Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
In most fields, bleeding edge research is conducted in academic labs, not corporate bullpens. In computer science, that's often not the case.
Tenure is not a magical keep-your-job-forever-no-matter-what card. It's vital protection for scientists whose research might not sit well with ideologues and partisan tribalists on college boards.
No Child Left Behind's series of tests was supposed to help American education. It did the exact opposite.
A widely covered article about math confuses readers by equating volume of proof and code with quality of proof and code to imply that computers will take over math as a discipline.
Companies need colleges to educate their next generation of workers. Yet they're refusing to work with them, or even train their employees for that matter.
Even a cursory glance at post-modernism shows that it's basically just trendy nonsense. Emphasis on nonsense.
William Deresiewicz would like to lift up the humanities by tearing down STEM, with a little casual racism and xenophobia on top for good measure.
Colleges are being confronted about the mixed outcomes of their graduates and they're not taking the feedback seriously.
Egged on by cranks and quacks, the media seems obsessed with how nice someone is instead of whether what they're saying makes any sense.