more !
Remember the nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach when you knew the teacher was about to call on someone to answer a question that you didn’t know the… Read more !