Warning: Here Be Nerdiness

Yesterday, a conversation with a student somehow turned to the Michael Bay movie Armageddon–a film that shares the same real estate in my cortex as the Tuck Rule Game, the George W. Bush presidency, and Star Wars Episode II. We both agreed that the idea of a single nuclear weapon splitting a mass as gargantuanly hippopotamic as… Continue reading Warning: Here Be Nerdiness

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

Japanese physicists claim to have created element 113. If confirmed, this would mark the first time an Asian nation has won naming rights to an element on the periodic table. Here’s hoping the data holds up. We’ll be hearing a lot over the next week or so about how much Presidential debates can change the… Continue reading Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?