Bookmarks (52)

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    The Universe by Scientific Field

    The math and philosophy people also claim everything, but the astronomers argue that the stuff they...

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    Periodic Table Changes

    It's nice how the end of the periodic table is flush with the edge these days,...

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    Extended NFPA Hazard Diamond

    With most labs, the hushed horror stories are about something like dimethylmercury or prions, but occasionally...

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    Roman Numerals

    100he100k out th1s 1nno5at4e str1ng en100o501ng 15e been 500e5e50op1ng! 1t's 6rtua100y perfe100t! ...hang on, what's a...

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    What If? 2 Countdown

    If you don't end the 99 Bottles of Beer recursion at N=0 it just becomes The...

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    Superintelligent AIs

    Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they should, they didn't stop to think...

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    Red Line Through HTTPS

    Some organization has been paying to keep this up and it hasn't been removed from search...

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    Astronomer Hotline

    Employment statistics have to correct for the fact that the Weird Bug Hotline hires on a...

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    Greatest Scientist

    "Ow! One of the petri dishes I left on the tower railing fell and hit me...

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    Exercise Progression

    They said after I got into a routine, I'd enjoy getting progressively stronger and stop whining...

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    Shuttle Skeleton

    It's believed to be related to the Stellar Sea Cow.

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    Or Whatever

    Oh yeah, I didn't even know they renamed it the Willis Tower in 2009, because I...

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    Motion Blur

    I can't speak for your other subjects, but MY motion was as smooth and natural as...

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    Types of Scopes

    An x-ray gyroscope is used to determine exactly which toppings they included in the pita.

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    d65536

    They're robust against quantum attacks because it's hard to make a quantum system that large.

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    Field Topology

    The combination croquet set/10-lane pool can also be used for some varieties of foosball and Skee-Ball.

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    Voyager Wires

    Also, they're getting increasingly worried that someone will accidentally hit the 'retract' button, and that the...

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    Goofs

    The film is set in 2018, but when Commander Bremberly chases the hologram through Times Square,...

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    Angular Diameter Turnaround

    Thank you to Katie Mack for teaching me about this effect, and to Janelle Shane for...

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    Mainly Known For

    Oh sure, I know Keira Knightly, from the first movie in that series by The Land...

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    Health Data

    Donate now to help us find a cure for causality. No one should have to suffer...

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    Crêpe

    A medicine that makes you put two dots over your letters more often is a diäretic.

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    Selection Bias

    We carefully sampled the general population and found that most people are familiar with acquiescence bias.

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    Maps

    OpenStreetMap was always pretty good but is also now *really* good? And Apple Maps's new zoomed-in...

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    Deep End

    Hey! No running in the back-arc basin!

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    Welcome Back

    'We're shocked by the Notre Dame fire. Click for our tribute to--' [okay] 'Now that we're...

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    2

    It's like sigma summation notation, except instead of summing the argument over all values of i,...

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    Bad Map Projection: Madagascator

    The projection's north pole is in a small lake on the island of Mahé in the...

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    Lightsabers

    A lot of Jedi romances start with this turning into a Lady and the Tramp spaghetti...

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    Cutest-Sounding Scientific Effects

    The Stroop-YORP number of a scientific paper is how many of the 16 finalist names (sans...

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    Assigning Numbers

    Gödel should do an article on which branches of math have the lowest average theorem number.

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    Entwives

    No, we actually do have a woman who's basically part of our fellowship. She lives in...

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    Family Reunion

    Grandma says that because of differences in primate and feline lifespans, the cat is actually my...

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    Geiger Counter

    At first I didn't get why they were warning me about all those birds sitting on...

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    Weird Unicode Math Symbols

    U+2A0B ⨋ Mathematicians need to calm down

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    Taylor Series

    The Taylor series should have been canceled after the first term.

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    Frankenstein Captcha

    The distinction between a ship and a boat is a line drawn in water.

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    Childhood Toys

    The rope keeps breaking, I'm covered in bruises and scrapes, and I've barely reached the end...

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    Linguistics Degree

    You'd think 'linguistics' would go to someone important in the field, but it's actually assigned to...

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    Instructions

    Happy little turtles

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    Rejected Question Categories

    You can click to preorder to get a copy of What If? 2 when it comes...

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    Spacecraft Debris Odds Ratio

    You say this daily walk will reduce my risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 30%,...

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    Graphic Designers

    They might make it past that first line of defense. For the second, you'll need some...

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    Salary Negotiation

    "We can do 0.33 or 0.34, but our payroll software doesn't allow us to--" "NO DEAL."

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    Galaxies

    I know it seems overwhelming, but don't worry; I'm sure most of them have only a...

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    Advanced Techniques

    A blow from Emmy's Cutlass of Variations will transport the dragon to a corresponding symmetric position...

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    Consensus Time

    Now, you may argue that the varying hour lengths and feedback effects would cause chaos. To...

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    Deviled Eggs

    The foil on the toothpick represents the blue flash.

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    False Dichotomy

    There are two types of dichotomy: False dichotomies, true dichotomies, and surprise trichotomies.

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    Qua

    Qua qua qua is the sine qua non of sine qua non qua sine qua non.