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Fun With YouTube: Science Rapping

I am leaving for the weekend, so I haven’t had much time to blog. In lieu of actual science, I leave you with the following YouTube videos of amateur science rappers. (There are a bagillion of these on YouTube, most of them bad…but these ones are fun.)

Caffeinated soap?

For those of you who don’t have time to shower and have a cup of coffee (or who have failed miserably to do those things simultaneously), why not consider caffeinated soap: Tired of waking up and having to wait for your morning java to brew? Are you one of those groggy early morning types that…

Geeky Goodness for Redheads

As I indicated in my previous post (also related to Lindsay Lohan), being a redhead derives from a recessive allele in the Melanocortin Receptor 1 — a receptor from Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone. MC1R mutations also result in the phenotype of A) Being super hot and B) A higher risk for skin cancer so it would…

This guy made his home theater look like the bridge of the Enterprise on Star Trek. Check out this picture (click to enlarge): There are many more pictures on his site. Wow. I don’t really know whether to be impressed or frightened, although its good that there are no love-seats in that room. I doubt…

Wired magazine is asking for nominations for the top ten sexiest geeks of 2006: Be they programmers, scientists, writers, architects or attorneys, please leave your suggestions in the comment space below. There are no rules for submission. The only guidance we can offer is: you know a sexy geek when you see, nay, experience one.…

Nerds in Japan

NPR had a great article about how otaku or nerd culture is driving economic growth: Take 24-year-old Kai. Sengoku Basara is her favorite computer game. An office worker by day, Kai spends her weekends dressed up as a 16th-century samurai, Chosokabe Motochika. Her chest is bound flat. She wears a gray wig, armored cuffs, high…

I was having a conversation with someone the other day, and I mentioned the phrase All Your Base Are Belong to Us (AYBABTU) and just got a really blank stare. This is a shame because not only is it a funny line, but it is an absolutely critical part of recent geek history. So I…

What Kind of Nerd/Geek/Dork are you?

Hells yeah: Modern, Cool Nerd 86 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 30% Dork You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd. Nerds didn’t use to be cool, but in the 90’s that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had…

What is Nerdcore?

Nerdcore is a new genre of music created by nerds for nerds. Feel that music underrepresents your strong feelings about your +2 Chain Mail…well now you have no need to fret. Nerdcore is what happened when people who know what a Hidden Markov Model is started rapping about it. I hadn’t heard about this until…

In Geek News: Spider Man 3

In unrelated geek news, there is a new trailer for Spider-Man 3. Ooooh…I am giddy as a school girl.