A little history, a little pie, and a few activities to get you in the mood!
Written by Adrienne M. Roehrich, Chemistry Editor
Pi Day, March 14, or 3.14 has been gaining popularity over the past few years. There’s a counter movement to promote Tau Day as well. I love that a geeky mathy thing that everyone learns in elementary school is so popular. It’s also a great excuse to eat some pie!
Pi or π is the ratio of a diameter of aThe post Let’s Celebrate Pi Day!
The winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 2014 were announced earlier this week at a ceremony held on 11th March. One of the newly crowned winners is this beautifully coloured scanning electron micrograph of a kidney stone taken from the body of the image’s creator, Kevin Mackenzie. Believe it or not, this wasn’t the only […]
Joey Pakes was swimming in a cave in Mexico on July 4, 2008 when she spotted her first remipede. Pakes, a graduate student in biology at UC Berkeley, had seen pictures of these aquatic centipede-like creatures before. But when she encountered one in the wild, the experience was completely different. “They’re such graceful animals,” she recalls. “It […]
Attached is a screen pic from the summary sheet of a review I did for an academic journal a while back. Note the phrasing of the middle question, and how the poor wording on the summary sheet required an out-of-the-box answer.
Table and figures are a good thing. The tables, in particular, contain all the data that everything else in the paper is based on (I don't review pure theory papers
Earlier this month, the typical media outlets were abuzz (“Childhood nightmares may point to looming health issues“) with the results of a newly published study linking early childhood nightmares and night terrors with future psychotic experiences. Expressing little in the way of skepticism, most reports simply regurgitated the University of Warwick press release. The research, […]