Astronaut Neil Armstrong On Why He's Proud To Be A Nerd

Jorge Cham of PHD Comics animated this wonderful speech the Apollo 11 commander gave back in 2000. In it, Armstrong proclaims he's proud to be a nerdy engineer, lists engineering's many 20th century accomplishments, and explains why he has hope for the future. It's not just inspiring, it's genuinely comforting. » 4/01/14 2:40pm 4/01/14 2:40pm

The Webcomic Guide to Black Body Radiation and the Colors of the Stars

Earlier this year, Jorge Cham of the webcomic PhD Comics explained the Higgs Boson by combining narration from physicists with his own artwork. In his latest video, The Fingerprint of Stars, Jon Swift, Ben Montet, and Melodie Kao of CalTech's John Johnson Exoplanets Laboratory explain why different stars appear to… » 12/15/12 10:30am 12/15/12 10:30am

We twiddled the knobs until it worked: What grad student science papers really mean

Grad students in every field develop a linguistic armor against uncomfortable scrutiny. Fortunately, where lab-bound research monkeys are concerned, PhD Comics' Jorge Cham is here to translate, explaining when grad students left work to grab a couple beers and when they just don't want you protesting their lab. » 3/11/12 12:00pm 3/11/12 12:00pm

PHD Comics is coming to a theatre near you!

If you're a grad student, were once a grad student, know a grad student, or just enjoy hearing about all the crap that grad students have to go through, and you haven't read Jorge Cham's Piled Higher and Deeper Comics (aka PHD Comics), then you should probably just skip work early and go do that for the rest of the… » 9/16/11 11:50am 9/16/11 11:50am