Coolifying Nerdiness

Recently, Tania Lombrozo of NPR encouraged readers to stop trying to make nerdiness cool, and I couldn't agree more. Coolifying nerdiness emphasizes a narrow subculture of science to the effect of alienating others who would be interested in entering scientific fields themselves. But one slight failing of her argument is ... More

New Grad Student Insights

Grad students love “pourovers.” No, that’s not some French Canadian word… see here. (Personally, I don’t know what’s so difficult about using a French press.) College is still worth it. A post-secondary education is still a worthwhile investment, if we are safe in making certain assumptions. (This data is from ... More