It’s late April 2019, so I KNOW that the most pressing question in your mind about what’s going on in the Marvel Universe is: “Could Toby McGuire’s Spider Man from the 2004 movie Spider-Man 2 REALLY have stopped that train?!” Watch this Nerdist video to find out.
Among many experiments launched to the ISS was one questioning how nonhuman subjects–mice–responded to microgravity. It ended up being…strangely adorable? Watch as mice start playing with weightlessness as the days go by. Read more about their behavior here.
Meet Mostik, the Russian cat with a hard hat. This fuzzy propaganda mascot helps oversee a politically fraught construction project–a bridge connecting Russia and the Crimean Peninsula. Read the Washington Post project coverage here.
Being admitted to a great school can feel like a prize—until you actually get there and have to do the work. This article from the Chronicle of Higher Education give 10 tips to win at graduate school, but they’re great tips for anyone embarking on any huge academic endeavor, from high school to undergrad to thesis writing and beyond. Read them here.
Inequality is rife in elite universities-not just in the admission process but also in the support given to low-income students. Anthony Abraham Jack was recently at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to celebrate the release of his new book: a case study of how elite institutions like the one where he teaches, Harvard, fail low-income students. The subject matter is intimately familiar to him. Can he help change it? Read here.