Oooh, must watch. via @matthewpennell
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
Sadly, painfully true.
Found via Daring Fireball.
Science Experiments, Videos, and Science Fair Ideas
A collection of “off-the-grid-for-little-kids videos and other smart stuff” compiled by @riondotnu and her three year old. The videos run the gamut, as noted on the site:
“There’s just so much science, nature, music, arts, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven’t seen. It’s most likely not stuff that was made for them…
“But we don’t underestimate kids around here.”
Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Foods. As awesome as it sounds.
“Try as you might, you can’t walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the Sun or a star. You might think you’re walking straight, but as NPR’s Robert Krulwich reports, a map of your route would reveal you are doomed to walk in circles.”
Robert Krulwich always seems to find the most fascinating bits of science.