Monday, December 17, 2007

ScienceBlogs Select

Which is a formal plug for ScienceBlogs

Really, you all should plug in a feed from ScienceBlogs into your favourite feed readers. Some days back, GrrlScientist posted a video depicting the famous "Two Fork Toothpick" Shaolin move.

Today, Chad Orzel provides the explanation. It's really quite amazingly simple, yet mindbogglingly counterintuitive.

Some of the best ScienceBloggers are
  • Mark Chu-Carroll writes good and sometimes incomprehensible stuff at Good Math, Bad Math about mathematics, computer science, cooking and takes the occasional dig a the "intelligent design" loonies
  • Dr. Free-Ride posts at Adventures in Ethics and Science, and her two children frequently contribute the most hilarious and thought provoking pieces.
  • Orac, who writes (mostly scathingly) at Respectful Insolence about "Complementary and Alternative Medicine" (CAM) or "non-evidence based medicine" as he (she?) calls it, or more frequently "woo".

etc. Lots more.

Also examine FreeRice. If you fancy yourself to be good with words and vocabulary and so on, you will end up spending 10s of minutes trying to boost your score. Every word you get right, you donate 20 grains of rice to the UN Food Programme. It's quite addictive.

After 4000 grains, we wheezed our way to 49, if you must know.

6 comments:

Space Bar said...

huh? now it's 20 grains? a couple of weeks ago, it was 10 per word! have to go again...

that man keynes who is upset at his eton education said...

I dont believe you. I was 47. and I'm smarter than you as the whole world knows.

Ludwig said...

[space bar] bumper harvest, i think...

[tmkahhi] i studied at IIT

Aparna said...

I studied in IIT too. I couldn't go beyond 43!! -- RMan

Ludwig said...

[aparna] aparna?

Aparna said...

aparna = Rman...

For some reason your blog thinks I am Aparna (ma famme). Maybe it is because I dont have any gmail, orkut accounts...