A CONVERSATION BETWEEN TWO SCIENTISTS

Picture the scene.  Two scientists are sitting in a room together, excited about the finalization of plans to explore previously uncharted territory in the solar system.  This mission will be unique, and will take just one more slice off of the massive chunk of ignorance that looms around us. But the scientists are troubled.  They're... Continue Reading →

TIDES! HOW THE FUCK DO THEY WORK?

There is an organization in this country called the American Atheists.  They're mostly dedicated to maintaining the separation of church and state, but they have some other assorted causes.  One thing that got them a fucking gigantic amount of press recently is these billboards. Now, they're not supposed to be inherently offensive, and I think they're... Continue Reading →

THE STUPIDEST HOAX EVER

This woman thinks she's magnetic. She's not.  For one thing, there are some very fundamental laws of physics (why do those keep coming up?) that prevent flesh and blood from attracting metal, and then there's this story. On one occasion I had a dreadful experience at the supermarket. When I reached the check-out the till machine... Continue Reading →

NINE CONCEPT CARS YOU (WRONGLY) THINK ARE COOL

Here's the thing about concept cars. They're specifically designed to be way crazier than the end result. They're about showing off design ideas and engineering feats, and since they're not restricted by…you know, reality, they can be as outlandish and unreasonable as their designers want. And their designers are all on drugs. It's a way... Continue Reading →

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