Everyone’s favorite Sunday smashup of cool and informative news and videos around the web is finally back for week 7! I tried to cover all pertinent topics: space, science, mathematics, travel, as well as a very inspirational video from a fab Woman in Science, Mayim Bialik.
Col. Christ Hadfield is currently back on Earth following Command of Expedition 35 aboard the International Space Station. This was his last video before departing. Space. Baller.
Say what you will about Big Bang Theory as a show, this woman is inspirational and hilarious.
A 2010 study published online
suggests that gentle electric shocks to the brain can improve mathematic skills.
I recently came across a new (old) concept
that I must try while traveling around Europe. Sharing home-cooked meals should appeal to everyone!
I originally heard Abraham Verghese talking about this TED talk on NPR. Immediately looked up the full talk when I got home. So interesting and, if you’ll excuse the obvious wording, touching.
Question of the Day:
What dish would you cook for others if you were hosting a home-cooked meal?
Edit: May 20, 2013 – It was pointed out to me that the article about electric shocks to the brain was published in 2010. Not quite recent, but still fascinating!
Announcements are set for this week, but still no word from those in charge. I’m assuming that since today is Good Friday, and campuses are closed, then it’s very unlikely that they’d be contacting people. Perhaps the weekend? Monday? Another whole week??! All I know is that every time my devices make an email/tweet/ringer/random bleep or blip I tense up in excitement and anticipation.
Fellow applicant, Timothy Judd, has not been especially helpful.
Since I had hoped to use today’s blog to share the news of my excitement/disappointment and that will have to wait for another day….here are some little tidbits to keep you going.
The first contains another interview by Kim Binsted, skip to 17:29 for her part.
And then this is just a completely stellar TED-Ed talk by a fish!