I spend my free time studying the origins of life from a mathematical and computational perspective. Today, a year after I started work on this problem…
Insulation. Make sure to get good grades in high school—you want to get into college, right? Make an impression on your professors; you need their…
The evocative ability of past technology
What happens once software has eaten the world?
I moved to San Francisco recently. This fact has invited a series of similar exhortations from nearly every person I meet: explore this neighborhood…
What we call things
Here is how I think scientific funding should work. Funding should be allocated by experts and stakeholders, using a voting mechanism, to problems (e.g…