Humor

Kitchen Science: Homemade Ginger Beer

My grandfather had a special room in his cellar for the various presses and casks he used to make his notoriously mouth-wrenching red wine.  I have friends whose microbrew apparatus takes up the entire spare bedroom of their house, like a permanently boozy ...

Article - Stephanie Pulford - Feb 27 2009 - 3:25pm

A Geneticist's Plea To Biochemists; We Must Unite!

Because of the importance of computational genomics, I am writing this article with utmost urgency in hopes of unifying geneticists and biochemists once and for all.  ...

Article - Hayley Mann - Mar 11 2009 - 12:23pm

Funniest Context-Free Thing I Read Today...

As we walk back to his office, a small Mars rover appears to be making its way through the snow.   "These kinds of things happen at MIT," he says. ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Mar 12 2009 - 8:04pm

Random Noise

Tinfoil News A British government spokespersonality has today issued an official denial of the government's intention to ban the wearing of tinfoil hats. This was in response to rumours following the announcement of a new brain-scanning method. Samba ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 13 2009 - 5:32am

Important Weekend News- We Will Not Have Any Sort Of New Media Policy

Remember the good old days of new media?    Trust the contributors, trust the audience.   Those days are gone, my friends- if you work in old media. ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Mar 14 2009 - 5:18pm

Who Was Saint Patrick?

If you're a student of culture, a number of things have likely piqued your curiosity; like why so many modern people get drunk about ancient religous stuff. Take Mardi Gras, for example- go to any Mardi Gras celebration and 98% of people there will be ...

Article - Cash Simpson - Aug 23 2010 - 12:30pm

Garth Sundem Makes Geeks Cool(er) Again

If you read Geek Logik, you may have found, at least for a while, that you lost control over your own decision-making ability. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 21 2009 - 3:39pm

Ban on brazilians? NJ in hairy mess

Rejoice, swimsuit-wearing masses- New Jersey officials decided to scrap plans to ban brazilian bikini waxes in the state. The initial idea for a ban on genital waxing was proposed by the Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling after two women reported being ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Mar 23 2009 - 3:50pm

An Essay Concerning Wings

Note: The ideas developed here were prompted by my reading a recent blog. Thank you Becky Jungbauer. What you are reading is a mix of whimsy, ethics and philosophy applied to a problem in politics.  It does not offer a solution to any specific problem. It ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 25 2009 - 6:24pm

The Real Reason Gnomes Don't Wear Bras

First published in Dutch in 1976, Gnomes by Wil Huygens and Rien Poortlivet remains the definitive tome on these reticent woodland denizens.  A classic of fiction science, this lavishly detailed field notebook of the physiology, habits, and habitat of gnom ...

Article - Stephanie Pulford - Apr 9 2009 - 1:44am