August 6, 2012
My favorite sci subjects to learn about are geology, cognitive science/neurology, astronomy, cutting-edge physics, microbiology, and evolution. Basically, anything involving space, planets, living creatures, the brain, and particle physics. I am rough on math and calculation, but I am becoming fascinated with re-learning the basics of math and building my competence in it. I am also delving into number theory and getting my mind blown.
podcasts (TWIS, Astronomy Cast, Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Skeptic's Guide), Internet (news wires, Bad Astronomy, Mind Hacks, BBC), Discover magazine, sometimes the NY Times science section.
More accurate and consistent coverage in the mass media. Better basic science education, starting in elementary school and lasting through college, even for liberal arts students. Affordable, convenient scientific outreach programs for children and adults (for instance, sky viewing events, nature walks) that make people aware of the natural world in an entertaining and social way. Media coverage that balances New Age/spiritualist claims with AT LEAST an equal amount of clear, jargon-free scientific commentary on the same subject. (I can dream, can't I?)
Hi. I am a graphic designer and Atl native. I like science! I also like people! Therefore, I like people who talk about science, and I'm looking to meet people who actually know what the LHC is, or who can chat comfortably about the Kuiper Belt!