Scientific Nature or Natural Science.

A new scientific journal, that will be called either Scientific Nature or Natural Science.

It is a beautiful work of Rick Rolling, a magazine consultant.

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/04/science-nature-team-up-on-new-jo.html

Most dangerous element in the universe

Chucknorium – 1000 – Ch!

Lady Gaga in The Lab

Lab Romance
I’ll cure your ugly
I’ll cure your disease
I’ll publish papers
As long as they’re free
I’ll wear a glove
Glove-glove-glove
I’ll wear a glove

Using the song ‘Bad Romance – Lady Gaga”, a group of researchers, with creativity and time to waste, decided to create a parody of the song.

Driving blind


To investigate the attention needed to drive, Professor John W. Senders made a strange and dangerous experiment. Building a system with helmet programmed to cover eyes at regular intervals, John noted that attention would be required to maintain a safe path as a function of speed.

Thermodynamics of a marriage

In an article published on March 31 this year, in the PLOS One, the researcher Jose-Manuel Rey (Madrid, Spain), analyzes the dynamics of the divorce, through an analogy with mathematics in the second law of thermodynamics.

And an important detail… it seems that the article’s author is married, as he dedicated the work to Pepe and Ana Rey Simó.

And the best quote: Love is not enough. Effort is needed to maintain a relationship.

Rey J-M (2010)
A Mathematical Model of Sentimental Dynamics Accounting for Marital Dissolution.
PLoS ONE 5(3): e9881. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009881

Excited state

In this article published in the journal ChemComm, the joke has already done.

Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 2953 – 2955, DOI: 10.1039/b919275a
Synthesis and molecular properties of donor–Pi–acceptor ynamides with up to four conjugated alkyne units

Antibiotic resistance

Psst! Hey kid! Wanna be a superbug …?
Stick some of this into your genome…
Even penicilin won´t be able to harm you…!

It was on a short-cut through the hospital kitchens that Albert was first approached by a member of the Antibiotic Resistance.

Source: Plos Biology article
Does Medicine without Evolution Make Sense?
MacCallum CJ (2007) PLoS Biol 5(4): e112. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050112

Science of Ghost Hunting

Muppet Labs Experiment – Trying to find some… ghosts.

and how to become one of them.

Problems with time machines

I have finally made a TIME MACHINE!

IT´s WORKING!

Maybe not so simple.