TANGENTS: We’re not letting Casey Camire off the popular-science hook yet. This week, we’re going to talk about chemistry in our lives. Casey, please define chemistry and tell us a little about the field’s invention. CASEY: Fundamentally, chemistry is the study of matter. And, since matter makes up everything in existence, chemistry touches nearly […]Read more "Better Living Through Chemistry (21st-Century Style)!!"
The Internet has provided a powerful forum for science educators. Popular figures like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye routinely use YouTube, Twitter, and other platforms to stress the importance of scientific research. Teachers can use digital textbooks, simulated laboratories, and powerful Internet tools like MATLAB to make their lessons increasingly collaborative and accessible. But […]Read more "Science In Our Lives"
This article was originally published in The Daily Pulp on September 30, 2014. In 1998, I was six, Derek Jeter was twenty-four, and Yankee Stadium was still on the south side of 161st street. On a cool May Saturday, I sat midway up left field, often more interested in concessions than the game, and watched […]Read more "The Last Bat: A Bronx Finale for Derek Jeter"
This article was originally published in The Daily Pulp on June 12, 2014. Guns occupy a peculiar cultural space in the United States. They are as bitterly divisive as abortion, but can be as confusing as the tax code. I hope to lay out the basics of the gun debate and illustrate what’s really being […]Read more "Gunning for Clarity"