Chemistry Meets Civics, U.S. Edition

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H/T Reid Wilson of Morning Consult 

Also, what characteristics does President Obama want for a theoretical element named after him?

I would want it to be stable ….. I would want it to be a catalyst but one that didn’t get too hot or too cold… Hopefully it would be one that was useful to humanity… [and] wasn’t just some shiny object.

President Barack Obama majored in Political Science.

 

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This is why epidemiologists are the most successful development experts of all time

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Courtesy of the ever-awesome xkcd

(And in this particular degree-off the only way physicists can catch up with the biologists is if they make teleportation a reality (I also appreciate the fast trains, btw). I’d really love to be able to be in either Nairobi or Chicago whenever I want to).

H/T Brett