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Learn how to do awesome things

Learn how to do awesome things

Popular Science has a photo gallery of “30 Awesome College Labs” that will have you questioning the meaning of your life as you stare at your beige cubicle walls. Pictured above is Missouri University of Science and Technology’s experimental mine where students “learn how to implode buildings, design fireworks displays, blast smooth slices of stone…

Science and the city

Science and the city

Brian Greene, festival co-founder and theoretical physics professor at Columbia University, with the respected Dr. Bunson Honeydew

From June 10-14, New York City will host the second annual World Science Festival, a series of programs and lectures that highlight the big questions in science and how they influenced the big questions in other fields, like philosophy, ethics, and the arts. The festival’s primary mission is “to cultivate and sustain a general public informed by the content of science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future,” a reminder that that science part of all of our lives, from the philosophical to the practical, and is worth knowing about.