Bookmarks (234)

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    Message Boards

    (c) You can have a scooter when you pay for it yourself, and (d) if you...

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    Volcano Dinosaur

    Phylogeneticists are working on identifying and notifying its next of kin.

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    Voting

    'Wait, our state has mail voting. The forms are literally on the kitchen table.' 'Not now,...

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    Common Star Types

    This article is about Eta Carinae, a luminous blue hypergiant with anomalous Fe[ii] emission spectra. For...

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    Evidence of Alien Life

    Both too cautious AND not cautious enough: "I'm skeptical that those are aliens, so I'm going...

  • Gravitational Wave Pulsars

    The most important attributes of a vector in 3-space are {Location, Location, Location}

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    Polls vs the Street

    Other pollsters complain about declining response rates, but our poll showed that 96% of respondents would...

  • Constellation Monstrosity

    It's rare to get both astronomers and astrologers equally mad at you, but apparently I've messed...

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    University COVID Model

    I admit this is an exaggeration, since I can think of at least three parties I...

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    Stellar Evolution

    It may remain in equilibrium for some time, slowly growing, and then suddenly become significantly redder.

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    Hurricane Hunters

    Our flight gathered valuable data on whether a commercial airliner in the eye of a hurricane...

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    Synonym Date

    We need some grub to munch--I'll go slouch over to the kitchen.

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    Standard Model Changes

    Bugs are spin 1/2 particles, unless it's particularly windy.

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    Deer Turrets

    When my great grandfather designed the Titanic and it hit an iceberg and sank, he didn't...

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    Rabbit Introduction

    Washington state is seeing great success with reintroducing the Columbia River Basin subpopulation. We cannot allow...

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    Boat Puzzle

    'No, my cabbage moths have already started laying eggs in them! Send the trolley into the...

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    Dependency

    Someday ImageMagick will finally break for good and we'll have a long period of scrambling as...

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    COVID Risk Comfort Zone

    I'm like a vampire, except I'm not crossing that threshold even if you invite me.

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    Wish on a Shooting Star

    Congratulations to whoever wished for revenge on a forest near the Tunguska River, a 1980 Chevy...

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    26-Second Pulse

    There are some papers arguing that there's a volcanic component, but I personally think they're just...

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    Mathematical Symbol Fight

    Oh no, a musician just burst in through the door confidently twirling a treble clef.

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    Exposure Notification

    I don't see why everyone is so hungry for BAD news, but fine, I'll give in...

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    Scientist Tech Help

    I vaguely and irrationally resent how useful WebPlotDigitizer is.

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    Cosmologist Genres

    Inflationary cosmologists call all music from after the first 10^-30 seconds "post-"

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    Pods vs Bubbles

    Canada's travel restrictions on the US are 99% about keeping out COVID and 1% about keeping...

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    Faraday Tour

    I asked them if it was safe to be running tours during the pandemic. They said,...

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    Asterisk Corrections

    I like trying to make it as hard as possible. "I'd love to meet up, maybe...

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    Campfire Habitable Zone

    Oh no, my marshmallow became tidally locked!

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    Photo Deposit

    It's okay, they scan the serial numbers and make sure you can't deposit the same bill...

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    Slide Trombone

    Remember the CPS 2000, the super soaker that was discontinued because it was too powerful? Relatedly,...

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    COVID Risk Chart

    First prize is a free ticket to the kissing booth.

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    Cursed Chair

    The Wirecutter staff called the Herman Miller Siege Perilous "the most cursed product we've ever had...

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    Hamster Ball 2

    The worst is being teased by responsible, mask-wearing teens. They even spritz the hamster ball with...

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    Acceptable Risk

    Good thing I'm not already prone to overthinking everyday decisions!

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    Universal Rating Scale

    There are plenty of finer gradations. I got 'critically endangered/extinct in the wild' on my exam,...

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    Space Basketball

    My shooting will improve over the short term, but over the long term the universe will...

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    Oily House Index

    We're underwater on our mortgage thanks to the low price of water.

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    Five Word Jargon

    My other (much harder) hobby is trying to engineer situations where I have an excuse to...

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    Endorheic Basin

    My biggest fear is that colonial engineers will try to flood me to generate electricity. My...

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    Old Days 2

    The git vehicle fleet eventually pivoted to selling ice cream, but some holdovers remain. If you...

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    Modeling Study

    You've got questions, we've got assumptions.

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    ISO Paper Size Golden Spiral

    The ISO 216 standard ratio is cos(45°), but American letter paper is 8.5x11 because it uses...

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    Low-Background Metal

    The only effect on the history books were a few confusing accounts of something called 'Greek...

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    Millennium Problems

    The hard part about opening a hole in the proof of the Poincaré conjecture is that...

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    Large Number Formats

    10^13.4024: A person who has come back to numbers after a journey deep into some random...

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    Dynamic Entropy

    Despite years of effort by my physics professors to normalize it, deep down I remain convinced...

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    Pinouts

    The other side of USB-C is rotationally symmetric except that the 3rd pin from the top...

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    Hair Growth Rate

    Hourly haircuts would be annoying, but they'd be easier to do yourself, since you'd have adjacent...

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    Eventual Consistency

    Later I'm going to get a head start on the heat bath.

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    Carcinization

    Nature abhors a vacuum and also anything that's not a crab.