BY MARTIN KICH Business Insider reports: Many citizens and businesses around China have reportedly been forbidden to celebrate or put up decorations for Christmas this year. Local authorities appea… Source: Juxtaposition of the Day: Christmas Edition Advertisements

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH On the day before Thanksgiving, the poem featured in the Poem-a-Day newsletter of the Academy of American Poets was Sawako Nakayasu’s prose poem “Deflated Rubber Turkey.” This… Source: A Turkey Poem for Turkey Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The photos of the devastating destruction caused by the fires that swept through Paradise, California, are shocking—particularly those of vehicles abandoned to the flames or, … Source: Image of the Day

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH About a week ago, Nicole Williams contributed a short article to the CNN website with the title “He Just Graduated from College and Wants to Be an Astrophysicist. Oh, and He&#… Source: For Those of Us Who Prefer to Spread Our Achievements over a Lifetime

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH My previous post included information on a species of shark named after Eugenie Clark. By happy coincidence, our chapter’s ongoing effort to illustrate how faculty make a diff… Source: #FacultyMaketheDifference

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH In the Washington Post’s “Speaking of Science” newsletter, an unidentified author, writing in the first-person, provides the following take on “Shark Week,” along with a somew… Source: Addenda on Shark Week: Some Science and Some Late-Night Jokes

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Each year, “Shark Week” marks the persistently popular, binge recycling of the films in the Jaws franchise and several dozen documentaries about how sharks mercilessly hunt se… Source: Explaining the Popularity of “Shark Week”