Humor

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

Announcing The Scientific Blogging Dating Service

We're always looking for new ways to add value to the science community.   Sure, other sites may offer the usual boring job placement listings or forums on how to write effective grant proposals, but we all know how to get jobs.    What not everyone k ...

Blog Post - Erin Richards - Mar 25 2015 - 11:49am

Random Noise 4: Some Fun Stuff

How bad science can make you feel really good. There is some really wonderful bad science to be found out there in the wierd world web.  More wonderful than the bad site is the good site that gives insight, laced with humour, into the wierdness of the bad ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 31 2009 - 9:34am

Studies have shown that the leading cause of death is life

Can you remember great jokes? I know I can't. Now I know why- the greatest jokes work by subverting usual thought patterns, making them less memorable but funnier, according to the Daily Telelgraph. A final twist and surprise in the joke makes us reme ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Mar 31 2009 - 7:58pm

Ask A Science Ninja

Hi, I am The Science Ninja.    When I am not killing people with my pinky, I am doing awesome science experiments, like how to kill people with my pinky. Because I am also scientifically awesome, people have a lot of questions, so I thought I would answer ...

Blog Post - Science Ninja - Mar 25 2015 - 12:21pm

Web Search Reveals Riemann Hypothesis Proof

Scoop!  ScientificBlogging Exclusive! Your intrepid investigative reporter can exclusively report the finding of an unpublished complete proof of the Riemann Hypothesis.  The key document was only discovered during a routine stock-taking following the tak ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 2 2009 - 12:02pm

Cracked on the Science Behind Anger

Cracked has the latest 5 scientific reasons  why people act like, umm, jerks. (If crassness bothers you don't click that link! If you think crass is funny, then what are you waiting for?). Reason 1: angry people get more attention: ...

Blog Post - Michael White - Apr 1 2009 - 1:34pm

The Science Cyclops Answers To No One

Hi, I’m the Science Cyclops. I was created from molecules of caffeine and genetically engineered organic pluats.   I was sent here by Zeus to inspire humans through my tales of terror and physical improbabilities while not helping him fight the Titans, be ...

Article - Herman Effervesce... - Mar 25 2015 - 12:30pm

Random Noise 5: Deep Calm in the Sunspot Cycle

Sun Reaches Quietest Solar Minimum Since 1913 Blankest years of the last century? I have seen some really good examples of making the data fit the curve, but this has to be the best ever.  Someone even managed to sneak 2007 and 2008 into the data for last ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 2 2009 - 8:26am