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Aerodynamics is a Hoax

"Airplanes do not "fly"! They are held aloft through the divine intervention of heavenly angels!" "I'll notify the Texas Board of Education at once!" I wonder whether such dark levity is the last refuge of an intelligence ...

Blog Post - Richard Mankiewicz - Apr 10 2010 - 7:16am

The Say of the Week

" I am too shy to express my sexual needs, except over the phone to people I don't know " Garry Shandling ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Apr 11 2010 - 2:38pm

It Ain't Minnesota

It Ain't Minnesota I don't care what the SatNav says- trust me-  this ain't Minnesota! Can you think of a better caption for my photo phakery? ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 14 2010 - 8:15am

Why You Should Read Terms and Conditions

Why You Should Read Terms and Conditions It seems that most people don't read the T&Cs before they click through to sign up at websites. The news item below is worth reading as a stark, dark and dire warning against signing away your rights. http ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 17 2010 - 10:10am

Dilbert's Homeopathy

The mark of any great comic genius is being able to ridicule two groups at once and still be funny.  A few days back Dilbert took on homepathy and he got in some ancient kooks as well.  If you are unfamiliar with homeopathy, take a look at that handy link. ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Apr 19 2010 - 4:46pm

An Intellectual Is Someone Who...

" An intellectual is someone who, sitting opposite a very attractive person on the train, still looks first at what book they're reading." Thanks to Jack of Kent tweet. ...

Blog Post - Richard Mankiewicz - Apr 20 2010 - 5:31am

A Science Spin On Health And Safety

A Science Spin On Health And Safety I've sat through a few health and safety talks, often including such gems as, "don't reach objects on high shelves by standing on a swivel chair while wearing rollerskates",... The Lay Scientist: htt ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 20 2010 - 8:20pm

What are scientists reading?

I recently took a look around my department to see what academic scientists are reading. I ignored the stacks of research papers, because I know that no-one ever gets around to reading them. It seems that the most common reading materials for academic scie ...

Blog Post - Adam Retchless - Apr 24 2010 - 8:50am

Why So Many Earthquakes? Maybe The Norse End Of The World Will Beat The Mayans

The End of the World seems to roll around every decade or so.   The last time it got a lot of press was the year 2000 A.D., a millennial event in the Gregorian calendar.   COBOL programmers were the convenient catalyst for all that, since banks would shut ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 7 2011 - 3:20pm

Ironic bathing

Now if we could just eliminate 1980s neon sunglasses and skinny jeans... From tfd. ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Apr 26 2010 - 9:07pm