Saturday, April 25, 2009

Feed Your Inner Nerd

Have you been known to sit and read the encyclopedia just for the fun of it? Would you even THINK of going to the bathroom without a book in your hand?

I just ran across In Our Time, a great series from BBC radio exploring science, philosophy and culture. Each program focuses on a different topic--representations of Hell through the ages, or frothy brain-teasers such as "Does Time Exist?" with discussion by a panel of experts.

I spent a good portion of the morning sampling various bits and pieces--it's definitely time to haul out the iPod and load these. They'll be great to listen to while driving to work. Or as discussion starters in class.

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Word a Day

Need to prep for those SAT words? Are you a visual or aural learner? WordAhead provides over 500 vocabulary videos that describe the word and definition, after which an amusing cartoon and story uses the word (and several others!) in context.