Can the teardrops that fall after reading bad science writing generate renewable electricity? Yes, they can. 1. The puzzle of power from raindrops The usually excellent Marginal Revolution blog features daily “Assorted Links” that point to interesting articles on an exceptionally wide variety of topics, most often related to economics or sociology. Monday’s included a … Continue reading Can the teardrops that fall after reading bad science writing generate renewable electricity? Yes, they can.
I’ll guess that most people reading this don’t believe in homeopathy, astrology, or the existence of lizardlike extraterrestrials that walk among us. This is probably not because any of us ourselves have researched these topics, but rather because we are unconvinced by their proponents, and also perhaps because these ideas have not managed to break … Continue reading Scientific publishing for non-scientists
I’ve been heavily involved in the University of Oregon’s Science Literacy Program, which aims to improve science education for non-science-major undergraduates by designing innovative classes based on effective “active learning” methods. A student in my Fall term Scientific Revolutions class filmed a story for the campus newspaper on the Science Literacy Program, which is neat! … Continue reading Science Literacy Program video