My KCDC students, hard at work on their personal essays. It is a terrifyingly large class, so obviously I’m acting crazy and making a lot of terrible jokes.

My KCDC students, hard at work on their personal essays. It is a terrifyingly large class, so obviously I’m acting crazy and making a lot of terrible jokes.

For every 10 minutes spent online, we spend 32 seconds less on offline socializing.

… even as I type this, I’m ignoring my boyfriend next to me on the couch to plunk away at my iPhone. Hrm.

ilovecharts:

The Most Famous Books In Every State

No love for D.C.?

ilovecharts:

The Most Famous Books In Every State

No love for D.C.?

"There’s the you that you present to the world, and then there’s, you know, of course the real one and, if you’re lucky, there’s not a huge difference between those two people. And I guess in my diary I’m not afraid to be boring. It’s not my job to entertain anyone in my diary."

– Humorist writer David Sedaris, on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. (complete interview here.)  (via npr)

I asked some NASA scientists to explain physics. Here’s what they said!

On Friday I sat in on an occipital nerve release surgery as part of a story on women and concussions. The surgeon listened to Daft Punk while he worked.

On Friday I sat in on an occipital nerve release surgery as part of a story on women and concussions. The surgeon listened to Daft Punk while he worked.

theatlantic:

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! A Collection of Essays on Gender and Tech From Your Friends at The Atlantic

On a day that honors one of the (female) pioneers of computer science, our second annual round-up of our work on women in technology.
Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]


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theatlantic:

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! A Collection of Essays on Gender and Tech From Your Friends at The Atlantic

On a day that honors one of the (female) pioneers of computer science, our second annual round-up of our work on women in technology.

Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

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“I had unwittingly tapped into a deep well of unfulfilled nostalgia for the Instant Messenger service and the glory years of pre-pubescent angst.”