Category Archive: Science

Apr 18 2014

I Knew it: Over 120 Science Papers Pulled for Being Nonsense

If you’ve ever tried to read a science journal article and suspected that it was 100% computer-generated, unintelligible, horse crap, there’s a good chance that it is. It’s not that you’re just dumb and you don’t understand the subject matter. That could never be the case. The paper must just be nonsense. Earlier this week, …

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Apr 17 2014

I Knew it: Gaydar is Totally a Thing

In what can only be described as an effort to test every stupid little thing in life researchers at the University of Washington and Cornell University decided it was time to test Gaydar. If you’re not familiar with Gaydar, you’re lying you really know what it is you just don’t want to be insensitive and …

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Apr 07 2014

For My Evil Lair: Lasers that can Aim Lighting Strikes

University researchers and evil scientists have a lot in common if you think about it. They like to work on morally questionable projects, no one is quite sure where they get their funding, and they minions who will do whatever they ask so long as they can get their card punched. Well now, researchers at …

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Mar 27 2014

Doctors can Now Save Gunshot and Stabbing Victims by Placing them in Suspended Animation

Doctors at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are ready to try to save the lives of 10 gunshot and stabbing victims by placing them in suspended animation. Why they chose 10 victims is unclear. Sounds to me like they plan to go on a 10-person medical rampage but that seems unlikely. Maybe it’s just …

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Mar 19 2014

Science Fail: Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease in Question

In one of those studies of studies that scientists and statisticians like to do when they run out of new ideas, researchers are finding that the link between saturated fat and heart disease might be bunk. Good news for me. For years we’ve been told that saturated fats were going to kill us but “a …

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Mar 19 2014

See like Predator with Infrared Contact Lenses

You’ll recall how the Predator movies all came down to hiding your heat signature, the same way as that one sequel to Tremors did, and all the episodes of Cops where they’ve got a helicopter to help look for the fugitive. Well now there is another tool coming down the pipe that will give people …

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Mar 14 2014

Scientific Fact: The 5 Second Rule

A research team at Aston University in England were recently bored and looking to spend some grant money. If you’re not a regular reader you don’t know that this usually results in the study of subjects that probably don’t need studying. This time around they decided to study the 5-second rule (also known as the …

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Feb 24 2014

Want: Mini Museum

If you were looking for something to get me for Make-Up-Your-Own-Holiday Day, it should be this. This is a mini museum containing up to 33 specimens of rare and amazing things. Dinosaur fossils, moon rocks, palm trees from Antarctica, London bridge, etc. Basically everything that you have ever wanted to collect but your mom wouldn’t …

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Feb 18 2014

About What I’d Expect: Crystal Head Vodka Face

Forensic artist and Crystal Head Vodka fan Nigel used his skills to imagine what the spirit’s trademark skull bottle would look like if it had flesh and skin. As it turns out it’s a happy hippie, or possibly an English teacher. He’s happy because, Vodka and he’s a hippie out of pure artistic vision. I’m …

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Feb 06 2014

Illuminating: Carbon Scrubbing Algae Lamp

Everyone knows that these days the fashion in design is to make everything green. And if not just to save material or create less waste then even better if the new contraption actually helps to clean up the mess all your other toys create. Then we can all feel better and pretends it’s not us …

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