So, I’m not sure if you guys noticed, but the posting frequency has gone down a bit on the site for the past few days. You see, I’ve been away from Geeks are Sexy since Saturday morning to finish something very important that I’ve started a long, long time ago (9 months), in a galaxy […]
In a sea of vampires and wizards, sometimes it’s hard to find the “science fiction” in the genre of YA (young adult) fantasy and science fiction. But for someone whose first real love affair with a book came in the form of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, I have a soft spot in YA […]
Two political science professors claim a strong majority of US biology teachers either don’t advocate the theory of evolution, or flat out promote either creationism or intelligent design. The research came from Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer of Penn State. They looked through the results of a wider survey of 926 biology teachers in public […]
This video popped up on YouTube last month, but has been making the blog rounds in the past few days. It’s a clip from a 1994 episode of The Today Show, featuring Brian Gumbel trying his best to wrap his head around this “Internet” thing (and that weird little @ symbol). “What, do you write […]
Apparently, no longer content with just tossing them from the back of the classroom, a team of amateur scientists with an origami fetish decided to make it rain paper airplanes from over 36,000m up. The Paper Space Planes team, led by Joel Veitch, a British web animator, launched a weather balloon carrying 200 of the […]
Comedian KassemG and sketch-comedy troupe Good Neighbors poke seriously geeky fun at all the pseudo-technology Hollyweird is deploying these days. Take THAT CSI!
A Rube Goldberg machine is, of course, a machine engineered to perform a simple task in a very (or very, very, very) complicated way. I’m not sure I would recommend any of these “how to” videos for efficiency’s sake, but they sure are fun to watch. How to Unroll Toilet Paper: How to Creme an […]
Though not a science joke, my favorite bar humor is this bit of music geekery: Three notes walk into a bar – a G, an E flat, and a C. The bartender looks up and says “We don’t serve minors.” So the E flat leaves and the other two have a fifth between them. What’s […]
Have you guys discovered Twaggies yet? They take tweets and illustrate them into funny Web comics. Tweets that would normally disappear into the ether are persevered for posterity in a sort of Twitter Hall of Fame. Here’s some of our recent favorites: For all the funnies, check out the site or follow them on Twitter […]
Rolling your dice by hand is SO yesterday, here’s the cool new way to do it.