Seemingly, the X-Men (or rather the original authors of the X-Men tales) are natural law breakers of the natural laws. Given many of their departures from the physical bounds that most of us (who have not succumbed to genetic mutation) still adhere to, I can sympathize with the hostility their kind is often shown by … Continue reading Magneto-dium leviosa
*spoiler alert* *duh* Iron Man 2 is truly ridiculous. If anything, I barely know where to start with this movie. There is just so much dodgy science that it makes your head spin. In terms of characters, story line and you know, the stuff that’s kind of important to keep the audience interested and invested … Continue reading The day Iron Man fixed his heart, but broke mine
Dissociative electron attachment (DEA) is the process wherein an electron attaches onto a molecule and causes it to dissociate and / or fragment. The sizes of the molecules chosen to undergo DEA are comparatively enormous to the size of the attached electron (remember, electrons are tiny, tiny substituents of atoms, which in turn, bind together … Continue reading Dissociative electron attachment
It has now been three weeks since my teaching schedule commenced at the University of Iceland. As my postdoc applications abroad crashed and burned, I managed to procure an adjunct position here at home. That's the good news. The bad news is the gargantuan workload that follows. I'm lecturing in two courses (which totals 480 … Continue reading Re-birthed as adjunct
The Neutrino Hunters by Ray Jayawardhana For those without an advanced degree in science jargon, neutrinos are elusive, tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny little particles who rarely interact with matter. MATTER of fact... *pause for laughter, followed by immense self-loathing*... trillions of neutrinos pass through the human body each second, and have done so every day … Continue reading The Neutrino Hunters
Before I start, I have to make one thing perfectly clear. I fucking love Batman and Robin. It‘s so bad. But its enjoyment value exceeds any of the other Batman films made, in my humble opinion. The endless insufferable puns, its campy action scenes, the incredibly ominous architecture of Gotham wreathed around eyeless statues. But … Continue reading Mr Freeze’s Freeze Gun
That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles by Dr. Joe Schwarcz When a chemist writes a book with this title, you know he is going to explain to you in chemical terms, exactly, how the cookie crumbles. Dr. Joe Schwarcz, renowned science promoter and professor at McGill University in Montreal, has decades worth of experience dealing … Continue reading That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles
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