Sandra Liu

94 Flips | 1 Magazine | 9 Following | @SandraLiu2014 | Keep up with Sandra Liu on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sandra Liu”

Answer to Is Mark Zuckerberg difficult to work with?

Working with Mark is generally a really great experience. It's hard to imagine a CEO being easier to work with. He listens really intently and …

Answer to Why are moths fatally attracted to light?

To understand this phenomenon, you need to know about phototaxis. Phototaxis is an organism's automatic movement toward or away from light. …

Answer to John F. Kennedy: How did JFK get into Harvard?

Answer to Can other animals see space and the stars?

Yep! Robin Lockley was a Welsh ornithologist who owned a tiny island full of seabirds. He started wondering how the birds on his island knew how to …

Ben Williamson's answer to What's it like to work on an Apple design team?

My first notable experience was after implementing a static design (done in photoshop) and presenting a working HTML5 / JavaScript demo to the …

Rory Young's answer to How do adult male elephants interact with other elephants?

Life is unfair. Life in the world of elephants is very unfair. Male elephants are much better off in so many ways than the females.<p><i>A solitary bull</i> …

Xu Beixi's answer to What would happen to the human body if an astronaut died in space and does not remain inside a space suit? If the body has no space suit, can the body’s bacteria start the decomposing process? What about other forms of decay to the body?

Nope.<p>He will become mummified.<p>I don't mean the Egyptian type most people think about when the word "mummification" arises, but rather, the accidental …

Answer to What's it like to visit Iran as a first or second generation Iranian-American?

So a bit of background before I jump into my answer. All of these factors probably influenced how I experienced Iran.<p>1- I am an Iranian-Canadian. I …

Charles Duhigg's answer to What is the culture like at the New York Times?

Let me preface this with a disclaimer: I work for the Business Section of the New York Times, and I enjoy it enormously. Inevitably, my view of the …

Johnathan Law's answer to What are the top 10 worst cooking practices?

Overseasoning. A lot of amateurs do this. Hell, I used to do this. When I got my first full spice rack (and man, that thing had everything from mace …

Answer to Can alcohol-based hand sanitizers create resistance in bacteria?

No. This is a common misconception. Ethyl alcohol, the main active ingredient in hand sanitizers, kills bacteria by dissolving their lipid membranes …

Ryan Carlyle's answer to When will the limitations of the battery be surmounted? While the computing power of devices grows exponentially, battery capacity does not. When will this change?

Batteries may already be approaching the fundamental physical limit of energy storage in galvanic cells.<p>For any given underlying battery chemistry …

Eric Stoltz's answer to Catholicism: How has Pope Francis been traditionally different from previous popes?

A few things Pope Francis has done differently than previous popes in his first few months:<p>He refused to wear ermine-lined capes other popes …

John Harris's answer to What is the typical living-space temperature in Antarctica research stations?

I did three winters (8 months each) at McMurdo Station and we were allowed to keep the temperature of our living spaces as high as we wanted. Many …

Harry Hemphill's answer to Why do so many people in prison have tattoos?

Let’s see, I have several tattoos so I may be able to answer this question from an informed perspective. <br>When men are placed in the penal system they …

Ken Miyamoto's answer to Do movie studios ever make flops on purpose? If so for what reasons?

<b>Yes... and No</b>.<p>There's a context to this answer though.<p>Overall, studios aren't in the business of spending millions of dollars to make bad movies that …

David Agus's answer to What are the best ways to prevent cancer?

Here are 8 simple ways to help your body prevent the ravages of cancer: <br>1. <b>Get an annual flu shot.</b> Seems like a strange one to lead off with, but the …

Answer to Is North Korea on the verge of collapse?

No. Despite the seemingly volatile situation in North Korea, it is actually quite stable, and it will remain stable because everyone in the region …

Philip Metzger's answer to How feasible is Elon Musk's idea to establish a colony on Mars in the 2020s?

I manage a NASA lab that develops tech for "living off the land" on the Moon or Mars or asteroids. That includes mining and processing local …

Elon Musk

Scott Banks's answer to What is it like to drive for Uber / UberX?

Honestly, driving for UberX has its ups and downs. I typically drive on Friday and Saturday nights, and can usually clear about $2-300 a weekend …

Robert Frost's answer to How different are the real life geeks from the one shown on television series and movies?

Television and movies, particularly comedies, exaggerate the characteristics of any character that is meant to deviate from the norm. Sometimes this …

Ryan Young's answer to What's it like piloting an A-10 Thunderbolt in combat? According to the Military Channel, it is the coolest air-to-ground combat fighter. What are its reliability, ruggedness, and abilities in the field like?

I've mulled over answering this question or quite some time. The reason being: it is not an easy answer. I'm motivated now to write something after …

Jason M. Lemkin's answer to Has Dropbox raised too much money? Is there a risk they won't be able to IPO?

• <b>There is</b> <b>no</b> <b>risk they won't be able to IPO.</b> Any web service at $80-$100m run rate, growing 30% or more YoY, can IPO today.• <b><br>However, with many of these</b> …

Judith Meyer's answer to How does Germany deal with the homeless and the poor?

According to paragraph 1 of the German constitution <i>(Grundgesetz)</i>, the state has to ensure that everybody can live in dignity*, no matter their income …

Lawrence Sinclair's answer to What is it like to fly on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner?

The air is better. At the end of the flight, I don't have a headache like I usually do when I fly across the Pacific. And I feel more refreshed and …

Sanjay Sabnani's answer to Why did Google acquire Nest?

Google's purchase of Nest is both a logical extension of Google's mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and …

Bruce Lewenstein's answer to What is Bill Nye like in person?

I teach science communication at Cornell University, which is Bill's alma mater -- and he's a VERY proud alumnus. He's a very generous person -- he's …

Bill Nye

Thomas Snerdley's answer to What are the best travel hacks?

Here is 44 years of travel advice from a military brat and a military veteran who's been around the world a time or three.<p>See also:<p><b>The Two Bag …

Answer to What is it like to have a one-on-one meeting with Mark Zuckerberg?

Backstory: Intern, middle of summer '13, get an Outlook invite entitled "1:1 myname/Mark". Odd, considering that I barely talked with anyone outside …