Are We Getting Stupider?

A lot of social media has become a cesspool, but one of the few remaining bright points on Facebook for me is a science group that I follow where members routinely ask genuine questions and people weigh in. Some of the questions are "traditionally science-y" and it provides a great opportunity for people who don't... Continue Reading →

Universal Translator

I love language. After time-travel, the alien language translator is probably one of my favorite science fiction themes. Most science fiction uses the highly-technical automatic translator as a simple solution to the obvious problem of interplanetary linguistic differences. After all, it doesn't take a ton of critical thinking to recognize that Joe from the Bronx... Continue Reading →

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