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Category Archives: Science

Black Light

Looking for a fun project? Buy a blacklight from American Science and Surplus and use it to find semen stains on skin and hair.

Not Quite Westinghouse Material

Dating myself with the title there. Here are some hilarious posters given by budding scientists. You have to start somewhere. I’m curious about “Garlic: The Silent Killer.”

The Information Challenge

Richard Dawkins takes on a swindling creationist and ends up writing a brilliant essay on information theory and genetics.

Laser fun time

Check out a great home project in the dangerous science category: making your own hand held burning laser.

Free Energy

I remember throughout my youth hearing how solar energy would someday take over if only they could improve the efficiency of the panels. Turns out they are getting very efficient, very quickly.

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time starts early this year (and in subsequent years.) Spring ahead, fall back, but exactly when: March 11th to be precise. Learn about the hows and whys of this strange invention.

Molecular Gastronomy, Part II

While I’m at it, I might as well point you to two very interesting molecular gastronomy source. The first is a collaborative recipe wiki, the FoodHacking wiki (nascent, but looks promising.) The second is a very nice set of resource links to various sites on the subject of molecular gastronomy, it’s practicioners, etc. Molecular Gastronomy […]

Albert Adria vs. the frat-boys

FLAMING JELLO SHOTS!!!! (stupidity, or molecular gastronomy?)


Don’t believe Republicans are contrary to reason and our Congress is batshit insane? Check out this poll. Only 13% of the Republicans polled believe that global warming is man-made.

EDGE of existence

Help save some the earth’s most evolutionarily diverse and globally endangered species. That is, if they are still around; number 1 on the list, the Yangtze River Dolphin is probably already extinct.