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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Rocketship [space]

Jonathan McDowell is an enthusiastic speaker and highly knowledgeable about the worldwide history of space programs. Here he gives an excellent summation of the impact of the Shuttle program and what the future holds in this talk at the Boston Skeptics in the Pub. BSitP – Jonathan McDowell – Elegy for a Spaceplane from Maggie […]

10000 Hours

People sometimes ask me, why is doing a PhD considered so hard? Why does it take years? The first rule of success is that there is no short cut. As Malcolm Gladwell points out in Outliers, successful people got that way by really working their butts off. He suggests 10000 hours of work as the […]