Quickies: Physicists and pasta, Nature free to view, and Terry Crews on modern masculinity
- Physicists invent most annoying shape of pasta to demonstrate new state of matter – “To illustrate how ring-shaped polymers can intertwine in complicated ways, they’ve created anelloni, AKA the most annoying shape of pasta ever invented or the most weirdly diabolical evil scientist plot ever.”
- Nature makes all articles free to view – “All research papers from Nature will be made free to read in a proprietary screen-view format that can be annotated but not copied, printed or downloaded, the journal’s publisher Macmillan announced on 2 December.” From Amy.
- Terry Crews: Modern day masculinity can be as damaging as the Taliban – “What it is is that we’re talking about gender equality, true gender equality…but the problem is that men have always felt like they’re more valuable…I have been that guy where I felt I was more valuable than my wife and kids.” From Courtney.
- An open letter to the administration of Vassar College: I have not forgotten – “This incident is not a part of my life; it is my entire life. It permeates every second of my being. Whether I am in class, at a party, eating a meal, doing homework, it is always there, on my mind, incessantly. It makes me sick to my stomach to even think about it now.” (Content note: Rape/sexual assault.)
w00t for Nature! I always say one of the worst difficulties with explaining science is trying to cite things and then they get stuck behind a paywall.
Damn, Terry Crews for president, but for real this time.
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