Dust off those thinking caps. Todays edition of the Daily Grind is all about Science.
American kids rank 25th in the world in math, 21st in science, and first in confidence in their own abilities.
- If whales had Western Union, email or a drum, they wouldn't jump around in the air and show off all the time...per science.
- Plastic eating caterpillars may help us solve our pollution problems.
- "911, What's your emergency?" Nervous breathing, "Yeah, I've got a woolly mammoth in my backyard." It could happen in two years.
- Fortune 500 companies are installing hidden sensors that let them know when workers leave their desks. They're installing hidden devices in lights and ID badges tracking everything from employee locations, conference room usage to "latency" - how long a person goes without talking to a co-worker. And it's legal everywhere except the bathroom.
- Those bumps in sidewalks are there for a reason:
- Spritzing your genitals with a liquid nitrogen mist is the bizarre new sex trend you really won't be trying. (Chilly Willy - I really tried to control myself on this one.)
- The odds of me moving my family to Sweden improve with every Grind post: A Swedish politician wants to add sex to the list of approved activities for civil servants on their lunch hour saying it could have "multiple perks". (Multiple...if you're lucky, right?)
- If you have a nut allergy, can you eat other types of nuts?
- File this one under the "World As It Should Be" file:
- I would not be shocked to see a mural of 11-year-old Jordan Reeves on a building someday. She was born with only one hand. But that hasn't stopped Jordan from becoming a Girl Scout, a CrossFit Athlete, a Musician...and oh yeah, in her spare time, she invents amazing glitter-shooting prosthetics.
- In Finland, kids are learning computer coding without computers from a very young age. As one Finnish educator states, "We want students to understand what a computer can do, what a human can do, and why that’s different. To understand computing is to have a robust mental model of a notional machine." In other words, knowing how to use something isn’t the same as understanding how it works.
- Pink used to be yellow.
- The Wellcome Image Awards annually celebrate the marriage of science and art as they award "the most eye-catching celebration of science, medicine and life." Here are a few samples of winners this year:
...The Last Drop
For the kid in all of us...
Daily Grind :: Science, Bitch!