Did you know: Area Codes

Q. Why was New York City’s original area code 212? A. Because it was easy to dial. When area codes were introduced to speed the calling of long-distance numbers, telephones had rotary dials. The nearest digit to the dialing stopper, and thus the digit that could be dialed the quickest, was 1. Next came 2,… Continue reading Did you know: Area Codes

Sam’s new project, ACMEScience News Now launched today, and wow is it fascinating! I’m so proud! Here is the full first episode, in which we learn about crowdsourcing as a scientific tool. I love crowdsourcing* and really appreciated the perspective in this interview. "The crowd identifies things that are unexpected." - Paul Hines *look for… Continue reading

Top 5: Fun Things I’ve Learned From Sam Hansen (though there are many more)

In no particular order… Yellow watermelon not only exists, but is delicious. The Jen Bokoff is not only a drink, but it is delicious. We are very creative with subject lines; we’ve only repeated ourselves a handful of times. Sometime Someday Somewhere was a good one, as was the more recent Sporific Sundays is a… Continue reading Top 5: Fun Things I’ve Learned From Sam Hansen (though there are many more)