Weekend things to do in B/CS

The terrific "Corps of Cadets Moms Updates" blog does a great job of mixing events, news and useful info. Here, republished with the blogger's permission, is a list she compiled of  "stuff you can do on a non-football weekend." (I'm quoting the list directly, so modify "your cadet" to "your student" or "your friends" as needed!)... Continue Reading →

Just a protein out for a stroll

This animation of a "walking" protein inside a cell is going viral, and I became briefly obsessed with figuring out what's going on here. Behavior that looks conscious and deliberate can't, of course, be deliberate or conscious at the subcellular level. It's just as fascinating, though. What it is: A kinesin protein hauling a vesicle... Continue Reading →

Eyes: blue. Occupation: singer. Crime: seduction!

Sinatra's life makes an interesting way to look at 20th-century America. Just this famous mugshot shows things have changed a bit since 1938: The charge is seducing a single female of good repute. He was born in 1915 and died in 1998. Crowds screamed for him two decades before the Beatles. The documentary "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All" grounds young Sinatra in an America where race... Continue Reading →

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