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Is It Ok To Be Both A Scientist And An Artist?

Adam Savage has been having a “Ask Adam Anything” blog on the Tested website.

http://www.tested.com/premium/565709-ask-adam-anything-4-time-management-tips/

One question that came up was this one from “dork daddy”:

Good morning, Adam. This question is from my brilliant, beautiful, precocious 10 year old daughter, Ellie. I certainly know how I would answer it, but I suspect you’d have a pretty unique and eloquent spin of your own. My daughter has passions and interests that range the entire spectrum. She is a gifted writer, a prolific artist, an enthusiastic athlete and a natural-born scientist. She has so many interests she sometimes feels like she can’t keep up. The question she often asks me as she looks to her own future is this:

Is it possible to be an artist and a scientist at the same time?

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Goodbye Mythbusters

I don’t watch TV.  If somebody were to ask me what the favorite shows were and what was on them, I couldn’t tell you.  Somehow I got out of the habit.  Maybe that’s because I don’t have access to a TV right now, but by and large I don’t miss it very much. Frankly most of the shows on just didn’t appeal to me very much.

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Space Suit, Space Suit And More Space Suits

 

I ran across this blog post recently.  It’s an overview of all the sorts of space suits out there.

http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/spacesuits.php

I’ve since found an amazing amount of stuff and links, most of which will end up in this post.  I think that, if nothing else, this post demonstrates the power of the internet for research. When I was in school finding information on this scale would have been impossible.

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All Good Things Must Come To An End

The Mythbusters announce that the next season will be the last.

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/21/mythbusters-ending-interview

The end of a truly remarkable TV show.  Looking at the numbers, though, you could see this coming.  In many ways, Mythbusters was from a different period of cable TV shows, a time where the money wasn’t so big and people were willing to experiment.  In any case it’s been a fun ride.  Thanks, guys.