Humor

The Best Reason For Space Exploration In 2008: Alien Babes

When President George Bush announced in 2004 that he wanted to reinvigorate space exploration, he presented a number of arguments for increasing funding but they were all rather tepid. Space exploration technology, for example, led to CAT scans and MRIs. O ...

Article - Cash Simpson - Jun 13 2013 - 4:24pm

Scientists As Portayed In Pop Culture Films: The Essential Top 10

It's political primary season and you know what that means, right? Right, it's time to rent movies and think about something else. But you wouldn't be here if you could watch just any movies, you'd be a Huffington Post reader or Glenn B ...

Article - Cash Simpson - Jan 12 2008 - 2:13am

"Have We Reached Peak Whale Oil?"

I was puttering around the attic of the Cashominium, trying to sort through some old boxes, and I came across something you all might find interesting. Before any of this makes sense, I need to give you a little family background. Like many, the Cash famil ...

Article - Cash Simpson - Jun 7 2011 - 1:18pm

How World War 3 Started: Obscure Poincaré Mathematics

Russians, Americans and Chi-Coms all squared off against each other. Organized deception, intrigue, insults, reclusive personalities... another day in international politics? Not this time. It's mathematicians. You think physicists are strange?   Try ...

Article - Cash Simpson - May 22 2009 - 1:22am

The Science Of Relationships: Keeping The Magic Alive

People are not always sure there is a science to relatonships until I spend a minute explaining it to them. Everything in the universe is about inductance. Inductance has lots of gobbledy-gook definitions that require you to know what a lot of other words ...

Article - Cash Simpson - Feb 17 2012 - 9:04pm

Scientificblogging.com Goes On Acquisition Trail, Buys Scienceblogs.com

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, April 1 /PRNewswire/- Science 2.0/Web 2.0/Internet Media Darling/Start-Up Scientific Blogging announced today that it has agreed to acquire Scienceblogs.com, a unit of Seed Media, LLC, New York, New York. ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Mar 25 2015 - 11:46am

Falsification- Why Women And Scientists Make The Best Chess Players

There is a good reason most Americans stink at chess- our unfailing optimism. No matter how bad things get with the economy or the environment or (insert your pet cause here) Americans will always believe that, because we have Christina Aguilera, we beat t ...

Article - Cash Simpson - Sep 7 2010 - 1:59pm

Guide To Translating Scientific Papers Into Plain English

Believe it or not, scientists do not always take themselves too seriously. We can laugh at ourselves and the sometimes rigid conventions of our profession. Take, for example, this guide to translating the formal language of scientific articles into plain ...

Article - T. Ryan Gregory - Aug 4 2011 - 1:31pm

Important Weekend Science: The Bar Pick-Up

Scientists like order and structure and methodology. Repeatability is even better, though that often requires additional grant funding. It's no different when it comes to weekends, bars and picking up science groupies. But it's not so simple, eve ...

Article - Cash Simpson - May 24 2008 - 4:13pm

Museum Mailroom Supervisor Gets Catfish Species Named After Him

He's not well known like President Bush and musician Neil Young, but Philadelphian Frank Gallagher now has something in common with them: He has a new species named after him. Gallagher was The Academy of Natural Sciences' affable mailroom superv ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2008 - 3:07pm