Can you call yourself a “geek” or a “nerd” just because you feel like it? If you’re wondering if geeks and nerds are the same, they’re not. Geeks may be loosely defined as enthusiasts, obsessed with cool and trendy things. Nerds, on the other hand, are more intellectual and painstakingly focus on acquiring knowledge in a particular topic or field.
Thirty years on we can stream Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking documentary for free on YouTube, and still learn something from it.
These five TED talks give us hints about cutting edge scientific research, and the quality of life that we might one day experience
A never ending curiosity about commonplace things is what gives birth to a scientist. The scientific spirit needs to be nurtured early, and today’s parents and teachers can play a big role.