Advice to Students: When choosing a career, consider jobs where the idea of a vacation from it repulses you.
Chemistry 101: How Are Elements Grouped?
A great primer for people like me who were/are really bad at paying attention in a class at School.
Here’s why you can’t have a mountain the size of Olympus Mons on Planet Earth.
Technology is enabling today’s kids to do some cutting edge scientific research. “Technology is doing more harm than good to kids” is common cliche among the elderly in my part of world but i beg to differ. Technology is neither good nor bad. Technology is what we make of it.
This is just brilliant. The concept of Higgs field and Higgs boson explained using ping-pong balls, a bag of sugar and a tea tray.
Fast Company interviews Tom Vander Ark. Here’s my favourite part of the interview:
What led you to get so interested in General Assembly as an investment?
Partly it’s a case of just-in-time vs. just-in-case learning. Young people, particularly those involved in a startup, become acutely and instantaneously aware of what they need to know. So their interest is a thousand times higher than it would be in grad school, when you’re usually just trying to finish a degree and get out. It seldom seems to have such relevance to your future life. The interesting thing about GA is the ability to bring both experts and peers to bear on that moment, to organize around that highly focused need to learn.
I Completely agree with Tom Vander Ark. My College education was a complete waste of my time and it was a humongous waste of my parents’ money. Conventional higher education in my country is out of touch with reality. I never learnt the things i really wanted to learn in college.