School is in full swing, and needless to say, I find myself staying up for those late-night study sessions. To survive these, I turn to my savior, tea. But what about tea help me get through? Caffeine.
It’s a morbid thought, that humans may one day no longer walk the planet. But in reality, we all face extinction at any day, whether it be by a rampaging killer-disease, or a black hole. Humans are a relatively new race compared to some animals, but mass extinctions have occurred in the past and who’s to say it won’t happen again?
But what if we do live? If we overcome all the hardships, and the human race does survive all the threats that has been thrown onto its path. What if we survived for 100, 000 years into the future? Would we look any different?
#TheDress- the debate picked up by news sites everywhere, Buzzfeed, and plethora of celebrities. It’s divided families and friends for the past day. I myself have had countless arguments on whether the dress is white and gold or black and blue (for the record, I only see white and gold).
The question is, why has this become such a phenomenon?
It all started when tumblr user swiked posted an image of a dress, saying that her friends couldn’t agree on whether the dress was gold and white or black and blue. Upon posting theimage on tumblr, it became a global frenzy. It became a top trend on Twitter, celebrities shared their thoughts on the color of the dress, and scientists got cracking right away on the actual color. Majority of people are divided on if it’s blue and black, or white and gold. Turns out, the actual color is… (spoilers)
Obama takes last place in survey of the greatest black presidents of the US.
This statement is true… technically.
This statement, as well as many other examples, were the main focus of Feb. 17’s FSL Discover session; misleading representation of data.
Ok. Today I would like to continue my last blog post. It’s about a composite function. It follows a rule:f(g(x))≠g(f(x))≠f(x).g(x). In nature, there are a lot of phenomenons which don’t follow science. There are also many special conditions which don’t follow math rules. In this example, there is a very special condition which can make f(g(x)), g(f(x)) and f(x).g(x) be equal. When f(x)=g(x)=x², f(g(x))=(x²)²=x⁴, g(f(x))=(x²)²=x⁴ and f(x).g(x)=x².x²=x⁴. Therefore, f(g(x))=g(f(x))=f(x).g(x)=x⁴ when f(x)=g(x)=x².
In most of the situations in this math rule, it is not possible for these three terms to be equal. But when f(x)=g(x)=x², you can find so amazing thing happening. Math is so magical!!! There are a lot of math fields still needed to be research, and I believe everyone can be a mathematician if they are interested in math.
I have a friend who is hard-of-hearing. I think it is absolutely amazing that we are still able to talk about anything and everything; by watching the movements of my lips. One of the things she has confessed to me, though, is the difficulty of telling people that she is hard-of-hearing, and that reading from lips is sometimes a challenge.
Admittedly, I have lied. You have lied. We all have, whether we are aware of it or not. Our parents and teachers from a young age have taught us the repercussions of lying, yet, why do we do it?
When I was in Grade 2, my parents were called in to talk to my teacher. This scared me quite a bit, I mean sure I maybe-accidently pushed that kid while playing soccer cause he “missed the ball” and “accidentally” hit my shin, but other than that, I was a pretty good student and I didn’t see why the teacher had to talk to my parents. My parents went inside while I waited, tapping my feet nervously for an anxious 15 minutes. They walked out, their faces’ sullen. My heart was pumping. My mom turned to me and said the sentence which changed my life.
“Hebah, you’re going to need glasses.”
Turns out, you don’t have to work in a laboratory, wear a white coat, or have a PhD to be a scientist.