The National Science Foundation has announced winning visualizations, apps, photographs and videos from their 2013 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. See all the winners and runner-ups here. This video from NASA won the video contest. It shows the interaction of Sun and Earth’s systems across scales:

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Peter Higgs makes some interesting points on Academia in this article. Basically he would have been kicked out because he was not productive enough, but since he was already nominated for the Nobel prize in 1980, they kept him on – just in case he got one. And yes, while the story says that he […]

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