Let’s not forget that the divisions in science are mainly a human construct.02 Nov 2020
That was easy.30 Oct 2020
The time professors spend reading your email is inversely proportional to the time you spend writing it.
(It seems like I was subconsciously inspired by this comic from Jorge Cham, so I wanted to link to his work. He was inspired by someone else for that comic too, so I guess there’s a multi-comic thread going through this idea now!)28 Oct 2020
“Oh crap, there are only five minutes left in class!”
“I bet we can make substantial headway on this new topic.”26 Oct 2020
“Teaching is so much easier once you offload the difficult parts into homework assignments.”23 Oct 2020
Just because scientists did it, doesn’t mean we should take it on faith.
(Unfortunately, this is the problem of expertise. If you aren’t an expert, you need to put trust in someone else, and that can backfire at times.)21 Oct 2020
“Forget about postdocs, people! We’re going to put your talents to good use here.”19 Oct 2020
“It’s not like they actually think any of this is going to be used in our day-to-day lives, right?”
Inspired by the recent headlines for room-temperature superconductivity.16 Oct 2020
The only thing lower than the quality of the calculations is the quality of the diagrams.14 Oct 2020
“Well, time to find a different research partner.”12 Oct 2020