Tag Archives: PHD Comics

Statistics

Hurrah for great / depressing statistics! PHD Comics has a great comic about statistics (shown above), with the ultimate conclusion being that we’re doomed. Yay! In all seriousness, it’s actually quite scary looking at the facts, and seeing how people ignore … Continue reading

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PHD Comics – Open Access

“What is open access? Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it’s all about.” (YouTube) PHD Comics has an excellent explanation of what Open Access is all about. In brief, … Continue reading

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The PHD Movie

The PHD Movie is free to watch this month! The above trailer gives a great impression of what it’s like, and what it’s like is very good! There is a reason the PHD Movie is free to watch for this … Continue reading

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A Real-Life Doctor Who

“Meet a man who traverses extra-dimensional black holes on a daily basis. Alex Kaus is a theoretical physicist whose thesis advisor was Stephen Hawking. Join us as the Ph.Detours gang do what The Doctor does best: RUN!!” (YouTube) This is … Continue reading

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What Is Ageing?

“Why do we grow old? Integrative Biologist Joao Pedro de Magalhaes explains what ageing is and how we can extend our lifespan.” (YouTube). An interesting PHDtv video about ageing. I’ve just entered the bracket whereby my chances of dying will … Continue reading

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Should You Get Vaccinated?

Should you get vaccinated? Answer? A big fat yes. This is a handy 2 minute video by PHD Comics, giving a quick overview of what a vaccine does, why it works, the link (or lack thereof) between vaccines and autism, and … Continue reading

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Ph.Detours Ep. 7: In Search Of Shakespeare

“Will Shakespeare turns 449 years young this week, and the Ph.Detours gang travels to London to find out why he’s still so fascinating after all these years.” (YouTube) Ph.Detours episode 7 is all about searching for Shakespeare. It’s an insightful piece, and taught … Continue reading

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