A Science Junkie’s Guide to Art

Some of the best things in the world exist at intersections between disciplines. My favorites emerge from the union of art and science. It is at the heart of this intersection that artists and scientists come together in order to …

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The Infinite Classroom: An Ode to Student-Led Classes in Science

Science education in schools has a flaw: Large lectures are by definition impersonal, and they often leave out the larger context of the material. You can ask a calculus student “Why, exactly, did you just learn that double integral?” to …

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Zombie Nouns and Alzheimer Flowers: Challenges in Reading Academic Science

In 16 years of school, I have cried only once over academics. Say what you will about low blood sugar, flu recovery, or skipping a pre-requisite course, I blame the flowers.

I was a sophomore in college, and I had …

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Cutthroat Trout and Carnivorous Plants: Exploring Sagehen Creek Field Station

It is peculiar to stand eight feet underground in a forest, watching as three trout swim by in lazy loops. This is the view from inside the Fish House at Sagehen Creek Field Station northwest of Lake Tahoe. Sagehen (“Sage-hen”) …

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