Tag: science

  • Book Review: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

    Book Review: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

    This book was fascinating. I always thought of Leonardo Da Vinci as an artist who did other things aside from painting. This book changed my mind. Leonardo saw himself as a philosopher/scientist/engineer (those were sort of one and the same back then) who also paints; and after reading this book, I have to agree. I […]

  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

    The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

    So far the tone of this book is disgustingly hippish. I think it presents some interesting data, but the way it presents it is so annoying: – everything modern is bad – everything mainstream is bad – the only good alternative is primitive farms – food and nature is a mystery that we cannot grasp […]

  • Book Review: Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension by Matt Parker

    Book Review: Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension by Matt Parker

    I was expecting a funny read of math curiosities and indeed there was plenty of humor and curiosities in this book in the style of Matt Parker (Google him and watch his videos, he’s great); but this book had much more than that. Some parts of the book were not easy at all. I’m glad […]

  • Book Review: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson

    Book Review: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson

    I went into this book with the wrong expectation. When it says “A Journey” in the title, it really means it. The book is a journal. It almost feels like the making-of of The Psychopath Test, instead of the book itself. The whole book is written in first person, with no other order than time […]

  • Book Review: The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World by Adam Gazzaley, Larry D. Rosen

    Book Review: The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World by Adam Gazzaley, Larry D. Rosen

    My review of this book is going to sound a bit negative, but my regard for it is not, hence the four-stars. The book is nicely divided in three sections. The first one is the brain, how it works, studies, it’s history and evolution. The second section is about the effect of the technological world […]

  • Book Review: Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century by Lauren Slater

    Book Review: Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century by Lauren Slater

    This book is very entertaining and contains a lot of details I wasn’t familiar with but to be honest, not many that are important in my opinion; so, if you are as familiar as I am with the great psychological experiments, it’s just entertainment (and I’d say good one). I really like that she managed […]

  • Total Recalls

    We did the crazy thing. We watched 1990’s Total Recall while eating burritos and then went to the cinema to watch the remake. It’s hard to figure out which one is worse. Which is quite an achievement if you think about it. But let me start with a positive note, before I go all ranty about a […]

  • Science fiction fans: would you put your money where your mouth is?

    The SciFi channels changes its name to Syfy to be able to attract people that don’t like science fiction, pissing off scifi fans. Then they cancel good shows and keep crappy ones. Recently they’ve cancelled Stargate Universe and people is all pissed about it. Meanwhile Star Trek, once a magnificent series, is rebooted into a […]

  • Science is cool

    I’ve created a blog called: Science is cool It is my first try at a blog with a subject. The subject is, of course, science and coolness. Well, cool science. I find things related to science, every day, that are cool and I want to share them. Videos of experiments, conferences that are funny or inspiring. This is my […]

  • What I didn't like about Avatar

    I’ve just seen Avatar. I liked it, except for one thing. In Avatar there are two societies, one is technologically advanced and believes in science; the other is religious. Of course they gave some consistency to the religion, but it remains a religion. The technological society, the humans, are warmongers; while the spiritual society is peaceful. […]