Category: Just For Fun
|January 10, 2016||Posted by News under Just For Fun, Mathematics, News|
Learn how. Or so they say. From Mashable: It’s an age old question: Can cutting pizza ever be truly equal? … But mathematicians Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley at University of Liverpool in England believe they have cracked the code for perfect equality at the dinner table by cutting somewhat complex, curved slices — also […]
|January 10, 2016||Posted by News under Just For Fun, Extraterrestrial life, News|
The high-resolution image transmitted to Earth on Dec. 24 from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) shows the dwarf planet’s icy surface. However, look a little closer and you may see a strange and dark snail-like object. Hey, They just gotta be out there!
|December 26, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Just For Fun, Neuroscience, News|
From Neuroscience News: Understanding how the Christmas spirit works could be a powerful tool in treating the ‘bah humbug’ syndrome. Oh no! Stop them before it’s too late! The world needs more of the Bah! Humbug! Sydrome. The study involved 10 participants who celebrated Christmas, and 10 healthy participants who lived in the same area, […]
|December 2, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun, News|
This guy argues so. Drink yer brew and decide. Note: For a serious look at devolution in nature, see “Getting back to the simple life …” Hat tip: ’s blog, Signs of the Times
|August 21, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun|
Go nuts watching that, and if you really like this sort of thing, also try: Note: We were going to do a cobra frite, but the cobra booked off sick again with tennis elbow. We then tried to get our esteemed readers another frog frite, but the frog was at the hairdressers when we called. […]
|August 15, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun|
Okay, okay, but it’s August, breathless around here, and this is too good not to share: Further to Fri Nite Frite: Truly venomous frogs: From CBC News: 150 crocodiles and alligators removed from Toronto home “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Loyst, who is the curator of the Peterborough-area reptile zoo, told CBC. “I […]
|August 14, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun|
From ScienceDaily: Heads of Brazilian frogs are venomous weapons It’s no surprise that some frogs secrete poison from glands in their skin. But researchers have discovered the first two species of frog, both living in Brazil, that are actually venomous. Not only do the frogs produce potent toxins, but they also have a mechanism to […]
|July 26, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun, News|
How academia resembles a drug gang: In 2000, economist Steven Levitt and sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh published an article in the Quarterly Journal of Economics about the internal wage structure of a Chicago drug gang. This piece would later serve as a basis for a chapter in Levitt’s (and Dubner’s) best seller Freakonomics. The title of […]
|June 4, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun|
Take him home, will you? Meanwhile, check out the other weird frogs shown. Follow UD News at Twitter!
|June 2, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun, News|
Here. But in 2009, everything started to fall apart. When Rimm ordered a fresh set of antibodies, his team could not reproduce the original results. The antibodies were sold by the same companies as the original batches, and were supposed to be identical — but they did not yield the same staining patterns, even on […]
|April 10, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun|
Here. Smarter than you think but maybe not as smart as they do.
|April 9, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun, speciation, News|
Mainly about the history of intelligent design of dogs, for better or worse. Fascinating stuff about the turnspit dog. Also. here: In order to understand how a breed can go extinct, first we need to get into what a breed is. And in order to get into that, we need to get into what a […]
|March 23, 2015||Posted by News under Philosophy, Intelligent Design, Just For Fun, News|
And remains fun! If you “didn’t get” a given sendup of a famous philosopher, produced by software guy Corey Mohler of Portland, Oregon (here too), you get a brief explanation of the joke – but it works. See, for example, Turing Test Peter Singer investigates a basement flood Philosophy zombie The funniest one must be the […]
|March 13, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Just For Fun, News|
Choc biscuits this way please. Government to reincarnate Dalai Lama? From an atheist people’s republic: Get this: Atheistic China Claims ‘Right to Reincarnate’ Dalai Lama Look, we dunno except local EMS worldwide should help anyone screaming and fainting: China’s Communist Party is officially atheist, but that has not stopped it from making some impassioned claims […]
|March 11, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Just For Fun, Atheism|
We’ve done enough science news for one afternoon, so here is a scrap of total nonsense from our fave, PZ Myers at the Free Thought blogs: Do these big name universities intentionally inculcate obtuseness, or do they select for neo-reactionary thinkers? Case in point: Steven Pinker promoting Christina Hoff Sommers. What is this? Is he […]
|March 7, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Just For Fun, Psychology, News|
From ScienceDaily: th three decades of data from more than 475,000 participants, a new study on narcissism from the University at Buffalo School of Management reveals that men, on average, are more narcissistic than women. Forthcoming in the journal Psychological Bulletin, the study compiled 31 years of narcissism research and found that men consistently scored […]
|February 20, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, Just For Fun, Culture, News|
Better than Darwin. Okay. Faster.
|January 25, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun, Culture, Atheism, News|
So it is a sign of good mental health to be really mad at someone you think doesn’t exist?
|January 23, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun, Evolutionary psychology, News|
In which case, there is a simple, eco-friendly response.
|January 18, 2015||Posted by News under Just For Fun, Culture, News|
You awake? Furnace off? Hot water yellowtaped? Wrap up warm and watch this.