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Quote of the day

This applies to many facets of life, including scientific experimentation: "Things are getting worse faster than I can lower my standards." ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Sep 4 2009 - 7:26pm

Random Noise #17: They Sure Fooled Me!

Random Noise #17: They Sure Fooled Me! Well, they sure fooled me! I like to think that I know a thing or two about science and engineering.  Quite apart from that, I have read enough court transcripts to know when someone is telling porkies 1.  Or so I th ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Sep 5 2009 - 5:49pm

The Say of the Week

" The emission or absorption of a quantum by a nucleus bound in a crystal leads in general to an alteration of the vibrational state of the crystal lattice, which takes up the recoil momentum. On account of the quantization of the internal energy, the ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 12 2009 - 12:45pm

Third cutest baby ever? Or maybe it's just funny

Knowing Josh, he probably trademarked his Second Cutest Babies EVER series (check out the most recent post here), so in hopes of pre-empting IP lawsuits I went for one notch lower on the cutest baby ever list. It's a baby, a zoo animal, and really cut ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Sep 15 2009 - 8:49am

The Glamorous Life Of A Science Journalist

I recently attended the International Developmental Biological Congress in sunny Edinburgh, Scotland. Here is my diary. Day One Saturday, 8:15 AM: Arrive Edinburgh hotel, early. Wait for room in hotel bar.   Soccer, a hateful game, blares at 8:30 in the mo ...

Article - Greg Critser - Nov 15 2012 - 1:50pm

Supermarket bans Jedi Knight

Just when you thought you've heard every discrimination story in the book, another one comes along. The most recently persecuted group? Jedi Knights. ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Sep 18 2009 - 1:52pm

Yucky Science

I had occasion last week to tell the story of my high school friend Allen (name changed to protect his by now certainly stellar career). We had met again back in Evanston, before starting our sophomore years in college. I’d just finished a summer job as c ...

Blog Post - Fred Phillips - Sep 25 2009 - 12:21am

Cytomegalovirus restricted in New Jersey

The past few times I've driven in New Jersey (in NJ for work, through NJ to get to fun places), I've noticed a sign that says "Restricted CMV." To me this means HLA-restricted cytomegalovirus. I doubt this is what the DMV is telling dri ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Sep 24 2009 - 9:50am

Kill or cure?

This is too funny. A website called Kill or Cure? has been compiling links to science stories in The Daily Mail (UK) and their apparent "ongoing effort to classify every inanimate object into those that cause cancer and those that prevent it". A ...

Blog Post - T. Ryan Gregory - Sep 24 2009 - 3:46pm

The Rapture Industry

Well, it seems that someone has finally decided that with all this talk of "end-times" and the "rapture" it was important that we have a more scientific approach to determining how close we actually are to such events. Hence we have the ...

Article - Gerhard Adam - Sep 24 2009 - 9:59pm