Humor

Sagan Man!

They laugh now, but within 10 years the city's entire criminal class will have quit to work on space research. See more excellence at xkcd. ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Nov 16 2009 - 9:28am

Zen and the art of Computer Coding- or- "Do you want fries with that?"

To non coders, a computer program seems almost like a work of magic: somehow, a collection of simple words- like DO WHEN CASE FOR UNTIL CONTINUE- in a computer file can be "run" and will do stuff. ...

Blog Post - Keith Adams - Nov 19 2009 - 1:50am

Solving the chicken/egg conundrum and other such nonsense

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Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Nov 21 2009 - 12:24pm

Three things for which I am thankful

I know Thanksgiving is tomorrow but I'm getting a head start, in anticipation of the food coma I assume I will be in tomorrow. In no particular order, I am thankful for: 1. Jessica Hagy, at Indexed. 2. Humor, especially the ability to laugh at one ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Nov 25 2009 - 2:20pm

Darwin Vs Genesis: Literary Deathmatch

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species, The Star has decided to trash Darwin. No, they're not going creationist on us, but Stephen Marche argues that Genesis beats the Origin hands down as literature: ...

Article - Michael White - Nov 25 2009 - 5:53pm

Lovers’ credit?

One of the beauties of spiral galaxies is bursts of blue-and-red hydrogen light from newly-born clusters of stars.  In the 19th century a poetically similar outburst of creativity occurred in Naples, which not only transformed Italian popular music, but p ...

Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Nov 30 2009 - 12:54pm

Overturning special relativity

Who is the president of physics? Hawking, maybe? "I mean, what's more likely-- that I have uncovered fundamental flaws in this field that no one in it has ever thought about, or that I need to read a little more?  Hint: it's the one that inv ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Dec 15 2009 - 9:50am

Bloggy Lilja Bye

Tuesday began as a day like any other.   Rolled out of bed at 10AM, read some awesome science  blogging (here, where else?) over coffee, then went to the office where I was looking forward to a round of golf and a nap before playing some X-box before going ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 14 2015 - 10:12am

Christmas Observer Effect

"Physicists who want to protect traditional Christmas realize that the only way to keep from changing Christmas is not to observe it." ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Dec 23 2009 - 9:34am

Christmas In Space And San Francisco- And How I Almost Got Married

Photo: Bente Lilja Bye Christmas at Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco. The American Geophysical Union is said to be the world's largest gathering of geoscientists. Remember that planet Earth is exactly that – a planet. So include a number of astronomer ...

Article - Bente Lilja Bye - Dec 28 2009 - 2:45pm