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- The author of Skulls in the Stars is an associate professor of physics, specializing in optical science, at UNC Charlotte. The blog covers topics in physics and optics, the history of science, classic pulp fantasy and horror fiction, and the surprising intersections between these areas.
- Now that anti-vaxxers are in the news again, it's a good time to reshare my physics-based herd immunity explainer. skullsinthestars.com/2014/09/21/how… 3 hours ago
- Tonight's #365papers : "Detection of a spinning object using light's orbital angular momentum." 4 hours ago
- RT @adamsteinbaugh: Sorry for my revenge porn site. To atone for it, I'm joining #GamerGate. http://t.co/DDqsJQbUTw 4 hours ago
- Now that @astroprofhoff has told me astronomers usually sign their emails with "Cheers," tempted to start signing mine "NO NOT THE BEES" 4 hours ago
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Category Archives: Health
Update: tweaked the descriptions of nuclear physics to be a little more specific. I’m not sure that anything fills me with despair more than the trend of parents refusing to vaccinate their children. A couple of weeks ago, an article … Continue reading
Via my postdoc advisor (who has been suggesting enough good stuff lately that I should probably just turn the blog over to him), The New York Times has posted a very nice article on living with celiac disease, “The Expense … Continue reading
There’s been a healthy amount of discussion on the science blogs over the past few days about clinical depression, spurred on in large part by questions from aspiring academics concerning the best way to address the impact of their illness … Continue reading