#onlinePicks The Correlation Between Arts and Crafts and a Nobel Prize
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Source: The Correlation Between Arts and Crafts and a Nobel Prize

 

The average scientist is not statistically more likely than a member of the general public to have an artistic or crafty hobby. But members of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society -- elite societies of scientists, membership in which is based on professional accomplishments and discoveries -- are 1.7 and 1.9 times more likely to have an artistic or crafty hobby than the average scientist is. And Nobel prize winning scientists are 2.85 times more likely than the average scientist to have an artistic or crafty hobby.

 

I guess now would be a good time as ever to pick up those piano lessons. 

#onlinePicks The National Geographic Buyout: Evolution or Assassination?
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Source: The National Geographic Buyout: Evolution or Assassination?

 For my forty years on this earth NatGeo has been an important part of my education. I’m going to guess that it will still produce incredible content moving forward. How honest with the evidence some of that content will be, however, is something we all now need to take into consideration. 

 

And that is exactly what's sad about the whole thing.

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