February 22, 2011

great tips for your science writing

How to write consistently boring scientific literature
Kaj Sand-Jensen
Oikos Volume 116, Issue 5,
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2007
DOI: 10.1111/j.0030-1299.2007.15674.x

This is a good follow up to the paper written by the 8-10 year olds in Biology Letters (an open access article) on bee behaviour:

February 16, 2011

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2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds
1 million bicycles = 1 megacycles

February 3, 2011

Explaining the atom on WKRP

Here is a cool clip where Venus is explaining the structure of an atom to a reluctant teenager (yeah, he is supposed to be 16!) in terms of street gangs.

Who remembers WKRP in Cincinnati!  Classic...