Learningz, September 17

September 17, 2013: Scientists are making some strides in understanding our genetic makeup — and just how diverse, evolving and fickle that can be. Check out this NYT article on the new science around DNA. All those years of marveling at how complex people can be from a simple DNA structure may not be all […]

How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

One of the best learning experiences I’ve had in 7.5 minutes — both for its rundown of history and in the idea that we can frame difficult scientific quandaries in basic ways and still come to some understanding. These men just happened to come to magnificent understandings. Mythbuster’s Adam Savage leads this wonderful Ted-Ed talk…. It reminds […]