Archives for category: Science

Before you click through – which one (or is it two?) isn’t an April Fool?

The sheep albedo hypothesis – global warming is due to the reduction in numbers of sheep in New Zealand leading to increased absorption of sunlight by the ground

Okay, we give up – Scientific American agrees to print creationism and Intelligent Design papers

Google Translate for animals – what is your cat actually saying?

The brainwave-driven car – German researchers have created a car that can be driven purely by thoughts

B&Q’s Wee&Q – recycling urine from B&Q toilets as compost accelerator

Hadron-Collider II – new hadron collider planned for London Underground

Science, Nature Team Up on New Journal – the two prestigious science journals drop their competitiveness and team up

Space-time synaesthesia – could Time Lords be real?

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Some gorgeous scientific images – The Telegraph

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Happy Ada Lovelace Day. Ada Lovelace worked with Charles Babbage, and is credited as the first ever computer programmer. Use today to celebrate women scientists everywhere!

Incidentally, Ada Lovelace was Lord Byron’s daughter.

This year’s IgNobel Awards handed prizes to ten winners from 18 countries, including the Japanese team who accepted their award dressed in mouse costumes.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.

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Apologies for the break in Geek Science Fact – family issues are intervening. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

Some great thoughts on science blogging from a great science blogger

Geek Science Fact of the Day is in print – the blog features in the latest issue of European Life Science Journal.

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