One senses that bear-proof garbage disposal will become more of a local priority there. And there’s always the Canadian solution, the polar bear jail.
From a truly rotund source: ATHENS, OH—Claiming the finding could shed new light on the diversity of amphibian life, scientists from Ohio University announced Thursday that they had discovered a new species of frog that had evolved the ability to spontaneously grow a top hat and cane. “Herpetologists Discover Species Of Frogs That Evolved To […]
This is in regard to: Is Darwinist Jerry Coyne starting to get it about SJW “science”? To Jerry: Your biggest problem is whether either you or your colleagues believe strongly enough that there is such a thing as truth, as opposed to an evolved illusion of your consciousness, that you would band together to fight […]
Your co-workers just won’t know WHAT to think, when they hear you expound this Ted Talk: Self proclaimed “thought leader,” Pat Kelly gives his talk on “thought leadership” at the annual This Is That Talks in Whistler, B.C. In the seminar, Kelly covers: How to talk with your hands, how to get a standing ovation, and […]
Back in the 1960s, space scientists needed to know if it is true that a cat always lands on its feet: NASA contributed funding to the paper “A Dynamical Explanation of the Falling Cat Phenomenon,” published in the International Journal of Solids and Structures, by Stanford’s T.R. Kane and M.P. Scher. What was so significant […]
From the Babylon Bee, threatened by Facebook. It’s not just that our would-be minders think we are evil. They also think we are stupid. Do whatever you can to make that their biggest mistake.
From the Babylon Bee: ENCINO, CA—Speaking to reporters Tuesday, television personality Bill Nye announced his plans to spend the evening of Halloween roaming his upscale Los Angeles neighborhood dressed as an actual scientist. “I’ve always wanted to be a real scientist, and I have the perfect costume,” said Nye, best known for playing the title role […]
From a prankster (“Viva da Nada”) at “CMM News”: … Bill Nye the science guy was not actually present for this broadcast. Bennetville, California, has been a ghost town since 1890. No liberals were harmed in the making of this film. More. Friends find it heavy-handed; I (O’Leary for News) would send the latter half […]
No, really. See this: PLEASE read https://t.co/vEUBmgqcwL Terrifying. Sinister social-media bots read minds & manipulate votes. Explains mystery of Trump & Brexit — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) February 27, 2017 Dawkins now appears to be channelling persons who cannot handle the new non-gatekeeper world of online media, who think it must all be a big plot […]
O’Leary for News: Yes, yes, I know I shouldn’t be putting this story up; I should pay attention to real news, but: From North Korea we learn about a chimp who smokes a pack a day. Okay, back to work soon. But is this cruelty to chimps? See also: Are apes entering the Stone Age? Follow […]
Before we get back to our sober coverage, from Ewen Callaway at Scientific American: Geneticists have traced the history of beer’s most important ingredient: yeast. By sequencing the genomes of nearly 200 modern strains of brewer’s yeast, the research reveals how, over hundreds of years, humans transformed the wild fungus Saccharomyces cerevisiae into a variety […]
No, really. From Emma Young at New Scientist: HUMILITY. Empathy. Selflessness. These are qualities most of us associate with being a “nice person”. But being nice doesn’t often help you in the fierce competition to get that job, win a project or secure a promotion. No one likes an egocentric big-head but if, as they […]
Take a good look. Now be grateful for the neighbours we do have, none of whom would be staring at us, grinning, from behind a laptop. Question: How do people who think they are smarter than the rest of us manage to look so dumb?
Over on this thread we’ve had a lively discussion, primarily about common descent. However, one of the key side discussions has focused on the information required to build an organism. Remarkably, some have argued that essentially nothing is required except a parts list on a digital storage medium. Yes, you heard right. Given the right […]
From Daily Caller: Twitter lost one of its leading lights earlier this month when user @Real_PeerReview, who chronicled ridiculous, useless, and unintelligible academic papers, shut down their account in an apparent effort to avoid having their real-life academic career ruined. While @Real_PeerReview’s tweets have been deleted from Twitter, they fortunately are not gone entirely, and […]