Tag Archives: mad science

White rooftops?

Global warming and climate change should really be ever present on the collective minds of our species these days. After all, despite science communicators like Carl Sagan having been beseeching us for decades to curb out use of fossil fuels, … Continue reading

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Full of hot air!

One of my favourite things to do from time to time on this blog is to answer peoples’ random silly science questions with… well… random silly science. And a friend of mine asked me a brilliant question the other day. … Continue reading

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Let’s get relativistic

I’d just like to take a minute to explain why Randall Munroe of XKCD is awesome. Again. You see, XKCD’s latest iteration is a site called What If? which attempts to answer hypothetical questions with physics. For science! The first … Continue reading

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A trusted friend in science!

Science isn’t about why, it’s about why not. You ask: why is so much of our science dangerous? I say: why not marry safe science if you love it so much. – Cave Johnson, Aperture Science Look at me still … Continue reading

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How to diffract a Cadbury’s creme egg…?

It’s quite easy to talk me into doing silly things. Actually, if I’m honest, it’s very easy. Especially if those silly things are entertaining and tenuously scientific. For instance, I’m writing this because of a conversation (with certain people) about … Continue reading

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Robot Martian Greenhouses!

I love imagination. I particularly love the kind of imagination that goes into delightful ideas like this one! This little dude, known as Le Petit Prince (in a cutesy reference to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry), is an ingenious solution to what … Continue reading

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A Universe of Marshmallows

I fear that even contemplating writing the tirade of geekery that’s about to ensue might forever concrete my reputation as a mad scientist. Although I don’t really have a reputation as a mad scientist. Yet. This started out as a … Continue reading

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