Humor

Stem Cells Get Practical- Liposuction And Breast Enhancement All At Once

There was once a controversy about human embryonic stem cell research- former president Bush put in place limited forms of research in 2001, to the outcry of science advocates who vilified his close-mindedness and then president Obama put in place limited ...

Article - Cash Simpson - Apr 19 2009 - 3:03pm

Being Awesome- A 25 Step Program

Social media is a funny creature.   Try explaining it to someone in a third world country.  Heck, try explaining it to someone who lives next door and isn't on a social media site. ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Apr 22 2009 - 2:22pm

Houston Is Now Mostly Democrats- And We All Will Be In 20 Years, Says Sociologist

Houston, Texas, hometown of both Roger Clemens and Walter Cronkite (and, errr, David Khoresh if we're being comprehensive) is a bellweather city for the US, says a researcher who happens to live in Houston- in that it is now more Democrats than Republ ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 27 2009 - 1:50pm

Happy Birthday, Samuel Morse

April 27, 2009 is the 218th birthday of Samuel Morse, the creator of Morse code.  Morse code is losing its popularity as a way to signal other ships, but it is still going strong as a way to signal other nerds. ...

Blog Post - Stephanie Pulford - Apr 27 2009 - 9:51pm

Michael O'Leary- Virus Expert?

This isn't bad science.  It's a whole new ball game.  It's below the level of pre-school science. It's unterkindergartnischwissenschaft. Is Michael O'Leary a virus expert? Michael O'Leary is the boss of RyanAir, a budget airli ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 28 2009 - 11:45am

Let's End Sexual Cannibalism

At least once a year, Cosmo’s cover story is about how to have better, longer sex: a turgid treatise on positions and anatomy.  Our finest ladies’ mags are ignoring the obvious. To improve the mating of our species, we must learn from the mistakes of garde ...

Article - Stephanie Pulford - May 1 2009 - 6:44pm

Finally- a comic strip for the nerds, geeks, and dorks

The Far Side is a great source for science-related humor, of course- and Josh will figure out Scott Adams' take on evolution using only Dilbert strips, I'm sure of it- but for those looking to broaden their horizons, provide reinforcement for tho ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Apr 30 2009 - 9:38pm

The Book of Multiverse

This has been a slow news day.  On such days, my mind tends to drift somewhat.  Combining the science of linguistics with the philosophical notion of multiple parallel universes leads to some very strange notions.  You may not think it is science, but I ho ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - May 4 2009 - 6:41pm

Scales Of Depravity, Part 4: The Deeb Files

If you know anyone who grew up in Chicago or was raised there yourself, you've likely heard a classy, intellectual term applied to anyone exhibiting a wide variety of behaviors. That's right, I'm talking about the deeb, or, in more vulgar te ...

Article - Becky Jungbauer - May 5 2009 - 10:04pm

Bloggy Takes Manhattan

I'm in New York City for a variety of meetings and, of course, I brought along Bloggy, the Scientific Blogging mascot.   I know how popularity works.  People don't concern themselves much with what I write but Bloggy is popular.  Heck, there is f ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - May 10 2009 - 11:07pm