Humor

Smiling And Its Functions

What are the functions of smiling, specifically, the functions of smiling in relation to laughter? Dr. Markku Haakana [pictured here, not smiling], from the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, at the University of Helsinki, Finlan ...

Article - Martin Gardiner - Feb 25 2013 - 11:17am

Art Appreciation In Java Sparrows

Professor Shigeru Watanabe, presently Project Leader for Keio University’s Centre for Advanced Research on Logic and Sensibility has extended the study of avian art appreciation with his participation in a project probing pictorial preferences of Padda or ...

Article - Martin Gardiner - Feb 26 2013 - 11:12am

It's The Stupidty, Stupid

Martin A. Schwartz is Professor of Microbiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. The professor draws attention to the importance of stupidity in scientific research in his recent article for Seismological Research Letters – Januar ...

Article - Martin Gardiner - Feb 28 2013 - 11:09am

Yodeling- The Science

Dr. Timothy Elbert Wise   is not only a joint-program leader of both the Popular Music and Recording and Popular Musicology degrees at the University of Salford, UK, but is also one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history and physiology of yode ...

Article - Martin Gardiner - Mar 6 2013 - 10:58am

Can People Laugh At Themselves- Study

“…there is no authoritative definition of the sense of humor, and it is also not yet clear what ‘laughing at oneself’ is, or if it even actually occurs in people’s everyday behavior.” ...

Article - Martin Gardiner - Mar 21 2013 - 9:06am

Oodles Of Vague Non-numerical Quantifiers

Cross-disciplinary  academic progress in vagueness has recently been augmented  with a paper from Prof. PhDr. Jarmila Tárnyiková CSc. at Palacký University, in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The professor has authored one of the very few papers to examine and co ...

Article - Martin Gardiner - Mar 29 2013 - 10:22am

The compelling case against the universe!

A ground breaking paper has been published in the journal of comparative irrelevance which shows the Lambda CDM model is wrong.  It's all in the numbers.. This theory explains everything better than LCDM. http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.7476 ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Apr 1 2013 - 12:48am

How Fast Do Whiskers Grow? (in Seals And Sealions)

In order to clear any doubts regarding the comparative growth rates of the whiskers of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) and Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus), researchers at the Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Mystic ...

Article - Martin Gardiner - Apr 9 2013 - 9:53am

Hacking a Mainframe Computer?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/hacking-the-mainframe_n_2958380.html Actually it should have read, "What David Stephens and HuffPo got wrong". There's only one response possible. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSra6ML4wI0 ...

Blog Post - Gerhard Adam - Nov 2 2013 - 5:28pm

The Fractal Content Of Banana Spots

• The problem – How to tell if a banana is senescent (old). • The solution – Apply fractal Fourier analysis to the banana spots. The computational method was jointly developed by the Department of Science and Food Technology, Universidad de Los Lagos, Chi ...

Article - Martin Gardiner - Apr 13 2013 - 12:42pm