- 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
- 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 Your intrepid investigative reporter can exclusively report the finding of an unpublished complete proof of the Riemann Hypothesis.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
- Random Noise 6: The Ornithologist
Please be warned. The only link to science is really the single word "ornithologist". Unless you are studying humour, that is. For The Birds, a very short story worth reading. ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 4 2009 - 8:13pm