Category Archives: Science

Pseudo-science and BBC and choir singing

Arrgh, what an irritating load of piffle this story is: Choir boys’ and girls’ distinctive voices studied The gist (according to the World’s Greatest Media Outlet) is that there is some ‘magic frequency’ around 8KHz in choir boys’ and girls’ … Continue reading

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Yey Simon Singh!

Take that, you fecking chiropractic c*nts. Your ‘cures’ are a disgrace to the scientific method and your actions were disgraceful in their abuse of the already shameful UK libel laws. Can’t tell you how happy I am for this branch … Continue reading

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Looking for some uranium?

Any website that has uranim for sale using an animated gif like the above is ok in my book. http://www.unitednuclear.com Also check out their maiming super-magnets: http://unitednuclear.com/magnets.htm “Two Supermagnets can very easily get out of control, crush fingers and instantly break … Continue reading

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Indeed

The shuttle Atlantis transiting the Sun Apparently one of the Atlantis crew members stared at the sun too long, went mad and then turned into a burnt crisp person and chased the other crew members around the spaceship until he … Continue reading

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Venus of Hohle Fels

The Times: “A piece of Prehistoric pornography” The Telegraph: “Could be seen as bordering on the pornographic.” (quoted without attribute) The Guardian: “Erotica through the ages” The Irish Independent: “Porn from prehistory” The Independent: “Erotic art for cavemen discovered” So, … Continue reading

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I Know What I Did Last Summer

Whilst on holiday I like to take an 800 page history of science and translate all the scientists and their achievements into a massive wall chart. I mean, who doesn’t? Below are 4 sheets of the 19 sheet behemoth, all … Continue reading

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History of Astronomy

The telescope may celebrating it’s 400th anniversary this year, but astronomy is as old as humanity. Below is a rough history of the last 2000 years. It’s not complete (I need to add Thomas Harriot who drew the first picture … Continue reading

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Important

Perhaps people should be demonstrating on the streets about actual evil perpetrated, rather than spurious G20 silliness. This is a shocking chapter from  the new edition of Ben Goldacre’s ‘Bad Science’. It was not originally published in the first edition … Continue reading

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Heavy Rock

[my brother has located the following using something called ‘Google’:] 08:06 01Apr2009 Gas/condensate discovery in the North Sea – 15/6-10 Det norske oljeselskap ASA Trondheim, 2009-04-01 Gas/condensate discovery in the North Sea – 15/6-10 ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS, … Continue reading

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Bryawn Appleyawn: writes a controversial article ‘shock’

“THE question nobody can really answer is: outside science, what difference did Darwin make? It is reasonable to answer: none whatsoever.” – Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times Bryan Appleyard is a bore. He bored me for years as a teenager … Continue reading

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