Learning science hasn’t been a total grind. (Don’t get me wrong. 99.9999% of it has been nothing but a grind.) But through my venture into scientific self-improvement, I stumbled upon a little group on facebook. I can’t like it because it is named, “I [expletive] love science’ and if any professionals ever find my facebook page (so paranoid about that, no matter how many times I recheck my privacy settings) they are going to see that and think bad thoughts. I still check it every so often, because it tells you REALLY COOL STUFF, like dolphins apparently have names for each other (and on that note, it alerted me to the existence of a creature called the snubfin dolphin, which may be the CUTEST THING I have EVER SEEN), a turtle named Peanut who got caught in a six-ring soda container and whose shell grew around it, and the fact that we can now, apparently, print organs. Aside from that too, there are other, somewhat more lighthearted gems emerging from our rational-minded friends.
A scientist who proposed to his girlfriend through a research paper (is it weird that my heart totally melted at his chart showing a projected exponential increase in happiness levels over time?):
The limits of scientific definitions:
In any case, if you want to have a gander at a sometimes clever, sometimes funny, never boring facebook group, click here. One more jpeg? ONE MORE JPEG.