Skepticism

TS Tidbits 12.08

Yay! Final exams are coming! Hope everyone’s holding in there. I took a break from my studying (well, sleeping) schedule to deliver you some reading material.

  • Smart Girls at the Party. Amy Poehler, of SNL fame, has a new Internet series out which celebrates girls who change the world by being themselves.
  • In Defense of Teasing. Teasing is different from bullying–and, Dachner Keltner argues, may even be a good and useful thing.
  • College is what you make it. For those of you considering or thinking about college, a new survey shows that college experiences vary more within a college than between colleges.
  • TV shows consulting scientists. With shows like House and Eleventh Hour on the air, writers are hard-pressed to put actual, factual science in their plots.
  • The LHC postponed until next summer. I’m glad they’re being careful. They could make a black hole, for heaven’s sake…
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Vy is a recent graduate working in a neuroscience lab with children and monkeys. She likes sewing, knitting, lifting weights, and reading in her free time. Especially reading about science!

1 Comment

  1. FFFearlesss
    December 8, 2008 at 11:16 am —

    College is absolutely what you make of it, and I think the most profound and profoundly educational things you’ll learn almost NEVER happen in the classroom. It’s what you do with your own initiative once the grading stops that will ultimately define who you are and where you’re going. Never depend on “school” alone to teach you what you want to know. As always, it’s the proverbial go-getters who make things happen for themselves that suceed.

    As to the teasing thing, one of the things they should really teach people is how to properly tease ONLINE. Too many people don’t realize that their cutesy sarcasm doesn’t translate well to straight text. Smilies or the dreaded LOL’s are key.

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