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At the boundary of knowledge

We Have No Idea is a “frequently hilarious and deeply charming” exploration into the unknown, writes Aatish Bhatia
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On Colors and the Mind

Entertainment / Books : The Millions

Here’s a fascinating article by Aatish Bhatia about “how we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains.” Grab a seat; this is a good one. Related posts: Primary Colors for the Age of Obama Anonymous strikes again: On January 2...

The leaf that hates water

Humor : Kottke.org

Aatish Bhatia noticed a plant in his backyard whose leaves naturally repelled water. He took a sample to a friend who had access to a high-speed camera and an electron microscope to investigate what made the leaves so hydrophobic. B...

The physics of doing an ollie on a skateboard

Humor : Kottke.org

This is fun...Aatish Bhatia maps out the forces and motions involved in doing an ollie on a skateboard. It's a neat piece of science art, and it also tells us something interesting. The arrows show us that the force on the skateboar...

The connections between "itch" and "ouch"

Humor : Boing Boing

The biology of itching and the biology of pain are intertwined in interesting ways, writes graduate student and science blogger Aatish Bhatia. Understanding itching can help us better understand how to treat pain. I'd not seen Bhati...

Check Out "Noticing," a New Project From Robert Krulwich and Aatish Bhatia

Genres / Sci Fi : io9

Two of our favorite science writers, Robert Krulwich and Aatish Bhatia, just launched a new science blog about “noticing small things and exploring big ideas.” They call their project “Noticing.” Read more...

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