Friday, July 17, 2009

Man vs. Ape

I just found this interview in NPR. It's called "Cooking sets up apart from apes".

Cooking? really? what about the following video setting us apart from apes?

Ha. More seriously, it is a very interesting interview. The main idea is that humans have a difficult time staying healthy by eating only raw foods. Richard Wrangham goes on to explain why it is easier to extract nutrients from food when it is cooked. Go listen to it, it is only 5 minutes long.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Confirm or Deny?

- Feynman lectures

When I read the books on the life of Feynman, he became my physics' hero. It might be because there just aren't enough books about the lives of many other physicists (Einstein being the exception of course), but I think it goes even beyond that. His approach to physics and his ability to form mental images that were 1) complete and 2) simple enough to work with is what does it for me.

I found these lectures by Feynman in New Zealand and I've never seen anyone explain physics like him. Also, it seems Microsoft made some Feynman lectures available online.

I hope you all enjoy them!

Monday, July 6, 2009

- Reporting under the influence!

This guy does journalism under the influence. Must be fun...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

- Questions...

I think I should stop trying to answer all the questions on my own...

- What you learn in grad school....

This is how it feels right now