- A Quantum of Political Entanglement
A Quantum of Political Entanglement If you like your science laced with humour, or your politics laced with (almost) science, then you will enjoy reading this scientific analysis of a politician. Friction, magnetism, relativity, quantum mechanics- all are ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - May 7 2014 - 3:13pm
- R.I.P. Jean-Claude Bradley
Prof. Jean-Claude Bradley, a true open science pioneer, has passed away. Many people worked with him, he was willing to challenge the status quo and that means a lot of people wanted to be around him- he was one of the earliest scientists to sign up to hel ...
Blog Post - Hank Campbell - May 14 2014 - 2:02pm
- Really Geek Humor: Computer Code Comments
Programmers may not be the guys with the best sense of humor around, but I found it quite entertaining to read a web page with a collection of source code comments arising a smile. The one I liked the most is the following- not even a comment, but the way ...
Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 2 2014 - 8:51am
- A Fun Puzzle to Solve
The object actually appears as it is pictured. It is not an optical illusion. The image was not created using an “in camera” special effect (no special lighting, no filters other than the built-in infrared filter, no mirrors, or any other “in camera” spec ...
Blog Post - Steve Schuler - Sep 11 2014 - 11:13am
- Solution to Last Week's Puzzle
Play the video below to see how to solve the puzzle I posted last week: The object actually appears as it is pictured. It is not an optical illusion. The image was not created using an “in camera” special effect (no special lighting, no filters other than ...
Blog Post - Steve Schuler - Sep 18 2014 - 8:31am
- Proof That Everyone Makes Mistakes.
Cambridge University Press website mislabels and Astronomy text as an Astrology text. I was looking for open access open source freely downloadable and good textbooks to use in my future Astronomy classes. The City Colleges require a very good text, but ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Nov 16 2014 - 2:51pm
- Christmas bells
Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Jan 6 2016 - 6:39am
- ‘Get A Lovely Bust For Christmas’: 1930s Tips For How To Be A Festive Woman
Good Needlwork magazine shows you how to get better bosoms. Image: Dave Whatt By Jo Brewis, University of Leicester When my good friend and long-term collaborator Sam Warren was given a pile of women’s magazines from the 1930s by her grandmother Jane Fram ...
Article - The Conversation - Dec 19 2014 - 6:00pm
- Interview with Virginia Woof
Oh, yes. I absolutely adore meeting with the media, it's my chance to give something back, don't you know, to give aspiring young journalists a paw up, as it were. It's the least I can do. I understand, dear. Of course you feel that way. ...
Blog Post - Jess H. Brewer - Jan 28 2015 - 12:11am
- How To Be Funny: Attack People
LAUGHTER IS CLOSELY RELATED TO FEAR, RESEARCHERS FIND HONG KONG, March 2, 2015 The surest way to make someone laugh is to attack them, researchers said this week. Humor is rooted in fear, and laughter is a type of screaming. The widespread belief that sur ...
Blog Post - Nury Vittachi - Mar 2 2015 - 12:01am