Tag Archives: PHD Comics

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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SuperScholars: Taking Comics Seriously

“What would Batman say to his therapist, and why do we care so much about him? What do soldiers have in common with Superman? What about body builders? To find the answers, Alex Lockwood takes us to the Comic Arts … Continue reading

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Ph.Detours Ep. 5 – Comics: Reading Between The Panels

“How do comics capture your mind’s eye? Ph.Detours host Alex Lockwood and Ph.D. candidate Keegan Lannon (Aberystwyth University) give us an inside look at the theory behind your favourite comics.” (YouTube) The study of comics. I like the dynamic aspect … Continue reading

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Your Brain By The Numbers

Your brain is amazing. It really, really is. So above, we have Your Brain By The Numbers animated by the fantastic PHD Comics, and below, we have the full infographic. There we have it. Amazing, huh? Onwards!

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The Science Gap: Jorge Cham At TEDxUCLA

Jorge Cham, the creator of the online comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics), gave a talk at TEDxUCLA about the Science Gap. This is the gap between researchers and scientists and the general public. Researchers need to communicate their … Continue reading

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PHD Comics – Extra Dimensions

After the discovery of the Higgs boson, physicists Daniel Whiteson and Jonathan Feng update PHD Comics  on what’s been happening since then. Namely, they’re wondering why gravity is so weak. The answer? Extra dimensions! It’s something that confuses me a little, … Continue reading

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