Tyson Slocum

5 Added | 1 Magazine | 32 Likes | 18 Following | @TysonSlocum | Keep up with Tyson Slocum 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 “Tyson Slocum”

The Case Against Civilization

Did our hunter-gatherer ancestors have it better?<p>Science and technology: we tend to think of them as siblings, perhaps even as twins, as parts of <i>STEM</i> (for “science, technology, engineering, and mathematics”). When it comes to the shiniest wonders of the modern world—as the supercomputers in our …

Donald Trump Puts Coal Lobbyist in Charge of Prosecuting Environmental Crimes

A lobbyist for a utility company that heavily relies on coal-fueled power plants and has clashed with regulators is the new acting assistant attorney …

Course Design: What are you going to teach?

I already explained <i>why</i> I wanted to design a new course: because I was getting stuck in a rut of teaching the same thing, cell biology and genetics, …

Research Hints at Graphene’s Photovoltaic Potential - MIT Technology Review

Researchers have demonstrated that graphene is highly efficient at generating electrons upon absorbing light, which suggests that the material could …

Nanotech

New Horizons aiming toward next target

On Sunday, the craft that explored Pluto successfully executed the 2nd of 4 maneuvers designed to aim it toward a small Kuiper Belt object called …