The Corpus Callosum

Can Scientists Dance?

Generally, no.  But some can.  Some are rather good
at it.  A contest was reported in Science Magazine:

The rules were simple: Using no words or images,
interpret your Ph.D. thesis in dance form. Entrants were divided into
three categories—graduate student, postdoc, and
professor—and the prize for each was a year’s subscription to
Science.

The winning videos are href="http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/319/5865/905b#dancegallery">here.
 Want more? Wait until next year:

2009 Dance Your PhD contest:
Want to dance your own thesis? Stay tuned to href="http://www.johnbohannon.org/dance.html" target="_blank"
title="link opens in a new window">www.johnbohannon.org/dance.html
where a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS will be announced soon. Rather than a
localized contest, the next round will be global. Scientists will video
their own dances and post them online (e.g., to YouTube). The prize?
Negotiations are underway to have the winners’ latest peer-reviewed
publications interpreted by a professional dance company next year.
Good luck and happy grooving.

(HT: Sciscoop)

Comments

  1. #1 Chan
    July 7, 2011

    The newspaper reporters who hack people phones should be put into prison for 10 years. Longer for hacking the phones of ones who were a victim of a crime or lost some one. The grief and pain of death is bad, without some one hacking your phone to get some thing that they can twist into a news story.

  2. #2 Isabella
    July 8, 2011

    The newspaper “News of the World” is closing. Hundreds lose their jobs because the one who should have lost her job, gets another job with a fat pay check. As the head of “News of the World” she should have been kicked out and the hundreds of employies that had nothing to do with the scandle, would still have their jobs. Wonder what she has been doing to get that to happen.

  3. #3 Bell
    July 8, 2011

    The newspaper “News of the World” is closing. Hundreds lose their jobs because the one who should have lost her job, gets another job with a fat pay check. As the head of “News of the World” she should have been kicked out and the hundreds of employies that had nothing to do with the scandle, would still have their jobs. Wonder what she has been doing to get that to happen.

  4. #4 Harriet
    July 18, 2011

    Zurück aus dem Urlaub. Nun, zu Hause zu bleiben Feiertagen. Ich wünschte, ich verdiente genug, um auf einen Urlaub irgendwo wie Japan oder Neuseeland zu gehen.

  5. #5 Stephen
    July 19, 2011

    Tar éis a haon déag lá gan ar leathcheann ar a dtugtar Sam, tá sé ar ais ag an obair. Nuair a bhíonn an bosses thart, tá sé donn nosing. A dhéanamh ar aon leithscéal chun dul isteach ar an seomra go bhfuil siad i, amhail is dá mba é sin le rá “breathnú ar dom. Tá mé ag obair”. A dhearcadh a mates oibre eile nuair nach bhfuil an bosses tá thart Is é “Tá mé níos fearr ná tú”. Tharraingíos sé a joke, agus tá sé greannmhar (ina aigne). Ach má tá tú ag tarraingt a joke air. Tá tú na cinn is ísle de gach cineál beatha agus yells sé a cheann amach ar nós tantrum ceithre bliana d’aois. Páirc laistigh de 6 troigh (2 méadar) ar a charr cliste agus má tá tú cur bac air.

  6. #6 Doris
    July 21, 2011

    Ich frage mich, wie es war, bis 20.000 Jahren leben? Arbeiten von früh bis spät und dafür, dass Sie versammelten sich genügend Nahrung, um den Winter zu überleben. Zeiten des Überflusses und Notzeiten. Wie viele der Menschen von heute, könnte damals überlebt?

  7. #7 Biff
    July 28, 2011

    Die Dächer sind aus unterschiedlichen Materialien hergestellt. Holz, Stroh, Schiefer, Stein, Metall, Kunststoff und alles andere, die verwendet werden können. Meistens hängt, wo Sie sind in der Welt und wie viel Sie kaufen können, um welche Art von Dach haben Sie.

  8. #8 Claude
    August 1, 2011

    Wo sind wir jetzt auf die Evolution Weg? Sind wir dabei, zivilisiert oder immer noch auf dem Weg der zunehmenden zerstörerischen Kräfte? Unsere medizinische Wissen wächst mit Riesenschritten an jedem Krieg, aber nicht so stark wie unsere zerstörerischen Waffen. Wenn unser medizinisches Wissen so schnell wie unsere Waffen erhöht hatte, werden wir in der Lage, für zwei oder mehr Jahrhunderte leben.

  9. #9 Paul
    August 2, 2011

    Biz təkamül yolu ilə, indi harada? Biz sivil olmaq və ya hələ də dağıdıcı səlahiyyətlərinin artırılması yolu enən edirsiniz? Bizim tibbi biliklərin hər bir müharibə leaps və həddi artır, lakin kimi çox kimi dağıdıcı hücum silahları. Bizim tibbi biliklərin bizim silah kimi sürətli kimi artmışdır, biz iki və ya daha çox əsrlər boyu canlı edə bilərsiniz.

  10. #10 Kenny
    August 4, 2011

    Miks inimesed nälga surema maailmas, mis toodab rohkem toitu kui ta vajab? Veebilehele ta ütles, see oli tingitud logistika liikuvate toitu. Ma ütlen, see on rohkem pistmist kasumit, kui puudub võime liikuda toitu, kus seda vajatakse. Ka mõned kolmanda maailma riikidele ekspordime toit, mida nad vajavad, et nad saavad raha eest muid asju. Kui me kõik isegi poolel teel, mida me nimetame inimkonna keegi oleks nälga. Aga me oleme inimesed ja ei suuda elada upto meie head ideaale.

  11. #11 Ted
    August 8, 2011

    Yn unig oedd darllen am derfysgoedd yn Llundain a mannau eraill ar y safle we y BBC. Dylent ddefnyddio pwyntiau bwled rwber, CS nwy a phupur chwistrell nes y terfysgwyr yn mynd yn analluog. Yna llong iddynt Afghanistan er mwyn iddynt ddysgu sut i ymddwyn.

  12. #12 Clare
    August 10, 2011

    Riots once more tear theough several cities of England. Many people will turn up for their place of work today to find it wrecked or worse, destroyed. How many more are going to lose their jobs as their place of employment was destroyed ? Bring in the army and have a no holds barred in dealing with the rioters. They want to hurt others by throwing brick and other things, so should have the same violienc back at them.

  13. #13 Matt
    August 11, 2011

    Mellakoita kerran repiä läpi useissa kaupungeissa Englannissa. Monet ihmiset kääntyvät jopa heidän työpaikallaan tänään löytää sen tuhonneet tai pahempaa, tuhotaan. Kuinka monet muut ovat menossa menettävät työpaikkansa heidän työpaikoillaan tuhoutui? Tuo armeijassa ja on mitään aiheita käsiteltäessä mellakoijia. He haluavat vahingoittaa muita heittämällä tiili ja muita asioita, niin pitäisi olla sama väkivalta takaisin heille.

  14. #14 Tim
    August 15, 2011

    Meine letzte Woche von der Arbeit an der Regierung Schema. Zurück zur Arbeitslosigkeit Warteschlange nächste Woche. Das Programm war nur für 13 Wochen und endet in vier Tagen. Langeweile und kaum genug Geld zum Leben. : ( .

  15. #15 Matt
    August 16, 2011

    Mənim keçən həftə dövlət sxem üzrə işləyir. Gələn həftə işsizlik queue qayıt. Sxemi on üç həftə idi ki, dörd gün ərzində başa çatır. Cansıxıcılıq və yaşamaq üçün ancaq kifayət qədər pul. :( .

  16. #16 Bill
    August 18, 2011

    Vain kaksi päivää tämän jälkeen päivä työskentelevät hallituksen järjestelmää. :( Sitten takaisin työttömyys jono ensi viikolla. Kolmetoista viikkoa tekemään työtä ja vain saada neljäkymmentäviisi prosenttia vähimmäispalkan se ja hallitus ihmettelee, miksi järjestelmä ei ole suosittu! Jos minulla on maksettu minimipalkkaa olisin Nautin siitä enemmän ja oli jonkin verran rahaa säästää.

  17. #17 Bill
    August 19, 2011

    Olen visted mitmeid veebisaite minevikus thirteen nädalat mu töö, nii on igav ja teised mistyfing. On saada mõningaid teadmisi. Like, kui Jaapanis paar aastat tagasi, tulin nii lähedal, bambusest metsa Kyotos. See häirib mind, nagu oleksin soovinud visted ta.

  18. #18 Lenny
    August 23, 2011

    You actually managed to truly emphasize the key aspects that ultimately matter, great article.

  19. #19 Shaun
    August 24, 2011

    Employers, employees and manufactures of equipment or supplies are responsible in some way for health and safety.

  20. #20 Flo
    August 30, 2011

    An elderly couple were having dinner one evening when the husband reached across the table, took his wife’s hand in his and said , “Clara, soon we
    will be married 50 years and there’s something I have to know. In all of these 50 years, have you ever been unfaithful to me?”
    Clara replied, “Well, Paul, I have to be honest with you. Yes, I’ve been unfaithful to you three times during these 50 years, but always for a good reason.”
    Paul was obviously hurt by his wife’s confession, but said, “I never suspected. Can you tell me what you mean by ‘good reasons?”
    Clara said, “The first time was shortly after we were married, and we were about to lose our little house because we couldn’t pay the mortgage. Do you remember that one evening I went to see the banker and the next day he notified you that the loan would be extended?”
    Paul recalled the visit to the banker and said, “I can forgive you for that. You saved our home, but what about the second time?”
    Clara asked, “And do you remember when you were so sick, but we didn’t have the money to pay for the heart surgery you needed? Well, I went to see your doctor one night and, if you recall, he did the surgery at no charge.”
    “I recall that,” said Paul. “And you did it to save my life, so of course I can forgive you for that. Now tell me about the third time.”
    “All right,” Clara said. “So do you remember when you ran for president of your golf club, and you needed 73 more votes?”

  21. #21 Clyde
    September 1, 2011

    Doctor Dave had slept with one of his patients and felt guilty all day long.

    No matter how much he tried to forget about it, he couldn’t.

    The guilt and sense of betrayal was overwhelming. But every once in a while he’d hear an internal, reassuring voice that said:

    “Dave, don’t worry about it. You aren’t the first doctor to sleep with one of their patients and you won’t be the last. And you’re single. Just let it go..”

    But invariably the other voice would bring him back to reality, whispering:

    “Dave you’re a vet.”

  22. #22 Eric
    December 8, 2011

    Well who would have thought it,all those einstein’s dancing around their bunsen burners. Groovy!

  23. #23 Derrick
    January 6, 2012

    Oh thats just great, now even scientists can dance better than me.

  24. #24 Rachel
    January 27, 2012

    The article you posted here is very witty and sharp, yet it is also compassionate and good natured. This realy is exceedingly good work you have produced here, it’s phenomenal. Lets hope you don’t get to big headed now.

  25. #25 Frankie
    February 28, 2012

    The words you use are so spry, they leave me on a giant high. The way you write so quick and nimble, my head feels as if it’s been banged by a cymbal. You weave your plot just like a dream, to make the most amazing theme. So now I must fly with the crow, knowing i’ve just seen one hell’ova show.

  26. #26 Ted
    April 23, 2012

    He robbed the bank and made his escape in the most audacious fashion. He calmly walked into the cafe up the street and asked for a menu.

  27. #27 Darren
    May 15, 2012

    The camel marched in to the shop and said to the shopkeeper “Give me chocolate, give me loads of chocolate, I’m a chocoholic”! The shopkeeper said “Do you have the money to pay for the chocolate”? The camel replied “Do I look as if I have the money to pay for it, I don’t even have any pockets to keep money in! But the camel then starts grabbing bars of chocolate and eating some of them. The shopkeeper grabs the camel and says “Thats it, your out of here, you can’t go about stealing chocolate”, he then manhandles the camel out of the shop. The camel, as it was being dragged outside said “I only wanted a few bars of chocolate, your giving me the right hump”!