Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Physics in Slashdot

  • Where do high energy gamma rays crashing into the Earth come from? These guys say they come from the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.

  • A somewhat silly article about how Hollywood handles the laws of physics.

  • What to do about a shortage of science and math teachers? The answer to all problems apparently is money. Speaking of which, there are places in this country where I would make more as a high school science teacher than I do now (well, base salary that is).

    On a completely unrelated note, I'm in a good mood because of the Libby verdict yesterday. Nice to see the system work occasionally. I really hope history gets it right and that this period is rightly remembered as pure adulteration of what our country stands for.


Anonymous said...

SAT (Verbal + Math)/10 = IQ. How many added math and science teachers would fix this: The Compton Unified School District (Los Angeles) has about 25,000 kids. SAT average scores were...

(384 + 380)/10 = 76 IQ

They get automatic university admissions and full scholarships - diversity! White + Asian enrollment is less than 1%.

Unknown said...

Nice phrase, "pure adulteration."