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


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.


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.