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Ask a Math and Science Nerd! Again!

Hello, all. I’ve been fighting off the cold/sinus infection from hell the last few weeks, and my brain isn’t functioning all that well this week. So, I thought I’d take this chance to ask y’all again what sort of science and math posts you’re most interested in reading. More biographies of women in science? Weekly roundups of what’s new? Specific questions or issues? I want to make sure I’m not boring everyone to death over here! Hit the comments with any questions or suggestions, or drop by our Ask Us page anytime.

To make up for the lack of content in this post, I give you Neil deGrasse Tyson explaining why the world will not, in fact, end this year. Phew!

Gratuitous still shot of NDT, sexy BAMF.

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

19 replies on “Ask a Math and Science Nerd! Again!”

I do not remember this line, tho I think I saw that movie.

However, that is indeed a wonderfully terrible line.  I keep reading it over and over and my eyebrows are trying to climb off my face into the atmosphere to convey the appropriate amount of whaaaa???

I’m sleepy and almost didn’t read this post – and then I saw the NdGT tag.

When I’m more coherent I’ll comment on the substance, for now, I’d just like to say thank you for the vid and pic of my favorite man.  I actually took a break while writing this comment to scroll back up and gaze at the “gratuitous” shot of him gazing adorably into my eyes.

i like this pic too: http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/09/this-guy-wants-to-bring-the-science-of-sexy-back/

I would love to see “ripped from the headlines” stuff.  We all know that science reporting is absolutely miserable and filled with inaccuracies and generalizations, so I’d love to see someone who really knows what’s what pick a current science-based news story and give it a better explanation/better context.

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