A few days ago, Science Everywhere members Anthony Morgan and Dash McGorman came to my place, uninvited. They immediately helped themselves to a double-bottle of Jackson-Triggs wine, also uninvited. Turns out they had somewhere to be later on, and therefore had to get through the bottle ASAP. They did not explain where they were going, or where they came from, or why they were at my apartment. They were all business.
The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games have fans around the world on the edge of their seats. But I wonder, why do we care about the competition SO much?
I made three New Year’s Resolutions for 2018. The first one, to stop swearing, was broken at 12:00:02 am on Jan. 1, when I shouted “HAPPY F***IN’ NEW YEAR!” The second was to have a healthier diet, which was broken later that night after 3000 calories of chips and beer.
Many extremely bright people have warned that artificial intelligence could kill us all someday. From Elon Musk likening AI to “summoning the demon” to Stephen Hawking saying it could “destroy civilization”… So, when is this going to happen?
For centuries, the pinnacle of success for women was to be a wife, a mother and a “nice lady”. Anything outside of those boundaries was a risky lifestyle choice. Most women couldn’t support themselves, and those who did make money were ridiculed for it. Either for leaving their children or for for stealing jobs from men.
Halloween is here again, a time of year to focus on death and terror. I just love it. You know who else focuses on death and terror? Scientists. As we’ve done a few times before, including last Halloween, let’s take time to appreciate the scientists who made great contributions towards scaring the hell out of people.