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Large Hadron Rap (OR why is geek humor so funny?)

August 28, 2008

If you’re one of the three people (like me) who hadn’t seen the Large Hadron Rap yet — absolutely divine. A worthwhile 5 minutes of your time. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM] In the spirit of science raps you can also check out the Exploratorium Explainer’s fabu rap for Einstein’s birthday (which also happens to be Pi Day… March […]

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Britney Spears and physics

August 19, 2008

I might get flamed for posting this after the lively discussion on women, science, stereotypes, and smart vs pretty.  But I’m never one to skirt around an issue.  Ahem.  Last week A Blog Around the Clock posted an article about Science vs. Britney Spears, about how the public is more likely to be surfing the […]

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Do you love pipetting?

August 10, 2008

Oh my goodness, check out this hilarious video from Eppendorf pipettes. Do you love pipetting? You’ll love their new EpMotion. Here’s a snatch of the lyrics: And it’s called epMotion (whisper: ‘cause you deserve something really great) Girl you need epMotion (whisper: yeah girl it’s time to automate) It’s got to be epMotion (whisper: no […]

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Fourteen passive-aggressive appetizers

August 2, 2008

This is totally not science, but I couldn’t resist. This one’s hilarious. Check out this New Yorker article for Fourteen Passive Aggressive Appetizers, including For a taste of the U.K., fry up mini-servings of fish-and-chips. Take it to the next level by wrapping them in small pieces of newspaper, which, oddly enough, all seem to […]

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The world’s funniest joke…

July 7, 2008

It’s all in the name of science… The British Association for the Advancement of Science (which is the AAAS’s counterpart across the pond), set out on a bold mission — to find the world’s funniest joke. Well, not quite, they were studying humor and its dependence on culture, gender, age, etc. To this end, they […]

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Physics rules

June 17, 2008

A fantastic play on the “it’s all physics anyway” mantra, posted from xkcd webcomic. Thanks to Dave at Damn Lefties for posting a link to this.

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Give me Sharks or Give me Cigarettes

June 13, 2008

I just had to repost from the Deep Sea News blog, which points out an alarming 300% increase in the number of shark attacks in the last year in a particular town in Mexico: Aren’t statistics wonderful things? That’s why when you read something in the medical news about “50% fewer heart attacks” or some […]

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Science & the Housewife from an age gone by…

June 6, 2008

The World’s Fair blog just published a post highlighting a study from 1946 — Scientific Analysis Simplifies a Housewife’s Work. They used motion-tracking to analyze the most movements leading to the most efficient method for making a bed. In a similar vein, check out this “Good Wife’s Guide” from Housekeeping Monthly 1955. I originally thought […]

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Wrong on so many levels…

June 3, 2008

A professor just relayed a conversation he overheard, while walking behind two college girls. Note, there are 17 professors named “Green” (name changed to protect the guilty) at this institution: Girl 1: So, did you sleep with Professor Green? Girl 2: Yes Girl 1: So, did he give you an A? Girl 2: NO….! <insert […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you a science geek too? Searching for your true life’s companion? Make sure he or she can grok your geeky little brain by sending them a card with this message. This is the mathematical equation for a cardioid in polar coordinates, which is a heart-shape. You can find the full activity […]

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Science geek humor

January 11, 2008

Some of us really like geeky humor… if you’re one of them, check out my website page on science geek humor. Such gems as the Proof that Girls are Evil, and Scientifically Accurate Warning Labels.

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science geek shopping?

October 21, 2007

For science geeks like me, there are a lot of really fun shops with neat-o science gifts. Send me yours, and I’ll add them to this list! It can be hard to find stuff like this — if someone wants to start a web-business, creating an online catalog of this sort of stuff would be […]

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