National Science Day. Curiously an official day in India, but not the USA. I always say that young people starting out in their career need to figure out what they can do better than (a) a computer, and (b) a highly motivated Asian (think booming China, SEA, and India). India’s National Science Day provides a clue as to their priorities. Whereas in America we have a Tartar Sauce Day, a Cold Cut Day and a Dadgum That’s Good Day (and that’s just next month), we don’t have a National Science Day. Go figure.
The celebrate the failure scientists embrace every day in their craft, I have these the inspired interview with Mario Livio above as well as this enjoyable one on The Daily Show (only available in USA).