Would you still sit in the back if the professor’s name was Mr. Sagan?

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There was nothing in Mr. Nye’s early days that suggested he might be a firebrand for science. Born in Washington, D.C., he studied mechanical engineering at Cornell, where he got to know a professor named Carl Sagan.

via On TV and the Lecture Circuit, Bill Nye Aims to Change the World – NYTimes.com.

 

Man Makes Own Wings, and (Does Not) Fly

Seriously. Homemade wings. He starts by running away from the camera. Just when you think it is a joke, he is airborne you learn that it is really is a joke. Even if i It is a hoax, it is not worth watching.

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However, now that it has been revealed to be an elaborate hoax, eight months in the making, and now that our dreams have been thusly dashed, let’s examine a scientific red flag in the video…

via “Jarno Smeets” and the Physics of True Human Flight | Popular Science.