Category Archives: Science

Have A Chipper Pi Day

Pie, Apple Pie, Patriotic PieMarch 14 is Pi Day, the day when math and science geeks fans geniuses get to celebrate their intelligence. I’m not one of them  but I’m grateful that they’re so much smarter than me that 3.14159 has profound meaning to them. I know that it has to do with the relationship between a circle’s diameter and its circumference. (Thank you, Wikipedia.) Continue reading Have A Chipper Pi Day


Growing Neurons: It Is All Fun and Games

The brain having some funRecently, Someone Much Smarter Than Me explained the concept of neuroplasticity, where the brain is capable of creating new neurons that enable us to learn things. New experiences trigger the creation of these neural pathways as well. You can actually grow brain cells!

(Disclaimer: I was the kid who lit incense in high school biology, fought against dissecting a frog and avoided all science classes since then.)

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