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The Stephen Colbert Beetle And Ten More Pop Culture Biological Namesakes

A couple of entomologists at Arizona State have done what NASA famously failed to do: name a thing after Stephen Colbert. The Agaporomorphus colberti diving beetle joins the ranks of Colbert’s many namesakes: the Aptostichus stephencolberti trapdoor spider ...

Article - Stephanie Pulford - May 11 2009 - 3:22pm

Teddy Goes To Washington

Perhaps Hank is the smartest guy in the room (so was Enron), but while he and Bloggy are taking Manhattan (as did the Muppets, although apparently not well if it needs to be taken again), Teddy and I went to Washington to fix health care. ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - May 12 2009 - 8:04pm

Quiz: The Great Geek Off 1.0

Do you have what it takes to be Scientific Blogging's alpha geek? Well it’s time put your geek where your mouth is…IF YOU CAN! But first a warning: yes, you could Google for these answers, but then, deep down, you’ll know you’re a bad person. Then aga ...

Article - Garth Sundem - May 26 2009 - 9:54am

Random Noise 8: Computer Languages

Anybody who wants to learn how to write a computer program is faced with a bewildering variety of programming languages.  The reasons for having so many computer languages are partly logical, partly elitist and partly historical. Whilst researching the top ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - May 18 2009 - 1:23pm

Random Noise #9: De Wiskundige en de Canyon

I just came across this little gem on the QED blog: De Wiskundige en de Canyon Don't worry- it's in English! Enjoy! :) ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - May 19 2009 - 10:16pm

The Better To See You With, My Dear: Big Eyes In Butterflies

Like dolphins and unicorns, butterflies exist mostly to show artists what to draw on Trapper Keepers.  As such, you wouldn’t expect there to be a major difference between the genders.  Natural selection should be working hard to keep all butterflies at ma ...

Article - Stephanie Pulford - May 21 2009 - 4:43pm

Geek Off 1.0 Answers

D'you dig the Geek Off? Did you email your answers to geekoff@gmail.com? If not, too late sucka! That is, too late until Monday morning, when we play another round of the feud. Yep, every week there's a Geek Off and every week you can win a free ...

Article - Garth Sundem - May 30 2009 - 9:56am

The Great Geek Off 2.0

Do you have what it takes to be Scientific Blogging's alpha geek?  Well it’s time put your geek where your mouth is…IF YOU CAN! But first a warning: yes, you could Google for these answers, but then, deep down, you’ll know you’re a bad person. Then ag ...

Article - Garth Sundem - Jun 1 2009 - 11:00am

Geek Off 2.0 Answers

D'you dig the Geek Off? Did you email your answers to geekoff@gmail.com? If not, too late sucka! That is, too late until Monday morning, when we play another round of the feud. Yep, every week there's a Geek Off and every week you can win a free ...

Article - Garth Sundem - Jun 6 2009 - 5:29pm

The Great Geek Off 3.0

Do you have what it takes to be Scientific Blogging's alpha geek? Well it’s time put your geek where your mouth is…IF YOU CAN! But first a warning: yes, you could Google for these answers, but then, deep down, you’ll know you’re a bad person. Then aga ...

Article - Garth Sundem - Jun 8 2009 - 2:53pm