Scientists do important work and need to drink responsibly. Continue reading Soda
Drawing from my grandfather’s notebook
This is a page from my grandfather’s notebook from when he was in grade school. He later went on to be an artist, rather than a scientist. Not surprising given the limited labeling of that brain (but nicely drawn cell body). Continue reading Drawing from my grandfather’s notebook
Interview: Statistics Lecturer Luke Tudge
Luke sat down with me to discuss how he landed in Berlin, problems with the research industry, science fiction and plans for the future. Continue reading Interview: Statistics Lecturer Luke Tudge
Interview: Researchers of Empirical Aesthetics at the Einstein Group
“We have to understand the basic building blocks of our interaction with cultural artifacts, such as architecture, images and movies, before we can move on to more complex theories and experimental settings.” Continue reading Interview: Researchers of Empirical Aesthetics at the Einstein Group
Hackers Have Feelings, Too: Mental Health and Substance Use in Mr. Robot
Alex Masurovsky The pattern of comorbidity between mental health issues and substance abuse has recently manifested itself in a startling new demographic: fictional characters of TV series. Mr. Robot (USA Network), the third season of which is now streamable online, centers on a complicated anti-hero replete with inner turmoil, whose primary coping mechanisms are hacking, denial and drugs. Nothing is ever really spelled out regarding … Continue reading Hackers Have Feelings, Too: Mental Health and Substance Use in Mr. Robot
Case Study: A new study from Caltech suggests jellyfish may need sleep too.
Formal testing revealed that the jellyfish pulsed 30% less during this period of diminished activity and could be “awoken” with food or prodding, ruling out other possible states such as coma. Continue reading Case Study: A new study from Caltech suggests jellyfish may need sleep too.