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Well… shouldn’t everybody? Follow the physical laws of the universe here (also check out who the physical laws of the universe are following).

… well this. This being the (now pretty much) annual SCQ Christmas offering from structural biochemist and playwright, Vince LiCata. NARRATOR: Every Who Down in U-ville Liked their research a lot… FACULTY: (pipeting): I sure like research a lot. I love running gels, I get bored when I’m not. NARRATOR: But the Pinch Who lived…

Darwin is Santa Claus?

Well maybe not, but wouldn’t that be fun? Sporting his full white beard, Darwin is hired to impersonate Santa Claus at the local mall. He initially does well in this job, looking the part, being punctual, amicable, and knowledgeable about reindeer. However, he soon begins to insist on teaching children words like “invertebrate.” He also…

As someone who teaches the occasional university undergrad course, this is more real than you might think. Here an excerpt: TELLER: Right. So, yeah, we split the plutonium atom I guess. And make a weapon out of it. BETHE: When is this due anyway? TELLER: I think tomorrow. BETHE: What?!?! TELLER: I know, right? I…

Ideas for new Science Scout badges?

Nov 27, 2009 Dear lovers of science, badges, and various degrees of alcohol consumption Today, I’ll be scanning the comments at the Facebook group to create a few more Science Scout badges to put up sometime tomorrow, but if you’ve got a great idea best way is to send via my twitter account (@dnghub). I’ll…

A humour piece by David Grimes which wonders what you’d hear if you could listen in on the thoughts of such a scientist on a minute by minute basis. Here is the start but it’s worth a read all the way through at this link. Why does my hair keep falling out? Why would it…

Science Scout Twitter Feed Well, actually, mathematicians – but it would probably go like this: CD Title: Inverse: (Special limited edition release) (2009) Artist: VAMPIRE WEEKEND Rating: 2.718 stars (out of 5) – – – The rating stands. (Spoiler alert: We rounded.) Actually, we took our cue here from Leonard Euler. Our rating is actually…

Chicken chicken chicken

Believe it or not, this is the second post at the World’s Fair which just has the word “chicken” three times in the title. Anyway, this went viral a few years ago, but for some reason I find it really really funny. Plus, it’s on my mind because it relates a little to an event…

… it’s kind of funny. Properties I Learned In Math Class On Brownian Motion (BM), with Explanations. BY SCOTT LOWENSTEIN – – – - 1. BMs come in two forms: “standard” and “multidimensional” 2. Law of large numbers: expected distance traveled during a BM = 0 3. Scaling: a scaled up BM is still a…

It’s that time of year again, where I need to make a goofy video to promote a student conference. Last year, I did one on Things to Avoid When Speaking Publicly; this year I had to make sure Chewbacca was figured prominently. Do spread the word about TEDxTerrytalks 2009 (especially if you’re from UBC), and…