Category: Science

Oct 03 2014

Oh Please Yes: Make Pluto A Planet Again

Remember when Pluto used to be a planet. Did you realize that this was 8 years ago? In 2006 the International Space Union decided that Pluto wasn’t a planet anymore. That means there are kids in Second grade who have never known the joy of nine planets. I always kind of figured that once you …

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Sep 18 2014

Hooray for Science: New Insight on King Richard III’s Death

So King Richard III. You remember him right? You spent like 4 seconds glazing over him in that European history class you took your sophomore year because you thought it would be good to learn about the wars and weapons. Only to find out the class was actually just some tenured professor complaining for 4 …

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Aug 28 2014

Finally: Photos of Schrödinger’s Cat

If you know what Schrödinger’s cat is then you’ll be happy to hear that his photo has now reached the Internet. Seeing that the Internet was created to house cat photos I find it surprising that it’s taken so long. Of course people are hesitant to post pictures of dead animals, or maybe dead animals. …

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Aug 19 2014

I Knew It: The Earth Used to be Covered in Dragon

Finally science has caught up with reality and admitted that the world used to be inhabited by dragons. I’ve known this day was coming and I’m seriously surprised it didn’t come years ago. So here’s the deal: According to a new study published recently in ZooKeys, the Earth used to be ruled by Azhdarchidan pterosaurs–massive, toothless winged creatures …

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Jun 20 2014

The Mathematical Loners’ Scientifically Perfect Way to Cut a Cake

I know, most people will never know the tragedy that is leftover cake, but for those of us who have seen the sad times, here is the mathematically perfect way to cut a cake. The guys at Numberphile found a cake-cutting method proposed by scientist Francis Galton. The key reason that this is a “perfect” …

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Jun 02 2014

Thanks Science: Why Does Bacon Smell So Good

When is the last time you fried up some bacon. I hope none of you can answer that it’s been longer than a week because that would make me sad. That reminds me I need to buy more bacon, I fried up my last pound on Sunday. Crap bacon is expensive. One of the best …

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May 12 2014

Seeing the Future: Sci-Fi that Became Real

I don’t know about you but I haven’t read a lot f Sci-Fi. Some I have read and I enjoy a good Sci-Fi movie as much as the next guy but it’s down on the list of reading materials some what. Apparently that’s a problem as I’m missing out on ideas for future inventions. Knowing …

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May 07 2014

Is that News? Godzilla is Big and Getting Bigger

If you’ve seen any of the Godzilla movies made over the years you know a couple of things for sure. Godzilla is big, like really big. Godzilla is scary and people lose their minds trying to get away from him so they don’t end up as lizard chow. Godzilla likes to knockdown tall buildings. But …

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Apr 30 2014

Want: Self Cleaning Car

I’ll break it to you early. This car doesn’t really clean itself. Especially not on the inside. What it does do is it doesn’t get dirty. So instead of being self-cleaning, it’s actually self not-dirtying. If you follow me. Scientists took one of those new hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings and sprayed it on half of this car and …

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Apr 22 2014

Fooom, You Just Blew My Mind: Balloon in a Car Breaks Physics

So physics, amiright? It’s pretty much the most confusing thing in this world. Aside from trying to set up email on an iPad. Compared to that Quantum Entanglement is as clear-cut as a cheese sandwich. Here’s Dustin from Smarter Every Day using his magical powers to make a balloon accelerate along with him in his …

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