
Math
 The Formula That Plots Itself That’s so meta…This mathematical formula, like many formulae, can be plotted on a graph. But when you plot this one, it creates a picture of itself!
 Benford’s Law A very strange law of nature, of sorts
 Experimental Math What you get when you subtract theorems from math
 How to Make an Artificial Windbag As if I didn’t write enough BS myself… How to write a simple computer program that “talks”, when you give it something to learn from.
 The Promise of Infinite Monkeys Given an infinite supply of something (time, space, monkey poo), you’re bound to find something interesting.
 Fun With Number Theory. What mathematical concept is named after Hank Aaron? What’s the Feynman Point? What formula is correct to 42 decimal places, by coincidence?
 How Do You Solve a Problem Like Fermi? The funniest, funnest, and funnyest Fermi Problems I could come up with.


Science


Nature


History


People


Culture


Technology and Design


Just What The Hell Is…
 Color Vision — remember primary colors? Yellow and blue make green? There’s a lot more to it. A lot more linear algebra, to be specific.
 Fire — just what is it? Plasma? Pure energy? The dancing spark of the soul of my inner being?


Opinion
 Advice for Physics Majors — As a former physics major, PhD student, and physicist trying to find a job in the real world, I’ve got some advice to give. (It’s got my usual hilarious jokes, but is serious advice.)


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