Which Came First - The Chicken or the Egg? (by AsapSCIENCE)
A pretty cute video about the chicken or the egg question - what’s interesting is that this question inevitably leads to a bigger (and very impassioned) debate about the origins of life (see: YouTube comments). #sequence #whichcamefirst
A spiral following the Fibonacci sequence forms the shape found in a staggering number of things in nature, including flowers, shells and the swirls of galaxies. Here’s a beautiful video that actress Alana Hawley shared in rehearsal!
Sequence dives into a range of questions around randomness and luck - here’s an interesting article about how these principles apply in the NHL, particularly for this year’s shortened season. The article suggests that this year’s rankings will have more to do with randomness than talent.
“Researchers reported Wednesday that they had stored all 154 Shakespeare sonnets, a photo, a scientific paper, and a 26-second sound clip from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. That all fit in a barely visible bit of DNA in a test tube.”
Our next play, Sequence, running Feb. 20 - Mar. 2, has plot lines that concern genetics and stem cell research. So many interesting articles out there!
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