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.